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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 ...

Prisons: The way to lock up more Blacks

Incarceration is big business in Florida and after closing several prisons in 2012, the Department of Corrections wants some of them re-opened. Blacks make up 17 percent of the population in Florida, but they make up 50 percent of the ...

The Miami Times political recommendations

Certainly $830M is a lot of money but that’s what would pay for the proposed list of line items that Jackson Health System says it needs to bring its facilities up-to-date, including the modernization of its emergency rooms, the expansion ...

Paucity of choices indicate a better pool of candidates is needed

As we consider who will get our vote next Tuesday, several races whose outcome will have a long standing impact on both the City of Miami and Miami-Dade County confirm something that many of us have only whispered about

Ignorance about breast cancer often equates to death

Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer among Black women in the U.S. It is also the second-leading cause of cancer death among Black women, exceeded only by lung cancer. In fact, a look at recent statistics reveals ...

Scott’s voter purge has all the trappings of racism

Florida Governor Rick Scott is at it again — bound and determined to save us from those hordes of “ineligible voters” that continue to break down the doors at every voting precinct. You know the kind

Rubio shows his true colors — and they aren’t pretty

At one time U.S. Senator Marco Rubio was being touted as a vice-presidential shoo-in, with his dazzling good looks and clean cut appearance. In fact, Rubio became a darling of the media as well as Republicans, particularly those from the ...

It’s time to let Mayor Tondreau do her job

Ever since Lucie Tondreau defeated Kevin Burns in a run-off election for mayor of North Miami last spring, there’s been a court battle, led by Burns, to oust his opponent due to alleged City charter violations. Burns has contended that ...

Where are our Blacks leaders when we need them?

Two things happened on Tuesday, October 1 that should make all Blacks in America stand up and take notice. But it wasn’t like we didn’t see this coming. What is more alarming is the fact that few Black leaders bothered ...

The homeless are people too, right?

The homeless of Miami are probably used to being treated like playing cards — shuffled about like deuces or pushed from one corner of the City to another, as if they were mindless pawns in an endless game of chess.

Let’s keep the Overtown project ‘totally transparent’

Within the last month, as the deadline approached for the Miami county commission to either approve or reject the CRA-recommended developer for a $250M multi-use project,

Blacks must confront our troubles with mental illness

We often make comical remarks — stereotypes if you will — when describing the characteristics associated with different ethnic groups.

Are we really our brother's keeper?

We have recently become a nation of marchers once again, taking a page out of the 1960s playbook to advance our individual causes and concerns. We’ve marched in the name of justice for Trayvon Martin; support for equal rights, including ...

Will Miami become headquarters for the illiterate?

South Florida is known for its idyllic weather, its bevy of beauties and its pristine beaches. But soon, if Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez’s budget goes through without serious alterations, it may be best known for having the largest percentage ...