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Civil rights lawyer's memoir to be reissued, made into film | Miami Times Online
Miami Times Online | December 11, 2018
NEW YORK (AP) — A memoir by the late civil-rights activist Dovey Johnson Roundtree is being reissued, and a film version is in the works.
National clergy to back Amendment 4 | Miami Times Online
Miami Times Online | December 11, 2018
Reverend Al Sharpton is scheduled to issue a request for action for what he says is a “clergy-driven voter registration effort” to add the Florida’s 1.4 million ex-prisoners onto voter rolls at the 2018 National Consultation of the Conference of…
Rosanell Eaton, Queen Mother of voting rights, dies at 97 | Miami Times Online
Miami Times Online | December 11, 2018
Considered a Queen Mother and a leader in the struggle and movement for freedom, justice and equality, Rosanell Eaton proved a true matriarch to many civil rights leaders — especially when it came to the fight against voter suppression.
Thousands of mailed ballots in Florida were not counted | Miami Times Online
Miami Times Online | December 11, 2018
Florida officials say thousands of mailed ballots were not counted because they were delivered too late to state election offices.
Rev. Dr. Wendell Anthony | Miami Times Online
Miami Times Online | December 11, 2018
Rev. Dr. Wendell Anthony says the actions taken by the GOP-led legislature are “more crooked than the great train robberies committed by Jesse and Frank James in the Missouri territories.”
Detroit NAACP slams Michigan  Republicans for trying to limit Democrats powers | Miami Times Online
Miami Times Online | December 11, 2018
Rev. Dr. Wendell Anthony isn’t taking the latest efforts by the outgoing Republican administration in Michigan sitting down.
Don't Dismiss Y-100's Jingle Ball, a Teen Concert With Grown-Up Appeal | Miami New Times
Miami New Times | December 11, 2018
Jingle Ball might seem childish, but there's room for adults at the coveted holiday-themed pop concert.
Emma Stone and The Favourite’s Royal Women Scheme Deliciously | Miami New Times
Miami New Times | December 11, 2018
It’s the early 18th century, there’s a war on with France, and the persistently ill, somewhat childish Anne struggles both to assert her authority and to preserve her kingdom and her crown
Christmas 2018: Miami Restaurant Guide | Miami New Times
Miami New Times | December 11, 2018
If a no-cook Christmas is at the top of your wish list, check out our list of Miami restaurants that will be serving delicious meals this holiday.
North Bay Village is Tiny, But Absolutely Looney-Tune Crazy | Miami New Times
Miami New Times | December 11, 2018
North Bay Village is made up of three tiny islands in the middle of Biscayne Bay. But it has the best politics. Not long ago, the police chief, city attorney, and several other key officials were fired. Then old pro Manager Frank Rollason, his deputy manager, and a secretary quit. In...
Fiola Is the Third Restaurant With Michelin Bona Fides to Open in Miami This Year | Miami New Times
Miami New Times | December 11, 2018
An overwhelming joy hides in a wide bowl of crushed ice adorned with an ounce of caviar, three of the vivid red Spanish shrimp called carabineros, buttery slices of hamachi lounging in rosewater, and sweet, slightly briny sea scallops spritzed with lime and fresh coconut milk. Such delights don't co...
Father Sues After Prosecutors Failed to Charge Guard Who Beat His Teenage Son | Miami New Times
Miami New Times | December 11, 2018
On February 12, 2017, Darell Bryant tossed a 14-year-old child to the ground and punched him in the face, breaking his nose. Video footage obtained by the Miami Herald as part of their exposé on guards in Florida's juvenile detention facilities stoking violence amongst the incarcerated children sho...
Manny Garavito Gives Miami Comics a Place to Work Out | Miami New Times
Miami New Times | December 11, 2018
Comedian Eliot Chang warmed up to the Monday-night crowd at RedBar in Brickell. You might have seen him on Chelsea Lately or his episode of Comedy Central Presents. Chang headlined a show at the Open Stage Club in Coral Gables that Saturday but opted to stick around for a more few days to enjoy the ...
III Points 2019 Daily Lineup Revealed | Miami New Times
Miami New Times | December 11, 2018
With 2018 quickly coming to an end, it's time to look forward to what 2019 brings — including the music festival season. Leading the charge will be III Points, which switched dates from October to February, skipping 2018 altogether. The date change should help the sixth edition of the festiva...
Miami Art Week 2018 Brought Tessa Thompson, Bono, and Other Stars to Town | Miami New Times
Miami New Times | December 11, 2018
While you were waiting in traffic and lusting after $30 glasses of champagne at the art fairs, celebrities touched down in Miami to party, perform, and yes, even look at some art. These are the famous faces spotted around town last week. Actor Tessa Thompson hosted Bombay Sapphire's annual Artisan.....
