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No Blacks allowed: Miami apartment sued for discrimination

When Lakeisha Wright inquired about a unit at Elite Riverview Apartments in Miami, she was told that there were none available. With video and audio surveillance cameras rolling, she knocked several times on the manager’s office door without receiving a ...

N. Miami to hold special election for new mayor

A special election will be held in August to replace suspended City of North Miami Mayor Lucie Tondreau, officials said. Acting Mayor Philippe Bien-Amie said the election has been scheduled for late August. Tondreau was suspended last week by Gov. ...

Once homeless, Miami man earns FIU law degree

Desmond Meade remembers standing on railroad tracks in Miami waiting for a train to come. Homeless, hungry and broke, Meade became convinced that there was no reason to live. So he waited for a train to kill him. It was ...

Nigerian girls found but cannot be rescued yet

The 276 Nigerian girls who were abducted over a month ago during a violent raid have been found, according to the Nigerian military officials. The claims, though unconfirmed, have brought some measure of comfort and relief to local Nigerian and ...

Conference sheds new light on Black immigrant experience

It was the opening day of a national conference hosted by the Black Immigration Network (BIN). Aly Wane, 37, an immigrant born in Senegal, sat in a group of four Black faces: one, who sported a colorful Ghanaian shirt, was ...

Bullard breaks ties with State. Rep. Daphne Campbell, endorses challenger

State Senator Dwight Bullard has endorsed Michael A. Hepburn, Democratic candidate for State Representative - District 108. “Michael Hepburn has demonstrated a clear commitment towards making his community better,” said State Senator Bullard. “He is energetic and hard-working. He has ...

Homeless veterans get help with war on poverty

Raymond Leite, served in the Vietnam War. But his real battle has been going on much longer in Miami’s toughest neighborhoods where the 74-year-old sells fruits to survive. On the city’s gritty streets, occasional gunshots aren’t too far from where ...

14-year-old kills brother, himself over clothes

A 14-year-old boy shot and killed his older brother, then himself during a fight over clothes outside their apartment complex between Little Haiti and Little River. The shooting occurred around 11 p.m. Sunday at the New Haven Gardens apartment complex, ...

Gubernatorial race heats up

The battle for the state’s highest office heats up with just five months before the gubernatorial election. Saturday Democratic candidate Charlie Crist opened campaign offices in the Black and Latino communities seeking to win over voters by bringing his message ...

A Veteran found dead in Pembroke Pines home laid to rest

It was a stunning spectacle to many residents in Miami Gardens and Opa-locka. Dozens of police officers from all over Miami-Dade County joined hundreds of family, colleagues and friends in a mile-long funeral procession filled with tradition and pageantry in ...

N. Miami mayor arrested in $8M mortgage scheme

North Miami Mayor Lucie Tondreau turned herself in before being led away in handcuffs Tuesday after being charged with operating a mortgage fraud scheme. Tondreau and three others were charged Monday with defrauding lenders out of $8 million in loans ...

Local Nigerians’ success in spotlight as search for kidnapped girls continues

They do not wear their pants below the waist or have gold fillings in their mouths. Instead, they are affluent doctors, lawyers with families that are college educated. They do not use slang, but greet one another with smiles, nods ...

Miami Beach prepares for Urban Beach Week

The swaying palm trees flanking Ocean Drive will once again lure hundreds of thousands to Miami Beach to celebrate this Memorial Day Weekend. Every year, an estimated 250,000 visitors, including Blacks, flood the city's beaches, hotels, restaurants and nightclubs as ...

5000 Role Models awards $865,000 in scholarships

Some 125 high school seniors from the 5000 Role Models of Excellence project were awarded scholarships Sunday at the program’s annual graduation ceremony at St. Agnes Episcopal Church in Overtown. The program's founder, Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson, presented nearly $865,000 ...

Bayside Foundation to award college scholarships

The Miami Bayside Foundation will award 26 scholarships to minority students on Thursday, May 22 at 9 a.m., in the City of Miami. The Miami Bayside Foundation will recognize this year’s college scholarship recipients from City of Miami Public High ...