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Miami Gardens police chief fired, apologizes for soliciting a prostitute

More troubles for Miami Gardens Police Department. Police Chief Stephen Johnson apologized hours after being fired for soliciting a prostitute at a motel in Dania Beach.

FIU hosts President Obama's town hall on immigration

Eric Narvaez, an Army veteran and wounded warrior, said he fought for his country – only to come home to a different kind of war in the United States. “I love this country,’’ he told President Barack Obama on Wednesday. ...

Hateful messages strike fear in Miami Gardens residents

Civil rights activists are denouncing the defacing of homes with hate speech in Miami Gardens last week. While investigators have not tied the messages of “KKK” and “Move Out KKK” spray-painted on homes and mailboxes in the city to the ...

Protests over shooting spread to Miami Gardens City Hall

Tempers flared at the Miami Gardens City Council Wednesday, as residents and protesters demanded city officials to release the videotapes of the shooting of the Lavall Hall, a mentally-ill 25-year old.

A grand sendoff for Ayers

It was time to say goodbye to Georgia Jones-Ayers. Miami’s movers and shakers came prepared to give her a grand sendoff. They came with plaques, proclamations, resolutions and a new name for an agency she founded and spent decades building ...

Community leaders dedicate murals in D.A. Dorsey Park

Commissioner Audrey Edmonson on Tuesday, Feb. 17, joined URGENT Inc., the Miami Marlins, Ayudan and the City of Miami Parks and Recreation to dedicate the official murals for the historic D.A. Dorsey Park, located at 1701 NW First Ave. in ...

Chief Llanes: McQueen did not violate any policy

Miami's new police chief Rodolfo Llanes said Maj. Craig McQueen didn't violate any policy to be demoted to the rank of captain. But he still won't be overturning the decision. Llanes made the statement at a heated town hall meeting ...

Honoring those before us, we look ahead at Jackson

As our nation celebrates Black History Month, I would like to honor our African-American brothers and sisters who were pioneers in medicine, not for just for people of their race but for the health and welfare of the citizens of ...

Black History Month – A time to know who you are

As a very young boy, I would love to wake up on Saturday mornings and watch Tarzan starring Johnny Weissmuller. The programs were all re-runs from the 1930’s and 40’s and they featured the main character leading, outsmarting and outfighting ...

Got talentT?

For the fifth year, Miami-Dade youth will show just how much talent they have. "Young Talent Big Dreams," is a local talent contest, in which children between the ages of 8-17 compete for prizes ranging from performing arts scholarships to ...

Miami Gardens Heritage Bowl celebrates Black History Month

The Miami Gardens second Black History Heritage Bowl ended Tuesday, culminating the activities celebrating Black History Month. The quiz-style theme is “A Celebration of Black History, Life, and Culture.” It was derived from ASALH’s theme, the national organization founded by ...

Opa-locka celebrated Black History Month

The City of Opa-locka and the city’s police department Community Empowerment Team (CET) held a “A Black History Month Extravaganza” on Friday at Sherbondy Village. With words in hand, families opened the program with “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” written ...

Culinary world seeks honor for Black chefs

The contributions of Jefferson Evans and Leah Chase have allowed so many chefs of color to turn their creativity and passion for food into meaningful and fulfilling careers. The Black Culinary Alliance has started a Change.org campaign to have the ...

South Florida Black History Month events

Feb. 1-28, Kinad African American Exhibit, Stephen P. Clark Center, 111 NW First St.: Exhibit runs 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mon-Fri. Call 305-375-5730. Feb. 1-28, Black Police Precinct and Courthouse Museum, 480 NW 11th St. Tours run 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tues-Sat. ...

Overtown’s defunct Black hospital served its purpose

It was a Black hospital that began when Black doctors at Jackson Memorial Hospital were no longer allowed to treat patients during the Jim Crow era.