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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 ...

Scott moves Florida into a Jim Crow status

Leading up to the election of 2014, Governor Rick Scott will continue to run Florida as a Jim Crow state. In 2012, ex-President Clinton said, “There has never been in my lifetime, since we got rid of the poll tax ...

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 ...

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.

Street Talk: August 14, 2013

Yes, he deserves to continue to play and get paid. Just because they think he’s taking drugs doesn’t mean he really is.”

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 ...

Conservatives comment on not guilty verdict

“Although George Zimmerman was acquitted, there are no winners in this tragic case. A teenager is deceased and a young man's family is mourning. Zimmerman will never have a normal life again. I call for all sides to respect the ...

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, ...

Parents need to join the PTA, instead of listening to the grapevine

It was Gladys Knight and the Pips, along with the incomparable Marvin Gaye, who shared with the rest of the world what Blacks have long known — that there is power in the community grapevine.

Will summer tourism dollars benefit the Black community?

Joyce Knight, 69Allapattah, retired No, theyre not giving us any [money], its all going to...

Obama smiling as unemployment drops

In January 2008, 627,000 Americans on a weekly basis applied for unemployment benefits and the...