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Daisy Black, commission candidate and former mayor, dead at 68

Daisy Black, the former El Portal mayor and challenger to Audrey Edmonson for the District 3 county commission seat, died Wednesday evening after collapsing at a local union hall. Black, 68, was wrapping up a candidate screening at the AFL-CIO ...

'Dissolve Opa-locka'

With massive debt, a federal corruption probe that has residents and senior staff on edge and now inquiries by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Opa-locka hopes it can breathe with help from the state-appointed oversight panel. But some residents ...

Hampton House chairman resigns; says board not skilled for the job

The Historic Hampton House Community Trust Inc.’s chairman resigned, saying the board is dysfunctional and non-transformational. But since his resignation June 14, Ron Frazier has released a question-and-answer manifesto that outlines details of the separation as well as a 1999 ...

Election field set, political campaigns begin

It took until the 11th hour for state Rep. Kionne McGhee to get the news that he will return to Tallahassee in the next legislative session. At noon on Thursday, June 24, he was among the political junkies refreshing the ...

Women’s shelter a step closer to an expansion

Lotus House, the Overtown-based facility that provides a haven for women in distress and their children, is a step closer to getting approval of an expansion project thanks to a vote by the Miami City Commission. The city approved two ...

Eleven candidates make the cut for Miami Gardens elections in August

Nearly a dozen people have qualified to run for office in this upcoming election in Miami Gardens. In the mayor’s race, incumbent Mayor Oliver Gilbert III faces two people. Eight people have qualified for city council seats including incumbent council ...

Congresswoman Wilson shines light on HIV

Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson and other community leaders traveled to several health care locations across Miami-Dade and Broward counties on Monday to encourage the public to know their status and get tested for HIV.

Getting ready for hurricane season

Hurricane season began June 1 and already there has been some storm activity. A week after the season began, Tropical Storm Colin formed and doused parts of Florida. To help seniors of District 3 prepare for the season, Commissioner Audrey ...

Solutions for the city I love

A few weeks ago when I called into WMBM’s Tuesday Talk with Bishop Victor T. Curry after two former Opa-Locka Commissioners appeared on the show, Bishop Curry asked me what did my city really need? One of the reasons why ...

Protest demands justice for dead inmate

It has been four years since Darren Rainey died after he was locked in a 180-degree shower until the skin fell off his body, and members of the community want to know why there hasn’t been any arrests in the ...

Pastors stage first Gospel in the Park

Looking for ways to curb violence in the Black community and to encourage men to take responsibility for their families, several community pastors have created “Gospel in the Park.” The event will take place June 25, from 1 -4 p.m. ...

Locals offer prayers, candles after massacre

At the First Church of North Miami, Rev. Harvey C. Lockhart implored parishioners to speak out against evil and the factions that allow hate speech to flourish. At Universal Truth Center for Better Living, Rev. Charles M. Taylor and congregants ...

Lemon City to receive a historical marker

Lemon City and other historical neighborhoods in the city of Miami will have markers. Miami Mayor Tomás Regalado on Tuesday said he plans to extend a West Grove project that includes putting markers where early settlers and Bahamians lived. Now ...

Group wants to save the center at Liberty Square

Dade Heritage Trust, a preservation organization in Miami-Dade, is almost finished with its findings as to whether the Liberty Square Community Center should move on a path to be spared the wrecking ball, once renovations to the county’s oldest housing ...

Scramble on with Margolis out of senate race

The unexpected departure of Sen. Gwen Margolis for the District 38 Senate seat has candidates scrambling in a wide-open race that is drawing extra interest. North Miami businessman Anis Blemur said with Margolis on the sidelines he has a chance. ...