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Fathers on being fathers

Father’s Day marks the occasion to celebrate the contribution of fathers. The designation came about on the heels of widespread recognition of the Mother’s Day tradition in the first decade of the 20th Century. It was also influenced by a ...

New truancy pilot program launched by school district

Miami-Dade County Public Schools has put in place a pilot program to combat truancy. The Elementary School Truancy Court Pilot program received a test run when it was implemented in eight elementary schools, near the end of the school year. ...

150 years of freedom

June 19th is a day of exploration and celebration of African-American heritage. On this day in 1865, Union Maj. General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas with news that the civil war had ended and the last of the enslaved, ...

African art museum voted down by council

Black art in Miami Gardens was the question facing the city council in not one, but two different resolutions. Both created a stir as the council voted 4-1 against a grant match of $125,000 toward funding the African Museum of ...

Ready, Set, Work

Summer will be a boon for the 25 youths participating in the Miami-Dade County Commission District 7 Building Futures Summer Internship program. The nine-week program began with a three-day orientation program at the Frankie S. Rolle Neighborhood Service Center in ...

Controversial comments cost North Miami High School principal his post

The principal of North Miami High School, Alberto Iber, has been removed from his post at the school following a comment he made on social media. Iber defended McKinney, Texas police officer Eric Casebolt in a Facebook post linked to ...

Networking and Career Summit to take place Saturday

The Miami-Dade NAACP Young Adult Committee will hold its inaugural “Pathways to Success: Networking and Career Summit” from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, June 13 at Miami Dade College, North Campus, 11380 NW 27th Ave., in the Conference Center ...

Income gap and housing costs are burning issues

When Jean Monestime became Miami-Dade County Commission Chairman in January he created the Chairman’s Council for Prosperity Initiatives to keep track of progress commissioners make “to improve the quality of life for our citizens.” Last week, Monestime hosted a meeting ...

Slum tenants now have hope for improvement

Residents living in deplorable conditions at a few Liberty City apartment buildings now have hope the conditions will improve. On Thursday, June 4, Circuit Court Judge Barbara Areces issued a final order in the City of Miami's lawsuit against Abraham ...

Desulme wins North Miami District 4 seat

North Miami residents no longer have to ponder the question, who will replace outgoing Councilwoman Erlande Steril. Alix Desulme convincingly defeated Carline Marie Paul in the run-off election for the North Miami City Council District 4 seat. He won 1,036 ...

Section 8 renters were harassed, complaint says

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced June 3 an agreement with a North Miami Beach condominium association settling allegations its board president harassed and made discriminatory remarks about Black and Hispanic residents and attempted to evict them. ...

Training, youth programs topics at West Grove meeting

City of Miami Commissioner Marc Sarnoff (District 2) attended a meeting of Coconut Grove ministers and a drug-free coalition to share news that funding for training to be Emergency Medical Technician training was available. Sarnoff said 18-25 year olds who ...

Miami-Dade ready to buy cops body cams

Miami-Dade County Commissioners gave the green light to advertise to vendors that the county would like to buy body worn cameras for the police force. The 8-2 vote allows the next step in the process to acquire body worn cameras, ...

Liberty City collaboration receives $75,000

Building a Healthy and Resilient Liberty City was selected to receive a $75,000 grant for its efforts to improve community health, from the BUILD Health Challenge, a national awards program. Building a Healthy and Resilient Liberty City is a collaboration ...

Worldcenter scores special district

Miami-Dade County Commissioners unanimously approved a Community Development District (CDD) for the Miami Worldcenter project at its meeting Tuesday, after hearing a majority of people speak against its approval. The commission’s first approval is another step forward for the massive ...