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Top stories affecting South Florida's Black communities this week.

Al Sharpton delivers pep talk to Northwestern's high school seniors

Civil rights leader Al Sharpton visited Miami Northwestern Senior High School Monday and delivered a stirring message to encourage high school graduates to pursue big dreams as they embark on new phases of their lives.

Camillus House celebrates role of educators in transmitting Black cultures

In an annual celebration, this year Camillus House recognized the role and contribution of black educators

Top Stories This Week

Top stories affecting South Florida's Black communities this week.

A fond farewell

Funeral services for poet laureate Dr. Maya Angelou will be held Saturday, June 7 at Wake Forest University. The university will stream the service live on its website for the public's viewing at 10 p.m., according to the school's website.

Girlfriend charged with killing veteran Miami police officer

She told police her boyfriend accidentally shot himself before he died. But Pembroke Pines police accuse Tinikio Thompson of murdering veteran Miami police officer Carl Patrick, who was found dead in his Pembroke Pines home last month. At her mother’s ...

Historic Overtown building destroyed

It has existed since Woodrow Wilson was president. One of few historic structures in Overtown, the church building had held numerous weddings, baptisms and Sunday services and had stood years before Booker T. Washington opened as Miami-Dade’s second-oldest public school ...

Now we know why Maya Angelou sings

Amidst the physical prowess of today’s star athletes and glamour of Black entertainers, Maya Angelou was a unique celebrity who lived in the limelight as America’s poet laureate. From presidential inaugurations to commencement addresses, Angelou graced this nation with her ...

Joseph Kelley hosts mock trial for elementary students

Vice Mayor, Joseph L. Kelley recently hosted a mock trial, sponsored by the City of Opa-locka Mayor and Commission, for children from Robert B. Ingram and Nathan B. Young Elementary schools. The event was designed to help the students understand ...

Dignataries, hundreds celebrate opening of Miami Gardens City Hall

Miami Gardens mayor Oliver Gilbert opened the new city hall building Tuesday night with a grand ceremony and a state of the city address that reaffirmed his ambitions to fighting crime and transforming the city into world-class community for middle-class ...

Portraits of Black Success: High School Seniors Graduate

Black high school students around Miami-Dade County are taking the next step in their lives by graduating.

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No Blacks allowed: Miami apartment sued for discrimination

When Lakeisha Wright inquired about a unit at Elite Riverview Apartments in Miami, she was told that there were none available. With video and audio surveillance cameras rolling, she knocked several times on the manager’s office door without receiving a ...

N. Miami to hold special election for new mayor

A special election will be held in August to replace suspended City of North Miami Mayor Lucie Tondreau, officials said. Acting Mayor Philippe Bien-Amie said the election has been scheduled for late August. Tondreau was suspended last week by Gov. ...

Once homeless, Miami man earns FIU law degree

Desmond Meade remembers standing on railroad tracks in Miami waiting for a train to come. Homeless, hungry and broke, Meade became convinced that there was no reason to live. So he waited for a train to kill him. It was ...