Civic Engagement

Local Biz Spotlight on BrainStation Miami

Produced for BrainStation Miami by The New Tropic Creative Studio First, tell us where we can find you online/neighborhood. You can find us at BrainStation.io and at our newly expanded (and newly muraled) campus in Wynwood, the heart of Miami’s booming tech industry.  Please describe your business and the services you offer. What do you […]

/ May 5, 2022


Local Biz Spotlight on Radical Partners and their 10 Days of Connection

Produced for Radical Partners by The New Tropic Creative Studio Hey there, Miami.  Every year since 2016, the local social impact accelerator group, Radical Partners, puts on 10 Days of Connection, a 10-day initiative meant to spark connection in our community. From May 1 to May 10, events are held all across Miami-Dade — from […]

/ May 2, 2022


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, […]

/ February 2, 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 […]

/ December 15, 2021


👏 Give it up to Health and Faith for Give Miami Day

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. Today, we want to introduce you to the Health & Wellness […]

/ September 21, 2021


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 & […]

/ September 15, 2021


🗣 A chat with Irela Bagué, Miami-Dade’s first Chief Bay Officer

by Zach Schlein As we approach the one-year anniversary of last year’s fish kill in Biscayne Bay and navigate a summer with record-breaking heat, the urgency of addressing climate change has never been more apparent. Daunting problems require creative solutions, which is why Oolite Arts invited Miami filmmakers to produce PSAs on how locals can […]

/ July 27, 2021


Keeping Miami-Dade clean, one cleanup at a time

 Keeping Miami-Dade clean, one cleanup at a time by Zach Schlein As we approach the one-year anniversary of last year’s fish kill in Biscayne Bay and navigate a summer with record-breaking heat, the urgency of addressing climate change has never been more apparent. Daunting problems require creative solutions, which is why Oolite Arts invited Miami […]

/ July 20, 2021


Miami artist Chire “VantaBlack” Regans summons power through portraiture

Acclaimed Miami-based artist Chire “VantaBlack” Regans spoke with The New Tropic about her passion for evoking truth from her portraits and commitment to using her craft in service of the community.

/ May 20, 2021


Cracking open Creole with Little Haiti Book Festival

(📸: @miamibookfair) Miami Book Fair’s celebration of Haitian Heritage Month, Little Haiti Book Festival, is continuing its virtual programming this week. Creole, Creolish: Regionalisms in Haitian Creole is coming up this weekend, and we got a sneak peek at what to expect from M.J. Fievre, the festival’s director. The panel The experts on the panel, […]

/ May 11, 2021