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The Miami Heat will struggle this year. With the lack of signing Kevin Durant, the Heat has now gone from being a championship contender to a playoff team that's clearly a piece or two away from being back in the ...

County commissioners give go-ahead to Related Urban to redevelop Liberty Square

County commissioners Wednesday unanimously selected developer Related Urban Development Group to demolish and develop Liberty Square Rising, but not before a spirited discussion that resulted in several amendments to the agreement.

Family and friends fondly remember Daisy Black

It was Daisy Black who encouraged Roxanne Issacs to consider politics. At the time Issacs was a young mother with a young child. Elected office was not on her mind. “I wanted my child to get older before I did ...

Remembering Sherdavia

The children and grownups gathered at the small park near Liberty Square to honor the life of a shy little girl who was cut down by a stray bullet 10 years ago while she played outside her family’s apartment. Minutes ...

County to vote on largest housing project

Ahead of the Miami-Dade County Commission meeting to choose a developer for its largest housing project redevelopment to date, The Related Group’s founder Jorge M. Pérez for the first time released a public statement, saying the opportunity to change Liberty ...

Black-owned medical group could open clinic in Opa-locka

The likelihood that a healthcare facility will come to Opa-locka has increased after a county commission subcommittee gave its green light. On Wednesday, the full commission will weigh in with an up or down vote. If approved, an all-Black team ...

Daisy Black, commission candidate and former mayor, dead at 68

Daisy Black, the former El Portal mayor and challenger to Audrey Edmonson for the District 3 county commission seat, died Wednesday evening after collapsing at a local union hall. Black, 68, was wrapping up a candidate screening at the AFL-CIO ...

'Dissolve Opa-locka'

With massive debt, a federal corruption probe that has residents and senior staff on edge and now inquiries by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Opa-locka hopes it can breathe with help from the state-appointed oversight panel. But some residents ...

Hampton House chairman resigns; says board not skilled for the job

The Historic Hampton House Community Trust Inc.’s chairman resigned, saying the board is dysfunctional and non-transformational. But since his resignation June 14, Ron Frazier has released a question-and-answer manifesto that outlines details of the separation as well as a 1999 ...

Election field set, political campaigns begin

It took until the 11th hour for state Rep. Kionne McGhee to get the news that he will return to Tallahassee in the next legislative session. At noon on Thursday, June 24, he was among the political junkies refreshing the ...

Women’s shelter a step closer to an expansion

Lotus House, the Overtown-based facility that provides a haven for women in distress and their children, is a step closer to getting approval of an expansion project thanks to a vote by the Miami City Commission. The city approved two ...

Eleven candidates make the cut for Miami Gardens elections in August

Nearly a dozen people have qualified to run for office in this upcoming election in Miami Gardens. In the mayor’s race, incumbent Mayor Oliver Gilbert III faces two people. Eight people have qualified for city council seats including incumbent council ...

Congresswoman Wilson shines light on HIV

Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson and other community leaders traveled to several health care locations across Miami-Dade and Broward counties on Monday to encourage the public to know their status and get tested for HIV.

Getting ready for hurricane season

Hurricane season began June 1 and already there has been some storm activity. A week after the season began, Tropical Storm Colin formed and doused parts of Florida. To help seniors of District 3 prepare for the season, Commissioner Audrey ...

Solutions for the city I love

A few weeks ago when I called into WMBM’s Tuesday Talk with Bishop Victor T. Curry after two former Opa-Locka Commissioners appeared on the show, Bishop Curry asked me what did my city really need? One of the reasons why ...