People to know in Coconut Grove

From civil rights activists to restaurateurs, politicians to developers — Coconut Grove attracts all kinds and they’re fiercely proud of their neighborhood. Grovites, as they’re often known, are more than willing to speak up to protect what they think makes this place so special. It’s this investment that makes the Grove so rich in personality, multi-faceted, and fun.

In honor of black history month, we’ll take a look at some of the significant events and figures in the course of Miami’s black history, starting with the settlement of the city through the early 1900s. Plus, join us later this month for a Black History Celebration at Yeelen Gallery.

The King Mango Strut Parade began as a way to help Miami stay positive during some tough times, but now it's become a way to celebrate all things bizarre about the Magic City.

No one expected Ken Russell to win the District 2 commissioner seat. Here’s how an entirely new voter bloc changed the direction of this pivotal election.

The Coconut Grove Playhouse has been vacant a decade, but its devotees think Kevin Spacey can be convinced to help change that.

The early settlers of Coconut Grove hailed from the Bahamas by way of Key West. Their presence shaped the direction of the village for more than a century.

Everyone says West Grove is headed toward a revival. But will it include the people who built the neighborhood?

Miami is experiencing a cultural renaissance and Olga Granda-Scott wants the Coconut Grove Playhouse to be a part of it.