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Mayor Shirley Gibson chosen as the only local mayor to host an International Contingent of Mayors

Mayor Shirley Gibson and the City of Miami Gardens hosted a team of Mexican mayors who were here to attend the 18th annual Inter-American Conference of Mayors and Local Authorities held at Florida Inter-national University. ...

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State Capitol Briefs

Opponents of Florida's 10-20-Life law said Tuesday that Clay County Circuit Judge Don H. Lester has granted Ronald Thompson, 65, a new trial. Thompson, a disabled veteran, was sentenced in 2010 ...

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Judge to hear voter purge arguments

A federal judge who struck down part of a controversial state elections law will hold a hearing Wednesday morning on whether to issue a temporary restraining order in a separate case concerning a state-ordered voter purge. ...

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Help create an edible community garden in the Magnolia North neighborhood

The Magnolia North neighborhood, formerly known as “the triangle”, was sealed off in 1987 with metal barricades intended to isolate and mitigate high levels of crime and violence at that time. ...

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President Obama speaking in Florida on immigration

In 2012, the Hispanic community has the potential to help determine which presidential candidate will win the election. In Florida 13 percent of the registered voters are Hispanic and 13 percent of the registered voters are Black. ...

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Alaska – Paradise on steroids!

Flying to Alaska from Fort Lauderdale on our preferred carrier, Delta, took a full 15 hours, connecting through Minneapolis and then Seattle. The Seattle flight took off at 10:30 p.m. ...

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FAMU professor gets U.S. patent for drug discovery

Seth Ablordeppey, a Florida A&M University (FAMU) professor in the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, has received a United States patent (No. 8,158,646) for extensive modifications to the drug Cryptolepine. Preliminary tests indicate the drug will be effective at treating infections ...

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Broward County gets its second Black female city manager

The City of Hallandale Beach has a new city manager. But not just any city manager, — its first African-American female city manager. ...

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Governor Rick Scott missing in action at Romney’s events in Florida

In politics the experts say there are no permanent friends and no permanent enemies. Basically, I decided that this meant that in order to survive, you had to watch your friends; as well as your enemies. ...

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City of Fort Lauderdale Police Department recognized for positive influence on young men

On June 19, 2012 the Fort Lauderdale Police Department was recognized for their involvement with the Prince to Kings non-profit organization headed by Sharon Major-Hughes. Prince to Kings provides free mentoring and an educational component for high risk boys. ...

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