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Change is coming to Liberty Square

Michael Liu has set his sights on Liberty Square Housing Project as a place to sweep out criminals. It's a daunting task for Liu, who aims to pull off a plan to transform the public housing project that has been ...

Fighting fires with his words

Charles Phillips' first day as one of Miami-Dade’s first Black firefighters still haunts him. In 1974, by his account, Phillips was among 12 Black firefighters out of a pool of 48 minorities who were hired after they survived difficult tests ...

Liberty City eco-friendly company focus is all green

Liberty City will soon be home to the potato fork. It's one of the ways Pandwe Gibson looks to tackle environmental issues while addressing poverty in the area. Gibson is founder and CEO of EcoTech Visions, the region’s first environmentally ...

The start of Soul Basel marked with art, historic icon

City Commissioner Keon Hardemon joined children for a groundbreaking ceremony Nov. 5. The event celebrated renovations to the Overtown landmark, Old Clyde Killen’s Pool Hall, with a mural to simultaneously kick-off Overtown Soul Basel.

Chatter That Matters

Men of Tomorrow candidates were honored by the ladies of Egelloc Civic and Social club incorporated. The Egelloc Civic and Social Club is proud to be an organization that sponsors an activity that identifies 11th grade young men in the ...

Take 6 to join star-studded tribute to Ray Charles

Ray Charles, One of the America's great blues legend will be honored with a tribute at The Adrienne Arsht Center

Questions raised over whether another school needed for rich kids

Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate programs at Overtown’s iconic historic Booker T. Washington High School could solve the problem for affluent families living in the Brickell area and at the same time increase enrollment at the half-empty school. But at ...

Jackson’s expands brand, to open Overtown bed and breakfast

Restaurant owner Shirley Ingraham was serving customers one day when two men walked in and made her an offer to buy two old abandoned buildings just within walking distance of her famous Jackson’s Soul Food restaurant in Overtown. The men ...

‘Soul Basel’ to kick off Miami art season

Hoping to capitalize on the mega success of Art Basel on Miami Beach, South Florida's Miami's Black community is holding several early events as the city prepares to take the spotlight on the international stage. But it will take more ...

North Miami approves $20 million land sale

After hours of debate and legal talks, the North Miami City Council unanimously approved a multi-million dollar deal to sell part of Biscayne Landing to Oleta Partners at a marathon commission meeting last Tuesday evening. As part of the deal, ...

Children in need of families get photo shoot

The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County in downtown Miami hosted The Children’s Trust Miami Heart Gallery photoshoot on Tuesday, Nov. 4, where children in need of forever families took center stage. The Heart Gallery is ...

I’ve Been Thinking. What About You?

Well once again, I’m just sitting here thinking. As you may imagine, thoughts of our most recent election are crowding my mind. The first thought I would like to share with you, is Early Voting, if at all possible, is ...

Rick Scott, Black candidates win in close races

Florida Governor Rick Scott once again pulled out a narrow victory in his re-election bid in Tuesday's general elections where tight political races provided a wild finish for candidates running for offices in Miami's predominately Black cities. Those close races ...

The Miami Times Recommends

Congress District 24 Frederica S. Wilson (Dem) Congresswoman Wilson has been tireless supporters of children, starting from when she was an Elementary school teacher to now that she has the ear of high echelons of the federal government. In 1993, ...

Know Your Ballot - Part II

The Miami Times continues its candidate recommendations for election to public office on Nov. 4