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Miami Gardens mayoral race a comedy of errors

Last Thursday, the Florida Supreme Court made its ruling that Miami Gardens mayoral candidate James Wright was denied his constitutional right when he was disqualified from the race because of a returned check. It was a decision in defense of ...

It’s time to stop fighting school choice

W.E.B. Dubois once said, “To stimulate wildly weak and untrained minds is to play with mighty fires.” I hear Dubois when I see the academic results for Black students. More than 60 years after the U.S. Supreme Court declared an ...

Too many initiatives, too little solutions

In March 2016, Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez announced the Youth and Community Safety Initiative. The unveiling came shortly after two high-profile deaths of children under 10 years old: Amiere Castro and King Carter. The program’s goal, the mayor said ...

For county mayor, you just endorsed the king

As founder of the Pets’ Trust, I wanted to write you regarding your endorsement of Carlos Gimenez since we were mentioned in that editorial. You stated that… “And her other personal finance issues, including a foreclosure and fines for reporting ...

Plea for help: Crime and violence in Liberty City

An open letter to Mayors Carlos Gimenez and Tomas Regalado and Commissioner Keon Hardemon: I am writing to you on this Sunday evening while I watch dreadfully from my living room window as police sirens flash brightly through my curtains ...

Gun violence at preposterous levels

Here we are again. Shots fired. Children are caught in the crossfire. Some are hurt; others are killed. The press conferences, the tears, the consternation follow, but little solutions. As of press time, an 8-year-old girl’s life hangs in the ...

Voting is your right; you earned it

The results are in from the Florida primary, municipal and county elections. Some candidates will face another election in November. For others, their election is over and they have been hired by you. During campaign season, candidates made a lot ...

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Incumbent Mayor Carlos Gimenez took over the county in 2011 after Carlos Alvarez was recalled. He was elected in 2012 to run a county with a $7 billion budget. He had to steer the county through the remnants of the ...

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Why do you think it is important to vote in the Aug. 30 primary? election?

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Miami Gardens’ residents will elect a mayor and heads of three council seats Aug. 30. They will also vote to accept or reject an amendment to the charter.

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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 ...

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