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Broke — but not broke enough

Daniella Pierre is an advocate and a casualty – a casualty of making too little money to pay for market-rate rental apartments but making too much to live in county-funded affordable rental properties. Pierre is the Housing chairwoman of the ...

The Scott Carver files

Ten years ago, the Miami Dade Housing Agency tore down 850 public housing units in the James E. Scott & Carver Projects in the hopes of revitalizing the community and creating better housing environments for Liberty City residents through HOPE ...

'All resign!' Opa-locka residents tell the city

Opa-locka residents are calling for the firing of the city manager and other employees named in a recent published report that alleges bribery and extortion by high-ranking officials. The city is already reeling from news of debt, pending layoffs and ...

A conversation with John Lewis

Congressman John Lewis was 16 years old when he tried to get his first library card. He went to a library in Troy, Alabama -- about 50 miles from Montgomery -- but was told the cards were for “whites only.” ...

Protests aim to save ‘kings and queens’

The dozen or so children spoke with raised voices over the roar of rush-hour traffic along Northwest 27th Avenue near the Palmetto Expressway in Miami Gardens: “Hands up, guns down. Don’t shoot,” they repeated in unison. All of this took ...

Aristide runner-up in Principal of the Year awards

The runner-up for the Principal of the Year award is William Aristide, principal of Booker T. Washington Senior High, but the head of a group that represents inner-city schools is crying foul. William DC Clark, president of ICARE (Inner City ...

Haiti elections now in May

When the interim president of Haiti, Jocelerme Privert, was asked if he were keeping up with the presidential campaign here, he thought the question was about the election problems in his country. It wasn’t a big misunderstanding. Both countries are ...

A man after God’s own heart

When I got saved, sanctified and filled with the Holy Ghost, I got more involved in reading the word of God. I was sure it was happening to me and Deacon William James Canady made sure that God will get ...

Peace in the Gardens event unites police and residents

The theme this weekend in Miami Gardens was peace, love and unity through two events that garnered thousands of attendees. On Saturday, Miami Gardens Police sponsored Peace in the Gardens, a first time event where police officers – all dressed ...

The Nigger of the Year – in April

No, it is not December 2016 or January 2017. And for those who find the word offensive, especially when used in mixed company, I did say “Nigger of the Year.” No misprint. Years ago, when I wrote weekly, under the ...

County leaders vote for six rail lines

State Rep. Kionne McGhee and five South Miami-Dade mayors were absolutely giddy April 21 after key county and local leaders unanimously voted for a plan that could bring rail lines to the southern reaches and elsewhere in the Greater Miami ...

Documentary to highlight kidnapped Chibok girls

WASHINGTON, D.C. — With the U.S. State Department as their backdrop, Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson (D-Fla.) and a bipartisan group of lawmakers on Wednesday, April 20, gave the world a moving reminder that the 219 Chibok schoolgirls who are still ...

Publicist: Pop superstar Prince dies at his Minnesota home

CHANHASSEN, Minn. (AP) — Pop superstar Prince, widely acclaimed as one of the most inventive and influential musicians of his era with hits including "Little Red Corvette," ''Let's Go Crazy" and "When Doves Cry," was found dead at his home ...

Tubman to be new face of $20 bill, Hamilton stays on $10

WASHINGTON (AP) — Harriet Tubman, an African-American abolitionist who was born a slave, will stand with George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and Benjamin Franklin among the iconic faces of U.S. currency. The $20 bill will be redesigned with Tubman's portrait on ...

South Dade residents:'Give us the rail'

Pastor Michael Stiles had a great spring break with his school age son who was visiting from another state. The visit was great until Stiles drove from his Homestead home to the Amtrak station in Miami where the boy would ...

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