Fanny Ben-Ami’s tale of determination has been dramatized in the film “Fanny’s Journey.” The protagonist and survivor herself, now 86, visited two charter high schools in Miami on Feb. 14 to share her story and promote the movie, which can be seen theatrically in Palm Beach County.
A road-rage shooting in Little Havana reportedly put one man in critical condition and shut down the Northwest 12th Avenue drawbridge in both directions, affecting pickup at nearby SLAM Charter School.
A plan to encourage taller, denser development in East Little Havana is being put aside in favor of a broader effort to spur growth in the neighborhood through new design guidelines, preservation efforts and affordable housing incentives.
Miami police released photos of the red 2006 Chevrolet Equinox they say was the getaway car in Thursday’s armed robbery at Value Pawn & Jewelry. Ricardo Reyes, 65, was fatally wounded by one of the three suspects, all of whom remain at large.
While planning this year’s Gay8 street festival on Calle Ocho, founders Damian Pardo and Joe Cardona sought a way to keep the street fair fun and still address the serious gun safety issues confounding our community.
Miami Dade College welcomes the Cuban musical group Septeto Santiaguero at the Koubek Center, 2705 SW Third St., at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14. The concert is part of the Little Havana Social Club, a social dance series.
Retired Major League Baseball superstar Alex Rodriguez visited the Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade’s Hank Kline Club on Wednesday to exchange gifts, spread holiday cheer and talk with teenagers about their life goals.
In the male-dominated cigar industry, twin sisters Yvonne and Yvette Rodriguez have set out to blaze a trail for their business, Tres Lindas Cubanas Cigars, while at the same time celebrating the vast shades of women in the African diaspora.
Manuel Balado ran a chain of tire dealerships in Havana that led the U.S. company Firestone to honor the business entrepreneur as one of its top dealers. After fleeing Cuba in 1962, Balado repeated the success in Miami with his chain, Balado National Tire.