Crowds gathered at the Friendship Torch in front of Bayfront Park for a Trayvon Martin vigil on July 14, 2013. Crowds demanded changes to laws and made a social call to arms after George Zimmerman was acquitted from the murder of Martin.
A day after U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced prosecutors would not charge George Zimmerman with a federal hate crime, Trayvon Martin's parents, Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton, held a press conference calling the decision 'very disappointing.' Fulton encouraged people to get involved in activism and fight injustice.
Heat guard Wayne Ellington, forward James Johnson, former NBA star Carlos Boozer and former Miami Hurricanes guard Jack McClinton arrived via boat for Hassan Whiteside's party to raise money for his foundation Saturday, Aug 19, 2017, at Miami River Yacht Club.
In the 25 years since it was devastated by Hurricane Andrew, South Miami-Dade has undergone a dramatic transformation from a rural and semi-rural landscape to sprawling suburbia, but improvement has been uneven and unequal — and the region is facing transportation woes and renewed development pressures.
As the school District prepared to launch a new school year on Monday, Aug. 21, the Department of Transportation held a trial dry run of its school bus fleet. The 1,110 buses will be undertaking the massive operation of transporting nearly 50,000 Miami-Dade school children daily via 881 routes in the county.