When Miami rapper Young Scrilla was shot in Overtown while making a music video a couple of weeks ago, details trickled out like a weekend baller trying to make it rain with Wingstop coupons.
Now, in a Crossfade exclusive, Dave and LT of TruStory Entertainment -- the bosses who threw last year's Ri ... More >>
Martin Luther King Jr. loved South Florida. He visited the region many times throughout his career. He was a contemporary of some of Miami's most upstanding citizens, like Father Theodore Gibson of Overtown, as well as some of our most venerable party starters, like WMBM disc jockey Milton "Butterba ... More >>
Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness 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 laments the loss of African American-owned businesses on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.Last Friday, Miami-Dade County and the C ... More >>
Uncle Luke, the man whose booty shaking madness 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 makes his predictions for the new year. What will happen in 2013 to capture people's attention? Who will do something to make us s ... More >>
Yeah, you read that right. Broadway's about to get hood as fuck.
has announced an open casting call for an upcoming "American musical," tentatively titled Holler If Ya Hear Me, "inspired by and
featuring the music of Tupac Amaru Shakur." You know, because lyrics like
"They say pussy ... More >>
Jeffrey Darnell Paul had a dream. A very, very poorly thought out dream. He dreamed that it would be totally OK to put Martin Luther King Jr.'s image on a flyer promoting a party at a Miami strip club. Turns out he was a bit surprised when most people with some common sense thought it was more of ... More >>
If you ask some of your more ill-informed Republican friends they'll probably tell you that Barack Obama and Fidel Castro are like totally BFF4eva, but Cuba's ailing retired dictator isn't a big fan of Obama. Nor does he like the Republican candidates much either, or so he seems to think. In fact ... More >>
If you're anything like us, you're still groggy and discombobulated after a weekend in which you definitely should not have had so many Jack and Cokes. But before you can move on to next weekend (and to a whole new set of irresponsible decisions), you'll have to grit your teeth and make it through t ... More >>
Photo by Jacob KatelHoward SimonAmerican Civil Liberties executive director Howard Simon took part in the last century's most significant freedom march with Dr. Martin Luther King. Then he was part of lawsuits that indicated our own government might have played a role in one of the civil rights m ... More >>
Photo by Cecile MaurelSteel Pulse founder David Hinds.In the run-up to massive reggae fest Bayside Rocks, Crossfade's already spoken with Frederick "Toots" Hibbert about the birth of reggae. We've also convened with Puerto Rican crew Cultura Profética. (Not to mention, we've spent the week revis ... More >>
Michelle Spence-Jones is not taking her latest suspension from the Miami City Commission quietly.The District 5 commissioner has taken aim at her two biggest adversaries -- Gov. Charlie Crist, who suspended her again yesterday, and the Miami Herald, which has oft criticized her attempts to keep her ... More >>
Two very unique (and different) cinematic experiences for you today, both of which take place in places that get the Culture Blog's "Two Pipes Up" of approval.One is courtesy of the Lynn and Louis Wolfson II Florida Moving Image Archives: a screening of historic footage of the Civil Rights movement ... More >>
"Let us realize that
history has thrust upon us an indescribably important destiny --to complete a
process of democratization which our nation has developed too slowly, but which
is our most powerful weapon for world respect."
This might have come from Barack Obama's Tuesday inaugural
addre ... More >>
As easy as he is to mock with decades-old jokes, we've got to hand it to Bill Clinton -- the dude can warm a room like Wayne Newton on crystal meth. Not that last night's Fontainebleau crowd was a hostile audience. About 300 of Miami's glitterati -- among them sunglass mogul and philanthropist Sa ... More >>