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It’s just my opinion . . . what’s yours?

When you read “Word On the Street,” you are reading an opinionated column based on my thoughts and conversations that I have with residents around the city and in other areas that I put into my own words. When I ...

Meek Foundation lands major deal at Opa-locka Airport

A foundation started by Carrie P. Meek is a step closer to developing a 120-acre parcel at Opa-locka Executive Airport in an arrangement that will reap millions in payments for the nonprofit. The deal could lead to major construction projects ...

Black, old and locked up

The research dates back more than a decade: Americans are aging in prison. But what has been done about reducing the elderly population in prison or what to do with the elderly once released is still being debated and studied. ...

We’re ready for the court, Black judicial candidates exclaim

Renee Gordon goes from event to event, introducing herself to potential voters in her quest to become the first Black female elected to the Miami-Dade Circuit Court, against three other men. Former state Rep. Yolly Roberson also is running for ...

Inner-city school grades improve

Gwendolyn Haynes-Evans, principal at Shadowlawn Elementary, said she was “extremely elated” when school performance grades were released by the Florida Dept. of Education last Friday. Her school, located at 149 NW 49th St. near Little Haiti, was one of the ...

Liberty Square rehab given to Related Urban

County commissioners last Wednesday unanimously selected developer Related Urban Development Group to demolish and develop Liberty Square Rising, but not before a spirited discussion that resulted in several amendments to the agreement.

Oversight reveals slippery contracts

When reviewing the city of Opa-locka spread sheet for contracts and resolutions there are a lot of questionable transactions that are now coming to light that has been written about in this column. The Contract Review Committee of the Financial ...

Corrine Brown pleads not guilty to 24 federal counts

U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown of Florida and her chief of staff pleaded not guilty Friday to multiple fraud charges and other federal offenses in a grand jury indictment unsealed after an investigation into what prosecutors call a phony charity turned ...

Broward is one of many demanding changes to policing

In an unprecedented act in Broward County, on Saturday, July 9, over 600 people met in Stranahan Park and made their way to the Broward County Jail. While blocking traffic, community members chanted, “Whose streets, our streets” and “No justice, ...

Street Talk

The Miami Heat will struggle this year. With the lack of signing Kevin Durant, the Heat has now gone from being a championship contender to a playoff team that's clearly a piece or two away from being back in the ...

County commissioners give go-ahead to Related Urban to redevelop Liberty Square

County commissioners Wednesday unanimously selected developer Related Urban Development Group to demolish and develop Liberty Square Rising, but not before a spirited discussion that resulted in several amendments to the agreement.

Family and friends fondly remember Daisy Black

It was Daisy Black who encouraged Roxanne Issacs to consider politics. At the time Issacs was a young mother with a young child. Elected office was not on her mind. “I wanted my child to get older before I did ...

Remembering Sherdavia

The children and grownups gathered at the small park near Liberty Square to honor the life of a shy little girl who was cut down by a stray bullet 10 years ago while she played outside her family’s apartment. Minutes ...

County to vote on largest housing project

Ahead of the Miami-Dade County Commission meeting to choose a developer for its largest housing project redevelopment to date, The Related Group’s founder Jorge M. Pérez for the first time released a public statement, saying the opportunity to change Liberty ...

Black-owned medical group could open clinic in Opa-locka

The likelihood that a healthcare facility will come to Opa-locka has increased after a county commission subcommittee gave its green light. On Wednesday, the full commission will weigh in with an up or down vote. If approved, an all-Black team ...