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Suspects in death of Liberty City pastor had criminal past

Last week’s shooting death of pastor Kenneth Johnson wasn’t the first time suspects Larry Flowers and Tyreke Desire committed felonies that involved serious robberies. The two have been charged with first-degree murder for allegedly killing Johnson who was gunned down ...

Entertainment Complex underway for City of Miramar

The City of Miramar, one of the fastest growing cities in America, is in the midst of exciting changes with new ventures that are about to get underway. In October 2014, the City will break ground on its new Entertainment ...

LeBron James Tells Sports Illustrated He Will Sign With the Cleveland Cavaliers

LeBron James is going back to the Cleveland Cavaliers. James told Sports Illustrated on Friday that he’s decided to go home. It’s a move that would have seemed unfathomable four years ago, after the venomous fallout that followed his decision ...

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Are Blacks to blame for their lack of progress?

A new report by the prestigious Pew Research Center reveals that the majority of Americans say that, if Black people are struggling to advance in society, then it is primarily their fault and not because of discrimination. That's the majority ...

Blacks face stiff competition in North Miami elections

The Black vote in North Miami’s mayoral race will be tested next month when a formidable candidate will pose a major challenge to other candidates from the city’s large Haitian population. With scandals rocking city hall, many believe the political ...

Council candidates gear up for August 26 elections

As the time shortens before Miami Gardens’s general elections, candidates vying for two seats on the city council are pushing hot issues hoping to connect to voters. Seats, 2 and 6, are open for election on Aug. 26.

West Grove’s ACE theater gets a chance at redemption

The seats that once held movie-goers are now rusted. Cobwebs cover the entrance of the doors. The marquee that once attracted hundreds of moviegoers to sold-out shows has not lit up in decades. Rewind to the 1950s and ‘60s when ...

Proposed bus route cuts include Liberty City

A proposal to eliminate two bus routes serving Liberty City and Overtown was deferred last week after drawing stiff opposition at the Miami-Dade County Commission meeting. Bus routes 46 and 254 are two of several routes that may be eliminated ...

Rapid Bus Transit proposed for NW 27th Ave.

A proposal to bring a rapid bus transit (RBT) service to NW 27th Avenue is picking up speed among members of the Miami-Dade Metropolitan Planning Organization’s Board of Governors, who last week supported the plan to relived traffic congestion on ...

Miami Gardens sues county to gain control of stadium area

A legal battle is brewing between the Miami Gardens and Miami-Dade County over the area around Sun Life Stadium. The dispute involves the Dolphin Center Development of Regional Impact, an area surrounding the Sun Life Stadium at NW 27th Avenue ...

Two killed, one injured in shooting in Liberty City

The long Fourth of July weekend ended Sunday night with two people dead and two injured during a shooting in Liberty City.

Man charged in drive-by shooting in Miami Gardens

Miami Gardens police have charged Antwone Jackson, 20, with two counts of first-degree murder suspect in the shooting death of Qualecia James, who was shot and killed in late March in a drive-by shooting. James, 21, was seven months pregnant ...

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Top stories affecting South Florida's Black communities.

Officers not liable in civil trial, community attendance in courtroom low

In courtroom 10-4 at the King Building in the Miami Federal Courthouse Complex downtown, two blacks watched helplessly as a judge allowed defense attorneys to attack the credibility of Latasha Cure, a woman who sued two police officers who injured ...