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Thursday, July 26

Models, designers shine with new swimwear lines

When thinking about the finest in resort wear and swimsuits, the city of Miami almost...

Affordable housing built for former Scott Carver residents

For over six years, 80-year old Ophelia Grant has been waiting to come back home....

Chatter That Matters: July 25, 2012

People Acting for Community Together (PACT) celebrated an Investment Drive Kick-Off, Monday, June 25, 2012....

Birthday celebration in Opa-locka turns deadly

Two killed, three injured in senseless shooting An unknown assailant fired approximately 30 shots into...

Political unknowns: Clerk of the court, property appraiser

Two jobs that greatly impact citizens lives Despite the growing popularity of some elected public...

Black men team up: Safer, healthier lives is their goal

Roundtable to focus on challenges facing fathers, husbands, brothers, sons Theres something happening to young...

Do you believe Zimmermans statement that Trayvons death was Gods plan?

James Oliver, 58Miami, delivery worker No, I cant say it was Gods plan because he...

Bringing the youth back to church

To many people, the fact that many youth church goers tend to drift away from...

Partnership works to reduce communitys teen drug and alcohol usage

Often times one of the areas of greatest concern for community members is the youth...

Greene Dreams wins, Countys plans delayed

Edmonson remains advocate for Transit Village Some call it a battle between David and Goliath...

S. Fla Muslims celebrate Ramadan

Friday, July 20th marked the beginning of Ramadan, the 30 day month long of fasting...

Carrolls witty remark belittles sisters regardless of orientation

We havent seen or heard much from Floridas first Black, female, Lieutenant Governor, Jennifer Carroll...

People: July 25, 2012

A service of Thanksgiving Commemorating the 39th Independence of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas was...

District of Miami grade holds steady

County maintains consistency despite tougher standards According to information released from the Florida Department of...

Fight back and vote: Exercise your rights

President Obama made history; he was the first Black man elected President of the United...

Scott, entourage visit United Kingdom

Encouraging business investment and diversification is vital for Floridas future, and thats the goal of...

Women in Hats salute Wilson

On Friday, July l3, women from across South Florida came together to show their support...

NCAA lays down hammer

Finally we all have a reason to pay homage to the brass that run the...

Vote for justice and the power to change

Miami-Dade County employees are to be commended for providing excellent service to our community during...

Lifestyle Happenings

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

Thursday, July 19

Camp builds local youths character, entrepreneurial spirit

Having an idea for a business, pitching your idea to potential investors, and figuring out...

Allen: The Heat get hotter

There were various issues that chased Ray Allen away from the Boston Celtics and into...

Why Does Love Hurt So Bad?

Play examines sin of pride in wake of financial turmoil Why Does Love Hurt So...

Nine-year-old gospel singers voice reaches thousands

He is the face and voice of a new ministry. He has performed in front...

Fred Goodison turns 102

For his 102nd birthday, Fred Norman Goodison kept it simple. Friends, family and loved ones...

Street Talk: July 18 2012

Is ending the epidemic of HIV/AIDS really Blacks power?James Marshall, 70Miami, retired transit worker Yes,...

Carroll denies sexual liaison with staff aide

Carroll says women that look like me dont engage in relationships like that Despite making...

Voters must hold candidates accountable

It seems that more than a few candidates, from Barack Obama and Mitt Romney at...

FAMU board chooses an interim president

Provost Dr. Larry Robinson accepts challenge In an emergency meeting Tuesday morning, Florida A&M Universitys...

Commissioners recognize and honor three local centenarians

Miami-Dade County Commissioner Dennis C. Moss, along with his fellow commissioners and members of the...

Chatter That Matters: July 18, 2012

During the interim of the National Alliance of Black School Education, it was voted upon...

The Miami Times gets set for political forum

Candidates from hottest races to be on hand Final preparations are being made by The...

Miami sees surge in gang violence

Liberty City remains ground zero in the City of Miamis fight against violence. And while...

Beacon brings more affordable housing to heart of Overtown

Vice Chairwoman Audrey M. Edmonson helped inaugurate The Beacon, 1000 NW 1st Avenue, in Miami...

Pastor Milien preaches gospel of love and unity

Reverend Enoch D. Milien, 54, has been in ministry for the last 32 years of...

