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    July 11, 2014

    Overtown Music & Arts Festival: "This Big Annual Event Will Expand Like Calle Ocho"

    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 >>

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    June 5, 2014
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    June 20, 2013
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    October 9, 2012

    Black Miamians Don't Trust That a $1.2 Billion Bond Will Benefit Schools

    Uncle Luke, the man who 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 retraces the history of broken promises made to Miami's African American community.On November 6, we'll vote on a $1.2 billion bond issue to fix up 280 s ... More >>

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    September 27, 2012
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    July 11, 2012

    SoWyn Is the New Name for Northeast Overtown; Will the Fancy Renaming Ever End?

    Overtown is one of Miami's most historic, if blighted, neighborhoods. All it needs to change its fortunes is a Manhattan-ified name. Realtors are now declaring that the blocks within NE 14th Street and NW 20th Street, and NW First Avenue and NE Second Avenue -- a square officially in the northeast ... More >>

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    June 21, 2012
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    January 20, 2012

    Grand Central Park Opens Today, But Is It A Waste Of Taxpayers' $200,000?

    ​When Tiffany Dallas, a master's student at Florida International University, started researching her thesis on redeveloping Overtown, she was fascinated by Grand Central owner Brad Knoefler's plan to turn a blighted patch of land opposite his club -- once the home of the Miami Arena -- into a tem ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2011

    Behind the Scenes on 13-Year-Old Heartthrob Gibbor Green's "Crush"​Gibbor Green is the cutest little singing heartthrob Miami has possibly ever seen. And the 13-year-old talent is about to take the biz by storm with his single "Crush." The music video directed by Maicol Diaz isn't just the tale of one middle-schooler's infatuation with another. ... More >>

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    April 7, 2011
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    April 5, 2011

    Overtown's Roots in the City Farmers Market Will Open Tomorrow

    David Kehr​Last week, the Roots in the City Farmers Market in Overtown announced it would close owing to a code enforcement violation notice. Now the sponsors say they will resume business tomorrow. It seems the permit issues with the city have been smoothed over, and the market will lik ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2011

    Get Moving Mayor Regalado, Or I'll Take Your Job

    ​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 lays out his ideas to fix Miami's inner city neighborhoods. While it was nice to see Tony Crapp Jr., an African American ... More >>

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    August 12, 2010
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    July 27, 2010

    Miami Commissioners Marc Sarnoff and Richard Dunn II Cash In On Blight

    Miami Commissioners Marc Sarnoff and Richard Dunn II want to take $105,000 meant for Overtown​What do you do if you have $59.2 million in unspent funds from last year's budget earmarked for long-stalled projects at the Overtown and Omni community redevelopment agencies? If you're Miami city commis ... More >>

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    July 22, 2010
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    June 11, 2010

    Fire Blazes Through Overtown Apartment Building

    Several families were left without shelter after an early morning fire broke out in an apartment building near the corner of NW 3rd Avenue and 11th Terrace in Overtown. According to Channel 10, the fire alarms failed to go off after a second floor apartment caught fire, forcing residents to bang on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2010

    Video: Despite Crime, Some Hipster Kids Are (a little too) Fearless in Overtown

    Gentrification is a funny thing. And by "funny," we mean totally horrifying.In Miami, it beckons wealthy club kids to traipse around the ghetto like a college dorm. Park West/Overtown used to be known for its crumbling buildings and crack houses. Now it's the kind of place penniless neighbors roll t ... More >>

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    April 20, 2010

    Miami Art Legend Purvis Young Dies at 67

    ​Purvis Young, who in the later years of his life rose from poverty and obscurity to become one of Miami's most well-known and respected artists, has died today at the age of 67 from cardiac arrest following a battle with diabetes that had left him in a wheel chair. Young lived and worked in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2010

    Roots in the City Farmers Market Brings Fresh, Affordable Food to Overtown

    David KehrMiami Mayor Thomas Regalado greets an Overtown resident and market shopper​The Roots in the City Farmers Market in Overtown saw its busiest day yet during a dedication ceremony that included Miami Mayor Thomas Regalado and Commissioner Richard Dunn yesterday. The Booker T. Washington Hi ... More >>

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    March 18, 2010
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    March 16, 2010

    Rebuild Liberty City and Overtown Instead of Tearing Down City Commissioners

    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. Up this week, Luke assesses the latest criminal charges against his pal Michelle Spence-Jones and what he would do to fix Overtown and Liber ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2010

    Stop Screwing Miami's Inner City; Hire A Black Guy

    Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness once made the U.S. Supreme Court Newscom​stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. Up this week: Miami is in trouble again. The town's top bureaucrat -- City Manager Pete Hernandez -- has resigned and the U. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2010

    City's Stray Chickens: Friend or Foe?

