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Opa-locka manager Chiverton submits resignation

David Chiverton, the embattled Opa-locka city manager who is under federal investigation, abruptly submitted a resignation to city commissioners Wednesday night. The news caught off guard most commissioners who gathered for the regular commission meeting. Vice Mayor Timothy Holmes was ...

Do Black lives really matter?

The shooting of the unarmed Black behavioral therapist by a North Miami police officer has added fuel to an already heated fire about racial discrimination, fairness and accusations of injustice for Black people in the United States. Local social justices ...

Seasoned, new politicians vie for Senate District 38

In a district that spans from tony enclaves such as Golden Beach and Aventura to the working class communities of Liberty City and Little Haiti, Senate District 38 arguably is a classic example of the haves and have nots.

Chinese investors tour North Miami

A group of Chinese businessmen and women got a bus tour of the sites that North Miami officials hope will lure them in: breakfast at the Gwen Margolis Center, lunch at the highly touted SoleMia development, with stops at City ...

Protests, shootings, acquittals: A nation in turmoil

The Rev. Al Sharpton criticized efforts to mute the Black Lives Matter movement Saturday, saying a sustained protest is the only way to force change. “It's mind-changing time,'' Sharpton told listeners during his weekly address at the National Action Network's ...

More slums found in the West Grove area

Under the hot sun in the plaza of a building complex infested with termites, rats and the stench of hidden bags of old garbage, representatives from the Homeless Trust, Miami-Dade County and city of Miami, local churches and other organizations ...

Congressional candidates are appealing to voters

As attention swirls around the floor fights and accusations of plagiarism at the Republican National Convention, South Florida’s congressional candidates are making the case for why they should go or return to Capitol Hill. Three congressional races are on the ...

The $25,000 question: Bullard vs. Korge

The quest for the Florida Senate District 40 Democratic candidate narrowed to three after former Republican-turned-Democrat Ana Rivas Logan exited the race last week Tuesday. With Rivas Logan out, incumbent State Sen. Dwight Bullard, businessman Andrew Korge and Missalys Perez ...

Street Talk

I think everyone should teach their kids how to act around police, Black, white, Hispanic, Asian. What we fail to understand, having cops in my family and being from the military is, there is a threat, and if you’re disobeying ...

Luster qualified to run for U.S. Senate

Attorney Reginald Luster wants the citizens of Florida to know that they do have a candidate for the U.S. Senate that is skilled, qualified and experienced in legislative legal matters. And he is that candidate. As the field of candidates ...

It’s just my opinion . . . what’s yours?

When you read “Word On the Street,” you are reading an opinionated column based on my thoughts and conversations that I have with residents around the city and in other areas that I put into my own words. When I ...

Meek Foundation lands major deal at Opa-locka Airport

A foundation started by Carrie P. Meek is a step closer to developing a 120-acre parcel at Opa-locka Executive Airport in an arrangement that will reap millions in payments for the nonprofit. The deal could lead to major construction projects ...

Black, old and locked up

The research dates back more than a decade: Americans are aging in prison. But what has been done about reducing the elderly population in prison or what to do with the elderly once released is still being debated and studied. ...

We’re ready for the court, Black judicial candidates exclaim

Renee Gordon goes from event to event, introducing herself to potential voters in her quest to become the first Black female elected to the Miami-Dade Circuit Court, against three other men. Former state Rep. Yolly Roberson also is running for ...

Inner-city school grades improve

Gwendolyn Haynes-Evans, principal at Shadowlawn Elementary, said she was “extremely elated” when school performance grades were released by the Florida Dept. of Education last Friday. Her school, located at 149 NW 49th St. near Little Haiti, was one of the ...

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