While these proposals are encouraging, and show some sign of progress, they are not nearly enough. Today, households headed by a female and women over 60 are the two poorest demographic groups in the United States.
On January 27, domestic violence survivor Marissa Alexander will walk out of Florida's Duval County jail -- but she won't be free.
The first Whole Foods opened in 1980 in Austin, Texas - 35 years later with slightly under 400 stores to their chain's credit, it's hard pressed to find a location more valuable than what Whole Foods just opened in Downtown Miami. This specific Whole Foods establishment may have just officially crowned a city corridor.
One prime example of how little importance is given to the Florida environment is happening in Miami-Dade County -- home to Miami and 2.6 million residents.
Generations ago, the phrase "inalienable rights" was imprinted into the country's foundation. None of those rights guaranteed prosperity, but taken as one, they did promise an opportunity to thrive.
If you want to avoid the heat in Miami, don't say these things.
One of my favorite adventures is visiting Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden when Chihuly's work is featured. The gardens and the glass art work hand-in-hand.
I'm honored that the Bookstore in the Grove (in Coconut Grove) has come up with a new smoothie/shake named The Grapevine, after the Coconut Grove Grapevine, which is the daily news of Coconut Grove, Florida, of which I am the editor and publisher.
A former crew member aboard Holland America's MS Nieuw Amsterdam cruise ship was sentenced by a Broward County Florida Federal Judge to 30 years in a federal prison this week for raping and then attempting to kill a female passenger.
On the anniversary of King's birth, I can't help but think how disappointed he would be if he were alive to see how hard it is to build affordable housing in affluent, mostly white communities, thereby precluding many blacks from living in places with good schools and job opportunities.
Normalization with Cuba will be a process, and its pace and scope will depend in part on the actions of the Cuban government to permit dissent. A good start would be to join international conventions that protect human rights.
CBP is the first point of contact for all foreign nationals entering the US, and are themselves a reflection of American principles and ideals.
"By bread and salt, we are united."