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Local Haitians protest Dominican deportation law

Saint-Soi Souverin sat on a bench resting and thinking about his plight after being uprooted from his longtime home on the other side of the border in the Dominican Republic, far from the Haitian shelter where he is staying. Dominican ...

Civil rights activist honored with school renaming

In 1947, the Miami-Dade County School Board bought land in the area now known as Allapattah to make way for a school for white children. The purchase of the land, then known as Railroad Shop Colored Addition, eventually led to ...

Democrats trying to buck history in 2016

Democrats at the Leadership Blue Gala spoke about how important it was to retain a majority in the 2016 election cycle and to retain the presidency, both difficult things to do with the incumbent party in power. History has shown ...

100 years of Pearl City

A Centennial Celebration for historic Pearl City, located in Boca Raton near Mizner Park and the City’s downtown, was held on Saturday, June 20, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The neighborhood was originally platted on May 30, 1915 for ...

Workshops to empower young men start Monday at FMU

The Victorious Boys Symposium (VBS) Coalition will present a three-night empowerment workshop for boys ages 11-19 from 6-9 p.m. June 22-24 at Florida Memorial University, Lou Rawls Auditorium, 15800 NW 42nd Ave., in Miami Gardens. The aim of the summit, ...

The many faces of Rachel Dolezal

Rachel Dolezal’s 15 minutes of fame isn’t up just yet. Since news first broke last week that the now former head of the Spokane NAACP chapter in Washington portrayed herself as Black — even though she was born white — ...

Worldcenter district vote draws outrage

A community coalition comprised of churches, unions and nonprofit organizations refuse to let the underserved communities in Miami-Dade County be left out of economic gains from the development of the $1.7 billion Miami Worldcenter, a project which plans to break ...

Fathers on being fathers

Father’s Day marks the occasion to celebrate the contribution of fathers. The designation came about on the heels of widespread recognition of the Mother’s Day tradition in the first decade of the 20th Century. It was also influenced by a ...

New truancy pilot program launched by school district

Miami-Dade County Public Schools has put in place a pilot program to combat truancy. The Elementary School Truancy Court Pilot program received a test run when it was implemented in eight elementary schools, near the end of the school year. ...

150 years of freedom

June 19th is a day of exploration and celebration of African-American heritage. On this day in 1865, Union Maj. General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas with news that the civil war had ended and the last of the enslaved, ...

African art museum voted down by council

Black art in Miami Gardens was the question facing the city council in not one, but two different resolutions. Both created a stir as the council voted 4-1 against a grant match of $125,000 toward funding the African Museum of ...

Ready, Set, Work

Summer will be a boon for the 25 youths participating in the Miami-Dade County Commission District 7 Building Futures Summer Internship program. The nine-week program began with a three-day orientation program at the Frankie S. Rolle Neighborhood Service Center in ...

Controversial comments cost North Miami High School principal his post

The principal of North Miami High School, Alberto Iber, has been removed from his post at the school following a comment he made on social media. Iber defended McKinney, Texas police officer Eric Casebolt in a Facebook post linked to ...

Networking and Career Summit to take place Saturday

The Miami-Dade NAACP Young Adult Committee will hold its inaugural “Pathways to Success: Networking and Career Summit” from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, June 13 at Miami Dade College, North Campus, 11380 NW 27th Ave., in the Conference Center ...

Income gap and housing costs are burning issues

When Jean Monestime became Miami-Dade County Commission Chairman in January he created the Chairman’s Council for Prosperity Initiatives to keep track of progress commissioners make “to improve the quality of life for our citizens.” Last week, Monestime hosted a meeting ...