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Wednesday, June 27

Miami shows off its budding movie moguls

There was plenty of rain in the forecast last week and Miami got soaked but...

Mary Albury Ferrell, 92

Pioneer Miamian and dedicated church worker Mary Albury Ferrell will be buried on Saturday, June...

Susie Francis, 100

Mrs. Susie Francis, longtime Miami-Dade County Public School teacher, who recently celebrated her 100th birthday,...

GERALDINE LILA JONES, 50

retired waitress, died June 25 at home. Service 2 p.m., Saturday at Peaceful Zion Missionary...

SHAMA M. DOPSON, 33

medical insurance verifier, died June 24 at Memorial Regional Hospital. Service 11 a.m., Saturday at...

HYDER RALEIGH DAVIE, IV, 60

social worker for Miami-Dade County Public Schools, died June 19. Viewing, 2-9 p.m., Friday; Family...

STEVEN BUTLER bkaBLUE, 19

died June 22 at home. Service 11 a.m., Monday at New Shiloh MB Church. Viewing...

ALFREDA BAKER, 57

housekeeper, died June 20 at Jackson North Hospital. Service 12 p.m., Friday at New Beginning...

PASTOR VINCENT JONES

Associate Pastorat the Faith Center in Sunrise, Florida died June 24 from complications of cancer....

ALFRED AL JONES SR., 62

construction worker, died June 15 at home. Service 1:30 p.m., Saturday at New Macedona Baptist...

MRS. BOBBIE BARNES WILLIAMS

of Quincy, Florida died June 22 at Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare. She retired from the Miami...

PAUL RUSHIN, 77

sanitation worker, died June 19 at North Shore Hospital. Service 12 p.m., Saturday in the...

VERNON DUNNOM, 46

died June 21 at home. Service 11 a.m., Saturday at Upper Room Ministries....

CHARLOTTE DANIELS, 55

clerk, died June 16 at Jackson North Hospital. Service 2 p.m., Saturday in the chapel....

LORETHA JACKSON, 72

homemaker, died June 19 at Jackson North Hospital. Service 10 a.m., Saturday in the chapel....

BERNICE L. POND, 79

retired housekeeper died June 22 at home. Service 1 p.m., Saturday at Friendship Missionary Baptist...

DR. CARLTON G. FISHER, 80

retired educator, died June 25 at North Shore Hospital. Survivors include his wife, Bernice Chew...

DR. ANGELEAN E. FENDERSON-SMITH, 74

retired, died June 19 at home. Service 11 a.m., Saturday at St. James A.M.E Church....

JOYCE CAROLYN JOHNSON, 86

food service aide at Veterans Hospital died June 21 at University of Miami Hospital. Litany...

ELIZABETH MERE JONES, 81

retired media specialist secretary, died June 19 at Miami Jewish Hospital. Service 11 a.m., Saturday...

SHIRLEY MANNING, 72

food service manager, died June 22 at Hialeah Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete....

BIANCA K. HART, 23

sales clerk, died June 17 at Jackson Medical Center. Service 11 a.m., Saturday at New...

JOSHUA LEE COLEMAN, 60

laborer, died June 16 at home. Service 2:30 p.m., Saturday in the chapel....

BEATRICE WILLIAMS, 79

homemaker, died June 19 at North Shore Hospital. Service 10 a.m., Saturday at Jordan Grove...

JULES BEAUCHAMPS, 84

taxi driver, died June 20 at Mercy Hospital. Service 10 a.m., Saturday at Grace Methodist...

Monday, June 25

Young, gifted and Black

Two seniors at Miami Norland Senior High School were each awarded laptops by the Norland...

Thursday, June 21

Voters must do their homework diligently

Voters in Miami-Dade County must decide from among a group of highly experienced and well-known...

Businesses must reinvest in community

People are becoming more and more cynical of institutions, whether public or private, and rightfully...

Black dads still make a difference

If you believe the hype and mindless rhetoric constantly spread by majority-owned media, then you...

Feds, FL in standoff over push to purge voter rolls

Election officials halt process despite Governors urging to proceed With less than two months before...

Blacks and America need another Thurgood Marshall

It was June 13, 1967, when President Lyndon B. Johnson nominated Thurgood Marshall to the...

Fight goes on between Scott and the Feds

Last week the Justice Department sued the state of Florida to block its effort to...

SBC elects its first Black president

Rev. Fred Luter to take over Southern Baptist Convention On Tuesday, June 19th, the Rev....

Crime wave continues

Leaders blame lack of education as key problem Assaults and murders in Miami-Dade County have...

Will gang violence destroy our community?

Its strange to think that law enforcement officials cite youth violence gangs to be exact...

Miami-Dade County now leads the nation in HIV/AIDS

Magic Johnson: We need a dream team to fight this epidemic Miami-Dade County [M-DC] has...

Am I the only one choking on Bramans recipe?

