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Boehner leaves the House in disorder

Now we know what all those tears were about. Not 24 hours after Speaker Boehner fought tears during the entire visit of Pope Francis to the Capitol on Thursday, the 13-term congressman from Ohio announced his resignation from Congress. His ...

Enough is enough: Too many killings of Blacks

Dear editor For the last couple of months in the inner-cities in Miami it has been horrible. Young people are dying or being shot in such regularity it makes me feel the battle is being lost. Residents are in perpetual ...

‘Something just ain’t right’ in Opa-locka

Something is terribly amidst in the City of Opa-locka and something needs to be done about it. There’s no doubting that I’m a big supporter of Mayor Myra Taylor and everyone in the city knows it but when things start ...

Opa-locka needs serious help with budgeting

Opa-locka for the third year in a row will end the fiscal year with a deficit. A city manager who tried to preach reason about the city’s spending habits has resigned. A new city manager, with a questionable past, especially ...

Street renaming black eye for commissioners

Missteps and mistakes have been the hallmark of county leaders these days. In recent weeks, short-sidedness about fairness and ignorance about diversity have plagued County Hall. On Sept. 1, some county leaders decided to name a street in West Miami-Dade ...

Do Black lives matter to all of us Blacks?

I’ve come to realize over the years that the era of slavery and civil rights were more than just suppression. Though those seasons were plagued with horrific travesties that we, as a community will never forget, that time forced us ...

Redistricting: Do right; Respect the voters

The Legislature was called into special session for 12 days in August, responding to the Florida Supreme Court and its July ruling that declared the congressional district maps drawn by the House and Senate unconstitutional. The court invalidated the entire

Restore and maintain Lincoln Memorial Park Cemetery

Lincoln Memorial Park Cemetery, 3002 NW 46th St., in Brownsville was once cited by the NAACP’s “Crisis Magazine” in the 1950s as “the most beautiful Negro-owned cemetery in the South.” Purchased in 1924 by Dr. Kelsey L. Pharr, senior funeral ...

Same treatment for Blacks as given to Hispanics on no-bid items

Election time is approaching and our community needs to know their real friends. As I watched the Miami-Dade County’s Aug. 27 Trade and Tourism Committee meeting unfold, I was unable to fathom the inequity of quickly approving no-bid items for ...

Antonio Brooklyn should rise to Miami Gardens’s Police Chief

After the unfortunate arrest of former Miami Gardens Police Chief Stephen Johnson, the blessing in disguise has been current interim Police Chief Antonio Brooklyn

The truth of ‘Black Lives Matter’

The civil rights movement was intended to make Congress and Americans confront the fact that African-Americans were being killed with impunity for offenses like trying to vote, and had the right to life and to equal protection under the law.

One family, serving you for 93 years

The Black press has and continues to be an important voice in the media landscape. In September 1923 when The Miami Times printed its first issue, the world was as troubling a place as it is today. The Ku Klux ...

Donald Trump’s nonsense drowning out the real issues

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has been taking up all the air in the room and on TV. Media outlets that once rightfully dismissed Trump as an upstart fad, have started calling the reality TV star to ask him about ...

Are we impostors? Syndrome convinces people they are frauds

You have accomplished so much but you feel like you have accomplished nothing.

Black business matters every day, every way

"We have to stop buying into this limited celebration of worth and know and understand our value and our worth each and every day. We must step up and have a real dialogue among ourselves; no one else should dictate ...