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Community Remembrance Project brings Black history home

Scene from the National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Alabama. (Courtesy of Spady Cultural Heritage Museum) In Montgomery, Alabama, there is an elegant, solemn memorial acknowledging racial terrorism and the more than 4,400 lives it has claimed. The National Memorial for Peace and Justice, which opened to the public on April 26, 2018, […]

Civic Engagement / February 2, 2022

Locals to Know: Mariah Forde champions Miami’s classical music talent

(📸: Courtesy of Mariah Forde) Today’s Locals to Know is sponsored by New World Symphony. Starting tomorrow, NWS is presenting I Dream a World: The Harlem Renaissance and Beyond, a five-day festival exploring and celebrating the Harlem Renaissance, its history, and the epicenters of Black artistic excellence that flourished around it during the 1920s. Tickets […]

Things to do / January 31, 2022

Celebrate Kwanzaa — South Florida-style — at The Spady

This content is sponsored by the Spady Cultural Heritage Museum in Delray Beach.  No, Kwanzaa is not a Black Christmas. And even though there are candles involved, it’s not a Black Chanukah either.  Kwanzaa is a week-long, annual celebration held in the United States and other nations of the African diaspora to honor African heritage and […]

Civic Engagement / December 15, 2021

How Wynwood BID Transformed Its Titular Neighborhood Into an International Art Destination

Wynwood didn’t become the beating heart of Miami’s art scene overnight. Its evolution into an open-air celebration of creativity was spurred largely by the Wynwood Business Improvement District (otherwise known as Wynwood BID, or more simply, the BID).  Wynwood was a very different place in both looks and reputation before the BID channeled its efforts […]

Business / November 13, 2021

Give Miami Day Miami Foundation New Tropic Partnership donate to nonprofits in Miami

Give Miami Day – choose your favorite cause to give and feel good

This time of year is all about giving back to the city that we love and how you can make a difference. We’re featuring the organizations highlighted by proud Miamians — and there are hundreds more (almost 900 more!) organizations you can help today.   Go to Health & Wellness Go to Faith-Based Programs & […]

Civic Engagement / September 15, 2021

best technological innovations in miami coral gables

Made in Miami

There’s no pussyfooting around – Miami is producing the technological goods and the U.S. Gov has proven it!   Don’t think that Miami isn’t cranking out high tech goodies, because she is! Below are just some of best technological inventions coming out of Miami. There’s a lot of talk back and forth about whether Miami […]

Good to Know / July 22, 2021

How to do downtown Miami in a day – a guide for locals by locals

In A Considered Afternoon, we explore itineraries for decidedly local weekend afternoons spent discovering Miami’s hidden corners and unexpected treasures. Downtown is suits and ties and the 9-to-5 grind to many of us, but with an influx of new residents, a ton of history and some surprising culture, it’s also a fun place to spend a Saturday.

Downtown / July 22, 2021

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Technology companies that help the Magic City – and one is homegrown

The New Tropic has an update on what some start-up tech companies that debuted in Miami five years ago are still doing to help the Magic City. They are still going strong, and one of them, Coastal Risk Consulting, is not only home grown, but after the Surfside Condo building tragedy, just that much more […]

Business / July 17, 2021

what does a loquat taste like and how to eat a loquat

Loquat? What it tastes like – how to eat it – and facts

Loquat? What it tastes like – how to eat it – and facts The Loquat These fruits are sometimes looked over as something that grows on a shrub or tree that just kind of pops up and grows along the side of the road or in someone’s garden and doesn’t do much. Wrong! This is […]

Good to Know / July 9, 2021

How to eat mombin and what does mombin taste like

Jocote? Mombin? What it tastes like – how to eat it – and facts 

Jocote? Mombin? What it tastes like – how to eat it – and facts Jocote, Mombin, Ciruela, Spanish Plums, Red Hog Plums – we’ll just call it Jocote These fruits are a species of the cashew family. It’s usually called jocote (a derivation of the Nahuatl word: xocotl, which means sour fruits). They are just […]

Good to Know / July 8, 2021