The Wynwood Yard's Baker's Dozen Spotlights 13 Local Dessert Shops | Miami New Times
Miami New Times | December 11, 2018
This Saturday, December 15, 13 local vendors and pastry chefs will battle it out at the Wynwood Yard's Baker's Dozen, where they will dish out their most delicious dessert in hopes of gaining the most votes and winning a temporary pop-up at the Yard.
Tom Berenger on the
Miami New Times | December 11, 2018
It has been 32 years since Oliver Stone’s Platoon hit movie theaters, riding a wave of critical acclaim to four Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Director. The movie about the slow destruction of a group of U.S. soldiers in Vietnam remains an unforgettable movie-making experience for the act...
Here's the Weirdest, Worst Stuff We Saw at Art Basel 2018 | Miami New Times
Miami New Times | December 11, 2018
Maybe 20 percent of the pieces at an Art Basel fair are fantastic. Another 75-ish percent are either trite, cliched, or meaningless. But the final, leftover 5 to 10 percent is where Art Basel truly shines: Every art fair has something in the realm of five to 10 pieces that...
Samsara Cabaret Combines the Ethereal and the Burlesque in an Examination of Life's Duality | Miami New Times
Miami New Times | December 11, 2018
According to Buddhist philosophy, humans live in an individual world created by subjective thoughts and perceptions. We are continuously re-creating our "self" through our experiences and choices, trapped in samsara — an endless cycle of birth, death, and rebirth — until we are able to liberate ...
Miami Herald | December 11, 2018
Voters in Doral elected Digna Cabral, a 41-year-old University of Miami researcher, as their council member for Seat Four in a runoff election Tuesday. The runoff was called after no … Click to Continue »
Miami Herald | December 11, 2018
She stood at the foot of his bed, rifle in hand, finger on the trigger. But Barney was the perfect patient. The anesthesia flowing through his body probably helped. Zookeepers … Click to Continue »
Miami Herald | December 11, 2018
Barney, the 25-year-old silverback gorilla, gets his annual checkup at Zoo Miami on Tuesday, December 11, 2018. Zoo Keepers were concerned by Barney's persistent cough and after his examination they learned he has mites in his airways. … Click to Continue »
Miami Herald | December 11, 2018
A woman who was run over several times on I-95 early Friday was on a first date, and somehow fell off a motorcycle, according to her family. Jennifer St. Clair, … Click to Continue »
Miami Herald | December 11, 2018
A mother told Hialeah police Monday that a bullet grazed her arm when her son fired several shots through the window of her home, according to the department. Late Monday … Click to Continue »
Miami Herald | December 11, 2018
When Marcy Garcia and her younger siblings came home from school one afternoon in September, they couldn’t believe what they saw in their front yard. They found their mattresses, scorched … Click to Continue »
Miami Herald | December 11, 2018
A man shot to death was found slumped over the steering wheel of his car on a busy street in Miami Gardens, police said. The man was identified as Jaime … Click to Continue »
Miami Today | December 11, 2018
A second series of compressed natural gas (CNG) buses could arrive in Miami-Dade by September to replace its aging Metrobus fleet, adding to 300 buses already ordered. Where they will come from, however, is undetermined. County commissioners Dec. 4 amended an item directing Mayor Carlos Giménez to ...
Miami Today | December 11, 2018
The continuing evolution of Brickell City Centre is set to be considered this week by Miami city commissioners. On the commission’s agenda today (12/13) is a third amendment to a Special Area Plan (SAP) for Brickell City Centre and a second development agreement for the large mixed-use project tha...
Miami Today | December 11, 2018
The final document to pull a demolition permit for the old LaSalle Cleaners building in downtown Coral Gables was to be submitted Wednesday of this week, according to the lawyer for Mirella LaSalle, the owner of the building. The demolition plan, the last missing piece, was delayed because of troubl...
Miami Today | December 11, 2018
Fewer artists are finding affordable gallery and studio spaces in Wynwood, and many are forced to say goodbye to its mural-decorated streets. Some are determined to stay, but most newcomers are looking elsewhere for lower rent. Rents are on the rise as Wynwood gains popularity. Artist and co-owner o...
Miami Today | December 11, 2018
Good news for fliers who dread the long, serpentine lines at Miami International Airport: Help is on the way. County commissioners last week OK’d a contract with SITA Information Networking Computing USA to install systems to analyze lines and predict wait times at security checkpoints, allowing a...
Miami Today | December 11, 2018
Miami’s newest parking garage is expected to be finished next spring, playing a key role in a new development on the Coconut Grove waterfront called Regatta Harbour. The City of Miami and the Miami Parking Authority are partners in the public-private partnership bringing the new garage and related...
Miami Today | December 11, 2018
As US attorney for the Southern District of Florida, Ariana Fajardo Orshan presides over more than 200 federal prosecutors in a demanding district encompassing nine counties. The former Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court judge, who since 2012 primarily ruled over family cases, began as an assistant sta...
