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We need to speak up about Liberty Square

Liberty Square Rising is the largest — $300 million — renovation of a public housing complex in Miami-Dade County history and is being voted on by the Miami-Dade County Commissioners on July 6. It is important for those of us ...

The big “checkout” for young Black males

Last Saturday, at around 2 p.m., young Black men (according to witnesses) rode in a vehicle to a parking lot of an apartment complex in Northwest Miami-Dade with the intent to kill. The young men apparently had a beef with ...

UTD is leading the way for public education

Our civil rights history has taught us that a strong and vibrant public education system is key to the future of our children. As we enter into 2016, this is as true as ever. Yet our public schools continue to ...

On the road to a safe, healthy Liberty City

With a total population of just under 40,000, 7 parks, 22 public schools, 175 religious centers, and 51 child care programs, Liberty City is a neighborhood with great potential. However, recent news headlines, hospital and police data, and everyday conversations ...

The new Miami Gardens will be built by us

I began with a simple principle, a simple belief. I believe that a city of more than 110,000 diverse people deserve world renown entertainment venues and more upscale dining options with a national presence than just a single Chili’s. In ...

Redistricting must not be used to isolate

Before the last census, District 24 was District 17, and classified in the 2010 Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index as the “most suffering” congressional district in the nation in the category of life evaluation, or how people described their quality of life. ...

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 ...

Are we impostors? Syndrome convinces people they are frauds

You have accomplished so much but you feel like you have accomplished nothing.

Miami Gardens is a city of purpose

In 2003, the City of Miami Gardens was incorporated and instantly became the third-largest city in Miami-Dade County. Twelve years later, the city continues to stretch its imagination to attain greater achievements for our residents and our children. Project developments ...

Where is the outcry from the community?

It seems that some of our legislators have forgotten how strenuous the testing experience can be on a child. Some of them believe that months of class instruction and homework time must reflect in a single test score. A score ...

No punishment for the death of Raymond

On March 17, 2015, the Miami-Dade State Attorneys’ Office published its decision not to prosecute any officers in the May 2011 shooting death of Raymond Herisse on Miami Beach. In the aftermath of the State Attorneys’ decision, there has not ...

Nite Cap

I call them the Three Horsemen. In South Florida’s Black community, a barren wasteland of broken promises and limited opportunity, these young leaders have galloped in promising change to an already cynical constituency. Enter Keon Hardemon, Oliver Gilbert and Oscar ...

Let's start an NRA for Blacks

When I think about all the gun violence that’s taking place in our country I find totally amazing that we just cannot get a gun control bill passed in Washington, D.C. I guess it’s obvious that the Republicans don’t want ...

The curious case of Bill Cosby

Is Bill Cosby a low-down dirty rapist pig or is America's favorite dad the victim of a smear campaign? It's a debate that's echoing in Miami barbershops and nationwide. The embattled comedic icon's TV wife Phylicia Rashad further ignited the ...

The Social Whirl

January began with Founders Day celebrations and observances for several Greek-letter organizations. Happy Founders Day to the men of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity (January 5); Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity (January 9). And to the women of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority ...

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