Former NBA player Jason Collins, the first openly gay athlete to compete in America’s four major professional sports leagues, is asking young fans to vote for Hillary Clinton — and telling them Donald Trump “stands for everything that I think is the worst in us.”
The Femme Agenda assembly Saturday in Miami Gardens is free and open to the public. Topics will include affordable childcare, reproductive health care, public housing, education, climate gentrification and domestic workers rights.
Attorney Stephan Lopez has filed a letter of intent to sue Miami Gardens and former Police Chief Antonio Brooklen on behalf of a former police officer. Brooklen stepped down on Thursday, citing a need to care for his sick mother.
Miami Gardens Police Chief Antonio Brooklen said he wants to tend to his sick mother and will leave the position at the beginning of October. Assistant Chief Cynthia Machanic will take over as interim chief.
In the latest drama for Opa-locka, former Mayor John Riley was abruptly disqualified from running for City Commission after a $316 check he wrote to qualify for the ballot was returned to City Hall — insufficient funds.
David Chiverton, who is cooperating with the FBI and could face more than three years in prison, admitted shaking down businesses in exchange for permits and other considerations. More criminal charges against other city officials are expected.
Lance Dixon covers Coral Gables, Miami Gardens and North Miami. He joined the Miami Herald in 2013 and is a graduate of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and Morehouse College in Atlanta, Ga.