While enrollments have declined over the past few years at many historically black colleges, some say more black students are enrolling due to increased racial outbreaks on college campuses across the country.
Veteran Opa-locka employee Randolph Aikens, who was suspended for 30 days after issuing code enforcement violations on a property owned by the mayor’s family, is suing the city and its top administrator for retaliation.
Applicants from several local law enforcement agencies, and some from other states, have applied to fill the spot vacated by Antonio Brooklen last September. The city hopes to have someone in place before the Jazz in the Gardens festival.
James Bell, 52, of Miami Gardens pleaded guilty to a federal charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm. Bell’s looking at 15 years, minimum, if he’s adjudged a career criminal after serving six prison terms.
Get your ticket info here for Metallica’s The WorldWired 2017 North American Tour. The metal foursome are booked at Miami Gardens’ Hard Rock Stadium on July 7. Classic rockers Boston are also returning to Hard Rock Live near Hollywood April 14.
Corleon Taylor, who pleaded guilty in December to accepting $3,100 in bribes from a businessman, received a 10-month sentence — but with half of that time served in prison and the other half at home. Taylor hopes to attend his son's high school graduation in June.
After the death of Naika Venant, 14, Miami-Dade Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho said social media giants like Facebook must devote some of their profits to suicide prevention and anti-bullying efforts.
Like many young girls, Naika Venant, known as Hothead Nikee, lived a good part of her life on social media. On Sunday, she died there, fashioning a makeshift noose and hanging herself while live-streaming.
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.
Luis Santiago, former commissioner for the City of Opa-Locka, exits the Federal Courthouse in Miami after surrendering to bribery charges. He pleaded 'Not Guilty' and was released after posting $50,000 surety bond on Friday, December 30, 2016. His attorney Roderick Vereen left the courthouse with Santiago
C.M. GuerreroThe Miami Herald
Former Opa Locka commissioner Santiago leaves federal court