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Thursday, March 29

Is Stand Your Ground law a license to kill? Black legislators who voted in 2005 re-think their position

Is hindsight really 20-20? When Floridas Castle Doctrine law was passed in 2005, it was...

Youth drum line takes center stage, rocks Jazz in the Gardens

[gallery link="file" orderby="title"] The story of Black colleges talented drum lines have gotten a lot...

Chatter That Matters, March 28th - April 3rd, 2012

On Thursday, March 28th, Sigma Gamma Rho sorors celebrated International Womens History Day with an...

Lifestyle Calendar, March 28th - April 7th, 2012

Kazah Temple #149 Shriners invites everyone to an Easter Egg-cursion, for kids ages 4 -...

Local pastor gives lesson on how to discern Gods blessings

For Rev. Phyllis Mack, the 55-year-old senior pastor of Anointed and Appointed by God Ministries,...

Women in Leadership, Miami

Local non-profit raises awareness about domestic violence In honor of Womens History Month, the Liberty...

People, March 28th - April 7th, 2012

So sorry, my column did not make the news the week before last. Anyway, I...

Missing Link helps local youth avoid drugs, alcohol

Nearly five years ago, the Miami-based New Horizons Community Mental Health Center, Inc., founded the...

Glory Temple Ministries growing feeding ministry

[gallery link="file" orderby="title"] Many churches have provided assistance and services for the poor and less...

Spirit of Purvis Young sparks heightened interest in Black art

[gallery link="file" orderby="title"] Miami Times photos/Levi MatthewsThe art and life story of Overtowns Purvis Young,...

Essie Mae Young turns 100

One hundred years ago, on March 22nd, 1912, Essie Mae Young was born, the second...

Black bank president talks to youth about financial literacy

Teri Williams is one of the nations most-respected women in business. At 54, she is...

Miamis Black accountants get a lesson on the psychology of wealth

How do you define wealth? Is it the number of zeros in your salary? Is...

For children to succeed, parents must do their homework

When you came home from school during your childhood, chances are your mother or father...

Black hooded youth bring new spin to political activism

Seventeen-year-old Trayvon Martin has been dead for almost one month but his shooter remains free....

Trayvons death reminds us how far we still must go

My sincere condolences go out to the family of Trayvon Martin. As a father of...

New Black Panther Party offers reward for Trayvons killer

Calls for citizens to arrest Zimmerman, Martins killer More than a month ago, 17-year-old Trayvon...

Where was Trayvons right to stand his ground?

When explaining a situation or trying to understand an issue, how the circumstance is defined...

Will Trayvons cries for justice be heard?

Trayvon Martin was shot and killed by George Zimmerman and a neighbors call to 911...

Miami rally puts focus on murder of Trayvon Martin

[gallery link="file" columns="6" orderby="title"] Photo by Show & Tel Photography Youth find their political voice...

Thursday, March 22

Lifestyle Calendar, March 21 - 27, 2012

Join the Wholeness Movement at the C.L. Gaskin Center to take healthy cooking classes, personal...

South Florida pays tribute to jazz great Melton Mustafa

Students at Florida Memorial University [FMU] have been the most recent beneficiaries of the musical...

People, March 21 - 27, 2012

Dade Heritage Trust presented its 14th Annual Womens History Month Luncheon at the city of...

New initiative offers affordable So. Fla car loans

Automobiles have long been prized in America as a symbol of status and independence. They...

Faith Calendar, March 21 - 27, 2012

Greater Harvest International Ministries is please to announce that its GHIM-Hall is now available to...

Rev. Mildred Roscoe returns home to serve

Born into a family filled with ministers, the 54-year-old Rev. Mildred Williams Roscoe was always...

Black Marriage Day encourages healthy relationships

[gallery link="file" orderby="title"]Singles, couples invited to celebrate matrimony For the past several years, media reports...

The ugly girl at the dance

When did the Miami Dolphins become the ugly girl at the dance? It appears as...

Chatter That Matters, March 21 - 27, 2012

The Jacki Tuckfield Memorial Graduate Business Scholarship Fund (JTMGBSF) was established by her parents, Drs....

