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 ...

Spreading Larceny

Local attorney Roderick Vereen was on Chief Jimmy Brown’s HOT 105 radio talk show last Sunday night, providing an interesting update on the on-again, off-again fight lodged by Tyrone Greene

Miami Gardens cops owe residents an apology

The City Miami Gardens leadership must make a united stand against violence in the community and stop treating the residents as though they are the problem. At a recent anti-violence rally, Miami Gardens Police Chief, Matthew Boyd, called on the ...

It's time for us to march on Tallahassee

Last week, people from all across America gathered in Washington D.C., to march for equal rights and opportunities. The marchers demonstrated against the social injustices, disparities and lack of opportunities that black and brown people in the U.S. face every ...

FL’s education system needs major overhaul

There is always controversy in the state of Florida, and everyone can find something wrong with the educational system. Some people don’t like the FCAT testing system, and many say the school grading system is a forest.

Can Davis family get justice in Florida?

There is a fundamental problem in Florida where people shoot first and ask questions later. For African American young males there are two cases within four months of each other,

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 ...

Rioters come in all colors and classes

On July 4, a tea party activist and aspiring humorist named “Wild Bill” posted a video on YouTube entitled “White Guy Riot.” In it, he suggests, “rumors are flying in Florida that if George Zimmerman is acquitted, Blacks will riot ...

Did Trayvon Martin receive justice?

Sixty-seven percent of Americans polled do not believe that a jury verdict of not guilty is justice for Trayvon Martin. This means that across race, gender, age and geographic location, most Americans do not believe that Martin received justice. However, ...