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Health disparities still plaguing the Black community

According to recent reports from the Centers for Disease Control [CDC], among the 10 leading causes of death for Blacks, the top four — heart disease, cancer, stroke and diabetes — are all preventable.

Scott tries to fix a non-existent problem

The State of Florida has a terrible record and reputation when it comes to voting. In the election of 2012, it took the Supervisors of Elections and the Secretary of the State three days to complete counting the ballots. It ...

Be sure to give thanks for the “little things in life”

If you’re Black and live in the U.S. on Thursday you’ll probably join millions of others who will eagerly grab a plateful of turkey, dressings, macaroni and cheese, collard greens, corned bread and sweet potato or pumpkin pie. You’ll probably

Forgive others, show love and celebrate life

On Thursday many of us will be celebrating the Thanksgiving Holiday with family and close friends. Thanksgiving is definitely a day of reunification and celebration for most of us. And as we come together to celebrate we will fondly reminisce ...

Scott booed — all Floridians not fooled

Governor Rick Scott is determined to win another term because he can continue to fudge numbers and tell everyone that the Florida economy is improving as a result of his policies. He refuses to acknowledge that the entire economy in ...

Poor are pawns in Scott’s healthcare war

There are times when Governor Scott and the Florida Legislature make decisions because they have a grudge against President Obama and the federal government. Their goal is to make sure that the president fails, and they don’t care who in ...

I hope you voted for city commissioner

On Tuesday, Election Day, many of the registered voters in District 5 were missing in action (MIA) or as most of us would say: “no shows at the polls.” Of course, it is troubling when voters don’t show up during ...

For Norland High, promises finally kept

Last November, Miami-Dade County Public Schools asked voters to invest in education by approving the issuance of a $1.2B General Obligation Bond. Voters overwhelmingly gave a collective nod of approval with 70 percent of voters supporting the measure.

If you don’t vote, keep your mouth shut

During the last NBA playoffs, won by our own Miami Heat, there was an effective commercial that summarized the essential point of the game — “Win or go home!” One could be equally creative in assessing the mediocre number of ...

A plan for Dems that ignore Black community

Have you heard the latest political gossip in South Florida? Alex Sink is running for Congress, Charlie Crist is running for governor — this time as a Democrat — and Perry Thurston hopes to become the State’s first Black state ...

Rev. Richard Dunn’s tactics have backfired

The Reverend Dunn II was installed into District 5 seat to take the place of Commissioner Spence-Jones. At that time, he stated he would not run for the seat, but would simply work for citizens of District 5. The taste ...

The truth about why I’m endorsing Dunn

I ran for City Commissioner for District 5 because I wanted to give the community a choice — a candidate who believes in and loves this community and who is one of its few life-long residents. I was willing to ...

Blaming victims not the way to solve Miami Gardens’ crime problem

Referring to Miami Gardens as South Florida’s new “murder capital” in last week’s edition was not just a ploy to spark readership nor was it was done in the spirit of sensationalism.

Lemon City is much more than just a name

There has been an ongoing battle over the historic area of Lemon City and whether its name should be changed to reflect a much different community than when it was established over a century ago. As the name change argument ...

Miami Gardens leaders to face hard facts

Miami-Dade County is no different from any other urban city in this country when it comes to gun violence plaguing the streets of our communities. No city or community in this country goes unscathed by the escalating incidents of gun ...