Social Work

  • News

    November 28, 2013
  • Blogs

    April 24, 2013

    Uncle Luke Gives Away Free Condoms in the Hood

    What time is it? Booty Time! What time is it? Booty, booty time! But you better wrap it up before you have some fun, according to Miami hip-hop icon, community activist, and alternative weekly columnist Luther Campbell. As part of an endorsement deal with New York-based b Condoms, Uncle Luke is gi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2013

    Troubled Homestead Nonprofit Seeks Private Donations to Pay Debt

    Galata Inc., a Homestead social service agency that received a no-questions-asked $500,000 county grant in 2008 to pay off a mortgage, is now seeking private donations to help pay down another loan. In January, the Miami-Dade Inspector General's Office criticized Galata officials for misusing $99,00 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2011

    Texas Woman Shoots Self and Two Children After Being Denied Food Stamps

    It is said that desperate times call for desperate measures. There is no denying that Rachelle Grimmer felt desperate when she shot her two children and then killed herself inside a Laredo, Texas food stamp office.Although the 38-year-old mother of two was obviously in dire straits, or at least beli ... More >>

  • News

    November 3, 2011

    Lost Boys: New child-sex-trafficking research demolishes the stereotype of the underage sex worker

    And sparks an outbreak of denial among child-sex-trafficking alarmists nationwide.

  • News

    July 15, 2010

    Ronald Reagan immigration amnesty 25 years later

    Today, amnesty is a dirty word. So what happened to the immigrants given a fresh start by Reagan in 1986?

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2009

    Two-Thirds of Voters Have Negative Opinion of Mayor Alvarez, 46 Percent Support Recall

    Jonathan Postal Miami-Dade Mayor Alvarez and the County Commission have thrown sizable pay raises to staffers like they were life-vests on a sinking ship. They've simultaneously tossed funding to cultural efforts and other social programs overboard. That hasn't proven popular with voters ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2008

    State Uses Bad Science To Back Its Bad Gay Adoption Ban

    Florida is the only state in the union with laws that specifically single out gay people from adopting, and again that ban is being challenged as a gay Man who has been the foster parent of two sons since 2004 petitions for adoption. Now, are you ready for the huge friggin' list of respected organiz ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 15, 2006
  • City Life

    May 16, 2002


    Women's Fund of Miami-Dade County

  • City Life

    May 16, 2002


    Minnie Bishop

  • News

    July 26, 2001

    Queen of the Oldies

    Josefina Carbonell, Miami's queen of viejo politics, goes to Washington

  • Restaurants

    May 17, 2001

    Best Cheap Eats

    TROY Community Academy’s Teen Cuisine program

  • News

    April 5, 2001

    Don't Tell, Don't Ask

    A teenager born with HIV was never told of her status until it was too late. How this happened, and why, is now a matter of national debate.

  • City Life

    May 11, 2000

    Best Nonprofit

    Grubstake Resources for Recovery

  • News

    November 5, 1998

    The Catalyst

    Marleine Bastien -- activist, social worker, songwriter, mother -- is helping to lead the resurgence of South Florida's Haitian political agenda

  • News

    October 12, 1995

    Pep Talks

    In recovery, out in the field, members of the Partnership to Empower Parents reach out to Miami's drug-dependent mothers

  • News

    August 3, 1995

    Battling, Bungling Bureaucrats

    Miami says the feds are holding up a grant worth millions. The feds say Miami didn't ask for it just right. Miami says up yours. The feds say . . .

  • News

    March 16, 1995

    Forgotten but Not Gone

    The last of the FEMA trailer occupants are now rehoused. The question is: For how long?

  • News

    February 23, 1995

    Still Homeless After All These Years

    The Pottinger case returned to Judge Atkins's courtroom, and both sides came out firing

  • News

    September 28, 1994

    Bad Medicine

    He allegedly fondled and caressed patients against their will. AIDS patients. No wonder he is known as Doctor Scumbag.

  • News

    March 2, 1994

    A House Divided

    When you enter the region where parental rights end and the law steps in, beware. The line is jagged, and it nearly always cuts both ways.

  • News

    June 23, 1993

    A Tale of Tent City

    Last spring, when Dade County united with a local charity to help the hurricane's homeless, the partnership sounded too good to be true. It was.

  • News

    November 6, 1991


    A social worker's claim - that her refusal to schedule abortions for clients got her fired - puts the Public Defender's Office on the defensive