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PortMiami would bring much-needed jobs to Overtown

I am really dismayed after reading the (Sept. 23) article in The Miami Times regarding [Miami-Dade County Commisioner Xavier Suarez’s] lack of support for the PortMiami project, which would bring thousands of much-needed jobs to this community. I am a ...

An open letter in opposition to granting award to Scott

Dear Dr. Edison Jackson, President Bethune-Cookman University, Joe Petrock, Trustee Board Chairperson and Jennifer Quash-Adams, President of the National Alumni Association of BCU: I am a 1977 graduate and supporter of Bethune-Cookman College (now University). My son is a 2009 ...

Something just ain’t right in Opa-locka

In last week’s article, I began to communicate to the citizens of Opa-locka how pressing the issues were that will govern how the City will be impacted for the next 25 years. The term that I want to impart in ...

A war on mass shootings needed now

It is time to declare War on Mass Shootings. But there will be no declaration. Because the mass killings land smack on the shoulders of white Americans, who thrive in their suburbs, in their small towns and remote villages. Historically, ...

Respect our money in Miami Gardens

In 2014, the City of Miami Gardens sued three major banks, including Wells Fargo, for issuing predatory loans with horrible terms and even worse consequences. The consequences were vacant properties, squatters, foreclosures, increased spending through code enforcement and the Police ...

Young Black men are not ‘knuckleheads’ at all

This letter is in response to the Letter to the Editor in the September 30 – October 6 edition of The Miami Times. If I didn’t know better I would think that the group of young Black men described by ...

Part II: Something just ain’t right’ in Opa-locka

Something is terribly amiss in the City of Opa-locka and it seems that something needs to be done. Some of the goings on in Opa-Locka include employees being laid off, the city’s financial crisis and the so-called attempted takeover of ...

Miami Gardens’ push for diversity in business

City leaders take note of a bold move by Miami Gardens. It had been warning companies with which it does business to add diversity to their teams. Wells Fargo and Florida Municipal Insurance Trust (FMIT) failed to heed their customer, ...

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