Local activists hope to bring the 2013 death of teenager Israel "Reefa" Hernandez at the hands of Miami Beach Police to the attention of the United Nations Committee Against Torture. The Dream Defenders and the Community Justice Project of Florida Legal Services have filed a report with the UN in ti ... More >>
Traditionally, fast food work has been considered entry-level, with the majority of employees being students needing a few dollars in their pocket. These days that's no longer the case, with many adults taking jobs at McDonald's, Burger King, and the like to provide for their families. According to ... More >>
The facts are not in dispute: John Wayne Rogers is legally blind. He also shot his friend to death two years ago after an hours-long drinking binge at his rural Florida home. More specifically, he pointed a .308 Remington assault rifle at his buddy's chest from just over a foot away and then pulled ... More >>
Read the incredible story of how Eligio Cedeño cheated death and Chávez's security forces to flee Venezuela and start a second life in Miami.Eligio Cedeño finally got his day in court -- or as close to it as he can get while Hugo Chávez is still alive. The Venezuelan banker was imprisoned for th ... More >>
Cigars are as Miami as white guayabaras, cafecitos and questionable uses of teal and pink, but a national group is slamming the Orange Bowl this week for including the Calle Ocho favorites in the bowl week festivities.The American Cancer Society has sent a letter to NCAA and Orange Bowl offi ... More >>
Photo by Riki AltmanMaster Chef Rudi Sodamin (foreground) with Chefs Jacques Torres (far left), David Burke (left), and Charlie Trotter (far right)Holland America invited Short Order aboard the ms Noordam a few weeks ago to meet its new Culinary Council. We nearly plotzed after discovering that mean ... More >>
It's easier than ever to record and distribute music, and still, this seems to have frozen many musicians stiff. Sure, there are enough new, one-off tracks to keep you torrenting all day and night, but the time gap between many artists' proper albums seems to be widening. Still, this is deci ... More >>
Leah Kaire is a local musician with a great back story who is doing cool shit. I met her over the weekend at a BBQ at Morningside Park where she was hanging out with my friend Matt. I e-mailed her some questions and here's what she had to say."Okay cool...My name is LEAH KAIRE otherwise known as L B ... More >>
You say tomato, I say "Show me the Money" From The Economist: "After one embarrassment on top of another".... [ed note: like being caught SPYING on Florida Student/Farmworker activists in Fort Lauderdale] "Burger King backed down last month and reached a ground-breaking agreement with the Coaliti ... More >>
It's been a tough few days for musicians as now another legendary recording artist is headed to that great big rock'n'roll party in the sky. Paul Raven, critically acclaimed bassist for Ministry and Killing Joke was found dead over the weekend in Geneva, Switzerland of an apparent heart attack. Whil ... More >>
The UM president talks out of both sides of her yapper
African millionaire Foutanga Dit Babani Sissoko opened his checkbook and stole Miami's heart. Not surprisingly, that wasn't the only thing he stole.
For some people, African millionaire Foutanga Dit Babani Sissoko was a dream come true. For others he was a nightmare.
No money. No filmmaking experience. No hope for commercial success. Minor details didn't stop Joe Cardona and Alex Anton from exploring their Cuban heritage.
You're a very important person. Someone with influence. A big-shot bureaucrat. A friggin' Dade County Commissioner! And when you travel, you expect those airlines to understand that you want to go first class all the way.
He was an aviation classic: independent, stubborn, savvy. And he was convinced powerful forces were out to ruin him. Did that include government informants and federal agents? Gus Conner will never know.
What do Armando Valladares, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Miriam Alonso, Xavier Suarez, Alex Penelas, Steve Clark, and the Miami Herald editorial board have in common? They're just a few of the big names enlisted by accused embezzler Roberto Polo in his fight to a