Former Mayor Carlos Alvarez, former County Manager George Burgess and the County Attorneys office shoved...

Economy just tip of iceberg in southern districts

Political candidates also grapple with education and foreclosures Local candidates running in the Aug. 14th...

Street Talk: June 20, 2012

Do you think the Miami Heat has what it takes to win the championship?Robert Marshall,...

Overtown church honors communitys boys, men

On Sunday, June 24th, the Historic Saint Agnes Episcopal Church in Overtown hosted their annual...

Pastor of the Week: Rev. Constance Cole Bright

Pastor of New Covenant Presbyterian Church readies for retirement It is not unusual for many...

Bee-ettes and Senords graduation

[gallery link="file" orderby="title"]Local Eta Phi Beta, Inc. chapter hosts 34th annual youth presentation On Sunday,...

Wade: A great player, a greater dad

Dwyane Wade has made his millions and gained popularity on the NBA court. But ever...

School Board joins international movement, honors scholars

Students learn the stock market Officials from the Miami-Dade County Public School Board passed several...

M-DC Womens Business Council

Tea and luncheon caters to womens minds, bodies and spirits Many times, when business leaders...

Liberty city hopes to receive $12 million

Residents working to get grant Like many small businesses in Liberty City Director at Mt....

People, June 20, 2012

On Sunday June 24th at 10 a.m., The Historic St.Agnes Episcopal Church will observe our...

Big plans in place to help students graduate

Local leaders help increase parental involvement A local non-profit held a summit at Miami-Dade College...

Black film stars, producers bring Hollywood to the Beach

When Jeff Friday first founded the American Black Film Festival [ABFF] in 1997, his purpose...

Freddie Jackson: Still believes in the power of love

Who can forget tunes like Rock Me Tonight (For Old Times Sake), Jam Tonight, or...

Chatter That Matters, June 20, 2012

The second week in June was the busiest for Dr. Enid C. Pinkney with HH...

Lifestyle Calendar, June 20, 2012

The Hadley Park Homeowners Association invites the community to their monthly meeting on Tuesday, June...

Overtown mural urges WOC to breastfeed

There has always been a lack of positive images of women in color represented in...

Thursday, June 14

New FCAT call center open for business

State helps parents' voices be heard The Florida Department of Education now has a website...

National organization leads Miami's youth

College students receive grant for community projects Mobilize.org, an outreach organization that helps "millennials" people...

Young Mens Prep celebrates achievements of its first senior class

Miami Times intern, Calvins Jean-Son, among the graduates Calvins Jean-Son, 18, who was amongst the...

Citizens speak out over Stand Your Ground law

Governors task force holds first public hearing Florida citizens were given their first opportunity to...

Political newcomers need some scrutiny

Finally, we are seeing campaign signs with familiar names and faces going up everywhere.New contenders...

Street Talk: June 13, 2012

Has society unfairly given Black fathers a negative reputation?Herman Kelley, 62Miami, unemployed Yes. Im a...

Only three Blacks on ballot for county judge

Female lawyers plead their case Several hundred community leaders are hoping to secure a city...

Scott takes voting rights away from us

There is something wrong with the Scott administration, when the judicial system continues to strike...

Guard charged in Club Lexx shooting

Family hires Trayvon Martin attorney Miami-Dade police arrested security guard Lukace Shane Kendle, 26, last...

State Attorney sounds off on progress of task force

A Miami Times exclusive State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle is one of the few Miami-Dade...

Miami cop cleared in Travis McNeil shooting

It was February 2011 when Bishop Victor T. Curry, president of the Miami-Dade Branch of...

Chatter That Matters, June 13 - 18, 2012

Congratulations to Dr. Enid C. Pinkney for having the Johnson-Ward Auditorium at South Miami Middle...

Caribbean Americans celebrate heritage in June

Friday, June 1st marked the first day of seventh annual National Caribbean-American Heritage Month. Caribbean-Americans...

Black fathers remain an active part of their kids lives

One of the most popular statistics about the Black family that is currently being touted...

Community Calendar, June 13 - 18, 2012

The Ansha Group and Dj vu Theatre Production is hosting the original play, Divided We...

Just Like My Daddy

For reasons that only my mother can explain, it seems that every time I would...

People, June 13 - 18, 2012

Everyone who joined the Saint Agnes Chapter of the Daughters of King on their annual...

The Dirty Fight Game

Just when you thought the sport of boxing could not sink any lower. Just as...

Adams Tabernacle of Faith AME offers solutions for Black families

To Reverend Melvin Payne of the Adams Tabernacle of Faith African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church...

Wednesday, June 13

DORETHA E. BROWN, 84

accountant, died June 9 at Kendall Regional Hospital. Survivors include: Charmaine Wiltz Placious and David...

RONNIE HOWARD, 45

MDCPS head custodian, died June 6 at home. Survivors include: wife, Jeanenne Howard; mother, Ida...

