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Locals to Know: Lolo Reskin talks Sweat Records’ Sweet 16 and more

Sweat Records owner co-founder Lolo Reskin spoke with The New Tropic about the Miami music hub’s 16th birthday, its history, and what comes next.

/ March 11, 2021


Miami music in March 2021: Here’s what’s new right now

Afrobeta’s new documentary, “Birthright,” is coming out as part of the Miami Film Festival. 📸: @cristinaisabelrivera Tomorrow is Bandcamp Friday, when more of the money you pay for music goes directly to your favorite artists. But it’s also been a hot minute since we’ve done our infrequent This Week in Miami Music feature, so we […]

/ March 4, 2021


Locals to Know: Florencia Franceschetti on making it in Miami

Hustling as an independent creative was hard before the pandemic hit – thriving in the wake of it is nothing short of miraculous. But that’s just what Florencia Franceschetti has managed to do. Here’s her story.

/ February 26, 2021


Locals to Know: Ryan Pfeffer of The Infatuation talks Miami restaurants and culture

What’s it like interviewing some of Miami’s biggest celebs? How can you support local restaurants right now? What’s a local story you need to pay more attention to? Ryan Pfeffer weighs in.

/ February 4, 2021


How To Help The Black Collective

As we were compiling places and causes to help you immerse yourself in fighting racial justice, we realized–there are SO many incredible organizations that have been doing just that and more for so long. So we asked them about it.  Name of the Organization: The Black Collective   IG Handle / Website: @theblkcollective  www.theblkcollective.org In a […]

/ June 11, 2020


Teaching in times of COVID

Miami-Dade County Public Schools is the 4th largest school district in the country serving over 350,000 students. In order to  finish out the school year during the COVID crisis, the district–and teachers–had to adapt practically in real time to finish the school year while bridging the digital divide. Not to mention, making sure students there […]

/ May 31, 2020


Your View: Non-Profits Find A Way To Carry On


Written by Estefania Garcia Non-profit organizations are used to doing a lot with limited resources. Relying on financial donations to function can be challenging in the best of times. Now, they face a situation where the need for their services is even greater while resources are stretched even thinner. According to the United Way of […]

/ May 27, 2020


Small Biz Spotlight: The Tank Brewing Company

Every Tuesday, we feature a small business you love and is doing something cool in the community. Have a small biz you want to shoutout? Reach out at [email protected]! Name: C​arlos Padron, owner of The Tank Brewing Co. Business:​ ​The Tank Brewing Co. Address: ​5100 NW 72nd Ave A-1, Miami, FL 33166 Your story in […]

/ May 25, 2020


A Tale of a Perfect Pandemic Wedding

A perfectly picturesque pandemic wedding. Meet a couple who, when presented with the option of waiting a year to get married due to the pandemic or celebrate virtually, opted for the latter. Here’s Tiffany and Wadih’s story.  Names: Tiffany Lorente & Wadih Pazos Occupations: Tiffany is a Legislative Assistant at the Florida Senate and Wadih […]

/ May 19, 2020


‘The conversation needed to be shifted’: How ‘The Tranz Form’ wants to transform narratives about trans womxn of color

“The Tranz Form” docuseries will take a look at three trans womxn of color in Miami and highlight their lives and experiences.

/ March 1, 2020