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|

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|

Planned South Beach trail part of larger regional and statewide project

State officials have earmarked $3 million to create a pedestrian and bicycle path in South Beach, part of a larger project to connect all of Miami Beach’s neighborhoods, itself part of a statewide plan for such trails. Upon completion, the project will create an uninterrupted paved trail for pedestrians and non-motorized vehicles from South Pointe Park,

2017-12-14T16:20:57+00:00 December 14th, 2017|Arts & Culture, Lifestyle, News, Politics|

Documenting Miami’s homeless [Photos]

As Cheo Sobalvarro turned the corner on a recent afternoon, he noticed his friend Robert scribbling on a notebook. As he took out his camera and focused the lens, Robert looked up. “Hey Robert,” Sobalvarro said. “How are you doing, man?” Robert, who declined to give his last name, is a homeless man living on

Florida roadway fatalities climb despite reaching record seat belt usage

Though more Floridians use seat belts than ever, traffic fatalities continue to rise, a disparity that some lawmakers attribute to motorists distracted by their phones. More than 90 percent of Florida residents use seat belts—an all-time high, according to an analysis by the Preusser Research Group. But despite the prevalence of safety belt usage, traffic

2017-12-01T11:21:41+00:00 December 1st, 2017|News, Politics, Public Safety|