Recent events in Ferguson, Missouri, have raised questions about the militarization of American police departments. When angry protesters took to the streets to demand justice, Ferguson police responded with force. Cops in riot gear fired tear gas and stun grenades at marchers. At least one officer ... More >>
With last week's Supreme Court decisions on gay marriage, Lady Gaga sensed an opportunity to get some free publicity once again publicly support the gay community by singing the national anthem at a New York City Pride kick-off event. Though, she noticeably changed the line "home of the brave," to " ... More >>
Carlos Ruiz-Rojas, a cancer survivor and a veteran of a special U.S. Army unit known as Unidades Cubanas, says the U.S. government in 1963 exploited the youthful enthusiasm of Cuban exile soldiers to overthrow Fidel Castro and carried out illegal and inhumane experiments with Agent Orange. In this w ... More >>
America rocks. And even at 236 years old, the United States of America is still the sexiest country in the free world. But the 50 states, its federal district, and territories throughout the Pacific and Caribbean wouldn't stand a chance if it weren't for the brave men and women who've risked life ... More >>
Just three days after the United States turns the big 2-3-6, BlackPlanet Radio, the U.S. Army, and other sponsors are throwing a post-Independence Day bash in Miami-Dade County featuring performances by some of America's biggest rappers. It's called the Radio One Fest and it'll be going down Satur ... More >>
Florida offers 122 specialty license plates, and all but two saw declines in sales between 2009 and 2010: The "In God We Trust" plate and the Miami Heat plate. Yep, unless you're God almighty or LeBron almighty, Floridians just don't want to shell out the extra cash to worship you on their bumper ... More >>
We all know the Rick Scott administration isn't big on creating new government programs, but Scott's former chief of staff, Mike Prendergast, who now heads the state Department of Veterans Affairs, wants to institute a Florida Veterans Hall of Fame. Scott signed off on a bill authorizing the crea ... More >>
US Army We bet a five-cent aluminum can refund that you didn't know it was national Recycling Day. Sure, this green-friendly holiday isn't as popular as other made-up ones like Valentine's Day or Halloween, and Google isn't commemorating the day with a doodle, but "recycles" is trending on Twitte ... More >>
Courtesy of Miami-Dade CorrectionsEfraim DiveroliIn early 2007, after winning a $300 million U.S. Army contract to equip Afghanistan with munitions, Miami Beach arms dealer Efraim Diveroli, age 21, went scavenging in Albania. There he subcontracted Ylli Pinari, head of that Balkan country's state-ru ... More >>
Kim Ehly and Gwendolyn Lai lead the cast of TigerAlmost 38 years ago, the playwright and Miami native Sandra Riley took a job teaching and directing drama at a US Army Base in Japan. Immersed in the history and culture of a strange new land, she became fascinated by the emperors, samurai, and gei ... More >>
It's kinda difficult to take seriously a soundtrack that features components entitled "Jedi Prayer" and "LSD in the Water." Well, British composer Rolfe Kent most likely wouldn't have kept those crazy headings had he expected anybody to stay truly serious while listening. But be assured that Kent ... More >>
via Flickr user beana_cheese103.1, The Buzz has announced the lineup of their 14th annual Buzz Bake Sale 2009, which is slated to take place at Cruzan Amphitheater on December 5. This twelve hour music festival is taking place over three stages starting at 10 am. Tickets, which run $20 for lawn t ... More >>
Jacob KatelDebbie Brooks - VFW bartender since about 1995 Miami Beach VFW Post 3559 is the best kept secret on the beach, particularly on Memorial Day. All the regulars were cool with me, but nobody there seemed too keen on the idea of the whole world finding out about their $2.50 beers or $3. ... More >>
There's more of the same in Mario Kart Wii, and that just might be plenty.
"Camilo Mejía, you, sir, use America's freedom of speech to erase your cowardice."
"Beasley has been working tirelessly behind the scenes"
The Army's realistic first-person shooter bogs down under fire
The SXSW music fest showcases the city as much as the artists
A wet but not wild riverside bash
At the Winter Music Conference, P. Diddy blows up dance music while the U.S. blows up Iraq
The extreme idealism of F-4 commander Rodolfo Frometa
How the red and the black once fought the white ... and won
Last week's cover illustration? Disgusting!
Scott's Black Hawk Down pays grim, gritty homage to real-life warriors.
Clothes don't make the MIA
Cowboy kicks on Route 66
For black soldiers in the battle for the American West, friend and foe became hard to distinguish
MC5: Gun-toting revolutionaries say the darndest things
The perenially pompous Mr. D'Arby puts his imprimatur on another ambitious pop-soul epic