Miami bloggers turning big profits

Having fun blogging and getting paid When Ria Michelle started her self-titled blog, Ria Michelle...

People: July 18, 2012

Get well wishes and our prayers go out to each of you with wishes for...

Health Dept. refutes charges of TB outbreak

Officials say media created unfounded fears The Florida Department of Health [DOH] is denying accusations...

Wednesday, July 18

ROY HAMILTON, 80

retired longshoreman Local 1416, died July 10 at Aventura Hospital. Survivors include four daughters, Beverly...

HORATIO S. PHILMORE, 22

died July 10 in Miami. Viewing 2-7 p.m, Friday, July 20 at Mitchell Funeral Home,...

LATASHA FLOWERS, 57

cashier, died July 11 at North Shore Medical Center. Service 10 a.m., Saturday in the...

BEULAH MAE HARRIS, 97

died July 9, Miami. Service 11 a.m., Saturday at New Birth Cathedral....

MAMIE A. DAVIS POOLE, 83

entrepreneur, died July 10 at Jackson North. Service 11 a.m., Saturday at St. Mark Missionary...

DEBORAH YVONNE WESTBERRY, 57

housewife, died July 9 at Jackson North. Service 10 a.m., Saturday at Greater New Bethel...

LENORA WALKER GRISSOM, 68

retired clerk, died July 10 in Miami. Service 11 a.m., Friday at New Shiloh Missionary...

DELORIS McINTOSH, 66

retired cafeteria manager, died July 14. Service 12 noon, Saturday at Hosanna Community Baptist Church....

ROVENIA DAVIS DRAKE, 85

spiritual advisor at July 10. Service 12 noon, Saturday in the chapel....

TERRANCE EALY

HVAC, died July 10 at Southern Regional Hospital. Service 11 a.m., Saturday at Antioch of...

ELLEN STEWART, 68

pediatric nurse, died July 11 at Mt. Sinai Hospital. Service 1 p.m., Sunday at Northside...

ANNIE DORIS MCCRAY, 79

homemaker, died July 13 at home. Service 11 a.m., Saturday at Union Grove....

HELEN D. COX, 85

retired bank teller, died July 10 at Florida Medical Center. Viewing, 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m., Saturday....

GERTRUDE SMITH, 96

housekeeper, died July 12 at Eleanor Retirement Home. Service 11 a.m., Thursday at The Church...

WARREN JABALI, 65

physical education teacher at North County Elementary, died July 13 at home. Survivors include: wife,...

EVANGELIST MARY LEE JUDSON, 83

retired daycare owner, died July 13. Survivors include: her son, Dwight Judson; daughter, Dorothy Pratt;...

REBECCA CELESTINE, 70

nurse aide, died July 9 at Memorial West Hospital. Service 10 a.m., Saturday at St....

ZOILO C. ELLIS, SR., 84

carpenter, died July 14 in Perrine. Wake 5-7 p.m., July 20 at Christ the King...

MAE ELLA ANDREWS, 46

homemaker, died July 12 at Broward General Hospital. Service 10 a.m., Saturday at Bethlehem M.B....

THELVA BRADDOCK, 58

laborer, died July 11 at Aventura Hospital. Service 12 p.m., Saturday in the chapel....

RICHARD LEE GOLDMAN, 64

construction worker, died July 8 at Jackson Memorial Hospital. Service 11 a.m., Wednesday in the...

CHARLIE DAVIS, 82

mechanic, died July 14 at North Shore Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete....

MICHAEL BROWN, 22

student, died July 10. Service 1 p.m., Saturday at Day Spring Missionary Baptist Church....

WILLIAM MAXWELL, 78

warehouse supervisor, died July 9 at Northshore Hospice. Service 10 a.m., Saturdayat Jordan Grove MBC....

Thursday, July 12

Jennifer Carroll accused of sexual misconduct by former aide

FL Lieutenant Governor finds self at odds with ex employee, Carletha Cole A former staffer...

Kwame Kilpatrick: The rise and fall of Detroits hip-hop mayor

In 2008, Kwame Kilpatrick, 42, pled guilty to obstruction of justice charges after lying under...

