- Faith & Family
Family is defined in Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary as a group of individuals living under one roof and usually under one head.
But there are countless people, including many Miami Times staff members, who would define it differently.
“Family is the most important thing in my life,” said Kevin McNeir, senior editor at The Times.
McNeir said his family are his two children, Jasmine and Jared, his mom, his sister and countless others.
Edris Jackson, a Miami Times staff member, said her family provides support, security, feedback, love and opportunities to give back to society.
“Family to me means being there with each other no matter what,” said Marchere Grace, a Miami Times staff member. “I got your back; you got my back.”
Labor day weekend is a time where many people travel and vacation with family and friends.
More than 20,000 people celebrated family at the 10th Anniversary of the Allstate Tom Joyner Family Reunion in Orlando.
At the family reunion, families enjoyed concerts featuring Angie Stone and New Edition; Diggy and the OMG girls; and Tye Tribett and Tamala Mann.
According to Black America Web, families who purchased the Tom Joyner Family Reunion package stayed at a 4-star hotel, received Theme park tickets and participated in a wide array of activities, seminars and events.
By Malika A. Wright