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Commissioner Jordan honors FMU president

Miami-Dade County Commissioner Barbara J. Jordan honored Florida Memorial University’s president, Dr. Rosalyn Artis, during the educational facility’s Founder’s Day celebration.

Monestime honors Sybrina Fulton with proclamation from Miami-Dade County

Miami-Dade County Commission Chairman Jean Monestime honored Sybrina Fulton at the March 17 Board of County Commissioners meeting as part of Women’s History Month.

Youth get exposure to Purvis Young art

The Urban Collective is set to host the Youth Art Exchange in partnership with the Black Archives. About 30 children from the Overtown Youth Center and Urgent Inc. programs on Friday learned about famed artist Purvis Young during a tour ...

Life after prison

Fifty years since Martin Luther King Jr. led the march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, Black men in communities like Miami-Dade’s Liberty City are among the 32 percent of incarcerated Blacks in the state of Florida.

Community unites to save a landmark

The remains of D.A. Dorsey, Miami's first Black millionaire, lie in Brownsville’s Lincoln Memorial Cemetery in a dirty mausoleum, where squatters broke the glass windows on the doors and left their tattered clothes on the floor. Located at 3001 NW ...

Who will be the next police chief of Miami Gardens?

Turnover has been high lately in the police chief slot of the City of Miami Gardens Police Department. The search for a new police chief for Florida’s largest Black city is set to begin. Applicants must have strong leaderships skills ...

The Children’s Trust: Provider Profile

“Each day, I am thankful that at least 28 young adults and children have a roof over their heads and place to call home. I am so grateful to everyone in the community and at Casa Valentina for reaching out ...

Selma anniversary unites Miami

In memory of “Bloody Sunday” on March 7 in Selma, Ala., a huge contingent of people gathered at the Torch of Friendship right outside the stores of Bayside and the towers and condos on the Miami waterfront to march through ...

See the released sting video of Stephen Johnson

The Broward Sheriff's Office has released the sting video of fired Miami Gardens Police Chief Stephen Johnson caught soliciting a prostitute

Shooting thrusts Miami Gardens in national debate

Reverend Dr. Richard Ledgister stood over Lavall Hall’s blue casket Saturday and spoke candidly about an experience he had with the Miami Gardens Police Department. Two months ago, Ledgister said he stood outside of his church, Sierra Norwood Calvary Baptist ...

North Miami Mayor Dr. Smith Joseph unopposed in election

With the North Miami elections just two months away, a fresh crop of candidates are seeking to replace outgoing councilwoman Marie Erlande Steril for the District 4 seat, while the city’s new Mayor Dr. Smith Joseph seeks re-election without opposition. ...

Marleine Bastien honored for advocacy, civil rights

Marleine Bastien told a gallery full of people who came to honor her why, after 35 years and two divorces from the same man, she hasn’t returned to her native home, Haiti. “I came here as a graduate student and ...

Tunnel boring machine named after D.A. Dorsey

The Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department (WASD) unveiled its new tunnel boring machine Friday and christened it "Dorsey" after Miami pioneer resident D. A. Dorsey, an influential entrepreneur who was Miami’s first Black millionaire.

Professor remembers Jeff Rogers, his legacy of justice

Rev. Jefferson P. Rogers, who died last year at age 97, distinguished himself early in his career as an African-American pastor with the courage to “speak truth to power.” He helped transform the Presbyterian Denomination by defying its leadership’s opposition ...

$20 million lawsuit filed after shooting death of Lavall Hall

A big lawsuit has been filed for the shooting death of Lavall Hall, two days after family and friends bid him farewell at a funeral in Miami Gardens.