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Wilson’s statement on second anniversary of Trayvon Martin’s death

"Today, we honor Trayvon's memory and stand in solidarity with his family,” said Congresswoman Frederica Wilson. “On the second anniversary of his death, we also think about ways to prevent such a tragedy from ever happening again. While sold to ...

Stephanie Sylvestre joins The Children’s Trust

Stephanie Sylvestre has joined the Children's Trust as Chief Operations and Programs Officer. Sylvestre is known for her volunteerism and community activism as well as for her professional history as a problem solver and team builder who knows how to ...

Miami Gardens teen picked for Disney workshop

100 teens including Miami Garden resident KiAundra Kilpatrick, were selected to receive an all-expense-paid trip to the Walt Disney World Resort from March 6th thru the 9th--but they won’t be vacationing. Instead, they will participate in the Disney Dreamers Academy, ...

White House honors local woman for STEM efforts

The White House honored ten local heroes, including Felecia Hatcher of Miami, who are “Champions of Change” for their innovation in creating diversity and access in STEM fields on February 26th. The Champions of Change program was created as an ...

First lady Obama visits Gwen Cherry Park

Michelle Obama spoke to an enthusiastic group inner city youth at Gwen Cherry Park’s NFL/YET center last week

A pioneer: Raphu Salathiel Williams

Is it better to concentrate on the positive and leave the negative behind? I say no, for so much good can come out of negative situations, such as documented proof of the refusal to have a mind set of "less ...

Miami Gardens residents engage in bond discussion

Bad weather did not prevent over 200 residents of Miami Gardens from packing a town hall meeting last Thursday, to drill City leaders on a proposed $60 million dollar bond to fund renovations and new projects. Held at the Betty ...

Medicinal marijuana use gaining support among FL voters

The idea on whether marijuana is good or not will be for Florida residents to decide in the upcoming Gubernatorial elections in November when a controversial amendment will go before voters to legalize the a drug which mothers say will ...

City of Miami Gardens eyes $60M bond

If Mayor Oliver Gilbert has his way, 2014 will be the year of redemption for the City of Miami Gardens. While last year was marked with youth violence which received a great deal of media attention, Gilbert and the City ...

Monestime honors outstanding citizens

History Month is a month set aside to learn about the struggle, to honor the courage and to celebrate the achievements of Black men and women throughout history,” said Miami-Dade County Commissioner Monestime.

Parks celebrate re-opening

The Miami-Dade County Parks Recreation and Open Spaces celebrated the re-opening of Quail Roost Park in 11336 SW 186th Street on February 22nd.

Rep. Stafford speaks at Black history luncheon

State Representative Cynthia A. Stafford (D-109) served as the keynote speaker at the Progressive Officers Club annual Black history luncheon

Miami Dolphins buy BTW football team’s title rings

Commissioner Audrey M. Edmonson welcomed the Booker T. Washington High School Football Team to Miami-Dade County Commission chambers on February 19th to celebrate its 14-0 record and 2013 state

Superintendent brings IT boards to 10,000 classrooms

Superintendent Alberto M. Carvalho announced that Miami-Dade County Public Schools has selected Promethean as the exclusive supplier of interactive (IT) boards for over 10,000 classrooms that cur"Technology is vitally important to the process of educating our students," said Superintendent Carvalho. ...

Amateurs and more come out for the Citrus Series

Trainer Darragh Kerrins showed off his jumper courses’ skills