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Smile, you’re on camera — almost

Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez was in Tallahassee Tuesday lending support to legislation pertaining to police body worn cameras. Senate Bill 248 filed by Chris Smith D-Fort Lauderdale wants to limit who can see what is captured by the body ...

Unsolved crimes are piling up in Miami-Dade

Cases are not getting solved in Miami-Dade County. Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle presented data at a news conference Monday that shows that police are not bringing her office cases for her to prosecute. Fernandez Rundle shared some statistics. ...

Senior housing developments lead rebirth in West Grove

There was a hint of pomp and circumstance at the Stirrup Plaza II groundbreaking ceremony in Coconut Grove. Stirrup Plaza II is the second phase of a project undertaken by Related Urban. It began with the renovation of the 68-unit ...

“Dumbing Down” of American education is detrimental

Early in 2001, when I was the chair of the education committee on the Council of the District of Columbia, I was talking with the D.C. Public Schools Superintendent Paul Vance about the intense debate over standards at the time. ...

Albert Alex “Justice” Fulbright to be memorialized

Albert Alex Fulbright, 72, known by most as “Justice,” died Dec. 10th and was cremated on the 14th “without any of his family being notified,” according to Twondy G. Wilcox. “When we met for the Memorial Service for Georgia Jones-Ayers, ...

Will you spend your rent on weave?

With the low-income levels of Black women living in Miami’s Upper East Side and the rise of the Black natural hair movement, some question the viability of the new, luxury hair extension boutique Indique that opened in the Miami Modern ...

Tri-Rail needs money, looks to Overtown CRA

Tri-Rail wants to piggy back on the already approved, privately-funded All Aboard Florida project, slated for the edge of downtown. But the public rail program is short of money, and is seeking the help of any agency willing to help ...

Blacks turned away from housing — again

The Housing Opportunities Project for Excellence, otherwise known as HOPE Inc., has filed two federal lawsuits against Creek Club and Nile Gardens apartments alleging racial discrimination. HOPE is a Florida nonprofit corporation that engages in testing for fair housing law ...

Hundreds attend funerals of two Black youths

Hundreds packed the 93rd Street Community Baptist Church Saturday to attend back-to-back funerals of two youths whose tragic deaths has renewed calls to end gun violence in Miami’s Black communities. Some 1,000 mourners said good bye to 16-year-old Richard Hallman ...

Lecturer says lynching is white American history

The setting was the historic Black Police Precinct and Courthouse Museum in Miami’s Overtown. It was accommodating for a lecture on the history of lynching in America called “From Grandpa to Emmett to Trayvon: Lynching in America.” Dr. Doria Dee ...

Pinder back in feds good graces

Elected to office in November 2014, Commissioner Terence K. Pinder has been anticipating the day when he would be able to fully return to representing the City of Opa-locka without restriction over his head. That day finally arrived on March ...

‘Communities In Schools’ of Miami offer support

“Communities In Schools is an affiliate of the nation’s largest and most effective dropout prevention organization, surrounding students with a community of support to empower them to stay in school and achieve in life. Even though 80 percent of students ...

No turning back on Liberty Square

The Liberty Square development plan will go on even if Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez loses his job in 2016. That’s what the head of Miami-Dade’s Public Housing and Community Development Department (HUD) Michael Liu said in a recent meeting. “The ...

First Black to head Florida National Guard

Florida’s new head of the National Guard, Michael Calhoun, grew up in Riviera Beach and is a graduate of Florida A & M University where he received the B.S. degree in pharmacy. In civilian life, he was a staff pharmacist ...

Jesse Owens home at Overtown Youth Center

The finished product adorns the westernmost wall of the Overtown Youth Center (OYC). It is a mural of legendary track and field star Jesse Owens, who in the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games, made history on two fronts. He became the ...

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