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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 ...

Street renamed after Sonny’s Restaurant founder

It seemed only fitting that a street located right next to Sonny’s Restaurant would be renamed with the name of a woman who gave so much to the northwest community of Hallandale Beach over the past 50 years. On Monday, ...

Smith Joseph is still mayor

North Miami Mayor Smith Joseph said he never intended to just be in office for a mere six months. His vision was always long term. “When God opens a door, no man can close it. I was convinced that I ...

One race in North Miami

With North Miami Mayor Smith Joseph, Councilman Scott Galvin and City Clerk Michael Etienne running unopposed in the May 12 city election, that leaves one seat up for grabs. Five candidates are running for the District 4 seat, being vacated ...

Hampton House renewal complete

The hallowed halls of Historic Hampton House will come alive again with laughter and music after a 15-year effort to give the former hotel a facelift. It literally took a village to save what was left of the hotel that ...

Worldcenter deal falls short, according to university study

A study published by Florida International University's Research Institute on Social and Economic Policy says the Miami Worldcenter Economic Incentive Agreement falls short in comparison to four other community benefit agreements in New York, Connecticut and California. Alayne Unterberger, associate ...