Miami Today | December 11, 2018
When planners last week certified 13 miles of North Dade elevated rail as the future, it symbolized a promise kept. But was it purely symbolic, with little chance of happening soon – or ever? Planners four decades ago promised that Metrorail would run there. But it was never built, and residents a...
Miami Herald | December 11, 2018
An early riser who went outside to fetch her newspaper Saturday morning found herself in the middle of a news story when she discovered a dead man on the ground … Click to Continue »
Miami Herald | December 11, 2018
All that infernal construction was bound to alter your drive south on Florida’s Turnpike. That day is here, says the Florida Department of Transportation. If you’re used to taking the … Click to Continue »
Miami Herald | December 11, 2018
After schools let out and day turned to night outside school district headquarters, school officials and teachers union delegates stayed behind, holding back tears of joy. Never before had Miami-Dade … Click to Continue »
Miami Herald | December 11, 2018
Florida is ready to spend $100 million helping build Miami-Dade’s first advanced bus system, a 20-mile express route in South Dade with vehicles and stations designed to mimic some of … Click to Continue »
Miami Herald | December 11, 2018
La Liga’s plan to stage a regular-season game between Barcelona and Girona at Hard Rock Stadium Jan. 26, 2019, has been put on hold. Barcelona’s Board of Directors tabled the … Click to Continue »
Kore-eda’s Big-Hearted Shoplifters Toasts the Family That Steals Together | Miami New Times
Miami New Times | December 10, 2018
Based on a collection of true news items about exactly what the film’s title promises, Kore-eda’s story centers around a household that at first might appear to be a somewhat ordinary family that has merely fallen on hard times
The Best Concerts in Miami This Week | Miami New Times
Miami New Times | December 10, 2018
Y100's Jingle Ball, Macy Gray with Nu Deco Ensemble, and more of the best concerts in Miami this week, December 10 through 16.
Freddie Mercury Doppelgänger Marc Martel Does a Killer Queen | Miami New Times
Miami New Times | December 10, 2018
When Marc Martel started a rock band with friends from bible college in the desolate plains of Saskatchewan, Canada, he wasn’t looking for a record deal. But he got one. Martel took his degree in worship ministry and headed to Nashville, where his band Downthere enjoyed moderate success. Even so,....
Into the Spider-Verse Is the Best Superhero Movie Since The Dark Knight | Miami New Times
Miami New Times | December 10, 2018
It sets a host of alternative Spider-folk running amok in the New York City of Brooklyn teen Miles Morales, the mixed-race Spider-Man (his father is black and his mother Latinx) invented for the comics in 2011 by Brian Michael Bendis and Sara Pichelli
University of Miami Studying Why Transgender Women Have a Higher HIV Rate | Miami New Times
Miami New Times | December 10, 2018
Among the general population, less than 1 percent of Americans are HIV positive. But for transgender women, the rate is astonishingly higher — almost 22 percent, or more than one in five. No one knows exactly why. Now, researchers at the University of Miami's Miller School of Medicine are looking....
Punch Bowl Social Will Offer
Miami New Times | December 10, 2018
Punch Bowl Social will open in Wynwood sometime in the summer of 2019, taking up the entire first floor of the Wynwood Garage.
The Best Free Events in Miami This Week | Miami New Times
Miami New Times | December 10, 2018
Buskerfest, the Listening Den, Wallcast concerts, and more of the best free events happening in South Florida this week, December 10 through 16.
ICE Is Getting Legal Advice From South Florida's Private-Prison Giant, Emails Show | Miami New Times
Miami New Times | December 10, 2018
Before the federal government sued California in an attempt to open the state to private-prison contractors, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement sought the advice of GEO Group, the Boca Raton-based, multibillion-dollar private-detention-facility corporation. Mother Jones broke news of...
Hate Goes Mainstream With the Miami Proud Boys | Miami New Times
Miami New Times | December 10, 2018
Inside a rundown Lauderhill strip mall sits Hair and Such, Nothing but Wings II, and the Broward County Supervisor of Elections Office, where ballots are being recounted in three closely watched statewide elections. Outside, about 60 protesters gather in the parking lot. Some of them sport Make Amer...
Video: Miami Cops Violently Shove Crowd at Air Jordan Shoe Release | Miami New Times
Miami New Times | December 10, 2018
Miami Police officers said they had to shut down an Air Jordan shoe-release event at the Miami nightclub E11even this past Saturday after cops said patrons got too "rowdy" while waiting for sneakers. Video shows crowds surging against metal barriers in an unsafe manner.
Ortiz-Backed Group Loses Control of Miami Police Union | Miami New Times
Miami New Times | December 10, 2018
Javier Ortiz has led the City of Miami Fraternal Order of Police since 2011. In that time, he has racked up excessive-force complaints, been sued a few times, and said demonstrably racist things on social media. He has also mysteriously escaped punishment after multiple Internal Affairs investigatio...