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Miami students driven to success

Vroom, vroom, vroom. What’s that sound? Two driven Miami high school students found themselves on the path to success after they were chosen from more than 1,000 applicants for Ford’s “What Drives Your Dream” essay contest.

North Miami Councilwoman investigated for ethics violations

Thousands of dollars in high-end upgrades have landed North Miami Councilwoman Marie Steril in hot water with the Miami-Dade Commission on Ethics and Public Trust, which found probable cause in investigating her for allegedly violating the county ethics code.

Dunn sentencing delayed until May 5

JACKSONVILLE- Michael Dunn, who was found guilty on three counts of second degree murder in the criminal trial of the killing death of 17-year old Jordan Davis, will not be sentenced until a new trial. A judge has agreed to ...

Last One Standing

At the height of its success, Mop City Barbershop enjoyed hundreds of loyal clientele who came from as far as Ft. Lauderdale seeking the most stylish looks that made the venerable Liberty City institution a cut above its closest competitors. ...

Bullard seeks prayers from community

Senator Dwight Bullard (D-39) continued his quest to gain clemency for Marissa Alexander and Michael Giles, appealing to lawmakers to help overturn recent convictions involving the use of firearms for self-defense. In an open letter sent via e-mail, Bullard requested ...

Millions on the line for Miami Gardens in proposed Sun Life Stadium deal

Miami Gardens stands to lose $1 million a year if Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross wins tax breaks under a new proposal with Miami-Dade County. Ross announced his proposal on Monday asking county leaders to waive about $4 millions in ...

Small woman equipped with big dreams

Shanisse Lanoue, petite in stature — standing at just five feet — is a testament that you can do anything when you put your all in to it. Unlike her classmates, the 20-year-old student has been a licensed pilot since ...

City of Miami honors Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. - Beta Beta Lambda Chapter

On Thursday, February 27th Mayor Tomas Regalado and the City of Miami Commission honored the Beta Beta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. during Black History Month for their contributions dur

Activist honors student for excellent grades

Assistant principal Kysha Taylor, Cuthbert “Broadway” Harewood, Tupac Kersainvil and assistant principal Jean St. Phard smile at Charles Drew Middle School on March 3rd. Harewood

NAACP issues letter after Republicans block Asst. Attorney General nominee

The National Association of the Advancement of Colored People criticized the U.S. Senate’s failure to support the civil rights organization’s choice of Debo Adegbile as the next Assistant Attorney General, calling the decision a “disgrace” and “a loss for all ...

City’s homeless to lose rights under pottinger settlement

The lives of hundreds of Miami’s homeless were dramatically impacted last Friday when a federal judge approved changes to a landmark settlement that gives less rights to the poor as city officials seek to clean up its streets to help ...

Aviation dept. celebrates Black History with Garth Reeves, Sr.

The Miami-Dade Aviation Department (MDAD) ended Black History Month on a high note on February 28th with an employee luncheon featuring guest speaker Garth Reeves, Sr. Reeves is the longtime community activist and publisher emeritus of the Miami Times

Monestime hosts Black Heritage Festival at Gwen Cherry Park

Commissioner Monestime welcomed guests to the first annual Commissioner Monestime Black Heritage Festival Event on February 22nd at Gwen Cherry Park.

Florida International University student wins $10,000 scholarship

Derrick Deal is celebrating the opportunity of a lifetime thanks to Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc. The senior at Florida International University’s (FIU) Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management was declared the winner of Red Robin’s Golden Robin Contest ...

Wilson, Carvalho join President at White House

Superintendent Alberto Carvalho joined (right) Congresswoman Frederica Wilson at the White House to discuss President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper, an initiative to help Black men stay on track and reach their full potential. Held on February 27th, the President reached ...