My father once said that “you get the government you deserve.” His words are resonating in a scary way. He was talking about nations where people allowed leaders of questionable intentions, character and morals to take over and become dictators. The statement was not meant to describe United…
Tuesday, May 30, 2023
Nestled within the vibrant streets of Overtown, Miami's most economically challenged neighborhood, lies Red Rooster, a restaurant that has garnered both praise and controversy. With the backing of a substantial $1 million grant from the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA), Red Rooster was e…
Tuesday, May 23, 2023
In the old days, the United States government would issue travel advisories to American tourists about dangerous countries overseas. But a travel advisory about the Sunshine State was recently issued by the NAACP, America’s oldest and most respected civil rights organization, for good reason.
Community colleges are uniquely positioned to support their local communities with pathways to economic and social mobility. But a recent report draws attention to a decline in Black college students, particularly at community colleges, which enroll over one-third (36%) of Black students ent…
I have heard men talk about when their attitudes about women changed, and usually this revealing moment comes when they found themselves looking into the eyes of their firstborn daughter. It’s like the moment the Grinch has in the Christmas movie, “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.” The Grinch…
Tuesday, May 16, 2023
My maternal grandfather was Haitian. I didn’t know him well – he died when I was about 6. I don’t remember whether he smoked a pipe or a cigar, but I remember the smell of smoke clinging to him on the few occasions I sat in his lap. I remember him trying to teach my siblings and me a few pat…
When most people think of Joe Biden for president again, they think Geritol.
Tuesday, May 09, 2023
Gov. Ron DeSantis has declared a war on “woke,” which to me means a war on young people, Black people, the queer and transgender, women, books and even the Black History AP exam if it mentions anything negative about white people, particularly as it relates to slavery and discrimination.
There’s been a growing concern in recent years about the persistent achievement gap between low-income students and their peers. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, low-income students are less likely to perform well academically and are less likely to graduate from hi…
Wednesday, May 03, 2023
“Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening.” – 1 Samuel 3:9
The fact that power is meant to be shared and every voice is meant to be heard is the beauty of democracy. The failure of democracy is not the system itself, but the people who we put into the system.
Tuesday, April 25, 2023
Donald Trump is up in the polls against Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis among likely Republican presidential election voters in a Wall Street Journal poll, with Trump getting 51% to DeSantis’ 38%. Trump’s favorability rating among all Americans is 34% and 68% among Republicans. And within two week…
In one week, numerous lives were irrevocably impacted by gun violence in separate instances. As a nation, we’ve sadly become desensitized to such headlines in many ways, but these crimes are shocking beyond measure for their brazen and unnecessary use of force.
Wednesday, April 19, 2023
When I was growing up, I had certain childhood heroes: Martin Luther King Jr., Mohammed Ali, Pelé, Hannibal and Thurgood Marshall. To show their liberality, Republicans replaced Marshall when he retired from the Supreme Court with his antithesis, Clarence Thomas.
The Tennessee General Assembly’s expulsion of two African American lawmakers duly elected by their constituents, while sparing a third who happened not to be African American, signifies a dangerous subversion of our representative democracy, the most precious thing we have in this country.
THIS WEEK'S TOP 10
Letter to the editor: Overtown CRA and Red Rooster don’t live up to the promise
Teen harassed by 'Citi Bike Karen' sees overwhelming support on GoFundMe
We always get the government we deserve
Former Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel Steps Down as Opa-locka Chief
North Miami Beach Mayor Anthony DeFillipo arrested, charged with illegal voting
Ousted North Miami Beach commissioner in limbo
USAID PSA contest illustrates why Cash is Best when donating to international disasters
COVID pill Paxlovid gets full FDA approval
Barbara Sharief wins concessions in defamation suit
Soulfly Chicken opens in Wynwood
May 31-June 6, 2023
72, retired clerk II for Miami-Dade Police… Read moreFRANK LEE WASHINGTON
82, died May 22. Viewing 4 - 7 p.m., Frida… Read moreMARTHA TAYLOR
70, died May 18. Viewing 4 - 7 p.m., Frida… Read moreWILEY ALLEN
77, molder, died at Mount Sinai Hospital. … Read moreKETRICK BARTLEY
- Who needs to work for ‘food stamps’
- Yeezy shoes back on sale
- Adult marijuana use amendment on track for 2024
- Sean Combs files suit against spirits company
- Amazon to pay $31 million in privacy violations
- Dolphins minicamp kicks off
- NFL expanding Smart Heart Sports Coalition
- Miami-Dade Schools' Best & Brightest