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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 ...

Open Carry laws are a really bad idea

A law to liberate the way how the 1.4 million people in Florida who have a concealed weapons license carry their firearms cleared the Senate Criminal Justice committee, 3 to 2. At the same time a law to allow guns ...

Corey Jones’ death deserves Department of Justice attention

Corey Jones was shot and killed by a police officer as he awaited a tow truck for his broken down car in Palm Beach Gardens. Some media accounts have focused on the fact that Jones was arrested in 2007 for ...

Black lives should and do matter

The Democratic candidates debate on CNN last Tuesday showed the nation that Black lives really don’t matter. Don Lemon selected a question to ask the four presidential nominee candidates that has been debated for months, but has produced no real, ...

Fins invigorated with new leadership

It looks like all the Miami Dolphins needed was some new leadership. After losing three games in a row this season, the Dolphins beat the Tennessee Titans 38-10 in Dan Campbell’s debut as interim coach on Sunday. Former head coach ...

Redistricting must not be used to isolate

Before the last census, District 24 was District 17, and classified in the 2010 Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index as the “most suffering” congressional district in the nation in the category of life evaluation, or how people described their quality of life. ...

Something stinks about the no-bid process

The arbitrary way Miami-Dade County qualifies development projects for no-bid approval is confounding and confusing. Comes Miami Yacht Harbor with a $250 million project proposal to develop an area in PortMiami. Without serious reason, other than they are looking for ...