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Teachers attend rally to kick off school year

Over 600 teachers, education support professionals, and local and national business partners Monday converged on the Bank United Center at the University of Miami to hear from Union President Fedrick C. Ingram.

Miami to host anti-hunger forum

September is Hunger Action Month. In response, Miami will host a summit to end hunger in South Florida, where 900,000 people go hungry. The event, “What Will it Take to End Hunger” will bring together business leaders, students, government officials, ...

Miami setting the standard for educating minorities

When Black students around the nation return to school this fall, they may find their experience different from that of their parents or even older siblings because what they will likely see is more of kids who look like them. ...

CRA passes $43.5M bond

Following pleas from Overtown residents, Miami commissioners on Wednesday unanimously voted to release $43.5 million in bonds to jumpstart redevelopment projects in the historic Black neighborhood. The bond will fund various affordable housing complexes and mixed-use development projects at St. ...

Attorney general candidate looks to beat out Bondi, make Florida history

On August 26, as part of Florida’s primary elections, voters will determine which of the two Democratic candidates they prefer to run against incumbent state attorney general, Republican Pam Bondi. The attorney general serves as the head legal advisor to ...

Judge Rodney Smith pleads his case to voters

In a few weeks, the verdict will be out on the future of Judge Rodney Smith. A seasoned Black judge with six years of experience, Smith is well-respected among many top lawyers and legal organizations. But he is embroiled in ...

Jackson Hospital offers five-star treatment

Jackson Memorial stepped up efforts to boost revenue with the birth of its new maternity suites, part of a posh, luxurious center that aims to improve the reputation of the 94-year-old public institution. The suites are part of a $6 ...

Lawmakers ordered to redraw map for August special election

The Florida Legislature has until Aug. 15 to submit a revised map of its flawed congressional map and must propose a special election for congressional districts that were affected by changes made by political operatives. That's the ruling by Circuit ...

Statewide voter participation organization empowering Blacks

Fifty years later, Black organizations are still following the blueprint that over 700 student volunteers set out on in order to increase Black voter registration in post-segregated Mississippi. For 10 weeks, white students from the North would join activists to ...

Overtown mentor sticks with group through senior year

Eric Lewis, program director for a Miami mentoring program, is nostalgic. He recounts the moment he took on the role in 2004 for the I Have A Dream Foundation. “I remember the first day I received the list of 50 ...

North Miami official runs against Frederica Wilson

A 31-year old Haitian-American from North Miami seeks to unseat Congresswoman Frederica Wilson, one of South Florida’s most formidable politicians. Michael Etienne, who is running in the Aug. 26 primary against Wilson, will rely on the support of predominate Haitian-American ...

Liberty City cleanup

City Commissioner Keon Hardemon led a cleanup of the Liberty City Housing Projects, known as Pork and Beans last Thursday

UPDATED: Partial bond money released for Overtown CRA projects

The future of Overtown’s redevelopment efforts grew uncertain last week after a financial dispute between county and city leaders delayed funding to long overdue construction projects aimed at revitalizing the historic Black neighborhood.

Campaigns gear up for primaries

Candidates running for various political and judicial positions in Miami-Dade County stepped up their campaigns with speeches at various forums held throughout Miami’s Black communities in the past week.

Charles R. Drew Middle closes

After decades of educating Liberty City youth, Charles R. Drew Middle School has closed. School officials plan to turn the school building into a community service center, where academic and community resources will be offered to residents.