Local coach spreads gospel of healthy living

Kathlene Hepburn-Okehis message is simple: Soul food is healthy food; just make a few slight...

Are gospel musicals a positive tool for ministry?

Nowadays, Tyler Perry, who in some circles is known as the king of Christian-themed plays,...

Stand Your Ground law: Does it legalize vigilantes?

Black attorneys Handfield and Gilbert explain the law There are no arguments when it comes...

Gary, Gardens and the women in charge

Mayors Freeman-Wilson and Gibson discuss challenge of being first Black female mayors Gary, Indiana may...

Are you at risk for diabetes?

You have an estimated one in 600,000 chance of being struck by lightning, a one...

Justice for Trayvon Martin

Grieving parents continue looking for answers The shooting and death of Miami Gardens teen Trayvon...

Black parents: High hopes, poor results for kids education

New poll seeks to include more minorities in school debate A new multilingual poll of...

Wednesday, March 21

Local coach spreads gospel of healthy living

Kathlene Hepburn-Okehis message is simple: Soul food is healthy food; just make a few slight...

Thursday, March 15

Miami chapter of Negro Business and Professional Womens Clubs to host District Conference

The Miami Dade Club of the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Clubs...

FIU season ends in disappointment

Talented seniors DeJuan Wright and Jeremy Allen, both guards, led the Florida International University (FIU)...

Why arent more Black men attending church?

According to many Christians, everyone regardless of age, sex, race or economic background should attend...

Ledisi Using the gift of song to uplift and share truth

It may take a few tries to correctly pronounce her name which means to bring...

Are teens meaner online?

The wonders of the internet are allowing individuals separated by thousands of miles to connect...

Lessons in obedience

How submitting to God allows you to receive his blessings In quick succession, Reverend Tenermarie...

Heat seem poised to win it all

As the Miami Heat begin that critical stretch toward the playoffs. Heat fans are hopeful...

Stafford aims to improve community

State rep says mentors have made the difference Liberty City has always been Cynthia Staffords...

Fair blasts Urban Leagues new report

Says State of Black America is intellectual rhetoric Since 1973, the National Urban League has...

Black Lawyers rally around Judge Teretha Lundy Thomas

[gallery link="file" orderby="title"] The Black legal community recently rallied around Judge Teretha Lundy Thomas, the...

CDC says infection rates for Black women rival sub-Saharan Africa

Poor Black women hit hardest by HIV/AIDS HIV rates for Black women in many of...

Alumni salute top student athletes

Miami Jackson and Miami Northwestern Alumni Associations awarded six laptops to the seniors on the...

Women still rock in the Black community

From filling the pews in our churches, leading the way in protests for civil rights...

Do you think there are too many people at Jackson doing the job that fewer could do?

Michelle McClary, 44Miami, unemployed No, it wouldnt be the same kind of care. I was...

Edmonson celebrates at Haitian Heritage Museums gala

Vice Chairwoman Audrey M. Edmonson attended the Haitian Heritage Museums (HHM) 8th Annual Visionary Cocktail...

Is government responsible for the poor?

Does government have the responsibility to protect those that are the most vulnerable those who...

Celebrating 70 years of Black Miami Girl Scouts

The first Girl Scouts of America troop was formed in Savannah, Ga. on May 12,...

Is Jackson being fair to workers or simply creating a better hospital?

Its no secret that Jackson Memorial Health Systems has been walking the tightrope to bankruptcy...

We need better teachers, not newly-revised testing procedures

Once again parents, teachers and community activists took that long ride to Tallahassee to tell...

Tuesday, March 13

Surname politics and other unsavory games

In Broward County, a place where incumbent judges were never challenged, all of the sitting...

Monday, March 12

We will never give up our vote without a fight

If you are planning to vote in the November 2012 presidential elections be sure to...

Thursday, March 8

Gimenez pushes for term limits on county commission

Says cutting red tape is essential to greater job creation In his first state of...

Week of Prayer addresses spiritual side of AIDS fight

The fight to lower the number of HIV/AIDS cases has been addressed in a number...

