It’s halftime and the City of North Miami is at the 50-yard line as the May 11 municipal election looms.
Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Miami-Dade’s plan to get rid of the much-hated Dixie Highway name is being blocked by conservative politicians in Tallahassee – and by the upscale enclave of Coral Gables. Read more
A prosecutor said Wednesday that he will charge former Brooklyn Center Police Officer Kim Potter with second-degree manslaughter in the death of 20-year-old Daunte Wright. She was arrested Wednesday morning at the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension in St. Paul.Potter, a 26-year veteran, had pre… Read more
Suburban Minneapolis police officer Kim Potter, a 26-year veteran of the police department, who authorities say mistakenly shot Daunte Wright with her firearm instead of her Taser, has resigned. Although rare, a string of similar incidents has happened in recent years across the U.S. Read more
Fifty-three years after the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s death, the slain civil rights icon’s legacy is easily seen in how his daughter has continued to fight for many of the same causes. Read more
President Joe Biden will withdraw all troops from Afghanistan by Sept. 11, the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on America that were coordinated from that country, U.S. officials said Tuesday. Read more
Tuesday, April 13, 2021
President Joe Biden will withdraw all troops from Afghanistan by Sept. 11, the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on America that were coordinated from that country, U.S. officials said Tuesday.
The Nation of Islam has released a statement denouncing violence and clarifying its limited knowledge of Noah Green. Mainstream media has associated Green with the organization due to his social media posts quoting Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan and expressing his devotion to the con…
Haiti does not have a single vaccine to offer its more than 11 million people over a year after the pandemic began, raising concerns among health experts that the well-being of Haitians is being pushed aside as violence and political instability across the country deepen.
Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin on Monday ordered an Army review of an investigation into a January 2020 militant assault on the Manda Bay military base in Kenya that killed three Americans and wounded three others.
Thursday, April 08, 2021
President Joe Biden, in his first gun control measures since taking office, announced a half-dozen executive actions Thursday aimed at addressing a proliferation of gun violence across the nation that he called an “epidemic and an international embarrassment.”
Tiger Woods was driving more than 80 mph — nearly twice the posted speed limit — on a downhill stretch of road when he lost control of an SUV and crashed in a wreck that seriously injured the golf superstar, authorities said Wednesday.
Wednesday, April 07, 2021
Alcee Hastings, the son of a housemaid and a butler who overcame every obstacle to become Florida's senior member of Congress, died Tuesday morning in hospice care at the age of 84.
Tuesday, April 06, 2021
As a student-athlete with a passion for basketball since the second grade, Florida Memorial University Lions captain Heather Durand was looking forward to her senior year, where she envisioned herself fulfilling her lifelong dream of playing overseas after graduation.
The pandemic hit Miami-Dade public schools hard. Regardless of how well students and their families have adjusted to remote learning, the practice poses significant challenges. If they haven't lost a job, parents fortunate enough to be working from home have had to balance work with assistin…
With a massive infusion of federal aid coming their way, schools across the U.S. are weighing how to use the windfall to ease the harm of the pandemic – and tackle problems that existed long before the coronavirus.
Miami-Dade County’s midnight curfew will be lifted next week as of April 12, according to Mayor Daniella Levine Cava. Speaking at a news conference Monday, she said the decision was made as the county's positivity rate continues to trend downward and vaccine availability increases.
In a move he said would help restore “scientific integrity,” the new head of the Environmental Protection Agency is removing dozens of scientists and other experts from key advisory boards named under former President Donald Trump, saying they were overly friendly to industry.
President Joe Biden on Tuesday nominated a racially diverse and overwhelmingly female group to federal and other judgeships, including three Black women for the U.S. courts of appeals, one pathway to the Supreme Court.
Balancing openness with safety at the U.S. Capitol building is becoming increasingly difficult after Friday’s attack just steps away, nearly three months after a mob stormed the seat of American democracy.
Thursday, April 01, 2021
George Floyd’s girlfriend cried on the witness stand Thursday as she told the story of how they first met in 2017 at a Salvation Army shelter where Floyd was a security guard with “this great Southern voice, raspy.” She also recounted how they both struggled with opioid addiction.
Tuesday, March 30, 2021
Months after Black Lives Matter protests called for massive police reforms, any prospects of major overhauls in Miami-Dade and the Florida Legislature appear to be dead, with local Black leaders now pinning their hopes on Washington, D.C.
A week after the initial shock of police throwing pepper balls into crowds of partygoers just hours after a state of emergency was declared and an 8 p.m. curfew imposed, community leaders are coming together to address Miami Beach’s unruly spring breakers and what can be done to avoid simila…
Funding for anti-gun violence initiatives in Miami-Dade County is coming from an unlikely source – FTX, a relatively new company tied to unregulated and volatile cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, which sealed a $135 million, 19-year deal for naming rights to the Miami Heat’s home court.
A community redevelopment agency tasked with providing affordable housing and economic development within West Coconut Grove was approved by the Miami City Commission Thursday.
After caring for the sick and holding the hand of the dying during the pandemic, doctors and nurses who treat the indigent and the elderly are being rewarded by state legislators with budget cuts that – if passed – will significantly impact their facilities.
Barbara Jordan will claim a place in history as a commissioner who championed the needs of her constituents and effected positive change, according to community leaders.
All eyes are now on the state Senate after the Republican-controlled Florida House voted 76-39 along party lines to pass a controversial bill that would create new criminal charges against demonstrators, while making it harder for local governments to trim police spending.
Sunday voting survived, but little else did. Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp drew protests Thursday as he signed into law a sweeping Republican-sponsored overhaul of state elections that includes new restrictions on voting by mail and greater legislative control over how elections are run.
- FMU basketball coach accused of sexual harassment
- Biopic of gospel singer Mahalia Jackson on Lifetime
- Miami police chief says 'don't stand in the way'
- Payless opens flagship store in North Miami
- Black women blazing trails in social services
- Alcee Hastings dead at 84
- Activists celebrate West Grove CRA approval
- Biden nominates Black women to the bench
- Armour brings dance to generations of children
- National Autism Month brings new leadership to Easterseals South Florida
Miami Times April 8-14, 2021
- Demand far outpacing supply
- THELMA V.WILSON
- Spring elections heat up in City of North Miami
- Marleine Bastien running for office
- Harriet Tubman Highway runs into Tallahassee trouble
- Thrive305 engagement guiding mayor's action plan
- City of Miami doubles down on homeless sweeps
- Police officer to be charged with manslaughter in Daunte Wright killing