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Urban Beach Weekend

Are You Racist If You Flee South Beach Memorial Day Weekend?

J.J. Colagrande | Posted 07.27.2014 | Miami
J.J. Colagrande

Urban Beach Week is a hip-hop festival held in South Beach for almost 15 years. It attracts similar numbers to Art Basel and Winter Music Conference, but unlike the European art snobs of Basel, or the hyper-energetic EDM heads at Ultra, UBW attracts a crowd that seems to rattle this city like no other event we host. Is this fair?

14-Year-Old Choked By Cops Over 'Dehumanizing Stares'

Posted 05.31.2013 | Miami

Miami-Dade Police says officers were forced to throw a beach-going 14-year-old to the ground and forcibly restrain him because of clenched fists and "...

LOOK: Urban Beach Week 2013 | Posted 07.28.2013 | Miami

Crowds during the Memorial Day weekend, AKA Urban Beach Week, on Miami Beach were noticeably thinner this year -- perhaps thanks to the unwelcoming po...

Why Won't Cops Explain?

Miami Herald | Julie Brown | Posted 07.26.2013 | Miami

Nothing in Raymond Herisse's past prepared his family for the explosive way that his young life ended. He was 22 when he was killed on a South Beac...

Prepare For The Crush

Miami Herald | CHRISTINA VEIGA AND EVAN S. BENN | Posted 07.23.2013 | Miami

Miami Beach is holding its collective breath through Monday, hoping to dodge the human stampedes, tear gas and deadly police shootings that have marre...

Family Of Man Shot 16 Times By Police Files Lawsuit

Reuters | Posted 07.21.2013 | Miami

MIAMI, May 21 (Reuters) - The family of a 22-year-old man who was shot 16 times by police two years ago during a hip-hop festival in Miami Beach fil...

Best Things To Do This Memorial Day Weekend

Posted 05.25.2012 | Miami

Thousands of tourists will descend on South Beach this weekend for Urban Beach Weekend and Miami Beach Police are reacting with police-state-like tact...

Miami Beach: 'Zero Tolerance' This Memorial Day

Posted 05.09.2012 | Miami

After the, um, interesting shootout during last year’s Memorial Day weekend, Miami Beach Police are bracing themselves for late May with a new "zero...