The search for a new Miami City police chief is near its end after 70 applications for the job were whittled down to eight finalists about a week ago. The final decision-maker is Miami City Manager Art Noriega, who himself is less than a year on the job after serving as CEO of Miami Parking … Read more
A controversial suspended police captain, who has been described as a “polarizing figure” with “racist tendencies” by a leader of a Black police organization, won’t be reclaiming the presidency of the local Fraternal Order of Police, the Miami Police Department labor union. Read more
Gov. Ron DeSantis has proposed a record $96.6 billion state budget for the upcoming fiscal year, offering a more upbeat picture of Florida’s finances than the lawmakers who will have to stitch together a spending plan as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to hamper the economy. Read more
While millions of Americans wait for the COVID-19 vaccine, hospital board members, their trustees and donors around the country have gotten early access to the scarce drug or offers for vaccinations, raising complaints about favoritism tainting decisions about who gets inoculated and when. Read more
Florida officials on Friday rolled out a statewide website for people to preregister for COVID-19 vaccinations. The website – myvaccine.fl.gov – allows Floridians to sign up for vaccinations within their home counties. People who are eligible for the shots, including frontline health care wo… Read more
Hundreds of thousands of Floridians who applied for coverage or were enrolled in a children’s health insurance program between 2013 and 2020 are being encouraged to take steps to protect themselves financially after a cyberattack. Read more
Florida legislators and local education officials are trying to pinpoint what happened to nearly 90,000 “missing” public school students, as public school enrollment estimates have dropped amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more
A Norwegian lawmaker has nominated Black Lives Matter, the global racial justice movement, for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize. Read more
Vera De Souza insists she’s been a good tenant. Read more
Christmas tree stands outside the intensive care room where a man stricken by COVID-19 lies unconscious, a machine breathing for him. A few feet away, a plastic snowman adorns the door of another patient whose face is barely visible behind ventilator tubes. Read more
Trump administration political appointees tried to block or change more than a dozen government reports that detailed scientific findings about the spread of the coronavirus, a House panel investigating the alleged interference said Monday. Read more
A judge upheld his decision to livestream the trial of four former Minneapolis police officers charged in the death of George Floyd. Read more
- New funding awarded by Carrie Meek Foundation
- Chef Tristen Epps is making culinary history
- Vanessa Joseph empowers her local community
- New 2021 calendar highlights Overtown’s history
- Activist Francesca Menes speaking truth to power
- Renewed efforts for Black South Florida to rise
- Laptop distribution drives increase digital access
- Damion Jackson is a voice for transplant patients
- City of Miami announces new rental assistance program
- Donovan Lee-Sin always supports Miami families
Miami Times February 24-March 2, 2021
Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Tiger Woods crashed his SUV on sweeping, downhill road in the Los Angels suburbs Tuesday morning, and doctors tried to stabilize “significant” injuries to his right leg with rods and a combination of screws and pins.
Testifying before U.S. Senators for the first time about the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, former security officials blamed faulty intelligence for the disastrous failure to anticipate the violent intentions of the mob that invaded the building and interrupted the certification of the pr…
In a significant defeat for former President Donald Trump, the Supreme Court on Monday declined to step in to halt the turnover of his tax records to a New York state prosecutor.
Fueled by Black turnout, Democrats scored stunning wins in Georgia in the presidential and U.S. Senate races. Now, Republicans are trying to make sure it doesn’t happen again.
Almost 56 years to the Feb. 21, 1965, assassination of Malcolm X, the slain leader’s daughters and a noted civil rights attorney are shining a light on those whom they believe are responsible for his murder.
Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Two ambitious initiatives unveiled last week that aim to rid Miami-Dade of the scourge of racially based economic and social inequities are quickly gaining traction.
The Carrie Meek Foundation has awarded $100,000 to a slew of equity-focused organizations across Miami-Dade. This is the foundation’s first set of grants after relaunching last December, with different goals in mind.
Developing mentoring relationships to support youth has become even more critically important for Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Miami during the pandemic. Despite having to pivot to e-mentoring and weekly food distribution events, the organization continues to tailor programming and ded…
More than 200 students at Carrie P. Meek/Westview K-8 Center recently received laptops and essential school supplies like notebooks, pencils and backpacks, thanks to The Education Fund, a nonprofit that provides educational resources to Miami-Dade County Public Schools teachers and students.
In a continued effort to increase confidence in the COVID-19 vaccine in minority populations, Jackson Health System has launched a community education campaign via a series of videos in English, Spanish and Haitian Creole featuring its own medical experts.
A new City of Miami rental assistance program was announced at a press conference on Tuesday, led by Mayor Francis Suarez along with city commissioners Jeffrey Watson, Ken Russell, Joe Carollo, and Manolo Reyes.
The Democratic chairman of the House Homeland Security committee accused Donald Trump in a federal lawsuit on Tuesday of inciting the deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, and of conspiring with his lawyer and extremist groups to try to prevent Congress from certifying the results of the …
To kick off Black History Month, U.S. Congresswoman Joyce Beatty (D-OH), chair of the powerful Congressional Black Caucus, introduced three related pieces of legislation. Collectively, the resolutions formally recognize the important contributions, struggles and sacrifices of Black veterans …
In the last decade, high-profile police killings – including George Floyd in 2020 – have shaken the nation and led to widespread protests and calls for reform, including hiring more nonwhite and female officers.
The 9-year-old Black girl sat handcuffed in the backseat of a police car, distraught and crying for her father as the white officers grew increasingly impatient while they tried to wrangle her fully into the vehicle.
The Georgia district attorney investigating whether former President Donald Trump should face charges for attempting to pressure her state's elections chief into changing the results of the presidential race in his favor has a reputation as a tough courtroom veteran, not only as a prosecutor…
Thursday, February 11, 2021
In her room at a Georgia nursing home, Bessie Burden was so concerned about the coronavirus that she wore a mask — sometimes two — even when she slept.
Tuesday, February 09, 2021
Health, education and business were the three big topics at the fifth annual State of Black Miami conference last week, with the pandemic at the center of it all. The virtual event, hosted by the Black Affairs Advisory Board, opened on a somber note.
YWCA South Florida is adding a 21-day challenge to the list of actions supporting its "Until Justice Just Is" campaign to promote racial equity and social justice. The virtual initiative takes place Feb. 15 through March 15, excluding weekends.
Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson was elected on Monday to serve as chair of the Higher Education and Workforce Investment (HEWI) Subcommittee of the House Committee on Education and Labor, which has broad jurisdiction over issues related to college affordability, campus climate and safety, …
- Demand far outpacing supply
- CVS ignores Black community in Miami-Dade vaccine effort
- Achieving prosperity for Black Miami after decades of failure
- Dr. James Hildreth appointed to COVID-19 Task Force
- Six residents surprised with new cars
- DeSantis pushes for voter restrictions
- Pro-Trump anesthesiologist, Jennifer Susan Wright of Mount Sinai, charged with hate crime
- Miami Dolphins support Black-owned eateries