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David G. Queen, son of Tangela Sears, shot dead

The son of community activist Tangela Sears was involved in a fatal shooting Wednesday afternoon in Tallahassee. David G. Queen, 29, died after being shot during an argument with another man in the parking lot of a North Tallahassee apartment ...

Complex redevelopment program tries to address all stakeholders

How many units will be built in the new Liberty Square and whether community members will get jobs working on the project are the latest concerns to surface about the rebuilding of Liberty Square. While the Liberty City Resident Council ...

Black officers are underrepresented on Florida streets

The majority of Florida police departments have significantly lower percentages of Blacks in their law enforcement ranks than they have Blacks in the populations they protect and serve. In some cities, the percentages of Black citizens are two to three ...

$13.5 billion to be spent on water and sewer

Miami-Dade County Water and Sewer Department Director Lester Sola has literally taken his show on the road. Sola embarked on his daunting task of explaining the complexities involved in the $13.5 billion Capital Improvement Program, which will be ongoing for ...

No more combat-style gear

CAMDEN, N.J. — President Barack Obama ended long-running federal transfers of some combat-style gear to local law enforcement on Monday, saying equipment made for the battlefield should not be a tool of the American criminal justice. Grenade launchers, bayonets, tracked ...

North Miami District 4 election results in runoff

Three of five candidates for the North Miami District 4 City Council Seat were eliminated in last week’s election. Former City Clerk Alix Desulme and educator Carline Marie Paul ousted Jessica Alston, Beverly Hilton and Roseline J. Philippe. Desulme won ...

Proposal to rename Allapattah Middle after Georgia Ayers

Georgia Jones-Ayers was a civil rights and social advocate who impacted the lives of thousands of Black youth in South Florida. The late activist may be memorialized forever with the possible renaming of a Miami-Dade County school. A proposal has ...

Remembering Arthur McDuffie

Thirty-five years ago on May 18 the McDuffie Riots showed the world that structural racism and systematic oppression of Black people still ran rampant in America, especially in Miami. In the past decade, local police forces have faced a litany ...

Wade in opens beaches in Miami-Dade

On May 9, 1945, a group of NAACP activists made history in Miami. At the time, there were no public beaches available to Blacks in Miami-Dade County. If you wanted to go to the beach and were Black, you either ...

Riots and police shootings not just a national problem

While America and the rest of the world watch with shock and dismay as Black citizens are gunned down one after the other by rouge police officers, Miami-Dade County has remained almost silent. Bobby Worthy, president of Justice League United, ...

Obama: My Brother’s Keeper a mission for the ‘rest of my life’

In a personal and impassioned speech May 4 at Lehman College in New York City, President Barack Obama unveiled a new private sector-funded expansion of his My Brother’s Keeper initiative, which seeks to provide incentives and opportunities for young men ...

Poverty war lost

America has 99 problems, and poverty is one. At the National Youth Summit’s war on poverty discussion, experts rapped about poverty’s causes and solutions in a numbers battle. At the discussion’s center was President Lyndon Johnson 1964 declaration “to not ...

The Children’s Trust: Provider Profile

“We strive to build character that lasts in every youth that walks through our doors.” — Mirva Cadet, program director. Gang Alternative’s mission is to engage boys and girls and their families in the Greater Miami area in positive alternatives ...

Mayor Regalado in Liberty City

On Monday, May 4, Mayor Tomas Regalado walked the area around Liberty Square for more than fours hours to get first-hand insight regarding the needs of the residents and business people in the area. Regalado spoke to random residents and ...

More water and sewer issues at meeting

Water and sewer issues topped the complaints at Miami-Dade County Commissioner Barbara Jordan’s District I Town Hall Meeting at Joella C. Good Elementary School last week. The meeting was the first in a series of three such events to be ...

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