Overtown

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Focus on South Florida: A Purvis Homecoming

Purvis young was a self-taught street artist, who was born in 1943 in Liberty City, and raised in Overtown. Young’s depiction of urban life and the African-American experience gained him international recognition as an American contemporary artist. Now, Overtown’s historic Lyric Theater is about to showcase Young’s work in an exhibition called “A Man Among the People: A Purvis Homecoming”. We focus on the significance of this exhibition which pays homage to a South Florida trailblazer.

My TV 33–11/24/2014

Former Florida Governor and Democratic candidate for Governor Charlie Crist speaks during a televised debate with Republican Florida Governor Rick Scott at Broward College on October 15, 2014 in Davie, Florida. Governor Scott is facing off against Crist in the November 4, 2014 governors race.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Crist Visits South Florida Voters, Volunteers On Campaign Trail

Former Governor and Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Charlie Crist made stops in South Florida on Friday.

10/24/2014

September 28, 2014: A mass shooting took place at 6410 Northwest 7 Avenue.(Source: CBS4)

Nightclub Shooting Adds To List Of South Florida Mass Shootings

The shooting that injured 15 people at a Miami nightclub is among several mass shootings that have taken place in South Florida.

09/28/2014

(Source: CBS4)

Critical Mass Ride Set For Friday Evening

Parts of South Florida, especially Miami Beach, be prepared because Critical Mass will be sweeping through your usually-congested area Friday evening.

09/26/2014

(Source: CBS4)

Dade Two Years Late On $60 Million For Urban Renewal

More than $60 million earmarked for five mixed-use projects in Miami’s Overtown community have yet to be dispersed two years after residents packed City Hall demanding to save the imperiled funds.

07/27/2014

Jumbo’s restaurant (Source: James Beard Foundation)

Historic Liberty City Restaurant Closing Its Doors After 59 Years

Jumbo’s is as well known for its shrimp as it is for its history.

07/22/2014

June 1, 2014: Members of  a Miami church held services outside after their church burned May 30, 2014.  (Source: CBS4)

Church Members Say Faith Will Help Them Rebuild After Massive Fire

Members of a church that burned Friday night, attended services Sunday morning.

CBS Miami–06/01/2014

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JMH Stops Giving Out Formula Samples In An Effort To Promote Breastfeeding

Plenty of research shows that breastfeeding, from protecting newborns from illnesses, to boosting intelligence, is good for babies—now, to promote breastfeeding, one local hospital has stopped giving out formula samples.

05/27/2014

Critical Mass (Source: CBS4)

Critical Mass Snarls Traffic In Miami & Miami Beach

Drivers in both Miami and Miami Beach found themselves in an unusual amount of traffic as they made their way to happy hour Friday night.

04/25/2014

(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Volunteers Needed To Document Overtown’s History

Researchers want youth volunteers to help snap photos of their surroundings as part of a study of the historic community.

02/15/2014

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