Lance Dixon

@LDixon_3

Lance Dixon covers North Miami and Miami Gardens. 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.

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Black in Time: Bob Simms played a big role in developing black Miami’s leaders and solving community issues

A champion can be someone who competes and wins a contest or competition. Champions usually defend, support or promote human rights. Rarely does one person have the ability to do it all. Robert “Bob” Simms, who was born in 1927 and died in 2014, had such a gift. As a result, his legacy is preserved in the memories of family, friends and many whose lives he touched as a teacher, photographer, executive director and social engineer/problem solver/influencer.

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Photo Gallery: 'Life in Color' paint party | Dec. 26, 2014

‘Life In Color,’ the world's largest paint party, took place at Sun Life Stadium on Friday, Dec. 26 and Saturday, Dec. 27. Two stages hosted local and internationally acclaimed DJs playing electronic dance music. Attendees were blasted with neon paint via hose-like appartuses and people also squirted each other with handheld bottles of washable paint to keep with the fun and wild mood.