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President Clinton campaigns for Crist

Charlie Crist’s campaign for governor received a big boost last weekend when former President Bill Clinton visited Miami to support the Democratic candidate who’s locked in a close race against incumbent Rick Scott. At a rally at the JW Marriott ...

FIU at odds with professor claiming discrimination

A former engineering professor at Florida International University (FIU) is suing the university for discrimination after confrontations, which spiraled out of control, ultimately resulted in his termination last December. Sylvan Jolibois, who is of Haitian descent, wrote about the island ...

Black trailblazers honored with Pioneers Award

The late Judge Henderson was among several trailblazers who were honored with a Pioneer Award and a historic marker at the base of PortMiami last Friday. Community leaders shared fond memories of those who paved the way for the city’s ...

‘You don’t have to be a snowman,’ to be challenged

No one could accuse Opa-locka City Manager Kelvin L. Baker, Sr. of having a cold heart, for he immediately answered the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge by taking “the plunge” on Friday, August 29, in the parking lot of City Hall, ...

5000 Role Models kick off new school year with bigger dreams

The 5000 Role Models of Excellence program kicked off the school year with bigger dreams and plans to prevent hundreds of Black males from suffering the same fate of Michael Brown, who was killed by a White police officer in ...

State Supreme Court Judge to speak at FMU Fall Convocation

Florida Memorial University President Dr. Roslyn Clark Artis will be joined by members of The Florida Memorial University Board of Trustees, faculty, staff and students to welcome Florida Supreme Court Justice James E.C. Perry who will serve as the university’s ...

The American Dream underwater

Coconut Cay in Miami Gardens is the American dream for many Black professionals. Rows of large Spanish Mediterranean-style single family homes with massive rooms and soaring, vaulted ceilings line pristine streets where children skateboard and play amid well-manicured lawns. SUV’s ...

A Black history museum in Miami?

Proposed funding for a Black Museum downtown has put the Miami-Dade County commission in the middle of a longstanding racial divides between the Black and Cuban communities in South Florida.

Questions arise over new FCAT replacement

Florida Department of Education (FDOE) staff is working with outside contractors to develop the Florida Standards Assessment (FSA), a new test in line with the Common Core, with an emphasis on analytical thinking skills. The test is replacing the FCAT ...

Community shuns Ferguson mayor unable to help, heal

In a discussion hosted by St. Louis public radio Aug. 28, Ferguson residents’ frustrations played out for the world to hear by special broadcast, which featured voices from the town rocked by the recent death of unarmed teen Michael Brown ...

Opa-locka Airport project earns national honors

One of several new developments at Opa-locka Executive Airport (OPF) has earned national recognition for outstanding construction. Local construction management firm Lemartec was named to Varco Pruden Buildings’ 2014 Hall of Fame in the transportation category for designing and building ...

Journalist to headline youth summit in Miami Gardens

Award-winning journalist and social activist Jeff Johnson will put the spotlight on technology during the South Florida Youth Summit Town Hall & Tech Shops on Sept. 5-6 at Florida Memorial University, located at 15800 NW 42nd Ave. in Miami Gardens. ...

‘Lyric Live’ season ending

Hosted by local comedian Chello, Lyric Live is presented on the first Friday of every month at the Historic Lyric Theater in Overtown. The program includes live music by Jody Hill & Deep Fried Funk and local DJs Proof and ...

Commissioner joins interns in community service

When Rebecca Justilien interned at the prestigious civil engineering firm EAC Consulting, she never dreamed that she would be invited back to work there again during the summer break. However, that is exactly what happened to the Florida State University ...

EEOC files suits against South Florida farms

While they were on the job, two female workers say they were raped, another says she was terminated after she refused her supervisor's sexual advances. And after they had sex, male bosses demanded more. Those allegations are part of two ...