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No backlash predicted due to Smollett incident, say LGBTQ advocates

LGBTQ advocates in South Florida said they do not believe the alleged hate-crime hoax by Empire actor Jussie Smollett will harm their community, saying people are intelligent enough to see this as a unique case.

AfriCOBRA discussion held at North Miami’s MOCA

AfriCOBRA, a movement founded in Chicago, held a panel discussion at the Museum of Contemporary Art in North Miami on Wednesday. Standing for “African Commune of Bad Relevant Artists,” and is focused on creating images to help define the

Oscars watch parties in South Florida

The 91st Annual Academy Awards are this Sunday and will be held in the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. Live Hollywood’s most glamorous night right here in South Florida, and head to one of these locations to enjoy the show:

  • Kimberly White reading “'Maybe Something Beautiful” in front of children at the Storywalk. (Will Sanders/SFNS)

StoryWalk event brings literature to kids

Broward County Library and The Frank Art Gallery and Exhibit Hall held its first StoryWalk in the Pines last weekend at the Charles F. Dodge City Center in Pembroke Pines as a literary experience for children. This event on

Sounds of Little Haiti aims to preserve neighborhood, culture [Video]

Although in danger of falling victim to gentrification, Little Haiti residents say their neighborhood fights back by displaying its culture and inviting all to take part. A remix of Haitian music and early 2000 R&B music boomed throughout the

Fine watchmaking, luxury cars in the Miami Design District

The Miami Design District dazzled during the second annual weekend of Watches and Wonders. The exhibitions, showcasing watchmaking, cars and yachts, were open to the public from Feb. 15 to the 17. According to Craig Robins, developer of the

  • 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 music collective Rolling Bliss and Supergold, a Fort Lauderdale band. The night started with Pear, the

Monster Jam returns to Marlin’s Park [Video]

Monster Jam returned to Miami on Feb. 16 and 17, with the big trucks invading Marlin's Park. Featuring an interview with driver Becky McDonough.

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.

  • Maria Peiro, wearing a Trump shirt, waits for President Donald Trump arrival at FIU on Monday, Feb. 18, 2019 (Maria Pinero / SFNS)

Trump’s FIU speech heartens opponents of Maduro [Video]

As tons of humanitarian aid approached Venezuelan borders, President Donald Trump came to Florida International University on Monday and warned loyalists to President Nicolas Maduro, whose election is disputed, about the consequences of blocking its delivery. Trump addressed the

Protests follow in wake of Trump’s FIU speech [SFA Video]

President Donald J. Trump visited Florida International University on Monday afternoon to talk about the humanitarian crisis in Venezuela. Several hundred protesters turned out to meet him. The demonstrations started at about 8 a.m. when

Reacciones encontradas por la visita de Donald Trump a FIU

En la visita del presidente Donald Trump a FIU, donde ratificó su apoyo Juan Guaidó como presidente interino de Venezuela, un centenar de estudiantes, profesores y activistas se reunieron frente al  FIU Ocean Bank Convocation Center para mostrar su

Lifestyle & Sports

AfriCOBRA discussion held at North Miami’s MOCA

AfriCOBRA, a movement founded in Chicago, held a panel discussion at the Museum of Contemporary Art in North Miami on Wednesday. Standing for “African Commune of Bad Relevant Artists,” and is focused on creating images to help define the

Oscars watch parties in South Florida

The 91st Annual Academy Awards are this Sunday and will be held in the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. Live Hollywood’s most glamorous night right here in South Florida, and head to one of these locations to enjoy the show:

  • Kimberly White reading “'Maybe Something Beautiful” in front of children at the Storywalk. (Will Sanders/SFNS)

StoryWalk event brings literature to kids

Broward County Library and The Frank Art Gallery and Exhibit Hall held its first StoryWalk in the Pines last weekend at the Charles F. Dodge City Center in Pembroke Pines as a literary experience for children. This event on

Videos & Podcasts

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

Little Haiti residents discuss gentrification concerns [Video]

Activists and Little Haiti residents met at Notre Dame D’Haiti Catholic church late last month to talk about issues of gentrification, development and affordable housing within the neighborhood. Four speakers spoke on Jan. 23

Stem Cell Summit returns to Miami [Video]

Jan. 22 marked the kickoff of the annual World Stem Cell Summit in partnership with Phacilitate World Leaders Summit, a conference on stem cell research and regenerative medicine. Held at the Hyatt Regency Miami,

Haulover Skate Park and Pump Track opens [Video]

The Haulover Skate Park and Pump Track, which opened earlier this year, was a passion project spearheaded by Surfside Mayor Daniel Dietch. Surfside officials collaborated with Bal Harbour, Miami Beach, Bay Harbor Islands, and Sunny

SFNS at the Movies: Detective Pikachu, Harry Potter, and remembering Stan Lee

Welcome to SFNS At the Movies! On this show, we will break down all the newest movie news coming from Hollywood as well happenings here in South Florida. At the end of the show, we

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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

No backlash predicted due to Smollett incident, say LGBTQ advocates

LGBTQ advocates in South Florida said they do not believe the alleged hate-crime hoax by Empire actor Jussie Smollett will

Trump’s FIU speech heartens opponents of Maduro [Video]

As tons of humanitarian aid approached Venezuelan borders, President Donald Trump came to Florida International University on Monday and warned

Protests follow in wake of Trump’s FIU speech [SFA Video]

President Donald J. Trump visited Florida International University on Monday afternoon to talk about the humanitarian crisis in Venezuela. Several

Noticias

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

Reacciones encontradas por la visita de Donald Trump a FIU

En la visita del presidente Donald Trump a FIU, donde ratificó su apoyo Juan Guaidó como presidente interino de Venezuela,

Trabas administrativas amenazan el estatus legal de los venezolanos en EE.UU.

“Tengo desde junio del 2018 intentando sacar mi cita y todavía no lo logro”, dice Jhineska Aldana, inmigrante venezolana desde

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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

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Arts & Culture

AfriCOBRA discussion held at North Miami’s MOCA

AfriCOBRA, a movement founded in Chicago, held a panel discussion at the Museum of Contemporary Art in North Miami on Wednesday. Standing

Oscars watch parties in South Florida

The 91st Annual Academy Awards are this Sunday and will be held in the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. Live Hollywood’s most glamorous

  • Kimberly White reading “'Maybe Something Beautiful” in front of children at the Storywalk. (Will Sanders/SFNS)

StoryWalk event brings literature to kids

Broward County Library and The Frank Art Gallery and Exhibit Hall held its first StoryWalk in the Pines last weekend at the

Music

  • 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

The Scene and Sound: The Remyz

This episode of The Scene and Sound features Avery Davis and Christian Martinez of

Ninth Annual Day of the Dead celebration in Fort Lauderdale

The Ninth Annual Day of the Dead celebration in downtown Fort Lauderdale is happening today, Nov.

Food & Dining

‘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

  • A dog receives a meal from his owners. (Courtesy of the restaurant)

Doral restaurant extends welcome to often-ignored members of family [Video]

A Doral restaurant is catering to a new breed of diners with its special “Woof Menu,” designed for canines who can