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Upgrade interims in Opa-locka to permanent

When former Opa-Locka Police Chief Jeffrey Keys took the job as the top cop in the city he came in with a three-year plan and an exit strategy that would begin to lay the foundation of stability within the department ...

Former prosecutor and civil attorney joins commission

A new staff attorney was introduced to the The Miami-Dade Commission on Ethics and Public Trust March 9. Radia Turay has litigated as an associate with Kubicki Draper and served as an assistant state attorney and chief of the Juvenile ...

Book features diabetes-friendly Italian recipes

Italian food has a reputation of being fattening, high in carbohydrates and generally heart-horrible. Americans have taken Italian food, and added a ton of cheese to everything, plus frying things, and turning the food into artery-clogging nightmares. Real Italian food ...

Feds, county hone in on Opa-locka; more scrutiny is on the way

Even amid dual blows of a federal raid and a request by the county for the state to take over the city’s finances, Mayor Myra Taylor said Opa-locka is focused on digging out from its financial quagmire. But more storms ...

Florida's ex-felons' right to vote barred

If you live in a city that is plagued by crime and violence, as an electorate, you will most likely be ignored by politicians. The reason behind this, says Desmond Meade, president of the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition, is that ...

Urban League launches massive ‘We Rise’ village

Amid the cranes, mortar and other tools of an active construction site, officials with the Urban League of Greater Miami used a dedication of Liberty City affordable housing apartments to launch an educational project that affects people who live miles ...

County says no to P.A.C.T’s $10M housing request

Today, finding decent affordable housing is nearly impossible, especially for recent college graduates struggling to pay off school debts and for elderly folks working minimum wage jobs. The affordable housing crisis affects children, too; today, parents must work extra shifts ...

School choice suit grave threat for Blacks

The Black community throughout South Florida needs to be fully aware of a grave threat that could be catastrophic for our children. That threat is a lawsuit the Florida teachers union filed to kill the Florida tax credit scholarship. For ...

North Miami picks Jeff Cazeau as new city attorney

Nearly three months after the North Miami Council made a false start in its search for its top legal counsel, members select a familiar name for the job. Jeff Cazeau is selected as the new city attorney in North Miami. ...

Fêting the ‘In the Company of Women’ honorees

Miami-Dade County Attorney Abigail Price-Williams is among 12 women who were honored at the 28th annual “In the Company of Women” awards ceremony on March 3 at the Coral Gables Country Club, winning in the Government and Law non-elected category. ...

Local Selma Foot Solider attends bridge-crossing

Dr. Mae Christian said that she is honored to be a Selma, Alabama Foot Soldier. She has been busy because on Feb. 24, she went to Washington, D.C. to receive the Congressional Gold Medal for marching as a Foot Soldier ...

Council members to bring back Youth Summer Jobs Program

The Miami Gardens council will bring back its youth summer jobs program with funding from the Rolling-Crest-Lake Homeowners Association. During its regular council meeting, the council approved the add-on item--sponsored by Mayor Oliver Gilbert III-- to bring back the summer ...

Black nurses seek end to violence

The Miami Chapter of the Black Nurses Association hosted its first “Call to Action against Gun Violence” on Saturday, March 5, at a sold-out event at the Betty T. Ferguson Community Complex. The event, which garnered a crowd of more ...

Child homicide victims remembered on birthday of Sherdavia Jenkins

The date that would have been the nineteenth birthday of Sherdavia Jenkins, the bright and promising nine-year-old whose life was lost suddenly to a stray bullet as she played in front of her Liberty Square home in 2006, will be ...

BREAKING NEWS: FBI descends on Opa-locka

Dozens of FBI agents are at Opa-locka Municipal Hall, located 780 Fisherman St. The FBI is conducting an investigation and agents can be seen taking dozens of boxes inside the building.