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For the first time since he was appointed in 2001 by former Gov. Jeb Bush, County Court Judge Fred Seraphin has drawn a challenger. Seraphin is the first and only Haitian-American judge in Miami-Dade. His bout with the justice system ...

Watch out, Zika mosquitoes are here

Last Friday, the Florida Department of Health confirmed that Wynwood had a case of Zika that was not contracted through travel. Since then Miami-Dade County has sprung into action, spraying for the mosquitoes that carry the virus and handing out ...

Hillary is qualified but needs humility

The country should be more excited that it could elect the first woman president in its 240-year history. Hillary Rodham Diane Clinton could -- like Barack Obama -- earn an indelible mark in the history books, she as the nation’s ...

Answers needed on questionable shooting of Charles Kinsey

The narrative surrounding the reason why therapist Charles Kinsey was shot by North Miami police last week is disturbing on many levels. Police say that last Monday North Miami police officer Jonathan Aledda tried to shoot a non-compliant autistic man ...

Why I can’t just get over it, America. Pt. 1

America we have come to the crossroad. A road that has pitted right against wrong. A road that has brought out the worst in us since slavery was abolished. When I read what Blacks are saying, when I read what ...

Black people are not all suspects

Last week underscored another bloody milestone in American history. At the center of the dispute this time, and all too, often: law enforcement. Social media churned with conflicted messages as to whether Black people should continue on a nonviolent path ...

Liberty Square will need gate keepers

Last Thursday, The Miami-Dade Commission made a monumental decision that affected the lives of many families in Liberty Square. The commissioners said yes to have Related Urban redevelop the dilapidated housing project which, in turn, moved forward the process to ...

No more stalling on CIP amendments

In the wake of the violence that is escalating as a result of the seemingly unjustified police shootings of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Delrawn Small of New York City, New York and Philando Castile of Saint Paul, Minnesota, ...

Shameful that Congress can’t support some gun regulation

Conversations to add further regulations to buying a gun in the United States get louder every time there is a mass shooting. The more heinous the crime, the longer and louder the outrage. But the noise eventually dies down and ...

We need to speak up about Liberty Square

Liberty Square Rising is the largest — $300 million — renovation of a public housing complex in Miami-Dade County history and is being voted on by the Miami-Dade County Commissioners on July 6. It is important for those of us ...

United we stand against bigotry and hate

The world woke up Sunday morning to find out that an Orlando gay nightclub filled with people had been sprayed with bullets from an automatic rifle. First, the death toll was 20. By midday Sunday, that number leaped to 50 ...

Miami Gardens deserves control over Dolphins Stadium

Last week, Miami Gardens made a giant leap toward having control related to land use and permitting at the new Dolphins Stadium. It is about time. It should have happened sooner so that Miami Gardens could have had some say ...

Silence a conspirator to gun violence

The ominous clouds that hovered over the “See Something Say Something Rally” organized by anti-gun violence activist Tangela Sears last week in Miami Gardens served as a constant reminder of the pervasive threat families live with daily in nearby housing ...

Little Haiti shouldn’t have divided community

On Thursday, May 26, Miami City Commissioners designated the boundaries of Little Haiti. For the Haitians, it was the culmination of 16 years of waiting to have a slice of Miami. For the historic preservationists and descendants of Miami’s pioneers, ...

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