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Secretary of Education says “No Child Left Behind” failed

Arne Duncan, United States Secretary of Education, took on another sub-theme of the National Urban League Conference Thursday in Fort Lauderdale. Duncan said the education program “No Child Left Behind” was not working, and had not been working for some ...

Justice highlighted on opening day of Urban League conference

The National Urban League Conference kicked off at the Broward Convention Center and a lunch at the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort. The event, entitled “Save Our Cities,” has the definite appearance of a bipartisan effort with such luminaries ...

African diaspora festival coming this weekend

The sixth annual African Diaspora Dance and Drum Festival of Florida, presented by Delou Africa Inc., is scheduled to take place from 9 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, at the Little Haiti Cultural Complex, 212 NE 59th Terr., ...

March for Haitian Dominicans on Saturday

The Haitian American Grass Roots organization and other community activists will host a march against the massive deportation of Haitian Dominicans in the Dominican Republic at 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1 at 401 Biscayne Blvd.

Junkanoo street festival for Saturday canceled

All outdoor activities associated with the Miami Bahamas Junkanoo Festival 2015, including the street festival, has been postponed. In celebration of the 42nd anniversary of the islands of The Bahamas, the Bahamas Consulate General Miami, its Ministry of Tourism and ...

Miami-Dade's first Black police director found dead Wednesday

The Miami-Dade Police Department (MDPD) said it is investigating the death of former Miami-Dade Police Department Police Director Robert Parker. Parker was a 33-year veteran of law enforcement and the first Black to hold the post of Director under former ...

Closed housing projects to blame for crime in Miami Gardens

Miami Gardens residents like to talk, especially when they socialize. When the talk is about crime in the area many residents say the same thing — that the increase in crime can be blamed on displaced housing projects residents. The ...

Million Man March returns for Justice or Else

Twenty years ago, the National Mall was filled with countless Black men who stood together at the Million Man March, seeking a positive change in their lives, their communities and their nation. Most attendees described the historic event as impactful ...

West Grove gets official visitor center

With a growing number of locals and visitors seeking to experience and explore Miami’s vibrant multicultural heritage neighborhoods, on Monday the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau launched the Coconut Grove Village West Visitor Center inside KROMA gallery, a communal ...

Prisoner fathers reunite with their children

Warnisha Davis hadn't seen her father in six years. The 16-year-old was teary-eyed when she saw him last Wednesday at the Everglades Re-Entry Center, a correctional facility for prisoners who have three or less years left on their prison sentences. ...

North Miami city council condemns Dominican Republic

North Miami elected officials are calling out the Dominican Republic for the act of approving a law that will make citizens of Haitian descent be deported if they cannot prove their Dominican ethnicity. The city council is also calling out ...

Food trucks invade Miami Gardens park

Miami Gardens' residents enjoyed a night out in the city while dining on eats from local food trucks, which included some southern, Mexican, Italian and Caribbean cuisine along with choices for desserts. The event, sponsored by City Councilman Rodney Harris, ...

City of Miramar proposes higher tax rate

The city of Miramar held a special City Commission meeting on Wednesday, July 15, to set the city’s proposed tax rate for Fiscal Year 2015-16, as well as to set the estimated assessment rate for Fire Protection Services and to ...

Scott could appoint a Black circuit judge to bench

Names of a Black lawyer and a Black judge have been sent to Gov. Rick Scott as possible replacements for retiring Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Victoria Sigler. Ayana Harris, an assistant federal public defender, and County Court Judge Wendell Mitchell Graham ...

Smiley: Dr. King’s speeches brought him back to life

The South Florida Book Fair, an annual event held for book lovers and friends, took place at the African American Resource Library and Cultural Center on Sistrunk Blvd., on Friday, July 17 and Saturday, July 18, with authors that delighted, ...