- Faith & Family
Congratulations to Vice-Chairwoman Audrey M. Edmonson for zeroing in on an affordable housing for her District 3 constituency. She has championed 39 affordable housing developments throughout the district, Liberty City, Little Haiti, Overtown, Brownsville and Allapattah. Edmonson has supported private investment projects which have created more than 5,000 quality affordable units for senior citizens and families. This effort has resulted in the creation of 4,000 jobs, according to the National Association of Builders, most of the jobs went to the District 3 residents.
Miami-Dade County has more than 50 active boards and committees that advise the County Commission on a variety of issues. Edmonson relies on constituents’ input and encourages you to become a committee member. Edmonson currently serves as Internal Management and Fiscal Responsibility Committee and is a member of the Regional Transportation and Public Safety and Health Care Administration Committees. She represents the county on the Children’s Trust, Miami-Dade County Canvassing Board, chairs the Census Redistricting Committee and the Value Adjustment Board.
Crowning experience for Teresa Eilene Martin-Robinson, member of Egelloc Civic and Social Club and Director of The Men Of Tomorrow, now president emeritus. Veronica Rahming is now president. Robinson’s leadership was outstanding. Kudos to parents of Alfred W. Allen, Jr. and Jamesha Mitchell (female escort), Antonio D. Harden and Jasmine Howard (female escort), James L. McKenney, Jr., and Jessica Hampton, Leroy E. Parker and Raven James (female escort), Koran M. Robinson and Jazmine Savage (female escort), Maxwell B.Sampson and Neysa Harris (female escort), Melvin L. Tooks,II and Sydney Green (female escort), Bakari J. Wilder and Ashley Cash (female escort), Paris C. Webb, II and Janey Washington (female escort), President Michael J. Williams and Candice Madison.
Robinson introduced the mothers who pinned boutonnieres on their sons’ lapels. The fathers knighted their sons with a black and white cane. Cora S. Johnson presented 1st prize to LeRoy Parker in the talent category; Gloria H. Clausell presented Black Heritage 1st prize to Michael Williams; Vera Purcell presented winner Bakari Wilder for Essay; and Nadine Baxter-Atkins presented 1st prize to Maxwell Sampson for Business Ingenuity. Sonya W. Garden recognized each Men Of Tomorrow with a certificate of participation. The Christina Eve scholarship went to: Curtis Hollland, 1st place; Imir Hall, 2nd; Charleston Jenkins, 3rd; and honorable mention, Vernon T. Kineard and Khambrel T. Dawkins. Special recognition went to MOT Dishon Carey, Lawrence N. Collier, Ezell Gordon, Christopher Wallace, and Darius Albury-Williams.
The 43rd annual presentation “Celebrating our Heritage and Fulfilling the Dream” members include: Dr. Joreatha Capers, Senior Pastor, Ebenezer UMC, Larry Mitts, Dr. Richard J. Strachan, Ricardo Shaw, MOT Andre Gainey, Fredrick Ingraham, LarMarc Anderson, The Honorable Patrick A. White, Phyllis Williams, Drabina Washington, Charlezette Chavis-Dunn, Eddye Gay, Sherwood Dubose, Michael Emmanuel, Garry Mason, and Ebony Thomas. Congrats Rahming!
Deacon Gerald Armbrister, told us Elder Herman Henderson, Jr. was born the second son of 13 children to the late Herman and Lillie Henderson, July 16, 1928 – February 17, 2012. Educated in Douglas, GA., gave his life to Christ in 1960. He married Beatrice V. Armbrister and worked for 40 years. He is missed by his wife, Beatrice, Herman, Jr., Kenneth Cartwright, Gloria Cartwright, Leola Gamble, Pamela Faulkes, Ruth, Jasmin and Telietha Strachan from Nassau, Bahamas.
It is an honor to share with readers “From Bahamas to Miami” by Dr. Enid C. Pinkney.
By Dr. Richard J. Strachan