Miami to have its own Major League Soccer team

After four years of speculation, Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber, David Beckham and his ownership group, Miami Beckham United, presented Miami as Major League Soccer’s newest franchise city at the Adrienne Arsht Center on Monday. “When I was awarded the team, there was only one city,” said Beckham. “Only one city, and it was

2018-01-30T14:33:20+00:00 January 30th, 2018|Lifestyle, Sports|

Little Haiti shaved ice initiative competing for funding

Sitting in the storage room of Libreri Mapou Creole & French is an unused cart many Haitians would recognize instantly.  It was built a few years ago for Haitian Heritage Month and served as Little Haiti Cultural Complex Manager Abraham Metellus’ inspiration for its Fresko Lakay initiative, one of eight nonprofit semifinalists vying for $5,000 as part of PhilanthropyMiami’s 2018 Shark

2018-01-30T14:24:37+00:00 January 30th, 2018|Business, News|

Officials debate how to fix Miami’s transportation woes

A failure to improve public transportation in Miami-Dade County following a half-cent sales tax increase in 2002 has created a trust problem with voters, officials acknowledged during a panel discussion Thursday. Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez, County Commissioner Esteban Bovo and Miami Gardens Mayor Oliver Gilbert took part in the talk on the Wolfson Campus

2018-01-26T15:08:34+00:00 January 26th, 2018|News, Politics|

Humphrey biographer Samuel Freedman lectures on book, civil rights and journalism

On Wednesday evening, Samuel G. Freedman, an award-winning author and Columbia University journalism professor, delivered a lecture at Florida International University’s Biscayne Bay Campus about his upcoming biography of civil rights activist and former Vice President Hubert Humphrey. Freedman said his fascination with the post-World War II era inspired him to write the book, his ninth, noting that Humphrey’s civil rights actions before his

2018-01-30T13:03:20+00:00 January 25th, 2018|Education, News, Pickups, Politics|

Interview: Dr. Anthony Atala discusses the future of regenerative medicine

Dr. Anthony Atala, director of the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine and the W.H. Boyce professor and chair of the Department of Urology at Wake Forest University, spoke about regenerative medicine in four different sessions at the 13th World Stem Cell Summit in Downtown Miami.  A practicing surgeon and researcher in the area of regenerative medicine, Atala's work focuses on growing new human cells,

2018-01-25T13:29:16+00:00 January 25th, 2018|Education, News, Politics|

Mujeres buscan empoderarse en las urnas

Una representación de una armónica convivencia de culturas, géneros y razas.Foto: Maria Fernanda Becerra “Las chicas gobiernan, Trump babea”, así rezaba el letrero que colgaba del cuello de la pequeña de cinco años Arianna Hall, quien vestida como una princesa, pidió la palabra para expresar su razón para estar en la Marcha de

2018-01-25T15:03:52+00:00 January 25th, 2018|Noticias|

Joe and Jill Biden among several honored at World Stem Cell Summit gala

Former Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden were among several leaders, innovators and professionals in the regenerative medicine field honored during an award dinner Wednesday evening as part of the 13th World Stem Cell Summit in Downtown Miami. The Bidens were given the Advocacy Award at the gala, held at the James L. Knight

2018-01-24T13:49:57+00:00 January 24th, 2018|Business, Education, News, Politics|

Hubert Humphrey’s civil rights efforts to be highlighted in lecture at FIU

An award-winning author and Columbia University journalism professor will be presenting a lecture next week on Hubert H. Humphrey, an American civil rights activist and former vice president. The talk by Samuel G. Freedman will be held at Florida International University’s Biscayne Bay Campus on Jan. 24 at 7 p.m. in Academic II, Room 194. Humphrey served as vice

2018-01-19T13:00:14+00:00 January 18th, 2018|Education, News, Politics|