As Ferguson, Missouri, has descended into a nightmarish vision of a dystopian police state, few have watched the growing clashes between protesters and authorities with a perspective quite like Sheila McNeil's. As a young woman in Overtown, McNeil lived through Miami's own version of Ferguson -- the ... More >>
Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness once made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke explains why Rick Scott is helping the criminal justice system keep African-Americans down. Last week, Florida Gov. ... More >>
Greene Dreams has been a Liberty City mainstay for 40 years, but now developers want the space.Tyrone Greene leans on the glass counter in his family's shoe-repair shop, Greene Dreams, a one-room space crammed with Barack Obama T-shirts, Miami Heat jerseys, and dashikis. A mural just around the c ... More >>
If you don't understand the raw anger and grief coursing through Overtown this week over Monday's police shooting of an unarmed man at a traffic stop, check out this video.The emotion is palpable inside Overtown's St. John's Baptist Church, where almost 200 gathered last night to demand answers f ... More >>
Kyle Munzenrieder “Where did all these beautiful people come from?” asked a shoeless man wandering along strumming his guitar for pocket change. Maybe he felt a sense of kinship with the 35 cyclists who had gathered at the corner of Lincoln Road and Washington Avenue for a politically charged, ... More >>
For better and worse, Muhammad Ali left his mark on a generation of Miami boxers
Embedded reporters made the military look good in Iraq, but did they do the same for Miami cops?
One cop would rather resign than compromise his integrity
Raul Martinez is a product of Miami's dysfunctional police department, so how can he be expected to transform it?
Billy Hardemon has been running around Liberty City, and away from allegations of wrongdoing, forever
Life, liberty, and the pursuit of hip-hopness
After a legendary career as president of the Miami ACLU, John de Leon is heading even further south
Despite a history of corruption in its north district substation, the Miami Police Department won't get tough with its own cops
Miami developer Aristides Martinez once seemed an inner-city savior. Today he goes by another name: Slumlord.
In response to Alex Penelas's inflammatory Elian speech, hundreds of citizens labeled him a demagogue, a coward, and a traitor. And those are just the epithets we can print.
Times are tough for grocer Lawrence Moore and his Overtown neighbors. Will the county help out? No way.
When a gutsy group of homegrown entrepreneurs tried to turn around the black Grove, they failed miserably
Created after the 1980 riots, the Metro Miami Action Plan was supposed to level the playing field for blacks. What happened?
Miami's mean streets are being patrolled by a new breed of cop -- smart, young, tough, hip to the neighborhood. And she's ambitious, too.
Nothing like a sports championship to bring out the beast in a city
Just when a forlorn section of Liberty City is about to get the help it so desperately needs, along comes Miller Dawkins on his political bulldozer
Father Jose Luis Menendez of Wynwood takes the church to the people and the people to the streets