Staring today, Jackson Health System will vaccinate law enforcement officers, firefighters and K-12 school-site personnel ages 50 and older, and is lowering the age threshold to the same for medically at-risk individuals. Read more
Vernon Jordan, who rose from humble beginnings in the segregated South to become a champion of civil rights before reinventing himself as a Washington insider and corporate influencer, has died, according to a statement from his daughter. He was 85. 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
Housing secretary nominee Marcia Fudge told senators Thursday that she would take “extraordinary actions” to prevent people from losing their homes due to the coronavirus pandemic. Read more
A Norwegian lawmaker has nominated Black Lives Matter, the global racial justice movement, for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize. Read more
The police chief of Ohio’s capital and largest city was forced out Thursday after the mayor who hired him said he’d lost confidence in the chief’s ability to make needed changes to the department, weeks after the police killing of Andre Hill. Read more
The Rev. Raphael Warnock, a Democrat, defeated Sen. Kelly Loeffler in Tuesday’s special election for an unexpired term for a U.S. Senate seat in Georgia. Warnock will become the first Black senator in Georgia history. It remains too early to call the second race between Democrat Jon Ossoff a… Read more
All eyes are on Georgia as the nation awaits final results in the high-stakes Senate runoff election that will decide the balance of power in Congress and help determine President-elect Joe Biden’s capacity to enact what may be the most progressive governing agenda in generations. Read more
A Black doctor who died battling COVID-19 complained of racist medical care in widely shared social media posts days before her death, prompting an Indiana hospital system to promise a “full external review” into her treatment. Read more
A statue of Abraham Lincoln with a freed slave appearing to kneel at his feet – optics that drew objections amid a national reckoning with racial injustice – has been removed from its perch in downtown Boston. Read more
A federal judge ordered local election officials in Georgia to allow voting by more than 4,000 people whose eligibility was being challenged ahead of next week’s runoff elections for the U.S. Senate. 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
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