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Miami Gardens mayoral race a comedy of errors

Last Thursday, the Florida Supreme Court made its ruling that Miami Gardens mayoral candidate James Wright was denied his constitutional right when he was disqualified from the race because of a returned check. It was a decision in defense of ...

Too many initiatives, too little solutions

In March 2016, Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez announced the Youth and Community Safety Initiative. The unveiling came shortly after two high-profile deaths of children under 10 years old: Amiere Castro and King Carter. The program’s goal, the mayor said ...

Gun violence at preposterous levels

Here we are again. Shots fired. Children are caught in the crossfire. Some are hurt; others are killed. The press conferences, the tears, the consternation follow, but little solutions. As of press time, an 8-year-old girl’s life hangs in the ...

Voting is your right; you earned it

The results are in from the Florida primary, municipal and county elections. Some candidates will face another election in November. For others, their election is over and they have been hired by you. During campaign season, candidates made a lot ...

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Incumbent Mayor Carlos Gimenez took over the county in 2011 after Carlos Alvarez was recalled. He was elected in 2012 to run a county with a $7 billion budget. He had to steer the county through the remnants of the ...

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Miami Gardens’ residents will elect a mayor and heads of three council seats Aug. 30. They will also vote to accept or reject an amendment to the charter.

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For the first time since he was appointed in 2001 by former Gov. Jeb Bush, County Court Judge Fred Seraphin has drawn a challenger. Seraphin is the first and only Haitian-American judge in Miami-Dade. His bout with the justice system ...

Watch out, Zika mosquitoes are here

Last Friday, the Florida Department of Health confirmed that Wynwood had a case of Zika that was not contracted through travel. Since then Miami-Dade County has sprung into action, spraying for the mosquitoes that carry the virus and handing out ...

Hillary is qualified but needs humility

The country should be more excited that it could elect the first woman president in its 240-year history. Hillary Rodham Diane Clinton could -- like Barack Obama -- earn an indelible mark in the history books, she as the nation’s ...

Answers needed on questionable shooting of Charles Kinsey

The narrative surrounding the reason why therapist Charles Kinsey was shot by North Miami police last week is disturbing on many levels. Police say that last Monday North Miami police officer Jonathan Aledda tried to shoot a non-compliant autistic man ...

Black people are not all suspects

Last week underscored another bloody milestone in American history. At the center of the dispute this time, and all too, often: law enforcement. Social media churned with conflicted messages as to whether Black people should continue on a nonviolent path ...

Liberty Square will need gate keepers

Last Thursday, The Miami-Dade Commission made a monumental decision that affected the lives of many families in Liberty Square. The commissioners said yes to have Related Urban redevelop the dilapidated housing project which, in turn, moved forward the process to ...

Shameful that Congress can’t support some gun regulation

Conversations to add further regulations to buying a gun in the United States get louder every time there is a mass shooting. The more heinous the crime, the longer and louder the outrage. But the noise eventually dies down and ...

United we stand against bigotry and hate

The world woke up Sunday morning to find out that an Orlando gay nightclub filled with people had been sprayed with bullets from an automatic rifle. First, the death toll was 20. By midday Sunday, that number leaped to 50 ...

Miami Gardens deserves control over Dolphins Stadium

Last week, Miami Gardens made a giant leap toward having control related to land use and permitting at the new Dolphins Stadium. It is about time. It should have happened sooner so that Miami Gardens could have had some say ...

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