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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 ...

Mother of Trayvon Martin hosts retreat in South Florida to empower women

Mothers of children who were tragically killed from around the country and from all walks of life gathered last weekend for the inaugural Circle of Mothers empowerment and transformational weekend workshops sponsored by the Trayvon Martin Foundation. Mothers included parents ...

M-D County and owners decide future of stadiums

Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross has abandoned plans to privately fund renovations to Sun Life stadium in exchange for $4 million in annual tax relief from Miami-Dade County. The deal would have cost Miami Gardens $1 million in annual tax ...

Transit celebrates Metrorail’s 30th birthday

Metrorail, Miami-Dade Transit’s elevated rapid transit system, is turning 30. To commemorate the milestone, transit officials held a two-hour celebration Tuesday on the second level of the Government Center Metrorail station, with music provided by HOT 105 FM’s Chico the ...

Conference on rights of Black Immigrants

About 150 community leaders from across the country will gather in Miami May 23-25 for the “Black Immigration Network Kinship Assembly: A Gathering for Action”, to discuss racial justice and immigrant rights. Hosted by the Black Immigration Network (BIN), a ...

Agreement between Jackson, UM approved

Despite lingering concerns over losing patients to the University of Miami (UM), the Jackson Health System renewed the partnership’s annual operating agreement last Thursday in a meeting with board members and County Commissioners.

Farmworkers, CIW and FCWA push for better pay and work

Farmworkers and members of the Food Chain Workers Alliance, and the internationally-recognized Coalition of Immokalee Workers banded together outside a Publix store in Coral Gables to urge the supermarket to join the Fair Food Program (FFP) – a social responsibility ...

Tunnel opens, giving cargo trucks direct route to PortMiami

Amid fanfare and speeches, dignitaries from the state, county and city governments joined hundreds of workers and residents Monday to open the new $1 billion PortMiami Tunnel downtown.

Miami Gardens mayor gives high schoolers dozens of laptops

In an annual giveaway, Mayor Oliver Gilbert is making a small tour to high school's in Miami to reward hardworking students.

Feds to charge North Miami Mayor Lucie Tondreau with mortgage fraud

Monday morning federal agents were searching for North Miami Mayor Lucie Tondreau to charge her with mortgage fraud.

South Florida joins world in demanding return of Nigerian Girls

Community organizations in South Florida are joining an international chorus of activists who are demanding political intervention for the return of over 270 teenage Nigerian girls whose abduction last month has sparked protests across the country and the world. Lions ...