    Until last October, the city used to pay a guy $14,000 a year to round up the thousands of stray chickens that roam our pockmarked streets. In a story in this week's New Times, Lesther Jorge, the last Chicken Buster, toured some old battle sites, like Overtown, the Gaza of stray fowl. ​He found t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2009

    Overtown Now More "Authentic" Than New York, Says New York Post

    Photo by Jipsy​It's slightly amusing to read all the post-Art Basel coverage written by out-of-towners, especially when they set their sights not on art, but on our fair city. For the record, though, fellow scribes: Half the places you call Cuban cafés are not actually Cuban; Wynwood is a specifi ... More >>

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    November 17, 2009

    Is Watson Island the New Overtown (With a Mega-Yacht Club)? me via Flickr CC​Watson Island is the redheaded stepchild of Biscayne Bay. Star Island gets Shaquille O'Neal and Madonna. Fisher Island has its own private ferry. And poor Watson is stuck with a field of dry grass and a theme park full of restless parrots. Sure, it's home to the Japane ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2009

    Video: Group Sings "Lean On Me" at Lotus House Thrift Grand Opening

    Lotus House Thrift (203 NW 36th St., Miami) is a Wynwood extension of Overtown's Lotus House Women's Shelter. It is a thrift shop that specializes in selling clothes, furniture, electronics, and household goods to help fund shelter meals, housing, health services, job training, and more. I bought ... More >>

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    July 22, 2009

    Dead Shark in the Dirty Street

    via N3T10's flickrSometimes Miami deserves its reputation as slightly Third-World. Police last night found a six-foot nurse shark lying in the middle of a street in Overtown. It apparently had been there since 7 p.m., but no one bothered to call the cops for two hours.  ... More >>

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    May 7, 2009

    Duane Starks Goes Out In Style

    Duane Starks started his football career at the age of eight in a local optimist club program, he became a star quarterback for Miami Beach Senior High, briefly attended Miami-Dade Community College and then played as a starting cornerback for the University of Miami Hurricanes. He entered the NFL, ... More >>

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    January 20, 2009

    Hope for Overtown

    At 11:45 this morning, Jackson Soul Food restaurant at 950 NW Third Ave. was standing-room-only. Overtown and Liberty City residents packed every booth, table, and counter inside the storied and recently  remodeled soul food eatery as they watched President Barack Obama's inaugural ceremony on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2008

    StreetWorks - Uncompleted Mural

    Jose D. Duran On my way to White Room Monday night, I spotted a man painting a mural along the corner of NE 14th Street and 1st Avenue. It is basically at the entrance of Overtown, right along the corridor were you can find PS14, Vagabond, Ice Palace and the recently boarded up Karu & Y. It wasn't ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 3, 2007

    Flickering Brightly

    Read and listen at The Firefly

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    February 8, 2007

    Overtown’s Own

    Purvis Young gets mad props at FLIFF

  • News

    June 30, 2005

    Changing Times

    For more than 80 years the Miami Times has been the voice of the black community, but fewer and fewer people are listening

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    January 8, 2004

    The Sociology of Suds

    Overtown gets clean at Mister Lee's

  • News

    March 27, 2003

    When You Strike at a King You Must Kill Him

    Miami Commissioner Art Teele survived an attempted coup d'état. Now it's payback time.

  • News

    October 3, 2002

    What Did You Do in the War on Poverty?

    Always fighting the good fight, Miami's politicians have been tireless in assisting the city's poor huddled masses

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    August 29, 2002

    Letters from the Issue of August 29, 2002

    One cop would rather resign than compromise his integrity

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    July 25, 2002

    O-Town Art

    The Lyric Theater throws a birthday party for Miami with art as a present

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    November 1, 2001

    Sylvia's Story

    Overtown is a state of mind

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    March 1, 2001

    Parental Consensus

    Imagine what would happen if Hispanic mommies and daddies united with black mommies and daddies in petitioning the school district

  • News

    November 25, 1999

    Less for Moore

    Times are tough for grocer Lawrence Moore and his Overtown neighbors. Will the county help out? No way.

  • News

    February 11, 1999

    The View from Buddy's

    The corner of North Miami Avenue and Fourteenth Street may not look like much today, but it encompasses the history of Miami. It also has a bright future.

  • News

    February 12, 1998

    Black Beauty

    In an era when race relations were ugly, the Sunlight Beauty Academy did its part to make black Miami a more lovely place

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    January 15, 1998

    There's a Riot Goin' On

    The long-delayed film East of Overtown may finally get the Hollywood treatment, which has Leo Casino ready to explode

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    November 20, 1997
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    April 24, 1997
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    November 21, 1996
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    November 14, 1996
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    October 26, 1995
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    September 14, 1995

    Three Cheers for the Volunteers

    And one big raspberry for the supervisors who allowed Dade's AmeriCorps to go down the tubes

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