A word of advice to foreign filmmakers who get hooked on Liberty City: Please stop opening your masterpieces with chintzy B-rolls of tourists frolicking on South Beach and then cutting away to bleak footage of a morbid roadside memorial or homeless people. It's hackneyed, dammit! Hopefully, Sha ... More >>
Dorrin Rolle’s dedication to his district is in question
The short, sad lives of some detainees facing relatively minor charges end in jail. Here are three such cases.
Billy Hardemon has been running around Liberty City, and away from allegations of wrongdoing, forever
Octavia Anderson and the last days of the James E. Scott Homes
Nate Brooks goes from gangsta to athlete to rapper -- and wonders what's next
Welfare reform has dramatically changed public housing in Miami-Dade County. Personal responsibility is the new refrain, and zero tolerance is the law.
Barbara Pierre, turbocharged Liberty City housing advocate, has managed to collect some enemies in high places
Scott Homes residents realize their apartments are dirty, dangerous, and crowded. Yet many want to stay.
Forget Israel and Palestine. Inner-city blacks are up in arms about Arab-owned convenience stores in their midst.
Brett Perriman's gridiron days with the Dolphins may be over, but his commitment to the community where he grew up is just beginning
More than 50 years ago, five daring young men put on police uniforms and began patrolling Miami's "Colored Town." A couple of them are still looking for justice.
Hounded by budget crises, unflattering audits, and general gripes about management, the Economic Opportunity Family Health Center circles the wagons
When federal prosecutors seek the death penalty in drug-related murders, the defendants are almost always black. Why should Miami's first "kingpin" case be any exception?
Scenes from the Scott Homes -- the mamas, the kids, the babies, the fight for dignity, the pall of despair
Would tenants of the James E. Scott Homes choose Annie Love to represent them? If Love lets them hold an election, perhaps we'll find out.
First came teen superstardom, then years of troubled obscurity. Now Betty Wright is seeking to balance music, family, and faith.