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Stand behind the groups making Miami better

Leadership Lab has identified seven groups doing innovative work to lift Miami out of all those terrible rankings. They need support.

/ July 19, 2017


Surfside’s longboarding Mayor Dietch surfs the streets

Daniel Dietch isn’t a mayor that likes to sit around. He uses his longboard to get around his beloved town of Surfside.

/ July 14, 2017


First he managed Mr. Worldwide. Now he’s brought us World Famous House of Mac.

Derrick Turton suppressed his cooking talent while managing people like Pitbull. But he’s back at it with World Famous House of Mac.

/ July 12, 2017


Not just old white men: Tres Lindas Cubanas Cigars is shaking things up

Twin sisters and cigar lovers Yvette and Yvonne Rodriguez were tired of seeing no one who looked like them in the cigar industry. So they launched their own company to represent them and all the other Afro-Cuban women out there.

/ July 10, 2017


Even in South Florida, we need to talk about white supremacy

The white nationalist group Identity Europa disrupted Lutze Segu’s racial justice training institute last month. That didn’t surprise her – violence is enacted on Black people in South Florida in subtle ways every day, she says.

/ July 6, 2017


Tell us what ‘being American’ means to you

Whether it’s about that sense of opportunity, about good beer and a burger, or sitting around a dinner table with people of three other nationalities, there are endless ways to define it. 

/ July 2, 2017


Shaken and stirred with Box Coffee

The co-founders quit their jobs in the craft beer industry to experiment with another kind of brew. Cold brew mojito, anyone?

/ June 27, 2017


Miami’s most diverse open mic, Speak Fridays, then and now

Robert Lee, the founder of Miami’s most diverse open mic, Speak Fridays, tells us how he’s filled Miami’s culture gaps with community and artistry.

/ June 19, 2017


Taylor the Chef is serving up books in Omni Park

You probably haven’t heard of Taylor Moxey, but you probably know the 11-year-old wonder-kid who goes by Taylor The Chef. She’s the one behind Omni Park’s container library.

/ June 18, 2017


Bruce Matheson: crank or model for anti-development activism in 2017?

Bruce Matheson, whose family has stewarded Crandon Park since the 1940s, shows one way that private citizens can block big development in Miami today.

/ June 12, 2017