President in Palm City

President Barack Obama arrived in the Treasure Coast on Saturday, March 28 with Air Force One landing at St. Lucie International Airport in Fort Pierce. He was not on official business, here to take part in a golf weekend at ...

Help on the way for struggling cemetery

Jessica Williams knew she had a challenge on her hands when she assumed the reins of Lincoln Memorial Park Cemetery from her aunt, Ellen Johnson. In a packed meeting on March 18, Williams and other supporters for the cemetery met ...

Tondreau goes to jail for five years

After an emotional two-hour hearing, a federal judge on Tuesday sentenced former North Miami Mayor Lucie Tondreau to 65 months in prison for her conviction in participating in an $11 million mortgage scheme that abruptly ended her political career.

New Democratic Determination

How to win big in the 2016 general election and to return the democrats to a majority in Florida and the country have taken center-stage on the chicken-dinner circuit. A number of listening sessions with high-ranking democratic officials have taken ...

The plight of gays in paradise

“Boom bye-bye ina batty bwoy head. Rude boy naw promote di nasty man. Dem haffi dead.” The year was 1992. Dancehalls and nightclubs worldwide were packed with men and women winding and grinding to reggae superstar Buju Banton’s homophobic hit ...

Several new housing projects coming to Overtown

Construction of a new affordable housing project is underway in Historic Overtown. On Wednesday, March 18, 2014, the Southeast Overtown/Park West Community Redevelopment Agency, joined officials and representatives from Atlantic Pacific Communities and Palmetto Homes of Miami to break ground ...

2015 Jazz in the Gardens

Sunday's lineup at Jazz in the Gardens

Programs to receive millions in funding

The Children’s Trust has released its preliminary funding recommendations for after-school and summer programs for 2015. Big winners for agencies that support high Black populations are the Overtown Youth Center, Urgent Inc., Gang Alternative and Fanm Ayisyen Nan Miyami Inc. ...

New report alleges fraud in M-DCPS disparity study

Another report questioning the veracity of the results of a 2013 Miami-Dade County Public Schools’ disparity study conducted by MGT of America Inc. has emerged. The latest report, called “Leveling the Playing Field: Final Report of the 38 African American ...

Dade Links help students learn about global discrimination

The Dade County (FL) Chapter of The Links Inc. and Florida Memorial University presented a successful dialogue and forum exploring the impact of worldwide discrimination. “Join the Conversation: Global Discrimination Against People of Color” is one of many activities

Commissioner Jordan honors FMU president

Miami-Dade County Commissioner Barbara J. Jordan honored Florida Memorial University’s president, Dr. Rosalyn Artis, during the educational facility’s Founder’s Day celebration.

Monestime honors Sybrina Fulton with proclamation from Miami-Dade County

Miami-Dade County Commission Chairman Jean Monestime honored Sybrina Fulton at the March 17 Board of County Commissioners meeting as part of Women’s History Month.

Youth get exposure to Purvis Young art

The Urban Collective is set to host the Youth Art Exchange in partnership with the Black Archives. About 30 children from the Overtown Youth Center and Urgent Inc. programs on Friday learned about famed artist Purvis Young during a tour ...

Life after prison

Fifty years since Martin Luther King Jr. led the march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, Black men in communities like Miami-Dade’s Liberty City are among the 32 percent of incarcerated Blacks in the state of Florida.

Community unites to save a landmark

The remains of D.A. Dorsey, Miami's first Black millionaire, lie in Brownsville’s Lincoln Memorial Cemetery in a dirty mausoleum, where squatters broke the glass windows on the doors and left their tattered clothes on the floor. Located at 3001 NW ...