Among the great American capitals of black culture, the Magic City has always been a beacon of music, art, and hope. But you wouldn't necessarily know it by consulting most of the supposed scholars on the subject. They'll talk for hours about Chicago blues, New Orleans jazz, the Harlem Renaissance ... More >>
Just two days after the NAACP said that the Miami Gardens Police Department may be committing "the most pervasive, most invasive, and most unjustified pattern of police harassment in the nation," the city's police chief has resigned. Matthew Boyd was the first and only person to lead the force, wh ... More >>
Some Halloween parties at the University of Florida this year ended up looking like 1800s minstrel show, as white frat boys and a member of the team's softball team decided it would totally be a good idea to dress up in blackface.The incidents have lead to a lot of controversy, town hall meetings, a ... More >>
The sight of the image of America's first black president juxtaposed next to a Confederate flag may be jarring to some, but 16-year-old Lee County resident Ryan Turner, the founder of the grassroots "Rednecks for Obama" movement (or something), says the use of the images together is meant to show th ... 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 blacks are cool with gay people tying the knot.When he announced that he backs gay marriage, President Barack O ... More >>
Broward state rep and House Democratic leader-designate Perry Thurston Jr. spoke with Lawrence O'Donnell on MSNBC's The Last Word last night about Governor Rick Scott's decision to create a task force to look at the "stand your ground" law. While he sees the "prospects looking better," MSNBC contrib ... More >>
"I slept here last night during the Occupy monsoon," protester Eduardo joked about his time of damp tent living. The torrential rains and some flooding of the campsite didn't keep 60 people from spending the night outside. The numbers have increased, and new tents were being pitched this afternoon.O ... More >>
Jacob KatelRobaina and Campbell at the NAACP debate.Former Miami-Dade mayoral candidate Luther Campbell has endorsed Julio Robaina for the June 28 runoff election.Robaina's campaign called a press conference in Liberty City for 12:30 today. After arriving an hour and a half late, Campbell said he ha ... 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, with the election still hanging in the balance, Luke reflects on the mayoral campaign he made serious.A few weeks ago, WPLG-Ch ... More >>
Alex IzaguirreUncle 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. In this special edition, Luke -- who is a candidate for Miami-Dade mayor -- explains how running a music record business is to ... More >>
Jacob KatelLuther Campbell bossin' upNews flash: Old white guy confuses KKK with NAACP.So, is veteran TV reporter Michael Putney uncomfortable with the sight of two black candidates running for Miami-Dade County mayor?A factual error made by the newsman while serving as moderator at a political d ... More >>
Dorrin RolleJean MonestimeThe race for county commissioner in District 2 isn't just historic, it's historically ugly.At an NAACP political forum last week, Dorrin Rolle -- who could be the first incumbent to lose his seat on the board in 16 years -- likened his rival to blind musician Stevie W ... More >>
CampusReform.org's mission includes giving college "conservatives powerful new weapons in their fight for the hearts and minds of the next generation of citizens, politicians, and members of the media" and helping "a new generation of student activism to identify, expose, and combat the radical l ... More >>
Back in December, we wondered out loud if Charlie Crist's love of diversity would leave the Supreme Court with a more balanced ideological outlook. That seems to be pretty much what happened. Last year, the Governor found himself in the unprecedented ... More >>
The protests in California over the passage of Prop. 8 have gotten heated, and an ugly problem is the bit of racism that's emerged after exit polls showed 70% of African-Americans voted in favor of its passage. This Saturday will see a nationwide protest against the passage of Prop. 8 and similar ba ... More >>
For once, Florida's election officials have made the news recently for doing the right thing. The same week that the NAACP sued the governor of Virginia for not doing enough to accommodate the millions of voters expected to cast ballots this year, Florida Gov. Charlie Crist declared an emergency ... More >>
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It’s unclear whether Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Alvarez declined the invitation or if it was rescinded, but at last night’s NAACP meeting at the Joseph Caleb Center, the man was not there. The uproar of last month’s meeting, which featured a defiant Roosevelt Bradley protesting the forced ... More >>
How did county police officials respond to a damaging report on racial profiling? They didn't
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Just follow the sound of ka-ching as MTV invades a college campus near you
Can hip-hop music be saved? The students of Booker T. Washington High School say yes
Miami Beach sours on Luther Campbell's Memorial Day freak show
How do you prepare for a holiday bash with 400,000 guests? Very, very thoroughly.
Brett Ratner to direct The Silence of the Lambs prequel, The Red Dragon.
Guess who's coming to vote? Guess again.
A half-century before the Tiger Woods era, black Miamians fought a losing battle to hit the links
A much ballyhooed petition supporting a commercial airport in Homestead appears to be a sham
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Forget Israel and Palestine. Inner-city blacks are up in arms about Arab-owned convenience stores in their midst.
Internal records of disciplinary actions against Metro-Dade cops get wiped clean after two years
The Herald's new managing editor drives a Porsche, adores Elvis, and worked miracles in her California community. At least so says the Herald.