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Silence on Corey Jones case draws rally

Members of the Banks family and local pastors and friends of slain musician Corey Jones held a rally in West Palm Beach on Monday, Jan. 11, as another reminder that they would be continuing to rally until Jones received justice. ...

How well do you know MLK?

Everyone knows about Martin Luther King Jr's “I Have a Dream” speech, but how much do people really know about King Jr. himself? A Civil Rights activist known for his methods of nonviolence, Martin Luther King Jr. was honored with ...

Veteran politicians draw challengers

While the country is focused on the upcoming presidential primaries, the Miami political scene is heating up as local incumbents draw experienced challengers in some key races. Former El Portal Mayor Daisy Black and former state Rep. James Bush III ...

Sharing MLK’s dream across local colleges

Florida International University’s first official observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday consisted of a low-key breakfast where County Commissioner Arthur E. Teele Jr. reflected on the civil rights leader’s dream. Some 25 years later, FIU has a month ...

Northwestern and Edison High score graduation gains

While Miami-Dade Public Schools officials celebrated its achievement for higher graduation rates, the students, faculty and staffs at some of the area’s urban core schools were especially exuberant at their showing on the list. Northwestern and Edison high schools in ...

Out of the Rubble

Over half a decade has passed since the devastating 2010 earthquake in Haiti, and while relief has come in many forms from all corners of the globe, the country still suffers the effects of the tragedy that occurred that year ...

Miami Worldcenter dumps mall for pedestrian-oriented retail

Strike mall from the components that will make up the Miami Worldcenter project. Insert high street retail in its place. The development team has changed direction for the massive retail piece of its 27-acre development on the edge of Overtown. ...

Something is wrong with the UTD contract

I was standing in line Sunday at the meat market when I bumped into a secretary that used to work at one of my children’s former school. I told her I needed her support because I know that she has ...

Miami commission to talk affordable housing

Hoping to increase the number of housing units for its most-needy residents, the city of Miami will begin talks on a proposal for an incentive to attract developers. City commissioners will discuss a proposal by District 4 Commissioner Francis Suarez ...

Monestime out of county mayor race

As quickly as word spread that Miami-Dade Commission Chair Jean Monestime would run for county mayor, he announced that he would not make a bid. Last Thursday at a Democratic Party meeting in Miami, Monestime said he was not running. ...

President Obama exhibit on show

From Jan. 14 through Feb. 29, the city of Miramar will host an exhibit of the President Barack Obama’s photographs taken by White House photographer Pete Souza. The pictures will be on exhibit in the Ansin Family Art Gallery in ...

Betty Wright and Timmy Thomas 2016 MLK Parade Grand Marshalls

National recording artists Betty Wright and Timmy Thomas will serve as the Grand Marshalls on Monday, Jan. 18 for the Martin Luther King Parade. Wright and Thomas in 1975 recorded a duet entitled "It's What They Can't See." From 1976 ...

6th Annual Earthquake Vigil to be observed in Little Haiti

The City of Miami, Little Haiti Cultural Complex (LHCC) will be hosting a vigil on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 to commemorate the sixth anniversary of the devastating earthquake that shook Haiti to its core in 2010.

Giving minority contractors an equal chance

The success of a community’s students cannot be separated from the success of a community itself, said Broward County Public Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie. It is a philosophy that drives his plan to provide Black-owned businesses with more contracts to ...

Shootings put fear in Liberty Square residents

A spate of shootings in Liberty Square highlights once again the uncertainty as to which agency is responsible for the safety of residents in the run-down housing project. Community activist Eric Thompson, who lives in Liberty Square, on Monday said ...