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This Map Redraws America, Cuts Off South Florida

The Huffington Post | Amanda McCorquodale | Posted 11.11.2013 | Miami

Here's yet more proof that living in South Florida is a truly unique experience. "American Nations," journalist Colin Woodard's book that redraws t...

'My Mom Gave Birth to Me When She Was 14 and We Grew Up Together'

Te-Erika Patterson | Posted 11.18.2013 | Impact
Te-Erika Patterson

When people meet Bryant they often express that he is a young man who is destined for greatness. What they don't see is the undeniable fact that Bryant was raised by a woman who many would have deemed a failure in the making.

Sheriff Harshly Criticizes Hip-Hop Concert Months Before Rappers Even Take The Stage

Posted 11.03.2013 | Black Voices

Hip-hop is no stranger to controversy or criticism, but a recent outcry by a Florida sheriff against an upcoming concert at Florida Gulf Coast Univers...

From Boiled Peanuts to Electric Lemonade, the Farmers Market is Heaven

Suzan McDowell | Posted 10.20.2013 | Miami
Suzan McDowell

We all know those weeks: emails, conference calls, the to do list that never seems to dwindle. But then it's the weekend and a trip to the farmers market can make you feel all tingly inside. Suddenly hope and sunshine are in front of you in the form of fresh fruit and a fresh start.

How Do You Forgive the Kid Who Murdered Your Son?

Suzan McDowell | Posted 09.02.2013 | Miami
Suzan McDowell

I cannot even imagine how to process the phone call informing you your child is dead. How does the brain take that kind of attack? According to Maria and George Gough, the only way they could live with themselves was to forgive their son's killer in the middle of the trial.

Aiport Guide: Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport

George Hobica | Posted 06.11.2013 | Travel
George Hobica

This popular South Florida airport yields many an affordable airfare, meaning that plenty of travelers heading anywhere from Palm Beach to The Keys or on a cruise end up treading its concourses. Here's a mini-guide that'll have you navigating Fort Lauderdale like a pro.

Confession: I Am Brad Pitt's Brother

Rob Hiaasen | Posted 07.24.2013 | Fifty
Rob Hiaasen

Maybe Brad Pitt has a younger brother who can relate. Rob Pitt. Or maybe George Clooney -- Rob Clooney. Justin Timberlake! Rob Timberlake. Maybe people don't believe all of them, either. Maybe I'll just change my name to Rob Pitt.

Why I Am Fasting to Keep Families Together

Gabriela Abendano | Posted 07.15.2013 | Miami
Gabriela Abendano

I have lived in this country long enough to know that I love it. But when our families, friends and neighbors work hard everyday and still have to be afraid of raids in their own neighborhoods and homes, it feels a lot like the countries we came from.

Dr. Sonjia: A Multicultural Dr. Ruth for the 21st Century

Erin N. Marcus, M.D. | Posted 05.05.2013 | Miami
Erin N. Marcus, M.D.

Dr. Sonjia Kenya considers herself a multicultural Dr. Ruth for the 21st Century. She is a certified sexologist and serves as sex columnist for the South Florida Sun Post. She recently authored the book Sex In South Beach.

Why President Hugo Chavez Is Bad For Venezuela and Good for Florida's Housing Recovery

Michael Wildes | Posted 03.26.2013 | Latino Voices
Michael Wildes

Hugo Chavez retaining power in Venezuela could be just what the doctor ordered for the recovery of the American housing market. Despite his absence due to health issues, his presence still looms large.

And Rick Scott's Massive Outsourcing Begins

The Huffington Post | Joey Francilus | Posted 01.04.2013 | Miami

Hundreds of Miami-Dade state corrections employees will soon be without jobs as the state finalized a contract to outsource health care in South Flori...

Homegrown South Florida Entrepreneur Sees Sunny Future in South Florida

Steven Kurlander | Posted 02.05.2013 | Small Business
Steven Kurlander

If you ask most in South Florida, the ongoing recession has had a major negative impact on their standard of living and way of life.

Miami Arts on the Move

Michael Kaiser | Posted 02.02.2013 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

Unlike in many other cities, where the arts are suffering and trying desperately to hold on to audiences and donors, many arts organizations in Miami believe their best days are ahead of them.

Tom Wolfe Digs Into Miami In New Documentary

Bruce Helander | Posted 01.16.2013 | Home
Bruce Helander

Although there certainly has been a history of blood on the streets, here Wolfe's new book and the documentary Tom Wolfe Gets Back to Blood are about blood lines and how they interact with each other.

Dispatch From South Florida, Democracy's Inaction

Meredith Bagby | Posted 01.06.2013 | Miami
Meredith Bagby

Bring a flashlight, two sandwiches, plenty of water, a fold-out chair and a wide-brimmed hat. Do not attempt this feat if you are elderly, can't stand for long periods of time or have a heart condition. No, you are not climbing Mount Kilimanjaro -- you are going to vote in South Florida.

Prepared by South Florida living for Hurricane Sandy

Steven Kurlander | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Steven Kurlander

Riding out the storm in a shaking house in New York, my hurricane angst returned. I worried about whether or not my roof would stay put and whether or not the huge oak tree next to my daughter's room would end up crashing and destroying my home -- and my new life.

PHOTOS: South Florida's Hidden, Unspoiled Beaches

Visit Florida | Posted 12.28.2012 | Travel
Visit Florida

The Hobe Sound beach extends north more than two miles to where the equally pristine St. Lucie Preserve beach begins.

Florida Cop Steals Marijuana From Drug Dealers

Posted 09.06.2012 | Miami

A Florida detective was sentenced to 12 years in prison for conspiring to steal marijuana from drug runners and divvying up the profits between his fr...

With Focus on New Orleans, Isaac's Devastation in South Florida Worse Than People Realize

Steven Kurlander | Posted 10.31.2012 | Miami
Steven Kurlander

I'm one of thousands of South Florida victims of a storm named Isaac that didn't qualify as a hurricane with a category number, but nevertheless qualified as a "5" in terms of the havoc and devastation its destructive rains left behind.

PHOTOS: 7 Affordable Late Summer Getaways

Travelzoo | Posted 10.21.2012 | Travel
Travelzoo

The same places that cost a tanned arm and a leg in the middle of summer get much cheaper once the calendar turns to mid-August.

Florida Couple Cares For More Than 90 Foster Children

Posted 08.16.2012 | Impact

After Lisa and Jorge Alvarez accepted the devastating news that they couldn't conceive, the couple found another way to realize their dream of having ...

Seafood Fraud: Study Finds Area With 31% Of Fish Mislabeled

Posted 07.24.2012 | Home

A recent study by international ocean advocacy group Oceana revealed that nearly a third of the seafood being sold in South Florida is mislabeled. ...

Who Grows Our Food: Margie Pikarsky, Bee Heaven Farm

Ellen Kanner | Posted 07.16.2012 | Green
Ellen Kanner

"I didn't want poisons on my property. I didn't want to tell my child she couldn't play outside because we'd just sprayed. I didn't want anyone eating anything I knew I wouldn't eat myself."

Former NFL Players Arrested For Tax Fraud

The Huffington Post | Emily Cohn | Posted 05.01.2012 | Money

Michael Bennett and William Joseph, two former National League Football players, were arrested by the FBI on Monday and are being charged with identit...

Warning: Don't Fall Victim To This Costly Scam

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 03.28.2012 | Money

If someone calls to say you've a won sweepstakes that you never registered for, don't fall for it. An elderly woman in South Florida lost $9,500 to...