People, July 11 - 17, 2012

Dr. Roland C. Burroughs and his beloved mother Joycelyn Newbold-Burroughs-Smith returned home to live after...

David Mamets Race makes its S FL premier

Does race still matter in America? When we are politically correct, do we really have...

FAMU alum Brandon Mitchell seeks stardom

Florida A&M University (FAMU) alumnus Brandon Mitchell is about to see his dreams come true....

Chatter That Matters, July 11 - 17, 2012

A royal salute goes out to President Rudolph Meadows, Chairperson Eunice J. Davis, Helen S....

Miami Times intern prepares for success

Janiah Adams says shes been bitten by the writers bug With the onset of summer,...

Youth summit draws over 150 kids with theme I am change

[gallery link="file" orderby="title"] Young people need mentors and more opportunities to develop leadership skills. And...

Greater Israel Bethel PBC honors 10 decades of faith, community service

Turning 100 years old is a great accomplishment for any person or institution. So, when...

Internet, texting lead to increase in bullying

Parents urged to look for early warning signs Bullying has become a nationwide concern, particularly...

Miami Gardens prepares for change

Candidates, council members share views In less than six weeks, voters across the state will...

Edmonson spends July 4th with local residents

Vice Chairwoman Audrey M. Edmonson (left) began her Independence Day celebration talking with residents at...

First lady visits Miami

School officials try to block Michelle Obamas visit First lady Michelle Obama made a brief...

PBS film focuses on AIDS in Black America

Is end of the epidemic really within our power? ENDGAME: AIDS in Black America, which...

Opa-locka has new city manager

Kelvin L. Baker, Sr. gets the appointment It just one week ago that Brian Finnie,...

Miami Gardens ministry teaches financial literacy

The mission of El Bethel Temple Outreach Ministries is simple, according to the Miami Gardens...

Political Potpourri

It may not be the Tuskegee Experiment, but the CDC is investigating an outbreak of...

Street Talk: July 11, 2012

Do you think that George Zimmerman is a flight risk?Cuthbert Haywood, 49Miami, author Yes, I...

Wednesday, July 11

ALJO SHACK HAMLIN, 63

plasterer, died June 30. Service 11 a.m., Saturday at Mt. Vernon Missionary Baptist Church....

KATIE T. MITCHELL, 84

retired teacher, died July 3 in Miami. Viewing 6-9 p.m., Friday at St Paul AME...

CLARENCE R. FAULKS, 69

retired truck driver, died July 6 in the hospital. Devoted wife and family with love....

JAMES FERGUSON LITTLE, 22

student, died July 1 in Tavares, FL. Family visitation 4-8 p.m., Friday in the chapel....

DAMEON MARCUS TYLER, 21

laborer, died July 1, Service 10 a.m., Saturday at Jordan Grove MB Church....

ALBERT WESTBERRY, 71

retired longshoremen, died July 4 at Memorial West Hospital. Service 10 a.m., Saturday in the...

MATTIE BELLE JOHNSON, 67

school teacher, died June 30. Services were held....

SAMUEL T. REID, 68

retired longshoreman, died July 6 at home. Service 1 p.m., Saturday at Friendship Missionary Baptist...

MARTHA RODGERS, 66

retired medical tech, died July 6 at North Shore Hospital. Service 10 a.m., Saturday at...

DOROTHY FOSTER, 80

retired, died July 4 at Memorial Regional Hospital. Viewing 4-7 p.m., Friday in the chapel....

MARVLENE CARTER, 55

CNA, died July 9 at JacksonMain. Arrangements are incomplete....

JOHNNY REAVES, 57

retired janitor, died July 1 at Miami Jewish Hospital. Services were held....

CLARA EPHRIAM, 73

computer teacher, died. Viewing, 6-11 p.m., Friday, July 13. Service 10 a.m., Saturday atFuneraria San...

ELLA LEE WILLIAMS CHIPMAN, 81

retired Dade County Public School teacher, died July 8 at North Shore Hospital Vitas. Leaves...

CARL DANIEL JONES, 50

laborer, died July 7 in Miami. Arrangements incomplete....

MARY ROSE OLAWALE, 54

retired, died July 4 at North Shore Medical Center. Service 10 a.m., Saturday at Mount...

