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Then and Now: Cam Newton and the ongoing plight of the Black quarterback

Cam Newton has been the talk of the NFL this season. As the quarterback of the Carolina Panthers, he led his team to the Super Bowl for the first time in his career with his dynamic, electrifying play. Newton is ...

MIA serves up space for two Black-owned restaurants

Even though negotiations with two Black-owned restaurants are under way, Miami-Dade County Commission gave the green light on a resolution that gives favorable treatment to Jackson Soul Food and Chef Creole getting locations at Miami International Airport. Both restaurants have ...

The director says goodbye

Like much of the nation, J.D. Patterson watched coverage of the 1980 McDuffie rebellion on television. The Miami native was stationed at Eglin Air Force Base, and felt helpless. He knew he wanted to return to his hometown and to ...

Opa-locka is truly one city with two tales

At a celebratory State of the City address, Opa-locka Mayor Myra Taylor confidently said the city was “on track” during comments last Friday, Jan. 29, in the Sherbondy Village auditorium. “They said we wouldn’t be anything, but we’re on our ...

County officials are in hot seat with NAACP

At the Jan. 27 meeting of the NAACP Economic Development Committee, representatives of the NAACP and area residents met with county officials and staff from County Mayor Carlos Gimenez's office, to ask pointed questions about both the latest developments in ...

Police, prosecutors hail major drug, illegal weapons sweep

While U.S. Attorney Wifredo Ferrer and law enforcement officers hailed the arrests of drug traffickers and weapons dealers as part of a violence reduction task force, some Black residents aren’t as quick to cheer as gunfire continues to claim lives ...

Questions on stadium financing, parking draw forum

Billing it as MLS in MIA, the Miami Young Republicans hosted a forum that questioned specific components of the proposed soccer stadium in Overtown, by soccer star David Beckham, and Miami Beckham United. On hand to give an update to ...

New radio station and street renaming on agenda

The Miami Gardens City Council swiftly completed its second meeting of 2016 — the last meeting in January by passing one ordinance and 14 resolutions unanimously, 6-0. Councilwoman Lillie Q. Odom was absent. In addition, two residents spoke to the ...

Gun violence, locating shooter of 13-year-old topics at meeting

Eric Watson Jr. was shot three times after an unknown suspect opened fire in front of his Grandmother’s house in Naranja, only a day after the shooting death of Amiere Castro. Residents, pastors, Miami-Dade Police Department officers and Mayor Carlos ...

Liberty Square residents let down again

In part one of this two-part series, no one should be surprised that Mayor Carlos Gimenez is going to throw out proposed bids for the Liberty Square (Pork ‘n Beans) housing projects because it was wrong from the start. He ...

ACLU: Blacks cited more for seatbelt violations

Black motorists in Florida are stopped and ticketed for seatbelt violations in far greater numbers than white motorists — nearly twice as often statewide and up to four times as often in certain counties — according to a new report ...

Staff cuts, fundraiser plans for center

The City of Miramar held a workshop on its cultural center and also a regular meeting on Jan. 27. The city’s next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 23 at 7 p.m. At the workshop, members of the Cultural Trust ...

Miami Times publisher emeritus honored

The National Newspaper Publishers Association honored one of its long-time members on Friday. Garth Reeves Sr., publisher emeritus of The Miami Times, was the guest of honor during a recognition dinner and salute to NNPA’s Most Senior Publisher at the ...

Mayor throws out bids

Tired of waiting to hear from Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez regarding who would be the recommended developer for Liberty Square Rising, a group of “concerned citizens” collected enough money to take out an ad and buy T-shirts to wear to ...

Black-owned newspapers meet in Miami

The National Newspaper Publishers Association, a group made up of more than 100 Black newspaper owners, will hold its 2016 Mid-Winter Conference in Miami starting Wednesday, Jan. 27 to Saturday, Jan. 30 at the Mayfair Hotel & Spa in Coconut ...

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