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Nonprofit serving ex-cons accuses executive director of embezzlement

Transition Inc. needs a second chance. On Monday evening, David Tucker, the president of the nonprofit’s board of directors, accused Executive Director Maylin Salado of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from the organization, nearly bankrupting it.

South Florida Access: Lori Alhadeff

Jay Valle speaks with Broward School Board member Lori Alhadeff, whose 14-year-old daughter Alyssa was murdered during the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School tragedy. Alhadeff, who was elected last August, talks about her motivation for running for the board,

Posible riesgo de salmonela en pavo molido

Butterball, una marca conocida por sus productos de pavo, retiró un número limitado de productos de pavo molido por posible riesgo de Salmonela. Los productos habían sido producidos el 26 de julio de 2018, según el comunicado oficial del

La disputa por la legitimidad en Venezuela

Juan Guaidó y Nicolás Maduro son reconocidos por simpatizantes y gobiernos extranjeros como presidentes de Venezuela, uno interino y el otro predecesor de Hugo Chávez. Guaidó es apoyado por más de  65 naciones y Maduro por unas 50 hasta

  • Cindy Makita, Alexandra Figueredo, Vicki Lopez and Maria Ilecheva (left to right) discuss gender equality in the Miami. (Dria Thomas / SFNS)

Group discusses gender equality at Venture Cafe

In honor of Women’s History Month, Venture Café Miami hosted a panel discussion Thursday on improving gender equality, one of 17 goals put out by the United Nations. The panel, organized by the Miami chapter of the United Nations

  • Karina Lapi, inspects the outside of the truck, Il Fiorentino, before starting service at the food truck complex at Wynwood Art walk. (Photo by Camilo Londono/ South Florida News Service)

Wynwood faces second round of gentrification

The iconic Wynwood neighborhood – once a place to avoid – is now seeing a second wave of gentrification, with some of its original pioneers leaving either because of increasing costs or to cash out on the increasingly valuable

Dos and don’ts when enjoying the beach during Spring Break

Thousands of vacationers will be escaping the frigid temperatures of the north and fly south to sunny Florida, the spring break capital of the nation. In anticipation for the influx many popular sites have set guidelines to control the

Stimulating economic growth in greater Miami

An economic expert spoke Tuesday in North Miami about diversity, transportation and the importance of having a creative business base. Richard Florida, who gave his talk inside the Roz and Cal Kovens Conference Center at Florida International University’s Biscayne

  • The Biscayne Bay Campus of FlU, home of SFNS.

Women in Communication conference returns to FIU-BBC April 4

Leaders in broadcast, print journalism and the public relations fields are scheduled to speak at the fourth annual Advancement of Women in Communication conference on April 4 at Florida International University’s Biscayne Bay Campus. Panelists and speakers at the

Relaxing and family-friendly Spring Break activities

Spring Break is around the corner, meaning college students from all over the country will come down to South Florida, swarming beaches, tourist attractions and hotels. If you’re not into the crowds, however, here’s a list of things to

International Smoke opens Aventura location

Bestselling cookbook author Ayesha Curry and renowned Chef Michael Mina have joined forces once again, opening a third International Smoke location Feb. 27 at Aventura Mall. The restaurant’s locations in San Francisco and Houston has received guests such as

  • An American flag. (Image via Wikicommons)

Opinion: Wending through the asylum process

Fleeing your home country might not be a thought that crosses your mind often, but to some it is a reality they live with every single day. Millions of people around the world are either refugees or asylum seekers,

Lifestyle & Sports

The Scene and Sound interview: Supergold explains bumpy start

In the latest episode of The Scene and Sound, Supergold’s Alex Alston and Pablo Falcon talk to hosts Steven Guillen and Lukas Alzate about their new album “Paris, Texas” and the somewhat bumpy road the band had starting out.

Dos and don’ts when enjoying the beach during Spring Break

Thousands of vacationers will be escaping the frigid temperatures of the north and fly south to sunny Florida, the spring break capital of the nation. In anticipation for the influx many popular sites have set guidelines to control the

Relaxing and family-friendly Spring Break activities

Spring Break is around the corner, meaning college students from all over the country will come down to South Florida, swarming beaches, tourist attractions and hotels. If you’re not into the crowds, however, here’s a list of things to

Videos & Podcasts

South Florida Access: Lori Alhadeff

Jay Valle speaks with Broward School Board member Lori Alhadeff, whose 14-year-old daughter Alyssa was murdered during the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School tragedy. Alhadeff, who was elected last August, talks about her motivation

Colombian Passion Erupts at the Wynwood Yard [Video]

 Over 500 people and 40 performing artists took the floor at the Wynwood Yard Friday night in celebration of one of  Colombia’s biggest folkloric traditions.   According to Rosmy Camargo, the director of Puerta de

SFA: Free Spirit Fashion Show

South Florida Access host Alicia Nwajei covered the second annual Free Spirit fashion show on Feb. 24th in North Miami. This show was put on by local designer Lucy Polimice to showcase up and

The Scene and Sound: Moongazer

The Scene and Sound hosts members from the band Moongazer. Philip Michael and Allan Saul talk about their band, psychedelic culture and tease some music from their new album, Exit Babylon.