PEARLIE RUTH SHOOTES, 86

retired, died June 10 at Aventura Hosptial. Service 11 a.m., Saturday at Second Canaan Missionary...

JOHN C. COOPER, 77

construction laborer, died June 5 at Jackson North Vista. Survivors: wife, Rosa Cooper; children, John,...

RONALD WAYNE NOLTON, 62

a native of Richmond Heights, retired school teacher died June 9 at Kindred Hospital. Service...

CLEVELAND PAULK SR., 80

of Miami, retired school teacher, died June 8 at home. Service will be held 1...

LUELLA BROWN, 54

nutritionist, died June 7 at North Shore Hospital. Services were held....

DEBRA McCRIMMON, 58

nursing assistant, died June 8 at North Beach Rehab Center. Service 10 a.m., Saturday in...

JACENA SAMMS, 85

environmental services, died June 6 at North Shore Hospital. Service 12 p.m., Saturday in the...

DR. ISAIAH CAMPBELL, 80

pastor, died June 8 at Jackson North Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete....

MARILOU CAMPBELL, 42

cosmetologist, died June 10 at University of Miami Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete....

SHIRLEY ANNIE CARMEN GAINEY, 56

of Boynton Beach, Fla., employed with Broward College, died June 6 at Chattanooga Healthcare Facility....

ERNESTINE SPENCER ROBINSON, 98

homemaker died June 1. Survivors include: her sons, Van R. Robinson, Sr. DDS (Ann), and...

LEON CECIL ROLLE, 85

retired social worker, died June 4 in Dallas, Texas. Survivors: eight sons; four daughters; fifty...

CAROLYN MOORE, 57

social security administrative for over 30 years, died June 6 at Select Speciality Hospital. Service...

MADELYN VIVIAN DAVIS, 88

homemaker, died June 6 at North Shore Hospital. Service 11 a.m., Saturday at Bible Baptist...

MOTHER EMILY HARVARD, 84

mental health worker, died June 5 at Jackson North. Memorial Service 7 p.m., Wednesday at...

LIZZIE MAE LEE-JOHNAKINS, 66

caregiver, died June 4 at Jackson Memorial Hospital. Service 10 a.m., Saturday Mt. Calvary Baptist...

MARVIS LOLITA BRYANT MINGLE, 74

retired supervisor, died June 8 at Aventura Hospital. Though nothing can bring back the hour...

Monday, June 11

People, June 6 - 12, 2012

Little Miss Zamiah Wadley has been nominated as Student of the Month at Santa Clara...

Talent takes center-stage in Hoztage

Genji Jacques, 38, says he always wanted to use theater as a means of encouraging...

Up close and personal with Leonard Pitts, Jr.

One of Americas best known columnists, Leonard Pitts, Jr., 54, is on his way to...

Bishop Victor Curry celebrates 21st anniversary

[gallery link="file" orderby="title"] Bishop Victor T. Curry, the founding senior pastor of the New Birth...

M-D Dems step up efforts to reelect Obama

Do the everyday people of Miami-Dade County care about the future of their communities, our...

Crime Scene, June 6 - 12, 2012

Couples fight turned deadly in Coral Springs A domestic dispute turned deadly in Coral Springs...

Braman stands firm

Backs challengers in County Commissioner race Longtime Miami businessman and recent activist Norman Braman, 79,...

Elementary school youth learn about Black history

[gallery link="file" columns="4" orderby="title"]Foundation sponsors trip to St. Augustine, theme parks Dozens of kids in...

New-look Marlins as good as advertised

So far this Major League Baseball season the new-look Miami Marlins have been as good...

Chatter That Matters, June 6 - 12, 2012

After spending Mothers Day in Afghanistan with the female troops and Secretary of State Hilary...

Church Calendar, June 6 - 12, 2012

First Baptist Church of Brownsville invites everyone to their annual Youth Revival, June 6 -...

Commissioner Barbara Jordan hosts annual Brain Blast

[gallery link="file" orderby="title"]Elementary school wins competitionFifth graders at two Miami Gardens elementary schools recently duked...

Which way will your pressure meter blow?

Water and gas pipes are built to withstand a fixed amount of pressure. When more...

Is the BMI racist?

Popular obesity measures not created for Black women, experts say Exactly how much weight a...

Ex-felons face uphill battle in order to vote

Election season is here and while some ex-felons across the nation have been granted the...

Lifestyle Calendar, June 6 - 12, 2012

Miami Northwestern Alumni Classes are hosting their annual Blue and Gold Dance at the Hialeah...

Fla.s first Black AoG pastor set to retire

In October 2012, Floridas first Black Assembly of God pastor, Reverend Selwyn Scott will retire...

Miami sees dangerous rise in gang activity

Gang violence is once again on the rise in the City of Miami. In fact,...

Thursday, June 7

Political Potpourri, June 6 - 12, 2012

Former Deerfield Beach Commissioner Sylvia Poitier has landed in hot water once again this time...