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A fond farewell

Funeral services for poet laureate Dr. Maya Angelou will be held Saturday, June 7 at Wake Forest University. The university will stream the service live on its website for the public's viewing at 10 p.m., according to the school's website.

Girlfriend charged with killing veteran Miami police officer

She told police her boyfriend accidentally shot himself before he died. But Pembroke Pines police accuse Tinikio Thompson of murdering veteran Miami police officer Carl Patrick, who was found dead in his Pembroke Pines home last month. At her mother’s ...

Historic Overtown building destroyed

It has existed since Woodrow Wilson was president. One of few historic structures in Overtown, the church building had held numerous weddings, baptisms and Sunday services and had stood years before Booker T. Washington opened as Miami-Dade’s second-oldest public school ...

Joseph Kelley hosts mock trial for elementary students

Vice Mayor, Joseph L. Kelley recently hosted a mock trial, sponsored by the City of Opa-locka Mayor and Commission, for children from Robert B. Ingram and Nathan B. Young Elementary schools. The event was designed to help the students understand ...

Dignataries, hundreds celebrate opening of Miami Gardens City Hall

Miami Gardens mayor Oliver Gilbert opened the new city hall building Tuesday night with a grand ceremony and a state of the city address that reaffirmed his ambitions to fighting crime and transforming the city into world-class community for middle-class ...

No Blacks allowed: Miami apartment sued for discrimination

When Lakeisha Wright inquired about a unit at Elite Riverview Apartments in Miami, she was told that there were none available. With video and audio surveillance cameras rolling, she knocked several times on the manager’s office door without receiving a ...

N. Miami to hold special election for new mayor

A special election will be held in August to replace suspended City of North Miami Mayor Lucie Tondreau, officials said. Acting Mayor Philippe Bien-Amie said the election has been scheduled for late August. Tondreau was suspended last week by Gov. ...

Once homeless, Miami man earns FIU law degree

Desmond Meade remembers standing on railroad tracks in Miami waiting for a train to come. Homeless, hungry and broke, Meade became convinced that there was no reason to live. So he waited for a train to kill him. It was ...

Nigerian girls found but cannot be rescued yet

The 276 Nigerian girls who were abducted over a month ago during a violent raid have been found, according to the Nigerian military officials. The claims, though unconfirmed, have brought some measure of comfort and relief to local Nigerian and ...

Conference sheds new light on Black immigrant experience

It was the opening day of a national conference hosted by the Black Immigration Network (BIN). Aly Wane, 37, an immigrant born in Senegal, sat in a group of four Black faces: one, who sported a colorful Ghanaian shirt, was ...

Bullard breaks ties with State. Rep. Daphne Campbell, endorses challenger

State Senator Dwight Bullard has endorsed Michael A. Hepburn, Democratic candidate for State Representative - District 108. “Michael Hepburn has demonstrated a clear commitment towards making his community better,” said State Senator Bullard. “He is energetic and hard-working. He has ...

Homeless veterans get help with war on poverty

Raymond Leite, served in the Vietnam War. But his real battle has been going on much longer in Miami’s toughest neighborhoods where the 74-year-old sells fruits to survive. On the city’s gritty streets, occasional gunshots aren’t too far from where ...

14-year-old kills brother, himself over clothes

A 14-year-old boy shot and killed his older brother, then himself during a fight over clothes outside their apartment complex between Little Haiti and Little River. The shooting occurred around 11 p.m. Sunday at the New Haven Gardens apartment complex, ...

Gubernatorial race heats up

The battle for the state’s highest office heats up with just five months before the gubernatorial election. Saturday Democratic candidate Charlie Crist opened campaign offices in the Black and Latino communities seeking to win over voters by bringing his message ...

A Veteran found dead in Pembroke Pines home laid to rest

It was a stunning spectacle to many residents in Miami Gardens and Opa-locka. Dozens of police officers from all over Miami-Dade County joined hundreds of family, colleagues and friends in a mile-long funeral procession filled with tradition and pageantry in ...