Next time you see photographers taking pictures of a languid, bikini-clad woman posing in the surf, realize something. Those photos are worth a lot of money. Especially if they materialize on more than 200 fake Match.com profiles managed by con men operating in internet cafés from Nigeria to Russi ... More >>
When Carolyn Modeste earned 30 months in prison a few weeks ago for stealing more than $200,000 from Miami Shores taxpayers, she nabbed a few hundred words in the Miami Herald and a quick mention on the afternoon news. But no one bothered to answer the real question: Why did the city's longtime comp ... More >>
The annual Reporters Without Borders Press Freedom Index is out, and Cuba continues to have the least freedom of the press in our part of the globe. No other country in the Americas even comes close to Cuba's lowly ranking. Meanwhile, the United States fell 27 places in the rankings in a worrisom ... More >>
Ghana's soul rebel Rocky Dawani.Can you hear that slow-building beat rumbling through the streets? It doesn't matter whether you're downtown, over in the Design District, or holed up in the Grove. There's no avoiding it ... You can feel it in your feet, your knees, and your gut. For the 13th ye ... More >>
Photo by Ian Walton/Getty ImagesThe U.S. defeat at the hands of Ghana this past Saturday was the inevitable letdown after the euphoric last-minute victory over Algeria last week. There are a lot of questions looming now for this team, with the coaching staff, some of its players, and whether thei ... More >>
Maluca plays Grand Central on Saturday.FridayTattoo artists from all over country will descend on Miami's downtown Hyatt this weekend for the three-day Tattoolapalooza. There'll be tattoo contests, marauding evil clowns, inking seminars, gnarly bikers, and goth punk bands. If you're going to get ... More >>
When it comes to hipsters, there's a very short list of sports about which they give even the tiniest shit. (This whole phenomenon can be linked back to the punk notion that jocks are nothing but incipient fascists.) Really, you can narrow it down to skateboarding, drug hunting, and soccer. Yeah, ... More >>
Team USA is moving on the knockout round of the World Cup the only way America knows how - with drama and determination and come-from-behind heroics! After overcoming even more crappy FIFA officiating, an unyielding Algerian goalkeeper, England's 1-0 win over Slovenia, goal differentials, and Kom ... More >>
This past Tuesday was declared I Love Reese's Day by Hershey's -- the makers of Reese's Peanut Butter Cups (which reminds me: more news forthcoming soon on Short Order's I Love Short Order Day). The groups Global Exchange, Green America Today, Oasis USA, and The International Labor Rights Forum d ... More >>
via Liz and Dave on TravelpodGuess what.People to the south of Miami think America's chemical-laden, hormone-injected, infinite shelf-lifed, processed, packaged, industrially produced, lab-tested, factory-farmed food is crazy.But they eat jungle creatures. Now that's weird. Here are our top 5 rea ... More >>
unattributedFact checked with bougerolle.net10. Pee Cola from Ghana - At first we thought it was just an internet joke, but we found two seemingly legitimate sources that back it up.So.... Drink Pee Cola.
Jacob KatelGabriele Marewski pledges allegiance to the green.Paradise Farms is a premiere South Florida grower of specialty produce, certified organic micro-greens and edible flowers for the local restaurant industry. Gabriele Marewski is the head of the farm and is hosting a series of "lazy Sund ... More >>
Wolfgang Roth tells the history of a continent.
Blackstars: Ghana's Hiplife Generation (Outhere)
A rogue state meets presidential candidates who pine for its fickle heart.
Morgan Spurlock makes us look bad, plus (separate!) films on baseball and steroids shine.
For better and worse, Muhammad Ali left his mark on a generation of Miami boxers
A king from Ghana visits Jungle Island
The controversial Bob Marley Festival returns
Tiny dancers honor thy mothers
Express yourself girls, in drumming, painting, belly dancing
The good, the bad, and the boring on re-released Nonesuch Explorer Series
From baaad Afro-rock to really good highlife, dig this Afro-pop
Chinese Rasta curry that's good to go
Finally an exhibition you can dance to
Miami boasts a boxing legend who has kept on swinging through good times and bad. He's the king of the clubs. He's Tuto Zabala.
Safarini: In Transit (Smithsonian Folkways)
As a minority recruiter for the U.S. national soccer team, Juan Carlos Michia doesn't just love soccer, he lives it
A half-century before the Tiger Woods era, black Miamians fought a losing battle to hit the links
Timbuktu African & Caribbean Marketplace
By day he manages the parking facilities at the airport. By night he's Jan Mapou, Miami's guardian of Haitian culture.
Witnesses to the segregated history of Virginia Beach tell a sorry but inspiring tale
Nearly four years ago a couple of intrepid entrepreneurs opened Zanjabil in hopes of inspiring their neighbors in the black Grove. They're still hoping.
Paris, Ghana, Senegal, Miami. Poet Felix Morisseau-Leroy spent half his life in exile, but his heart never left home.