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No-snitch legislation a godsend for Black community

The Miami-Dade County Commission’s positive vote to sign on to pending legislation in Tallahassee that would protect witnesses in felony cases makes a bold statement to a problem that literally is killing our communities in South Florida. The state legislation, ...

Climate change is everyone’s concern

While climate talks went on in Paris over the last two weeks, some people went about their lives wondering why world leaders were “wasting” time talking about the disputed topic. Some scientists say climate change is real, while some politicians ...

On the road to a safe, healthy Liberty City

With a total population of just under 40,000, 7 parks, 22 public schools, 175 religious centers, and 51 child care programs, Liberty City is a neighborhood with great potential. However, recent news headlines, hospital and police data, and everyday conversations ...

Stadium could be a win for Overtown

David Beckham’s search for a site for a Major League Soccer stadium may be over. He is assembling parcels of land in Overtown on which to build a venue that could host up to 30,000 people. He joins a long ...

Shameful treatment of families with murdered relatives

The statistic is that Blacks kill Blacks 90 percent of the time. That means there is a lot of grieving going on in the Black community. We have declared war on ourselves. Loved ones are mostly left without answers. What’s ...

Unsound decisions abound in Opa-locka

Where do we start? Plain and simple, Opa-locka city government is a mess. It is so messy it’s starting to make Detroit look good. But it seems to be heading down the same path as Detroit, one that leads to ...

U.S. should do better during refugee crisis

It was nice to see a Black mayor challenge the xenophobic statements said by Florida Gov. Rick Scott last week. Scott and about 25 other governors have said that they will not accept Syrian refugees in their states until the ...

Curbing youth violence is mission critical

It was heart wrenching to hear on local TV that there isn’t any leadership in the Black community when it comes to address the rising and disturbing violence — especially among young people. Drawn to the fore by the death ...

Miami Gardens making positive moves

Last Saturday, Councilwoman Lisa C. Davis saw her vision for a classy, sexy event in Miami Gardens come to fruition. The first Miami Gardens Wine and Food Experience brought a grown-up, date night vibe to the city and gave attendees ...

Students suffer in silence no more

Black students all over the nation at more than 20 universities have stepped out of the shadows to speak about blatant racism that they face every day. Some may wonder why so many students now are raising concerns about how ...

Resignation of Mizzou president slow but right

The slow response to hold accountable those who tolerated the racial unrest on the University of Missouri’s Columbia campus could be likened to the ripping of a bandage on a wound. The Board of Curators knew it had to take ...

County, move forward with Liberty Square

No one should have to live with anxiety every day as what their home will look like, when will they have to move and where they will be going unless they impose the situation on themselves. But when the anxiety ...

Black Lives Matter movement, conduct yourselves decently

Last Friday, at Clark Atlanta University, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton attempted to deliver a speech as part of the kickoff of her Hillary for African Americans campaign. For more than 12 minutes, protestors with AUCShutItDown, an Atlanta-based group affiliated ...

Fund the workforce housing trust

The Workforce Housing Trust Fund was created in 2007 to accumulate money to help offset the growing housing problem in the county. So far, the kitty has $1.8 million. Granted the idea of how to fund the trust took a ...

The new Miami Gardens will be built by us

I began with a simple principle, a simple belief. I believe that a city of more than 110,000 diverse people deserve world renown entertainment venues and more upscale dining options with a national presence than just a single Chili’s. In ...