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Obama silent on stateless Dominicans

The silence from Congress, the U.S. State Department and President Barack Obama is troubling on civic and human rights violation by the Dominican Republic against Haitian-descendents living in Dominican Republic, said politicians, human rights activists and lawyers. On a conference ...

National Urban League Conference convenes in Broward

A chance to hear from some of the candidates seeking the 2016 presidential nomination from their parties comes to South Florida at the 2015 National Urban League Conference at the end of July. The four-day conference, from July 29-Aug. 1, ...

Miami Worldcenter wins again

Miami-Dade County Commissioners voted 12-0 to approve a Community Development District for the Miami Worldcenter. The proposal of the Miami Worldcenter CDD brought dozens of concerns citizens and community members who wanted their voices heard on the matter – people ...

Gov. Rick Scott signs bill for disabled

Florida Gov. Rick Scott visited the Marian Center in Miami Gardens on Monday for his ceremonial signing of Senate Bill 642, the Florida Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act. The bill establishes trust funds for people with disabilities and ...

A former mayor talks civics with city residents

Former Miami Gardens Mayor Shirley Gibson gets civic-oriented questions by residents no matter where she is in the city. “People were stopping me at the bank, the store, the barbershop and even the restroom,” said Gibson laughing. “I found myself ...

The Miami Times awarded 1st place Merit Award for best layout and design

The Miami Times Newspaper brought home first place for the Robert L. Vann Merit Award for best layout/design at the 2015 National Newspapers Publishers Association Conference. The newspaper beat out dozens of other papers across the country for the title ...

Protestors stage rally at Government Center

A scant two days after Worldcenter developers held a job fair at Historic St. Agnes Episcopal Church in Overtown on June 7, a coalition of workers staged a protest against Worldcenter, saying that construction jobs aren’t sustainable. About 100 protestors ...

County explores changing laws for media signs

Miami-Dade County and City of Miami have both decided to amend laws on the books that would allow large LED signs on high rises used for advertising. But the ordinance was deferred until October 20 at the Miami-Dade County Commission ...

The Children’s Trust: Provider Profile

“Our agency’s mission is to empower Haitian women and their families socially, economically and politically and facilitate their adjustments to South Florida and the United States.” — Marleine Bastien, executive director Fanm Ayisyen Nan Miyami (FANM) is an award-winning, 501 ...

Education reformers must unite around 3 goals

It’s fair to say the ultimate goal of the education reform movement, and the education community in general, is to ensure that all students — no matter where they live or what their background is — have access to a ...

City and county in long-standing dispute over safety of Liberty Square residents

Miami-Dade Police Maj. Hector Llevat considers the patrolling of Liberty Square the duties of the city of Miami Police department. “The day-to-day patrolling of the area is for Miami police, is how I understand it,” said Llevat. What Llevat said ...

Police convictions difficult to come by

Attendees to a NAACP Justice For All Forum at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church in Miami Gardens last week heard how difficult it is to prosecute a police officer by law enforcement officials. “We see the need for healing in our ...

Pot ordinance allows $100 fine

In a 10-3 vote Miami-Dade has adopted an ordinance that gives police officers the choice to fine someone who possesses 20 grams of marijuana or less $100 and a civil citation or make an arrest for possession.

Worldcenter job fair draws 500 applicants

Worldcenter held its much-anticipated Job Fair at Historic St. Agnes Episcopal Church in Overtown. The July 7 event was the beginning stage of what is expected to result in up to 10,000 construction jobs and as many as 8,000 permanent ...

Confederate flag harkens to a dark past

More than 50 years after the 16th Street Baptist Church in Alabama Church was bombed, killing four little girls, America woke up the morning of June 18 to learn that some things never change.