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Thursday, May 31

ETHEL M. FRAZIER, 64

retired teacher of James H. Bright Elementary, died May 27 at home. Service 1 p.m.,...

DEVON DETRELL JACKSON, 23

medical assistant, died May 21. Service 11 a.m., Saturday at Macedonia M.B. Church....

LEROY WILSON, JR, 60

probation officer, died May 27 in West Palm Beach, FL. Survived by wife, Anita Wilson;...

DEACON SPENCER E. JONES, 98

retired from FP&L, died May 25. Survivors include his daughter, Eugenia M. Smith; son, Donald...

MARY M. WATERMAN, 67

operation room technician of Jackson Memorial Hospital, died May 28 at home. Service 11 a.m.,...

BARBARA GORDON, 64

died May 24 at home. Barbara will be sadly missed by her many family and...

JEFFERY D. SPENCER, 46

barber, died May 24. Service 10 a.m., Saturday at Hurst Chapel AME Church....

LITTLE PRINCESS DIAMOND GANTT, 10

died May 24 at Aventura Animal Hospital. She is survived by: mother, Laurance Elle Webb;...

FRANCES GOA REVELS, 89

retired sales person, died May 24 at home. Survivors include: son, Benjamin Dawkins; granddaughter, Krystal...

JENNIFER JONES DARBEAU, 60

died May 28at South Miami Hospital. She worked as a teacher and administrator for 34...

EMANUEL L. GAINES, 47

retired DCPS and employee of Wright and Young. Service 2 p.m., Saturday at Peaceful Zion...

RAYMOND EUGENE PHILLIPS, 65

warehouse engineer, died May 26 at Memorial Regional South Hospital. Survivors include: wife, Mildred Williams-Phillips;...

TIMOTHY WILSON, 52

died May 21 at Jackson Memorial Hospital. Service 12 noon, Saturday at Antioch Missionary Baptist...

LAVERNE WALKER, 63

retired correction officer, died May 25 at Jackson Memorial Hospital. Service 12 p.m., Saturday in...

TONY BULLARD, 52

chef, died May 13 at home. Service 2 p.m., Saturday in the chapel....

CURTIS HANKS, JR., 53

caterer, died May 23 at Memorial West Hospital. Service 11 a.m., Saturday at Antioch M.B.C....

Emancipation Day comes to Old Dillard Museum

Holiday celebrates when Floridas slaves were freed Technically, the document that ended slavery and freed...

Wade and LeBron turn up the heat

Miami Heat fans are still giddy over the fact that once again their basketball team...

King of Foods serves up royal delights

Norland alum knows the ingredients for success Local caterer Kelly Hunter recently transformed his passion...

Head: Sophisticated Entertainment: Blends parties with giving

Miami natives John Rick Zeigler has established himself as a top-notch songwriter and penned hits...

NWSA student art showcase marks 25th year

Twenty-eight high school seniors will have the chance of a lifetime on Friday, June 1st,...

Moss praises winners of Clean Up & Green Up poster contest

[gallery link="file" columns="2" orderby="title"] Hundreds of students throughout Miami-Dade County vied to win the 8th...

Everyone deserves access to health care

An increasing number of Blacks in Miami and throughout the U.S. know what its like...

New ministry reaches out to unchurched community

Pastor Daisy Bailey had known for a while that she should found her own ministry,...

Street Talk: May 30, 2012

Do you have health insurance? Why or why not?Kimberly Sampson, 40Liberty City, house wife Well,...

Edmonson celebrates Haitian Flag Day in Little Haiti

Vice Chairwoman Audrey M. Edmonson celebrated Haitian Flag Day at "Big Night in Little Haiti"...

Whats more important: graduation rates or FCAT scores?

After candid conversations with several urban high school principals, including Booker T. Washingtons William Aristide...

Local church pledges 10 percent of offerings to community

Traditionally, when its referring to churches, the figure of 10 percent refers to how much...

Church Calendar, May 30 - June 5, 2012

A Mission With A New Beginning Women's Department will be celebrating their Annual Women's Conference...

Haitians make demand for reform

Urge Obama to support reunification program North Miami Mayor Andre Pierre and Haitian-American leader Marleine...

Scott must focus on Florida businesses

When I first heard that Governor Rick Scott had taken five international trips around the...

Florida eliminates 7,000 felons from voting rolls

Is this another way to disenfranchise Black voters? A disproportionate number of Blacks and Democrats...

New evidence uncovered in FAMU drum major Champions death

Medical examiner says mallets and drumsticks used In recent weeks, Florida medical examiners have deemed...

Cops arrest 321 during Urban Beach Weekend

Crowds smaller but no fatalities reported during five-day festival An estimated 250,000 people visited South...

AARLCC concert celebrates Golden Age of Gospel

The affirming lyrics and melodies of spirituals, hymns, and carols performed by The Broward Gospel...

Thursday, May 24

Commissioners to veto plans for industrial park

Westview residents granted a reprieve Nearly one hundred residents of the Westview community in northwest...

Claude Pepper Towers get needed facelift

[gallery link="file" columns="4" orderby="title"]Rehab job tops $9 million in upgrades Brownsville has gotten a much-needed...

The legacy of the FAMU Marching 100

A history we must reclaim The death of Florida A&M Universitys [FAMU] Marching 100 Drum...

Miami leads U.S. in health care costs

Price for family of four tops $24K/year Health care costs for a family in the...

BTW graduation rates skyrocket

Senior David Green beats the odds, wins prestigious Gates Millennium scholarship Booker T. Washington Senior...

