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Racism by design: 2nd lawsuit for Little Haiti apartments

For the second time, Design Place Apartments in Little Haiti has been sued for racial discrimination by Housing Opportunities Project for Excellence Inc. (HOPE), a housing watchdog group. The latest suit filed Tuesday alleges that Design Place again turned away ...

Hit-and-run driver jailed days after death of child

DANIA BEACH — Apollo Brown Sr. said this is a year he will never forget. One day after the driver who allegedly killed his son was arrested, Brown expressed his gratitude in a brief, but emotional interview with The Miami ...

Schools get mixed report card

When jokingly asked which movie actor he’d like to have portray him in a film about his life, Miami Northwestern High School Principal Wallace Aristide is undecided between two Hollywood studs. “Well, there’s the obvious choice, Denzel Washington,” laughs Aristide, ...

Developer helps graduates of Turner Tech find jobs

Nineteen students of William H. Turner Technical Arts Adult & Community Education Center graduated with certificates of completion in their chosen course of study recently with the help of Oleta Partners, a developer of North Miami’s Biscayne Landing community. The ...

In local deserts, no supermarket in sight

HALLANDALE BEACH — A group of senior citizens shuffled their carts to let other shoppers through aisles at a Winn-Dixie in Hallandale Beach. Several of the elderly women had diet-related diseases like hypertension and diabetes, but they were not visiting ...

Tondreau taken into custody Tuesday after being convicted of five counts related to wire fraud

One minute Lucie Tondreau was smiling and chatting with friends just a few feet away from prosecutors. Two hours later, the former North Miami Mayor stood silent and stoic as the jury foreman told her she was convicted of wire ...

Mayor unveils jobs program

Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez noted a phenomenon from the office where he sits: the construction cranes peppering the skies over the county. “Do you see that?” Gimenez said, pointing at the construction activity in downtown Miami outside the window ...

Housing discrimination suit settled

Elite Riverview Apartments, the Miami rental complex that was sued for discrimination in May after it allegedly denied Blacks to view rental units, has settled the case out of court, according to legal documents obtained by The Miami Times. The ...

Robert ‘Bob’ Simms, 87, dies in Alabama

Miami-Dade County just learned it lost a front-runner for Miami’s Blacks who worked to bridge the gaps in understanding between integrating communities. Robert “Bob” Simms died in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Dec. 16. He was 87. Born in Alabama in 1927, Simms ...

Second Opa-locka commissioner under fire

The scrutiny of Opa-locka’s newly elected officials continues, this time from the U.S. government regarding returning commissioner Terence Pinder. On Nov. 5, one day after Pinder was elected an Opa-locka commissioner, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) swiftly debarred him ...

Black officers: White culture impairs policing Blacks

The failed indictments of police officers who killed Eric Garner and Michael Brown have unleashed ideas that the Jim Crow era of racism is still disguised in U.S. society. Recent images of hostility displayed toward mourning protesters in Ferguson, Mo. ...

From universities to the streets, students at heart of protests

A thunder of voices resounded as protesters, like a dark cloud, shadowed the sunny Coral Gables campus at the University of Miami (UM). Michael Brown. Oscar Grant. Eric Garner. Joe Ferrell. Sean Bell. Rekia Boyd. John Crawford. Ezell Ford. Amadou ...

A Haitian leader’s fall from grace

Her name is Kettley Alphonse. She bought a house in Miami Shores in 2007. She didn’t know the price of the house was $564,000 at the time of the closing. She just signed on the dotted line on numerous documents ...

Coping with Alzheimer’s

The sacrifices are tremendous. Bathing. Feeding. Cooking. Supervising. For many, taking care of aging parents or relatives with Alzheimer’s disease can be overwhelming and at times unhealthy. The number of people diagnosed with the deadly disease has risen over the ...

Hundreds celebrate the season with Holiday Jubilee

The sounds of the season permeated Overtown’s Historic Lyric Theater last Saturday, where hundreds were entertained and uplifted by some of Miami’s Black church choirs during The Miami Times’ Holiday Jubilee.