Amirah Sackett is visiting Miami as part of MDC Live Arts’ Hip Hoppa Locka, an educational program for Opa-locka high school students culminating Saturday in a grand finale performance and block party.
Raul Sosa Sr. and Raul Sosa Jr. were charged with paying thousands of dollars to a former city commissioner, Luis Santiago, and a city lobbyist, who is not identified in an indictment filed Friday by the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
OSHA determined Texas-based Tower King II was at fault in the fatal Sept. 27 fall of three men who were working on a Miami Gardens TV tower. The company was fined $12,934 and is contesting the fine, as well as several OSHA contentions.
The blame has fallen mostly on the city’s building director. In January, he issued Klub 24 a temporary occupancy certificate to operate an “adult entertainment” lounge seven days a week around the clock — despite the city’s strip-club ban.
A Royal Canadian Air Force helicopter flying over homes in the path of the Opa-locka Airport accidentally dropped an 80-pound life raft onto the roof of a Miami home. The inflatable raft left a gaping home in the roof.
Hundreds of students from Brentwood Elementary School in Miami Gardens were evacuated Friday afternoon after administrators found a suspicious package, described to be a device with wires and a clock, sitting near a fence by a field.
Former Commissioner Luis Santiago’s sentencing on Thursday was initially set for last March, but he cut a plea deal on a single bribery conspiracy charge and ever since has assisted FBI agents and the U.S. attorney’s office build their investigation against lobbyist Dante Starks, who is close to Mayor Myra Taylor.
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.
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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