College Choice released its Top 50 list of Best Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Four Florida schools made the list, with FAMU the highest and Miami Gardens’ Florida Memorial University tops in South Florida.
A juvenile lockup employee sought a higher-paying job at the Miami Gardens Police Department. Among the screening requirements was a polygraph. It was such a disaster that not only was she not hired by the city, but she was fired by the state.
Rapper Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter lent his name and voice to support the Peace Walk & Peace Talk rally in Miami Gardens Saturday, alongside Trayvon Martin’s parents, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin. Jay-Z spoke from the Betty T. Ferguson Amphitheater stage.
The organizers of Rolling Loud, a three-day hip-hop festival, announced Wednesday that the event is returning to Miami in May, bringing some of music’s biggest stars with it. But the event won’t be coming back to Bayfront Park in downtown. Instead, it’ll be at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens.
Barry University grad Jevoni Robinson, who hasn’t played a football game since he caught one pass as a senior at Independence High in Charlotte, North Carolina, recently signed a free-agent contract with the NFL’s Houston Texans, who placed him on their practice roster as a tight end.
Former Miami Gardens police chief Antonio Brooklen has been sued for sexual harassment by former officer Kalicia Battle, who said she was forced to resign from the department after she rejected Brooklen’s sexual advances.
The family of Alicia Roundtree begged the community to help find the killer of their mother and their sister. Roundtree was hit by a stray bullet Saturday evening as she drove home from a Publix in Miami Gardens.
Lowrie Simon, an Opa-locka police officer, was arrested over the weekend after the Broward Sheriff’s Office said he fractured a teenager's jaw during a confrontation in the parking lot at Pembroke Park Church of Christ.
Miami Gardens police said Wednesday that detectives were looking for a “fugitive” involved in a human trafficking case. Johnnie Randell Wilson Pigatt offered two women a place to stay but then wouldn’t let them leave, police said.
Jimmy Buffett, Matthew McConaughey and Snoop Dogg filmed scenes for the made-in-Miami movie, “The Beach Bum.” Buffett is also part of the Eagles’ 2018 North American Tour at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens on April 21, 2018.
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.
President Donald Trump and U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson from Miami Gardens have been feuding over a call he made to a fallen soldier's widow. Sgt. La David T. Johnson was killed in an ambush during a joint-military mission in Niger on Oct. 4, 2017.
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