In 1971, Eddie Palmieri's album "Harlem River Drive" fused Latin, soul, funk and jazz music — all packaged within the tales of life in the inner city.

The album later went on to become a full ensemble by the same name.

Canada's Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, has apologized in parliament for government actions a century ago. In 1914, a shipload of would-be immigrants from India was roughly handled and turned away. Simply put, the Canadian government of the time wanted to keep Canada white.

“I have to be honest,” says Sukhi Ghuman, a descendant of one of the passengers on the ship, the Komagata Maru, “I was holding back tears during the apology, just being there present inside the House of Commons where I could see first-hand Justin Trudeau giving the apology. It was amazing.”

A group of 19 Cuban migrants jumped off their boat and swam to the American Shoal lighthouse when a Coast Guard boat approached Friday morning.  The group surrendered to authorities shortly after 5 pm on Friday and was transported to a Coast Guard cutter for processing, according to the Coast Guard.

The lighthouse was built in 1880 and has an enclosed area within the structure, where the lighthouse keepers once lived. 


This week on The Florida Roundup: the White House directive to school districts about transgender students, political in-fighting among Democrats, the mobilization of Latino voters, and the Zika funding feud.

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Former Haitian President Michel Martelly has returned to his pre-political life as pop singer “Sweet Micky.” He's performing at Cafe Iguana in Pembroke Pines tonight and at Miami's Bayfront Park on Saturday.

But last night he had a literary gig: presenting his just published memoir, "Michel Martelly Autobiographie," at Miami-Dade College in a Haitian Flag Day event sponsored by the Miami Book Fair.

While Congress fidgets over whether and how to pay for the fight against the Zika virus, state and local health departments are scrambling and slimming down.

That's because these front-line public health agencies have already seen their budgets chopped because of the debate.

Saul Gonzalez

It’s easy to think of how technology has left some products behind. After all, when’s the last time you used a pocket calculator or made a call from a pay phone?

And then there’s the jukebox.

But if you head to Los Angeles, and the 2000 block of Pico Boulevard, look for a shop run by Magdi Hanna. He is one of a handful of people left in the United States dedicated to fixing jukeboxes. His mission? To save the machines for future generations.

Jodi Hilton

There are some 10,000 people in an unofficial refugee camp in Idomeni, Greece.

Many have been living at the camp for months, essentially in limbo.

Months of waiting and desperation can make tempers flare. That's what happened last night in Idomeni, and police responded with tear gas.

Photographer Jodi Hilton, who has been reporting from the camp this week, witnessed what happened and sent us these images.

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Suhaib Webb is probably not what many Americans imagine when they hear the word "imam." 

The Islamic spiritual leader is a blond, blue-eyed, former hip-hop DJ from Oklahoma City. In high school, he was a member of a street gang. His grandfather was a fundamentalist Christian preacher. 

When Webb turned 20, he converted to Islam. Now 43, he’s emerged as one of the most influential American Muslim voices speaking out against extremism.


Some Tampa Bay area residents who like to dress up like their favorite comic book and movie characters are stepping into a new role. These cosplayers are volunteering their time to brighten the lives of children dealing with serious medical issues.

Breaking stereotypes with their own take on K-Pop

May 18, 2016

Ask most music fans what they know about K-pop and they'll probably mention Psy and his massive global hit, "Gangnam Style." 

But there are tons of other artists making Korean pop music — and they're not all Korean. 

Check out CoCo Avenue, a duo based in Los Angeles. You may think they hail from LA's Koreatown, but Jenny Lyric is originally from St. Louis and Jenna Rose was born in New Brunswick, New Jersey. And they're both African American. 

As a kid growing up in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Leonard Tshitenge loved to eat bitekuteku — a Congolese dish based on vegetables and spinach. But now he lives in Brockton, Massachusetts, where his two kids are all about chicken nuggets and fries. Especially his son, who’s a picky eater.

So Leonard got an idea.

He and his wife Felicia, who’s from Nigeria, volunteered to teach African American communities, and anyone else who might be interested, about how to eat like they did back home.

Tim Chapman

  When photographer Tim Chapman retired from The Miami Herald in 2012, he had an archive dating back 40 years. Chapman documented some of the most significant moments in South Florida history. Now, he's found a home for that archive, at the HistoryMiami museum. That donation — and Chapman's career — is celebrated in a show called Newsman now on display at the museum.

  Chapman said he never changed over his 40-year career, even as photographic technology and the newspaper business changed dramatically.

A massive security operation gripped Hong Kong on Tuesday as authorities tried to prevent demonstrators from marring a visit by a senior Beijing official.

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Banking in a failed state like Libya requires a leap of faith. 

Some bank tellers there are thought to be collecting customers' information and colluding with the kidnappings so rampant now in the north African nation.

That's according to Tripoli businessman Alaeddin Muntasser, who spoke after the US and 20 other nations on Monday announced they were considering training and arming the Libyan government.