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Fighting for best Liberty Square Rising

Liberty City is not just a community I serve, but a community where I was born and raised. I am no stranger to Liberty City, it is my home. I emphatically want to see Liberty Square and the surrounding community ...

Doing the right thing for Liberty Square

Liberty Square residents have been waiting for the redevelopment of their community for decades. Since first proposing the redevelopment of this historic community in February 2015, my administration has remained committed to ensuring that Liberty Square Rising was the most ...

Let’s talk Opa-locka and learn the facts

Much has been written and said about Opa-locka's finances and the recovery that the city is diligently undertaking. Although everyone is entitled to their opinion, no man is entitled to their own facts. Opa-locka is indeed under financial stress, but ...

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 ...

No light shining in our Black community

Darkness has seemed to outshine light in Miami’s urban core over the past 12 months with the increasing incidents of senseless gun violence among our children and youth, incidents that involve mainly black males who are either victims or suspects ...

Black power, no power

There was a time before integration that most of what happened to us we could honestly say that it was because of white folk. Today, what continues to happen to us is because of those “selfish, I’m afraid something is ...

Ghost of Scott Carver haunts Liberty Square

Maya Angelou wrote that “History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.” Over a decade ago 1150 residents of Liberty City were told by Miami-Dade County’s Housing department that their ...

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 ...

Do Black lives matter to all of us Blacks?

I’ve come to realize over the years that the era of slavery and civil rights were more than just suppression. Though those seasons were plagued with horrific travesties that we, as a community will never forget, that time forced us ...

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 ...

Voter suppression laws hurt all Americans

Voting makes us who we are as Americans. Our democracy is special because we value equal and fair elections. Manipulating voting laws for an advantage in an election is something we expect to hear about in countries with dictatorships. It ...

Employ Miami-Dade will help local talent find work

When I first took office, our community was still recovering from difficult economic times that resulted from the effects of the Great Recession. While we have done much to move our local economy forward, I am the mayor for all ...

I’ve Been Thinking What About You?

I’m really not sure what it means when I hear the phrase making reference to “losing your mind or lost your mind” but that may be the case with me at this very moment. Here it is, 3 o’ clock ...

Economic progress on the brink again

On the brink of a long-awaited go ahead for a major economic development project with jobs, training and business opportunities for area residents, supporters of the Carrie Meek Foundation are preparing for the type of smear campaign that has become ...

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