Breast cancer survivor helps others

Rhonda Smith says diagnosis was wake-up call Each week during the month of March, also...

Ramsey Lewis: Jazz icon mentors next generation of musicians

Ramsey Lewis, 77, is one of Black Americas senior statesmen of jazz. The Grammy Award-winning...

Footprints Foundation to train women in midwifery

[gallery link="file" columns="2" orderby="title"]Local non-profit organization aids Congolese women Common wisdom says that television, also...

Local pastor reveals facts Christians must know

Pastor Felicia Hamilton-Parramore believes women should behave like women. She just believes that women can...

Gasoline prices the biggest threat to the economy

In the last few months the economy appeared to be improving as have President Obamas...

Jamal Joseph talks about his life in the Black Panther Party

[gallery link="file" columns="2" orderby="title"]Activist now runs theater company that allows youth to share their message...

Praise for holding up half the sky

NCRW honors womens accomplishments Several studies have proven that often women are less likely than...

Lifestyle Calendar, March 7 - 13, 2012

The Black Phd and Edd conference of the public/ private school system will meet at...

Blacks may soon feel like illegal aliens if district maps are approved

We are a curious people, often drawn to protest things that matter very little while...

Harriet Tubman immortalized in wax

Valery Ross Manokey, great-great niece and oldest living descendant of historic icon and abolitionist, Harriet...

Historian adds new faces to the tradition of Black struggles

As Black History Month draws to a close, most of us have probably found ways...

Jean Monestime honors first Black assistant county attorney, H.T. Smith

During the last week of February, County Commissioner Jean Monestime honored H.T. Smith, Miami-Dades first...

Christian Jewish coalition honors Albert Dotson, Jr.

MCCJ hosts annual awards gala On Saturday, March 3rd, local attorney Albert Dotson, Jr. was...

Black history is relived for Opa-locka youth

[gallery link="file" orderby="title"]Comm. Tydus sponsors Lunch and Learn event On Saturday, February 25, City of...

State and County homeless numbers rise

Black families continue to bear the brunt of the economic downturn as more find themselves...

Dennis Moss honored, Cosby kid reveres Langston Hughes

The South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center (SMDCAC) and delancyhill law firm welcomed over 500 patrons...

Jacksons employees lead rally for jobs

Layoffs imminent for 920 hospital workers Early Tuesday morning while the Miami-Dade County commissioners were...

Ready or not, the shake down squad is coming

Shake down squad! The shake down squad comin, an inmate yelled frantically from the dark...

Miami Gardens will host Womens Impact Conference

Hill Harper, Tracy Mourning and MC Lyte among the panelists In honor of Womens History...

Lets focus charitable needs on our own people

We once believed that if you worked hard every day, paid your taxes and obeyed...

Edmonson conducts district walking tour in outreach efforts

On February 28th, Vice Chairwoman Audrey M. Edmonson led a community outreach team through the...

Faith Calendar, March 7 - 13

Abundant Life Ministries is hosting their 2012 Spring Revival, March 8 - 9, 7: 30...

Even the poor deserve the right to live in safety

Turf wars between rival gangs have been cited as the main reason for the unprecedented...

State Board goes with new school grading system

Concessions made after parents and teachers protest in Tallahassee The grades that schools receive from...

Chatter That Matters, March 7 - 13

Kudos go outto Wayne Davis, president,Miami-Dade alumni; Sumner Hutchinson III, vice-president,John Williams, past national president...

Wednesday, March 7

SAKARI RENEE AKINS, 35

retired school bus driver, died March 1 at Jackson Hospital. Survivors include son, Dontrail Carswell;...

RONALD RUFF, 54

mechanic, died March 2 at University of Miami. Service 1 p.m., Saturday in the chapel....

LAVERN WILLIAMS, 56

Dade County School security, died at home. Survivors include: daughter, Jacqueline Curry; two sons, Ronald...

PATRICIA ANN WALKER-PRATT, 60

died March 1 in McDonough, GA. Survived by: one brother, Otis Walker, Jr. and many...

