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Shooting thrusts Miami Gardens in national debate

Reverend Dr. Richard Ledgister stood over Lavall Hall’s blue casket Saturday and spoke candidly about an experience he had with the Miami Gardens Police Department. Two months ago, Ledgister said he stood outside of his church, Sierra Norwood Calvary Baptist ...

North Miami Mayor Dr. Smith Joseph unopposed in election

With the North Miami elections just two months away, a fresh crop of candidates are seeking to replace outgoing councilwoman Marie Erlande Steril for the District 4 seat, while the city’s new Mayor Dr. Smith Joseph seeks re-election without opposition. ...

Marleine Bastien honored for advocacy, civil rights

Marleine Bastien told a gallery full of people who came to honor her why, after 35 years and two divorces from the same man, she hasn’t returned to her native home, Haiti. “I came here as a graduate student and ...

Tunnel boring machine named after D.A. Dorsey

The Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department (WASD) unveiled its new tunnel boring machine Friday and christened it "Dorsey" after Miami pioneer resident D. A. Dorsey, an influential entrepreneur who was Miami’s first Black millionaire.

Professor remembers Jeff Rogers, his legacy of justice

Rev. Jefferson P. Rogers, who died last year at age 97, distinguished himself early in his career as an African-American pastor with the courage to “speak truth to power.” He helped transform the Presbyterian Denomination by defying its leadership’s opposition ...

$20 million lawsuit filed after shooting death of Lavall Hall

A big lawsuit has been filed for the shooting death of Lavall Hall, two days after family and friends bid him farewell at a funeral in Miami Gardens.

Miami Gardens police chief fired, apologizes for soliciting a prostitute

More troubles for Miami Gardens Police Department. Police Chief Stephen Johnson apologized hours after being fired for soliciting a prostitute at a motel in Dania Beach.

FIU hosts President Obama's town hall on immigration

Eric Narvaez, an Army veteran and wounded warrior, said he fought for his country – only to come home to a different kind of war in the United States. “I love this country,’’ he told President Barack Obama on Wednesday. ...

Hateful messages strike fear in Miami Gardens residents

Civil rights activists are denouncing the defacing of homes with hate speech in Miami Gardens last week. While investigators have not tied the messages of “KKK” and “Move Out KKK” spray-painted on homes and mailboxes in the city to the ...

Protests over shooting spread to Miami Gardens City Hall

Tempers flared at the Miami Gardens City Council Wednesday, as residents and protesters demanded city officials to release the videotapes of the shooting of the Lavall Hall, a mentally-ill 25-year old.

A grand sendoff for Ayers

It was time to say goodbye to Georgia Jones-Ayers. Miami’s movers and shakers came prepared to give her a grand sendoff. They came with plaques, proclamations, resolutions and a new name for an agency she founded and spent decades building ...

Community leaders dedicate murals in D.A. Dorsey Park

Commissioner Audrey Edmonson on Tuesday, Feb. 17, joined URGENT Inc., the Miami Marlins, Ayudan and the City of Miami Parks and Recreation to dedicate the official murals for the historic D.A. Dorsey Park, located at 1701 NW First Ave. in ...

Chief Llanes: McQueen did not violate any policy

Miami's new police chief Rodolfo Llanes said Maj. Craig McQueen didn't violate any policy to be demoted to the rank of captain. But he still won't be overturning the decision. Llanes made the statement at a heated town hall meeting ...

Honoring those before us, we look ahead at Jackson

As our nation celebrates Black History Month, I would like to honor our African-American brothers and sisters who were pioneers in medicine, not for just for people of their race but for the health and welfare of the citizens of ...

Black History Month – A time to know who you are

As a very young boy, I would love to wake up on Saturday mornings and watch Tarzan starring Johnny Weissmuller. The programs were all re-runs from the 1930’s and 40’s and they featured the main character leading, outsmarting and outfighting ...

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