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For county mayor, you just endorsed the king

As founder of the Pets’ Trust, I wanted to write you regarding your endorsement of Carlos Gimenez since we were mentioned in that editorial. You stated that… “And her other personal finance issues, including a foreclosure and fines for reporting ...

Plea for help: Crime and violence in Liberty City

An open letter to Mayors Carlos Gimenez and Tomas Regalado and Commissioner Keon Hardemon: I am writing to you on this Sunday evening while I watch dreadfully from my living room window as police sirens flash brightly through my curtains ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Young Black brothers should fight the system

I was reading a letter written by Robert Malone Jr. in your June 10-16 issue (“This Black community’s dirty little secret is revealed”), and he talks about Black on Black crimes not getting protested. He needs to stand up and ...

Comprehensive help needed for Pork ’n Beans

To this august body, I want to thank you for taking the time out of your demanding schedules to read this letter. In the spirit of optimism, I want to acknowledge the successes and strides this administration has been able ...

Not all guilty Black men deserve to be gunned down

have been trying to figure out for the life of me what it is about Black men that law enforcement doesn’t like. Why are there so many excuses being made for their every hardship? Currently, there’s an African American male ...

Concealed weapons bill is dangerous, consequential

I rise in opposition to the bill, Carrying a concealed weapon or concealed fire arm (CS/CS/SB 290). When I think about emergency evacuations, chaos, stress and anxiety are words that come to mind, and now we want to introduce guns ...

Body cameras prevent mistreatment

The massive public reaction to the tragic deaths of three Black teens at the hand of white police officers has led to a national call for use of body cameras to record and prevent any future mistreatment of suspects. There ...

Novice teachers, inferior education: A letter of concern

A reader writes to express his concern stemming from a recent study that reports that most new teachers are concentrated at poor, Black schools.

Vote ‘yes’ for a new and improved Miami Gardens

As we move our community forward we must find a way to substantially reduce crime and create a city where residents and visitors, business owners and business patrons feel safe. We can do that by investing in opportunities for our ...

Setting record straight about Overtown’s churches

In response to your article, “Heads clash on proposed $2.5M community fund,” I would suggest your headline is a bit misleading. Your article clearly reports that the stakeholders you highlighted are not opposed to the community foundation, but are merely ...

Curleys House needs help connecting the dots

We were so pleased to see the article posted last week about Curleys House and...

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