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MOCA celebrates Art Basel with hope

Hundreds of prized art. An edgy exhibit. Nigerian royalty. A new book. It's life after a bitter breakup for North Miami's Museum of Contemporary of Art (MOCA). The museum on Monday kicked off Art Basel with an exclusive reception for ...

Black Chamber of Commerce turns the big 40

One of Florida’s oldest Black business institutions is turning 40 years old — a milestone marked by celebration even as it faces the future with apprehension. The Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce (M-DCC) has been a resource to the Black community ...

Police body cameras on hold in Dade

Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez is so confident about his police surveillance body cameras, he even tapped his chest in demonstration of how it would work. “The officers would just have to tap the camera and it would start to roll,” ...

Policy changes to help Black firms

Miami-Dade Superintendent Alberto Carvalho on Monday reaffirmed his commitment to resolving the economic disparity between Black and white subcontractors as work begins to upgrade and replace schools throughout the county. Carvalho met with Black leaders at a community meeting at ...

Lawsuit says Timothy Holmes not fit to sit

The process to remove one longtime public servant from office has turned to the courts as disagreements in Opa-locka continued last week. Attorney Benedict Kuehne filed a civil lawsuit on Nov. 24 on behalf of an Opa-locka organization called Citizens ...

Trial underway for former mayor Tondreau

The trial has started for former North Miami Mayor Lucie Tondreau on charges of participating in an $11 million mortgage fraud scheme. Tondreau faces up to 30 years in prison if convicted of conspiracy and wire fraud. She has pleaded ...

Community reacts to Ferguson

On Tuesday, men and women who have fought and continue to fight for Black civil rights, politicians and educators shared their reaction to the grand jury declining to charge Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson for killing unarmed teenager Michael Brown, ...

Michael Brown’s family outraged at Missouri prosecutor’s handling of the case

An attorney for Michael Brown’s family said Tuesday that the grand jury process to determine justice in the shooting of the unarmed teenager was flawed and tainted by a prosecutor who shares a close relationship with police. A St. Louis ...

Miami Times brings together local choirs to celebrate holiday season

They’re strong enough to lift every voice when they sing. All 32 of them. With their deep voices and charisma, the all-male choir at the 93rd Street Community Baptist Church have been pumping out notes and robust harmonies for 23 ...

Transgender inclusion proposed for human rights protections

A familiar Black county leader is backing a marginalized community in the name of equality for all. District 3 Commissioner Audrey Edmonson has sponsored a change to county law to include protections from discrimination for transgender people. The Miami-Dade County ...

Monestime elected commission chairman

History was made Monday when Miami-Dade Commissioner Jean Monestime became the first Haitian-American elected as chairman of the county commission. It was one of two honors for Monestime, who prevailed along with four other commissioners in the Nov. 4. general ...

Ferguson reminiscent of injustice in Miami

We are understandably disappointed with the decision of the St. Louis County, Missouri grand jury not indict Officer Darren Wilson for the shooting death of Michael Brown. However, we are hopeful the United States’ Department of Justice continues its civil ...

Culture clash ends with call for unity

One week after winning a racially charged campaign, Dr. Smith Joseph first official duty as mayor was to call for ethnic harmony. Nearly 1,000 people, including dignitaries from local and state governments, packed the plaza at the Museum of Contemporary ...

Opa-locka Citizens want Holmes out of commission

Less than two weeks after Opa-locka election results were announced, a group of residents want a re-elected commissioner out of an office seat he’s held since 1994. Timothy Holmes received enough votes to garner a fifth consecutive term as Opa-locka ...

A not so traditional Thanksgiving

Chef Richard Ingraham cooked a full Thanksgiving meal on Monday, more than a week before the holiday. That was after he attended to Miami Heat’s Dwyane Wade and his family, for whom he is personal chef for 11 years and ...