HENRY HILL JR., 63

retired roofer, died July 5 at Jackson Memorial Hospital. Service 11 a.m., Saturday at Jesus...

JOHN FOXX SMITH, 64

plumber, died July 2 at home. Service 12 p.m., Saturday at New Corner Stone Baptist...

LEE PEARSON, 85

laborer, died July 6 at Jackson North Hospital. Service 12 p.m., Saturday in the chapel....

BILLY JACK LAWLER, 63

laborer, died July 3 at Franco Nursing and Rehab Center. Service 2 p.m., Saturday at...

FRANCES PIGOTT, 83

homemaker, died July 2 at home. Service 10 a.m., Saturday in the chapel....

JACQUELINE BIVINS, 43

retired nurse, died July 4 in Smithville, GA. Survivors: husband, Payne Benny Bivins; father, Johnny...

WILLIAM C. DAVIS JR., 84

retired fire fighter, died July 6 at North Shore Medical Center. William leaves to cherish...

Tuesday, July 10

The Miami Times to live tweet ENDGAME: AIDS in Black America documentary

Tweet with The Times on Tuesday, July 10th By: Julia Samuels The Miami Times will...

Thursday, July 5

Overtowns GIB Primitive Baptist Church to celebrate its 100th anniversary

Greater Israel Bethel Primitive Baptist Church will mark its 100th year of service to the...

Wednesday, July 4

Soul Foods Vanessa Williams: Up close and personal

At first glance, actress Vanessa A. Williams not to be confused with former Miss America...

Freak accident kills two at Liberty Citys Jumbo Restaurant

Driver, charged with DUI manslaughter, remains in jail Two men, both leaders in the church...

Barbara Jordan helps youth gain intern experience

Twenty-three students living or attending school in District 1 of Miami-Dade County got their marching...

Gospel poet, rapper redefines the genre

Gunn puts a beat to her spiritual, unique message When Iona Gunn describes what exactly...

AIDS, sex ed and the Black church

Local pastor sheds light on uncomfortable topic Nowadays, there tend to be two sets of...

Opa-Locka city manager resigns

Finnie: Its time . . . for a new coach The on-again-off-again relationship between Opa-Locka...

Street Talk: July 4, 2012

Is the Black Church still sacred to the Black community?Lillie McFadden, 40Miami, unemployed Its sad...

St. Agnes celebrates its 28th annual Men and Boys service

[gallery link="file" columns="4" orderby="title"]Event marks year end retirement of beloved rector, Father Richard L. Marquess-Barry...

Rick Scott should welcome the health care law

When Rick Scott first ascended the throne in Tallahassee, you had to wonder if he...

Stats reveal problem for Blacks in Miamis child welfare system

[gallery link="file" columns="4" orderby="title"]Blacks in foster care top 60 percent Black children are disproportionately represented...

Some Miami Gardens candidates are clueless

Earlier this year the City of Miami Gardens passed an ordinance that would have kept...

Health care fight remains a personal one

I was standing under the tree on the corner of Hard Times and the street...

Chatter That Matters: July 4, 2012

Ray Brinson, president, Bethune-Cookman University and local chapter presidents provided the City of Daytona with...

More Blacks rediscovering their island ancestry

If youve been in South Florida for even less than five minutes, somehow you have...

Where is our outrage over recent church thefts?

It is a sad state of affairs when our Black churches the collective institution that...

People: July 4, 2012

Hearty congratulations go out to two stalwarts in the community Father Richard L. M. Barry...

Edmonson leads Liberty City in annual clean up drive

In a effort to make the NW 18th Avenue corridor between 62nd and 71st Streets...

Up close & personal with Vanessa Williams

Actress has come a long way since New Jack City At first glance, actress Vanessa...

The importance of a free-thinking court

President Obama is sighing with relief, because the Affordable Health Care Act was not struck...

Fear, intimidation and rats in M-D County jail

With signs in hand, a small but relentless group recently announced that they will not...

Tuesday, July 3

Mission Ministry at Dayspring MBC prepares for its anniversary

Members and friends of the Dayspring Missionary Baptist Church are preparing for their annual Mission...

New PBS documentary examines HIV/AIDS and its impact on Blacks in America

A groundbreaking new documentary will premier on PBS at 9 p.m. ET on Tuesday, July...