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Thursday, August 30

Sommore proves "sistahs" can shine as comediennes

Shes appeared on HBOs Def Comedy Jam, Comedy Central Roast of Flavor Flav, Showtime at...

Friday, August 24

Two killed in Empire State Building shooting

ByMariano Andrade A disgruntled former employee at a women's apparel shop shot a former co-worker...

Isaac lashes Caribbean as it heads toward Florida

ByDANICA COTO SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico(AP) Tropical Storm Isaacchurned toward the Dominican Republic and Haiti...

Thursday, August 23

Pastor of the week: August 22, 2012

Overcoming obstacles Two young women gave their lives to Christ last Sunday at the Church...

Voters to decide fate of $1.2B bond

But will Black schools get their fair share? Monday was the first day of classes...

Getting geared for Obamas re-election

[gallery link="file" columns="4" orderby="title"] Last weekend, to mark 100 days until the election, the Obama...

Home-based business bakes edible delights

Jenrette: The chef behind the goods Anything is possible and is sure to be quite...

Daredevilish fundraiser for Liberty City

FMU President Dr. Henry Lewis, III, joined other community leaders last weekend to raise money...

Edmonson, Hardemon to square off

Voters prepare for county commission run-off election Voters in last weeks primary elections thanked auto...

There are still some good Black men among us

Black men are used to being blamed for all that is wrong and troubling in...

FMU welcomes the class of 2016

Florida Memorial University [FMU] recently opened its doors for the new academic year during its...

Miami-Dade FAMU Alumni Awards Scholarships

[gallery link="file" columns="4" orderby="title"] Photos by Baljean Smith A&M Celebrates 125th anniversary Rattler spirit was...

Whitneys star shines one more time in Sparkle

There are stories that have become part of the very fabric of the Black community...

How do you feel about the NAACP having a white president?

Brother Marshall, 72Retired bus driver, Miami He got voted in. If the brothers voted him...

Liberty City youth get new computer lab

TACOLCY partners with GTECH in after school program About 60 people gathered last week at...

Its time to replenish the pool of young Black leaders

The voters have had their say and a new team of leaders have been chosen...

MOCA helps youth prepare for the future

The Museum of Contemporary Art [MOCA] has completed another promising summer internship program that is...

Wednesday, August 22

The Miami Times 2013-09-29 03:59:29

A&M Celebrates 125th anniversary Rattler spirit was in high gear Saturday, August 11th as the...

Miami-Dade FAMU Alumni Awards Scholarships

A&M Celebrates 125th anniversary Rattler spirit was in high gear Saturday, August 11th as the...

Volunteers make signs to welcome First lady Michelle Obama to Fort Lauderdale

The Obama campaign said Mrs. Obama will tell supporters about whats at stake in this...

Thursday, August 16

W. George Allen: Black lawyer who paved the way for today's generation

Graduate from Univ. of Florida prepares for retirement Few people get to be in a...

Thinking about the future and more

Imagine someone who was suddenly been released back into society after spending a large number...

The primaries are over now comes the big one

For those of you who exercised your civil rights and voted in last Tuesdays Florida...

Obama says hes not the President of Black America but has he done enough for Blacks?

Maria Wimberly, 39Miami Gardens, administrator Yes and despite the challenges he inherited that were caused...

Sylvester Sanders: Summer intern wants to dance one day

The world better make room because Sylvester Sanders, 15, says he has big plans for...

Watch out for rising writer, Jayvon Ricketts

Freshman says internship was great Watch out Michael Krop High School youve got a Miami...

Crime Scene

Kidnapping ends in police shootout inHomestead A kidnapping plot in southern Miami-Dade ended with a...

Nothing could be finer than an old-fashioned bazaar

Miami Times photo/D. Kevin McNeir Corine Bradley (l-r), Joyce Reid and Marva Hill, were just...

FAMU Attorney Avery McKnight honored as Legal Elite

TALLAHASSEE Florida A&M Universitys [FAMU] Vice President for the Legal Affairs and General Counsel Avery...

Payment Center hosts back-to-school soiree

Children and families come out for free supplies Last Friday afternoon the owners of the...

Spiritual transformation for Church of the Living God

Rev. Dennis Fulmore takes flock in a new direction There is no way for the...

Lifestyle Happenings: August 15, 2012

Booker T. Washington Class of 1964 will be holding a meeting. The class is also...

