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Miami leaders say more police are coming soon

Police Chief Rodolfo Llanes says new sensitivity training will address changing demographics in the city

Steve Shiver appointed Opa-locka city manager

In a 3-2 vote of the Opa-locka City Commission on Sept. 2, Shiver was named city manager at a time when the city is reeling from a budget shortfall estimated at $500,000.

Old Smokey the topic of luncheon

County Commission on Ethics want attorneys and municipal leaders to think about fairness and justice

Disparity update, employee complaints pepper meeting

Staff pledges to address issues at the Cultural Arts Center and update commissioners on the study

Liberty City health center renamed for Wilson, Mann

Congresswoman Wilson’s name added to health clinic in Liberty City

How we plan to deal with the MDX

In the play “A Man for All Seasons,” Sir Thomas Moore observes that the British ruling class of his era “would have snored through the Sermon on the Mount.” Sometimes it seems like the same thing happens here when we ...

Franklin Sirmans Named Director of Pérez Art Museum Miami

The Board of Trustees of Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)announced today the appointment of Franklin Sirmans as the museum’s director.

Miami Northwestern High: Sixty years strong

Rows and rows of tables covered in blue and gold table cloths and matching balloons provided the backdrop to the 60th anniversary of Miami Northwestern Senior High School. On Saturday, Aug. 29, the Bulls held a black tie gala at ...

Crump calls for activism, equal justice

Attorney and Civil Rights Advocate Benjamin Crump was the keynote speaker at the South Dade Democratic Black Caucus Dinner on Friday, Aug. 28. The event, held at Embassy Suites Miami Airport, was entitled, “Advancing the Cause for Equal Justice.” Vanya ...

Georgia Jones-Ayers Middle School a reality

Elected officials, school administration and family of the late Georgia Jones-Ayers on Saturday attended the renaming ceremony of Allapattah Middle School to Georgia Jones-Ayers Middle School. Jones-Ayers was a civil rights and social advocate who impacted the lives of thousands ...

Housing angst leads to protests

As if keeping guard, Liberty Square Resident Council President Sara Smith and council member Eric Thompson sat in front of the Liberty Square Community Center, awaiting Miami Workers Center protesters Thursday. As the rain poured, Smith showed the protestors the ...

Bethune-Cookman choir leads first Sunday in Miami

Many readers tell me in person or by e-mail that they read my columns because its full of informative information for the community. But this week I’ve taken a break from my normal weekly writings to write about an upcoming ...

New Jerusalem Community Development Corp.

“We are committed to providing services to help empower and improve the lives of residents of Miami-Dade County and surrounding communities.” — Sabrina Floyd, executive director. New Jerusalem Community Development Corp. is a 501 (c) (3) Miami-based youth and family ...

Brian Dennis to Miami-Dade mayor: ‘I know how the other half lives’

Miami Times columnist Brian Dennis was a little surprised when his phone started ringing last Wednesday once friends, colleagues and family took a glimpse at Miami Herald political reporter Doug Hanks' write up about a dust up between he and ...

Helping people of Dominica recover

In the aftermath of Tropical Storm Erika, some local nonprofits have come together to provide and ask for support for ongoing relief efforts on the eastern Caribbean island of Dominica. Dominica is located about halfway between Puerto Rico and Trinidad ...