Home / 2018 / January

Monthly Archives: January 2018

(Left to right) Jorge Mas, Marcelo Claure, David Beckham, Don Garber, Jose Mas, Simon Fuller, Miami Mayor Francis Suarez, and Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez at Miami Beckham United announcement (Nicholas Poblete/SFNS)

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 here.” The former soccer star ...

Read More »
FreskoLakay00-FI

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 Tank.  The initiative, he said, ...

Read More »
(Left to right) County Commissioner Esteban Bovo, Miami Gardens Mayor Oliver Gilbert, Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez discuss transportation issues on Thursday. (Jaylin Hawkins / SFNS)

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 of Miami-Dade College. By Jaylin ...

Read More »
SamuelGFreedman-Salas

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 vice presidency often went unnoticed.  ...

Read More »
Dr. Anthony Atala is hosting several panels discussing regenerative medicine at the 13th World Stem Cell Summit in Downtown Miami. (Photo credit: Nick Rodriguez)

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, tissues and organs. He also ...

Read More »
"Las mujeres cambiarán el mundo" fue una de las leyendas de las pancartas exhibidas durante la Marcha de Mujeres Miami. 
Foto: Maria Fernanda Becerra

Mujeres buscan empoderarse en las urnas

“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 Mujeres en Miami: “Estoy aquí para luchar por lo que Trump ha hecho. Trump, si estás leyendo esto, me siento realmente ...

Read More »
Greg Simon, president of the Biden Cancer Initiative gives an acceptance speech of behalf of the Bidens. (Photo courtesy Howard Miller)

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 Center, for their cancer research ...

Read More »
Former Vice President Joe Biden (File image via Flickr)

Bidens to be honored for cancer research advocacy

Former Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden will be honored for their advocacy of cancer care and research as part of a weeklong conference in downtown Miami. The award ceremony, which will also honor doctors, scientists and other leaders in the field, will take place on Jan. 23 from 7 to 9 pm. The Bidens’ attendance has not ...

Read More »
Then Vice President-elect Hubert H. Humphrey (left), alongside Coretta Scott King (center), and Civil Rights Leader and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (right), at a rally at Harlem's 369th Regiment Armory on December 17, 1964. (United States Library of Congress)

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 president under President Lyndon B. ...

Read More »