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Miami Gardens passes $60 million bond

Despite doubts and uncertainty, residents in Miami Gardens rallied behind city leaders on Monday and approved a $60 million general obligation bond referendum to renovate the city’s parks, hoping to attract more investors to the state’s largest predominately Black city. ...

Residents march through Liberty City to protest

Who was in the casket? It wasn’t Kimouria Gardner. The 17-year-old was buried two weeks ago after being killed by a gunshot wound to the head as she sat on a park bench in the Little River area watching her ...

Is Black male mental health being ignored?

About 150 people attended an event seeking community-wide solutions to improve mental health in young Black males last Friday at the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center. The event was a collaborative effort called “Black Male Mental Health Conference” in the ...

Moving forward to ‘Greener’ pastures

If the shoe fits, wear it. Nearly fifteen months after his venerable Liberty City store was bulldozed to make way for a new transit development, Tyrone Greene reopened his longtime family business in a new, bigger location last Saturday to ...

Hundreds of youths enjoy Disney movie

Hundreds of residents in Northwest Miami-Dade County turned out recently for the popular Disney movie Frozen. The event, sponsored by Commissioner Barbara J. Jordan, was held at the North Pointe YMCA. Families brought blankets and lawn chairs for a picture-perfect ...

Ribbon cutting ceremony for Moore Park Recreation Center

City of Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado and District 5 Commissioner Keon Hardemon celebrated the opening of the recently completed Recreation Center at Moor Park on Wednesday, April 17, 2014. The ribbon cutting ceremony took place at 765 NW 36 Street, ...

Movin’ On Up: Historic West Grove experiencing construction boom

Miami’s oldest Black community, the historic West Grove founded by Bahamian settlers, is experiencing a construction boom with several projects that include new $15 million residential towers complex designed to spark economic development in the area.

Highway construction forces last man standing out of his Overtown home

Benjamin Brown has lived in his Overtown home since The Great Depression. At 80 years old, his home has been in the family Since World War I. It’s the only home Brown has lived in. But next week, the blue ...

Continuing MLK's Legacy: Florida's working class speaks out against minimum wage

Restaurant and labor workers across South Florida are joining Democratic leaders in urging state lawmakers to close the widening gap between the poor and affluent by raising the minimum wage.

No clemency hearing for Giles or Alexander

Two Black Florida residents who are in separate self-defense trials will have to wait longer to have their clemency cases reviewed by state officials. Despite Senator Dwight Bullard's ongoing efforts to obtain pardons for Michael Giles and Marissa Alexander, neither ...

Firehouse Subs donation heats up Opa-locka Police Department

Nearly nine years ago, Firehouse Subs created the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation with the mission of providing funding, life-saving equipment and education responders and public safety organizations.

Shooting at Liberty City store kills one and injures two

One woman was killed and two others injured Monday when a man opened fire on customers at the King Brother’s Market in Liberty City before fleeing the store. Two of the victims were men who were shot in the arm ...

Black leaders blast Gov. Scott

While hundreds of thousands Haitians were stripped of their citizenship and ordered out of the Dominican Republic, Florida Gov. Rick Scott stood silent, but he has recently attended numerous rallies protesting the Venezuelan government crackdown on protesters petitioning the White ...

The ABC's of Carvalho

The room for this interview was an immaculate office overlooking midtown. There was a large desk, and several tall bookshelves covered with many framed pictures of family, friends and the colleagues of Miami-Dade School Superintendent Alberto Carvalho. Here, the leader ...

Overtown street renamed for Clarence Pittman, Jr.

Community leaders, politicians and residents gathered yesterday in Overtown to celebrate the life and legacy of longshoreman leader Clarence Pittman, Jr., who died last December of heart disease. At the Longshorman Union Hall across from the historic Lyric Theatre, relatives, ...

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