The bands that last, they're the exceptions to the rule. The Geto Boys are that kind of long-lasting, exceptional group. And after 24 years, they're still going strong and they're headed to Miami this Thursday for a show at Blackbird Ordinary. Widely regarded as one of the greatest hip-hop crews ... More >>
If the Stevie Wonder boycott and the thousands signing MoveOn petitions didn't convince lawmakers they were going to face serious pressure to repeal the Stand Your Ground law after George Zimmerman's acquittal, last night's NAACP convention finale should do the trick. First U.S. Attorney General Er ... More >>
After Trayvon Martin's supporters mourned Saturday's not-guilty verdict, hundreds of thousands have turned to the Department of Justice to urge the feds to make a second attempt to convict George Zimmerman of civil rights violations. The DOJ has confirmed that its inquiry into the case remains open ... More >>
So much for post-racial politics. The tragic shooting of Miami teenager Trayvon Martin last month by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman has once again exposed America's deep racial fault lines. Jesse Jackson quickly announced that "blacks are under attack." White supremacist websites c ... 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 scoffs at the Justice Department's investigation into the death of Trayvon Martin.Ever since I heard the 911 tapes of 17- ... More >>
Miami New Times cover story is going to be a doozy as we dive into the lives of Miami's most hated bloggers -- by the local political establishment, that is. These digital gadflies are filling the civic investigative void created by the cuts at The Miami Herald and other local media outlets. You'll ... More >>
Dr. Julian White, the longtime and highly decorated band director of the Florida A&M University Marching 100, has been effectively fired following the hazing-related death of 26-year-old drum major Robert Champion. Champion's family now also plans to file a lawsuit against the university.
Will Julio Robaina live up to his word? History shows he hasn't.As soon as Luther Campbell made his endorsement of Julio Robaina for mayor official, I received text messages from a couple of Carlos Gimenez supporters asserting Uncle Luke had surely been bought off -- the same accusation our colum ... More >>
Jacob KatelWait, no, don't say itJulio Robaina is like a Cuban Fonzie, the dude stays cool under pressure. But that doesn't mean he isn't up to no good.At the liveliest public forum we've seen so far in the County Mayor's race, the NAACP debate at the New Birth Baptist Church, Luther Campbell acc ... 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 -- has a few words for Florida International Uni ... More >>
Via JustJennifer Upon reading Billboard's report that crappy rap-country mish-masher Kid Rock received a Great Expectations Award from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People on Sunday, our first reaction was, WTF? People still listen to Kid Rock? Our second thoug ... More >>
Mayor Tomás Regalado isn't the only powerful enemy Miami Police Chief Miguel Exposito has made in his relatively short run atop the department. Now, national civil rights leader and former presidential candidate Al Sharpton is calling for a federal investigation into the Miami Police Department. ... More >>
Jim DeMintHey now, not every Republican Senator is ready to warmly welcome Charlie Crist into his or her little club. Nope. Jim DeMint, the junior Senator from South Carolina, is ready to endorse Crist's fledgling primary opponent Marco Rubio, according to Politico, at least. ... More >>
David Souter was appointed to the Supreme Court by President George Bush Sr in 1990. NOW and the NAACP protested this choice. Making these interest groups that are oft at odds with the Republican party come together was just about the only good thing Souter did for Conservatives. Then a funny th ... More >>
Dakota Fanning and Queen Latifah in a flick that's all honey and no sting.
Ban ugliness from Miami Beach.
A local leader testifies before Congress ... with questionable backing
"The fact is that this guy Barney wants to flex something and feel important. He wants to make it racial."
Miami-Dade Corrections officers think a new uniform code discriminates against black men
OutKast's Depression-era hip-hop musical has a loving respect for the old South
For more than 80 years the Miami Times has been the voice of the black community, but fewer and fewer people are listening
A revolutionary remembered
Can Ray "Benzino" Scott's new hip-hop club survive his reputation?
That well-publicized death threat? It's called marketing
Max Rameau switches gears on how to get a civilian investigative panel focused on county cops
You know you've got an image problem when ...
Old Fontainebleu fave Sammy Davis, Jr.
The high and mighty rushed to the aid of dubiously degreed schools superintendent Roger Cuevas
The school board may vote to name a school after a powerful union boss. That's politics, baby.
Witnesses to the segregated history of Virginia Beach tell a sorry but inspiring tale
The Cuban American Defense League wanted a little official recognition. They got it.
For more than two decades Miami's Haitian Refugee Center was a beacon of hope and a force for justice. Today its director, Guy Victor, is struggling just to keep it afloat.
A trio of exile groups mounts a new challenge to monopoly control of local Spanish-language radio
Everybody heard about the tussle between white cops and black students but the discord at Coral Gables High goes far deeper than that
Does the City of Miami Police Department have a foot fetish?
And to hell with life in Miami's black ghettos
The pizza giant promises a pie in 30 minutes or less...as long as you live on the right side of the tracks