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$1 million investment coming to Overtown

Nonprofit organization to invest money into Overtown

Commission supports Haitian Dominicans

Miramar joined a list of cities, including North Miami, and Miami-Dade County, in its condemnation of a law that could potentially leave hundreds of Haitian-Dominicans stateless.

Miami-Dade teacher loses home in tragic fire

UTD President Fedrick Ingram, quickly stepped up and assisted with donations.

Brian Dennis to Miami-Dade mayor: 'I drive around Coral Gables ... and I know how the other half lives as well'

Miami Times "Word on The Street" columnist Brian Dennis responds to Miami-Dade Mayor

Who is looking out for the children?

For the 2014 Federal fiscal year, Title I, Part A was the single largest investment for K-12 education with an estimated $14.4 billion dollars allocated.

Town hall reveals united front against oil drilling

Miramar Mayor Wayne Messam and members of the Miramar City Commission hosted a town hall meeting to oppose oil drilling in Broward County on Tuesday, Aug. 18. The meeting came on the heels of a drilling application submitted July 2 ...

Hastings calls Republican ticket a ‘clown car’

Congressman Alcee Hastings addressing fellow Democrats called the Republican presidential nominee slate a "clown car" and wondered out loud how a "Black" gun show would go over. Hastings was the keynote speaker at the Second Annual Greater Pompano Beach Democratic ...

Old workforce housing program to be revived soon

Plans are afoot to reinvent the Workforce Housing Development Program by two Miami-Dade County Commissioners, but the two are choosing different paths to the same goal. Commissioner Barbara Jordan (District 1), who created workforce housing legislation in 2007, is proposing ...

Bond leaves lasting legacy

Bond died in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, after a brief illness, according to a statement issued Sunday by the Southern Poverty Law Center, an advocacy group that he founded in 1971 and helped oversee for the rest of his life. ...

St. John CDC celebrates 30 years

For 30 years, the St. John Community Development Corp. has dedicated itself to bringing affordable housing units to residents of Overtown. On Friday, Aug. 21, the nonprofit organization celebrates its 30th anniversary with its annual "Things are Cooking in Overtown" ...

Who’s really looking out for the children?

It is said that you should make sure that every I is dotted and every T is crossed. But we oftentimes forget that the small J in the alphabet has a dot (j) over it and not paying attention to ...

Tacolcy hosts Hoodweek Miami ’15

A weekend of activities to spark community interest in overcoming socio-economic obstacles and motivating involvement took center stage at Belafonte Tacolcy Center. A Meet and Greet session on Friday, Aug. 14, was the first activity, followed by Saturday’s two events ...

News Brief

The office of State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle is hosting a “Second Chance One Stop” Sealing and Expungement event from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19, at St. John Bosco Church (St. Jose Parish Hall), 1349 W. Flagler St. If you ...

Arts and artistry finale for summer program

African Heritage Cultural Arts Center in Liberty City offered a fashion show, festival and recital to showcase the many disciplines in which more than 300 students ages 5-16 are trained. This year’s 32nd Annual Summer Arts Conservatory Fashion Show, Festival ...

‘Playin’ For Love:’ Movie made in Overtown

Film stars Robert Townsend, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Jenifer Lewis and Melyssa Ford and cameos from Spence-Jones, Miami-Dade County Public School board member Dr. Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall and multiple Overtown residents