ROMAN BRADLEY, 20

laborer, died March 1 at Jackson Memorial Hospital. Service 12 p.m., Saturday at Mt. Carmel...

In Memoriam In loving memory of, LUCILLE AVANT

Mother you co-founded with dad, Bishop Wardell Avant, Sr. at True Fellowship Holiness Church where...

KENNETH TOBERT, 66

died peacefully at home on February 29, 2012 after a brief illness. Mr. Tolbert was...

Faye Carter Jones

bus driver, died February 29 at Jackson North Medical Center. Survivors include: husband, David Jones;...

GERTHA J. REJOUIS, 40

registered nurse, died March 4 at Broward General Hospital. Service 10 a.m., Saturday at New...

TONY HOWARD, JR., 24

carpenter, died February 26. Service 1 p.m., Saturday at Good News Little Baptist Church, 495...

SHARON HARPER STARKS, 63

died March 1 at home. She was a former class member of G.W. Carver in...

ROOSEVELT PAGE, 78

died March 2 at University Hospital. Viewing 12-7 p.m., at Wright Funeral Home. Service 12...

BETTYE COFFEE, 71

teacher aide, died February 28 at Pinecrest Convalescent Center. Services were held....

URSULA K. BROWN, 82

died February 29 at North Shore Hospital. Service 3 p.m., Saturday at The Kingdom Hall...

RUTH WHYMS, 87

housewife, died February 24 at Jackson Memorial Hospital. Service 11 a.m., Saturday at Ebenezer United...

JAMES E. HADLEY, 81

retired baker, died March 2nd at Unity Health and Rehab Center. Survivors include one daughter,...

GRADY CARSON, 78

driver, died March 3 at Aventura Hospital. Service 2 p.m., Saturday at St. Luke Missionary...

MARIE BROWN, 78

died February 27 at Jackson North Hospital. Service 2 p.m., Saturday at Jordan Grove....

CLARANDA VIRGINIA BRAYNON SARGENT, 94

retired teacher assistant for Miami Dade County Public Schools System died March 1st at North...

FITZGERALD HYLTON, 82

superintendent, died February 17 at St. Lucie Medical Center. Service 10 a.m., Saturday in the...

WILLIAM CLARK, 76

counselor, died March 5 at North shore Hospital. Coach Clark, as he was affectionately called,...

WILLIE MAE DENSON, 86

retired occupational specialist , died March 4. Service 11 a.m., Saturday at New Hope Missionary...

NIKIA NORRIS BROWN, 16

student, died February 26. Services 11 a.m., Saturday at New 79th Street Word Church....

JAQUEVIN D. MYLES POOH, 19

stock engineer, died March 1. Survivors include: mother, Jacklyn Hall; father, Ernest Myles; daughter, JaDore;...

Death Notice WILLIAM D. ROBINSON, JR., 81

entertainer, died March 3. Survivors include: wife, Carroll; children, Gwen Leno (Charles), Linda Robinson, William...

ELEASE WRIGHT, 55

nurse practitioner, died February 28 at Jackson Memorial Hospital. Service 12 noon, Saturday at New...

BETTYE P. JOHNSON-GOLDSMITH, 77

retired educator and registered nurse, died March 2. Survivors include daughter, Tomacena Smith; son, Roger...

Death Notice ISAAC MCKINLEY REED, SR., 86

retired truck driver, Waste Management, died March 5. Survivors include: wife, Ethel; sons, Isaac Jr....

HARRIET HOLT TODD, 83

died February 26 at Claridge House Nursing Home. Services were held....

GERALDINE JONES, 77

school teacher, died February 6 at University of Miami Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete....

GREGORY PAUL NESBITT, 39

died February 29. Survivors include mother, Betty Nesbitt; father, Edison Nesbitt, Sr.; son, Odilious Nesbitt;...

Card of Thanks The family of the late, FRANK BROWN, JR.

wishes to acknowledge all acts of kindness during his illness and our sorrows. Thank you,...

LATOYA JACKSON, 30

lead cashier, died February 29 at Jackson Memorial Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete....