Intern recalls her summer at The Miami Times

Marie Santime now heads for Turner Tech Its summer time and a lot of students...

People: August 15, 2012

Rest in peace, dear friend and church member. Miamians were saddened to hear of the...

FAMU opens new healthcare center

TALLAHASSEE Florida A&M University [FAMU] and the City of Crestview recently opened the FAMU Rural...

Mother and son equals a lot of love

Miami Times photo/D. Kevin McNeir Brownsville Transit Village is the new home for one young...

Love means not beating up on your spouse

Do you remember those quaint little Hallmark cards that had endearing messages on them that...

Has the local NAACP lost its relevance?

How important was Currys leadership? In October 2006, the Miami-Dade branch of the NAACP was...

Does domestic violence discriminate?

Abuse knows no bounds Television reporters and newspaper writers were busy this past weekend after...

Monestime breaks ground on Arcola Lakes Senior Center

County Commissioner Jean Monestime, District 2 and community members broke ground on a new state-of-the-art...

Bolt rips Carl Lewis to shreds

Usain Bolt has proven himself to be the most dominant sprinter in Olympic history. This...

Miamis Black voters still get no respect

What will our strategy be as presidential election approaches? Miami is a city that prides...

Fictional tales coincide with countrys 50th anniversary

Jamaican-born award-winning writer Colin Channer has hit pay dirt with an anthology of short fiction...

Kids get free haircuts in time for school

Just in time for the start of the school, a group of close to 40...

Wednesday, August 8

Mission accomplished: Miami Times political forum informs voters

Some of the candidates were lackluster while others were all fired up but in the...

Thursday, August 2

Big plans for a small congregation

Church of the Open Door ignore size when it comes to ministry Few people ever...

Dont meddle, stay in your lane Mr. Braman

As a Black man who has been involved in civil rights since my teenage days,...

Lifestyle Happenings: August 1, 2012

Booker T. Washington Class of 1964 will be holding a meeting. The class is also...

People: August 1, 2012

Last Friday, July 20 at 7:00 p.m., The Church of the Transfiguration held the Institution...

Are Miami Dolphins back?

On the heels of the Miami Heat winning their second NBA championship, a common thought...

Dont just vote Black vote quality Black

Its less than two weeks before the primary elections and as expected the tension is...

Chatter That Matters: August 1 2012

There is much news from the Historical Hampton House Trust [HHHT] and Dr. Enid C....

We demand respect from our leaders at County Hall

For the last several years most residents have been asking members of the Arcola Lakes...

Ruling boosts Democrats

Judge Zloch ruled that the Democratic Primary race between Katherine Fernandez-Rundle and Roderick Vereen should...

Men, boys take the lead as Ebenezer UMC prepares for 114th anniversary

The men of Ebenezer United Methodist Church [2001 NW 35th Street] took charge of the...

Remembering the life and legacy of Rev. John A. Ferguson

Warrior, activist and visionary pastor mentored thousands in Miami-Dade In 1964, Second Baptist Church of...

Haiti a la Mode

Simply the best: Haitian fashion features top designers Jimmy Moise is bringing a new meaning...

Black men must step forward to save our youth

Outstanding! Your article about the Black mens roundtable was one of the best articles I...

Is Governor Rick Scott damaged goods?

Governor Scott wants the state to believe that his policies have lowered unemployment from 10.6...

Jennifer Holliday shares her gospel spirit

Original "Dreamgirls: Once-forgotten diva adds gospel to her repertoire It was five years ago when...

Miami Times Political Forum snapshots!

Photos from the Miami Times Political Forum at The Historic St. Agnes Episcopal Church in...

James Jones and friends share basketball, life skills

[gallery link="file" columns="4" orderby="title"] NBA champion and Miami Heat guard, James Jones, co-hosted the first...

Law school grads face grim job market

Lawyers advise applicants to step up their game Recent reports from the American Bar Association...

Lieutenant Gov cries foul claims victimization

Lieutenant Governor Carroll is now crying foul, because she claims to be the victim of...

Campbell faces charges but denies any wrong

State Dems say it may be best for her to step down State Representative Daphne...

Wednesday, August 1

Cops nab Liberty City shooter after two-day search

After a two-day manhunt for a suspected gunman in Liberty City, City of Miami Police...

Still no clues on murder of Miramar High athlete, Paul Royal

It has been over a week since Miramar Highs college-bound and stand-out football player, Paul...