Passions flow at Wynwood Art Walk [Video]

The second Saturday of every month the Wynwood Marketplace becomes home to the Wynwood Art Walk Block Party. Hosted by Swarm Inc., the event is responsible for bringing in an array of local artists

South Florida Access: 48th Annual Seminole Tribal Fair and Pow-Wow

The South Florida Access kicks off its second season with a look at the 48th Annual Seminole Tribal fair and Pow-Wow,  held inside of the new Hard Rock Event Center in Hollywood. Billy Walker, an

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Sports

Australian sailor gunning for gold in Hempel World Cup

Among the sailors competing in the Hempel World Cup Series in Miami this week, Australian Tom Burton stands out. Not only because

Opinion: eSports is destroying traditional sports

About a month ago, I was slouched on my living room couch flipping through channels on my TV, desperate to find something

Opinion: The NBAs “one-and-done” rule needs to be destroyed

Watching college basketball has been one of America's favorite past times. March Madness, where the NCAA’s top schools compete in a tournament

Politics

Nonprofit serving ex-cons accuses executive director of embezzlement

Transition Inc. needs a second chance. On Monday evening, David Tucker, the president of the nonprofit’s board of directors, accused

South Florida Access: Lori Alhadeff

Jay Valle speaks with Broward School Board member Lori Alhadeff, whose 14-year-old daughter Alyssa was murdered during the Marjory Stoneman

Group discusses gender equality at Venture Cafe

In honor of Women’s History Month, Venture Café Miami hosted a panel discussion Thursday on improving gender equality, one of

Education

South Florida Access: Lori Alhadeff

Jay Valle speaks with Broward School Board member Lori Alhadeff, whose 14-year-old daughter Alyssa was murdered during the Marjory Stoneman

Stimulating economic growth in greater Miami

An economic expert spoke Tuesday in North Miami about diversity, transportation and the importance of having a creative business base.

Women in Communication conference returns to FIU-BBC April 4

Leaders in broadcast, print journalism and the public relations fields are scheduled to speak at the fourth annual Advancement of

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Opinion: Sports betting is destroying fantasy sports

Just two weeks ago, I was invited to play the role of commissioner at a fantasy football draft party among my friends. I chose not to participate in the league this year because it involved having to pay a wager.

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Florida Believe it Or Not

  • An alligator floating in Florida's wild waters by Maine Coast and posted on Pixabay.

Florida Believe It or Not: Naked man arrested for punching a North Port Police K-9; Man is reunited with his $150,000 prosthetic arm; Man beats an alligator with a shovel

As Floridians prepare for the upcoming election, the Sunshine State can’t escape the weird news that happens each and every day. This week is no different. North Port Police arrested a man on Saturday when

Florida Believe it or Not: Mako sharks predict Florida’s election results, Two middle school girls plan a stabbing attack; America’s best restroom is in Florida

Floridian news somehow manage to always take a turn for the bizarre and unexpected. Things are never as they seem down here in the Sunshine State where we have a combination of allegedly murderous middle school girls, must-visit bathrooms

  • Brown Squirrel (Photo by Pixabay.com)

Florida Believe it or Not: Man cuts off penis of ex’s new boyfriend; Ocala woman sets underwear rack on fire; Woman removed from plane for bringing “emotional support squirrel”

Although Floridians don't experience the eerie bare trees and the crunch of dead leaves at this time of year, we continue to have weird news that takes a dark turn. A Tallahassee man was charged

Noticas

Posible riesgo de salmonela en pavo molido

Butterball, una marca conocida por sus productos de pavo, retiró un número limitado de productos de pavo molido por posible riesgo de Salmonela. Los productos habían sido producidos el 26 de julio de 2018, según el comunicado oficial del

La disputa por la legitimidad en Venezuela

Juan Guaidó y Nicolás Maduro son reconocidos por simpatizantes y gobiernos extranjeros como presidentes de Venezuela, uno interino y el otro predecesor de Hugo Chávez. Guaidó es apoyado por más de  65 naciones y Maduro por unas 50 hasta

Trump, Scott y Rubio culpan al socialismo del “desastre humanitario” en Venezuela

Durante un discurso en la Universidad Internacional de la Florida, el presidente de los Estados Unidos, Donald Trump y los dos senadores republicanos de este estado insistieron este lunes en responsabilizar  al socialismo de la crisis humanitaria de Venezuela.

Arts & Culture

Relaxing and family-friendly Spring Break activities

Spring Break is around the corner, meaning college students from all over the country will come down to South Florida, swarming beaches,

Black Student Union celebrates with ‘Culture Fest’

FIU’s Black Student Union recently hosted a “Culture Fest” in honor of Black History Month Feb. 24 on the Biscayne Bay Campus.

Black Heritage Festival held in Miami Gardens

Miami-Dade Commissioner Barbara J. Jordan hosted the sixth annual Black Heritage festival on Saturday at Miami Coral City Park where she invited

Music

The Scene and Sound interview: Supergold explains bumpy start

In the latest episode of The Scene and Sound, Supergold’s Alex Alston and Pablo Falcon talk to hosts Steven Guillen

The Scene and Sound: Moongazer

The Scene and Sound hosts members from the band Moongazer. Philip Michael and Allan Saul talk

  • 1305 Miami (Photo by Steven Guillen)

Indie Fest brings the tunes to Miami

Indie Fest showcased local artists and vendors Wednesday night at 1306 Miami. The event was put on by the Miami

Food & Dining

International Smoke opens Aventura location

Bestselling cookbook author Ayesha Curry and renowned Chef Michael Mina have joined forces once again, opening a third International Smoke

‘Bout Damn Time whiskey festival comes to Miami [Video]

The Wharf Miami hosted the “‘Bout Damn Time: American Whiskey Festival” late last month, an event that featured over 800

  • Margie Pikarsky, founder of Bee Haven and the main organizer of the event, talks to attendees. (SFNS/Steven Guilen)

GrowFest festival takes over Homestead

On Saturday and Sunday, Redland’s Fruit & Spice Park hosted its sixth annual GrowFest festival. The festival, said organizers, focused