History

If these seats could talk: reliving the glory days of Miami Marine Stadium

Before it was neglected, Miami Marine Stadium on Virginia Key was great. How great? Just look back to the days of The Who, boat races, and more.

/ August 31, 2017


Remembering Hurricane Andrew, 25 years later

Hurricane Andrew memories are everywhere as we mark 25 years since the Category 5 hurricane made landfall in south Miami-Dade. We talked to Bryan Norcross and longtime residents about that night.

/ August 23, 2017


Florida has more than 30 Confederate monuments.

Several of them were built in just the last 15 years, but there are also efforts underway to take many of them down.

/ August 13, 2017


A guide to Miami museums

Miami gets a bad rap (mostly from New York) about not having much culture. But we’ve got some amazing museums in the Magic City. Here are some of our faves. (Did we mess up and not include one that’s totally awesome? Let us know in the comments.) Peréz Art Museum Miami (PAMM) An hour sitting on one […]

/ May 16, 2017


Jai-alai 101: where it came from and how to watch it

Jai-alai used to draw crowds of 15,000 in Miami. But today it’s usually just a few people watching players hurl pelotas at more than 100 miles per hour.

/ April 17, 2017


History of Curaçao

Curaçao is a multicultural and textured country unlike any other, with a painful past, which locals pay homage to. As a part of the Netherlands Antilles many residents often freely travel from Holland to Curaçao, creating a truly global paradise.

/ April 1, 2017


Liberty City: From a middle-class black mecca to forgotten

“Moonlight” introduced the world to the Liberty City of the 1980s. But that’s only a piece of its story.

/ March 13, 2017


‘White sand, black beach’: The black history of Virginia Key

A wade-in by de-segregationists in 1945 pushed Dade County to finally give the local black community access to the ocean, long off-limits because of segregation laws.

/ February 12, 2017


Valencia Gunder is posting one black history fact a day on Facebook

She’s been doing #28DaysofBlackHistory for seven years now, and all the posts are public so you can read them as well.

/ February 8, 2017


Miami and Florida’s Black history

The New Tropic’s archives are full of stories about how African-Americans, Bahamians, and Haitians have shaped the city we live in today. In honor of Black History Month, we’ve gathered it all together in one place. Poke around a little: you’ll probably learn something fascinating about the history of the Magic City.     History Black […]

/ February 6, 2017