A high school in Jacksonville with a majority African-American student population is named for the first grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, which is just wrong on so many levels. Now the school's name is getting some national attention after a Change.org petition to have the name changed has garnered ... More >>
Well, that Rolling Stone article about rising sea levels and freak weather did theorize that eventually Miami would be damaged so badly that the federal government would decide it would just be more cost effective to cut its loses and let it be destroyed. We just didn't think it would happen so soon ... More >>
Remember when Donald Trump and his friends were all, "Obama can't be president, he was secretly born in Kenya!" Then Obama released his original birth certificate from Hawaii and they were like, "Never mind!"If you thought that was the end of the argument, oh how wrong you were. The latest salvo fro ... More >>
One of the greatest stories I ever worked on involved neo-Nazis and burritos.
Lady Gaga wants to meet with President Obama. Following the news that 14-year old Jamey Rodemeyer committed suicide after years of bullying, Gaga tweeted, "The past days I've spent reflecting, crying, and yelling. I have so much anger. It is hard to feel love when cruelty takes someones [sic] l ... More >>
George Washington - former vandalLegend has it that long before George Washington became the first President of The United States, he chopped down a cherry tree. When his father saw the ruined tree he asked George if he did it and George said "yes father, I cannot tell a lie". George's fath ... More >>
SilliCilli's on FlikrHistoric leaking.There's been a lot of leaking lately. First, it was Mel Gibson's heavy-breathing tirade, and now something that is just a tad more relevant -- WikiLeaks' releasing thousands of pages of allegedly classified documents pertaining to the War in Af ... More >>
Cleveland Caveliers owner Dan Gilbert came across as a whiny, sore loser when he posted his now infamous pissed-off, Comic Sans screed when LeBron James dared join the Miami Heat. He called James' actions "heartless and callous" and promised that the Cavs would win a championship before the Heat ... More >>
public domain image by Frances Benjamin JohnstonGeorge Washington Carver (front and center) with fellow staff members at the Tuskeegee Institute in Alabama in 1902. (Click image for full size.)Black History Month is here, so let's talk about one of the greatest agricultural minds of the 19th and ... More >>
It's not that long ago that Miami Beach was proud to be a racist entity. Segregation meant that by law the beach was only for whites. This week, South Beach will go insane with Super Bowl parties for everybody to enjoy, but don't forget what a fucked up place it used to be, and give thanks tha ... More >>
Joyce N. Boghosian Go ahead, make my day Blaise Compaore, President of Burkina Faso Michelle Obama has a ridiculously difficult job. She has to raise a family and schmooze with googly-eyed dignitaries, all the while still having to share her shortbread cookie recipes with Good Housek ... More >>
The only one who knows anything about America is from... Argentina.
The Acme Employment Office on Miami Beach. Today's photo comes to us via the Library of Congress and the year 1939, two years before the Great Depression ended. If you thought getting a job now was tough...
via matthewsabatella.comMatthew SabatellaToday's MP3 of the day relates to the serious meaning behind Memorial Day, and comes courtesy of local troubadour Matthew Sabatella. He's one of the most unique solo performers in town, as he's dedicated his work lately to preserving American folk traditions. ... More >>
Corrections chief Tim Ryan can't seem to stop offending black guards.
Note to Tim Ryan: Maybe just stay home next February. Ryan, Miami-Dade Corrections and Rehabilitation chief since 2006, hasn't exactly built a mountain of goodwill with his majority black workforce during his three years in charge of one of the nation's largest prison systems, with a $315 million b ... More >>
There's all sorts of talk about New Deal this and New Deal that these days, which is fine by Heshy Wilensky, proprietor of the New Deal Kosher Market. Located at 1362 NE 163rd Street in North Miami Beach, it is the only butcher shop in South Florida that has operated under the same ownership and sam ... More >>
Coral Gables' Miracle Theatre dusts off a myth.
Casa Bacardi presents illustrations of history
Does Jesus Drum?
The Lost Riots Epic Records
Paul George as Alex Trebek for the South Florida History Challenge!
Two women were behind Miami's most exciting recent shows
Or, The Life of the Underappreciated Man Who Brought Us Life and Liberty
The City (La Ciudad)
Twilight at Monticello: An Evening with Thomas Jefferson
September 24 - 30, 1998