HARRIETTE ELLABELL WADE, 90

homemaker, died February 28 at Jackson North Medical Center. Viewing 1 - 4 p.m., March...

WILLIAM HEATH, 72

entrepreneur, died February 29. Service 1 p.m. at New Providence Missionary Baptist Church....

REV. ANGELA HURST, 64

pediatric nurse, died March 1 at Aventura Hospital. Service 11 a.m., Saturday at Holy Faith...

WILLIE LAZIER, 87

construction/retired, died February 29 in Delray Beach, FL. Survivors include: Fedes Lazier, Robby Lazier and...

Saturday, March 3

Childrens Trust launches book club targeting early readers

Literacy is paramount in the development of children especially in a time when standards in...

Thursday, March 1

Kem strikes gold while staying true to R&B style

Insists that there is plenty of room for old school love songs Kem is the...

St. Agnes Episcopal Church to say good-bye to beloved rector

The Reverend Richard Livingston Marquess-Barry has a tight deadline to meet. In less than 11...

Lifestyle Happenings: March 1, 2012

The Black Phd and Edd conference of the public/ private school system will meet at...

Can the Bible draw worshippers to class?

It is a peculiar contradiction that while the Bible is one of the most top...

Episcopalians celebrate first Black priest

Holy Family hosts Absalom Jones service Black history is filled with stories that chronicle the...

Finnie to remain as Opa-locka city manager

Says future unclear after term ends in June Brian Finnie, the current city manager for...

Jacksonvilles mayor finds way to overcome party friction

Alvin Browns strategic moves are putting people back to work In a time when one...

Wilson refutes colleagues remarks

Says Districts needs dont fit Democratic mantra In a Miami Herald article published on Feb....

Robert Battle speaks at Wactor Temple AME Zion Church

Alvin Aileys artistic director returns to spiritual home Black History is celebrated at Wactor Temple...

Elementary school girls get a lesson in etiquette

Learning how to be a young lady is a lesson that is first taught at...

What would you sacrifice for Jesus Christ during Lent?

The 40-day season of Lent began last week on Wednesday, Feb. 22nd. To prepare for...

Chatter That Matters, Feb. 29 - March 6

Kudos go out to Louie Bing for his 26thyear of providing the community with The...

America sits at the crossroads again!

There was once an old white woman that lived on a slave plantation. In the...

Family claims sickness from lead

Files suit against County for poisoning It was almost one year ago when officials first...

Seniors and youth hit hardest by federal funding cuts

Miami, N. Miami and Hialeah take biggest reductions in CDBG grants From Miami City Hall...

Has the redistricting process for Florida been fair?

There is no magic process or transparent system that can erase human emotions, prejudices, stereotypes,...

Liberty City still suffering from broken promises

I recently visited Wynwood with a City Commissioner; she wanted to show me what a...

School board member co-hosts MLK poster contest

The legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is often seen as one that is...

Spence-Jones to sue state attorney over violation of civil rights

City Commissioner Michelle Spence-Jones announced on Tuesday that she plans to sue State Attorney Katherine...

Children of Fire: Black history of ordinary people

As Black History Month draws to a close, most of us have probably found ways...

Liberty Square sees jump in gangs and violence

Officials call for partnership that includes community voices Drive-by shootings and Black-on-Black crime have become...

People, Feb. 29 - March 6

On February 20th in Tamarac, Florida, the Kathleen C. Wright Leadership Academy, Inc. was dedicated....

Redistricting plans could silence Black voices

When the famous Black abolitionist Frederick Douglas said, Absolute power corrupts absolutely, he could have...

New maps threaten future of Black districts

Hispanic voters numbers may double if court approves changes The Florida Supreme Court began hearing...

Sister circle: Organization uplifts Black women

[gallery link="file" columns="2" orderby="title"] National Council of Negro Women provides community aid There is an...

People

On February 20th in Tamarac, Florida, the Kathleen C. Wright Leadership Academy, Inc. was dedicated....

Chatter That Matters

Kudos go out to Louie Bing for his 26thyear of providing the community with The...