History

Miami Dade College’s Fermin Vazquez shares how the school changed his life and empowers students

Today is the last installment of The New Tropic’s #ThrowbackThursday series spotlighting Miami Dade College. Today we’re throwing it back to just a few days ago for I AM MDC Day, which took place this past Monday. Every year on September 6, the college commemorates its opening in 1960 and invites Miamians to make a […]

/ September 8, 2021


“Being part of the first class is always a source of pride”: One of Miami Dade College’s original graduates shares how the school put him on the path to success 

The New Tropic is continuing its ongoing series looking back at the history of Miami Dade College. These flashes from the past are all leading up to I AM MDC Day: Every year on September 6, the college commemorates its opening in 1960 and invites Miamians to make a financial donation to an institution that’s […]

/ August 25, 2021


Brush up on 5 fascinating facts from Miami Dade College’s rich history

The New Tropic is continuing its #TBT series celebrating the history of Miami Dade College. As we noted last week, this trip through the school’s past and contributions to the community is all leading up to I AM MDC Day: Every year on September 6, the college commemorates its opening in 1960 and invites Miamians […]

/ August 18, 2021


“Everyone who lives in South Florida has been touched in some way by the college”: A chat with Rene Ramos on Miami Dade College’s history and impact

The New Tropic is turning back the clock with Miami Dade College to celebrate I AM MDC Day and the school’s six-decade history. (📸: Courtesy photo)  We’re doing something a bit different for today’s #TBT — and over the next few weeks. The New Tropic has partnered with Miami Dade College to celebrate the school’s […]

/ August 11, 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.

/ July 22, 2021


5 Miami Moments in History

Defining moments in Miami history, captured in time at the Wolfson Archives.

/ July 6, 2021


Six Memories of Civil Rights in Miami

The Miami Oral Histories Collection features first-hand accounts of Civil Rights in Miami. It’s a fascinating and important collection, and we’ve chosen six moments from those interviews to remember the civil rights movement in our city in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

/ May 19, 2021


How Eight Miami-Dade Cities Got Their Names

Many Miami-Dade cities were inspired by the real estate land boom of the 1920s, when soaring dreams met big wallets resulting in some crazy stories and well, some ideas that worked. Get to know the origin stories and some odd history behind eight popular local cities.

/ May 15, 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


Miami at bat: A history of baseball in the Magic City

We’ve discovered there’s far more for baseball fans than just the Marlins. Delve into Miami’s past as a home for all things baseball, starting way back in 1912.

/ May 4, 2021