Evolving: Personal choice even for Obama

The President of the United States view on marriage equality has evolved to be on...

Lifestyle Calendar, May 23 - May 29, 2012

The Opa-Locka Panthers spring cheerleader camp at Ingraham Park, at 2100 Burlington Street, begins May...

Braman is buying some Black politicians

Jesus said, No Servant can serve two masters . . . You cannot serve both...

Political Potpourri: May 23, 2012

Legal minds say dont jump to any conclusions about George Zimmerman getting off just because...

Faith Calendar, May 23 - 29, 2012

Christian Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church will be hosting appreciation services, May 23 -27. For more...

Edmonson and HEAT family take over City Hall

[gallery link="file" columns="2" orderby="title"] Miami HEAT fans descended on Miami-Dade County Hall in downtown Miami...

Miami Braces for another urban beach week

Black youth expected to pack South Beach City of Miami Beach Police Chief Ray Martinez...

Win or lose, sports is a game

Many people use the sports world as an escape of sorts from some of life's...

Blacks better wake up and support Obama

In a perfect world, Blacks in America would be celebrating the Great Jubilee with the...

BTW alumni honor living legends

Amid an audience of over 300, nine outstanding and distinguished graduates of Booker T. Washington...

Commissioner Monestime pushes for development at Gratigny Park site

Residents in the Gratigny neighborhood are a few steps closer to bringing a community park...

Mural honors the lost memory of slain teen

[gallery link="file" columns="2" orderby="title"] A vibrant mural was recently unveiled on the front wall of...

Is humor a tool for evangelism?

More Christians embracing comedy for ministry purposes In the past few decades, Christians have been...

Chatter That Matters, May 23 - May 29, 2012

The King of Clubs, an 81-year old service organization comprised of professional men, handed out...

M-DC Dems get set for the state convention

In the May 9-15 edition of The Miami Times, we reported that elections had been...

Street Talk: May 23, 2012

Are Black students unfairly disciplined at school?Willie Newkirk, 70Miami, retired motivational speaker Yes, I do...

Muslim youth sheds light on misunderstood sect

Nation of Islam has come a long way since it was founded As a 16-year...

Black moms show off their culinary skills in new weekly series

TV ONE has a hit with My Momma Throws Down Theres nothing better than moms...

Walking 15 miles - a day - in Barrett Keenes shoes

In a May 14th email, the altruistic pedestrian, Barrett Keene, responded to Miami Times questions...

How far would you walk to save a child?

Go Walk America raises awareness, funds for school children Millions of people are concerned about...

Local entrepreneur launches international business

Import, export company hopes for big success Typical launch parties include a simple gathering among...

Sensere mixes gospel with soul and a whole lot more

Sincere is a word meaning genuine, real, or real. And with a bit of ingenuity,...

Pastor of the Week: Rev. Amos Allen

Apostolic Revival Temple provides a message of hope Last week, Pastor Amos Allen of Apostolic...

People, May 23, 2012

Happy wedding anniversary to Dewey Willard and Sabrina Knight lll, who celebrated their 10th anniversary...

NeighborhoodLIFT program to boost Florida housing market

Wells Fargo & Company, one of Americas leading community banks and the nations largest home...

Wednesday, May 23

QUEEN ESTHER STILLMAN, 81

retired domestic worker, died May 16 at Miami Jewish Home. Service 11 a.m., Saturday at...

CHRISTINE SMITH, 86

homemaker, died May 16 at home. Service 11 a.m., Friday at Jordan Grove Missionary Baptist...

MILDRED ASBERRY, 64

retail, died May 12 at home. Survivors include: Bonita Asberry-Kendrick, Sabrina Jackson, Lakesha Roan, Felicia...

GWENDOLYN JEAN CHARLES, 53

educator, died May 15 at Miramar Memorial Hospital. Service 2:30 p.m., Saturday at 93rdStreet Community...

DEACON MATTHEW HOUSTON

retired, died May 19 in Miami Gardens. Service 11 a.m., Saturday at House of God...

MRS. FLORIE MAE MERRELL, 84

domestic, died May 15 at home. Viewing 5-6 p.m., Friday May 25 in the chapel....

CALVIN JOHNSON, JR., 56

painter, died May 16 at University of Miami Hospital. Service 12 p.m., Saturday at St....

QUANTEZ NICHOLSON, 20

laborer, died May 19. Service 1 p.m., Saturday at Jordan Grove Missionary Baptist Church....

Thursday, May 17

You never know what someone is going through

When every inmate is sitting up on their bunk during the afternoon count procedure, sergeant...

More people in blended family status

According to popular portrayals, the American family is a small unit that consists of a...

Are FCAT camps a secret weapon to success?

Two weeks of another grueling FCAT examination period are now over for Miami-Dade County Public...

Minnis Group: Layoff lead to advocate for fledgling firms

After nearly three decades of success in the public sector, Catherine Minnis found herself a...

Color Me Thick: Play promotes beauty of plus-sized women

When Color Me Thick takes to the stage next Sunday, May 20th at the Joseph...

Mt. Hermon AME Church brings generations together

Pastor Michael K. Bouie has led 10 congregations throughout Georgia and Florida in his pastoral...

Church of the Open Door to host 44th annual Pink Tea

Another spring has come and the season would not be complete without the entertainment and...

Local author reveals how to stay slim Gods way

One way that many weight loss attempts or weight loss maintenance plans have been derailed...

FAMU deserves a chance to clean up its act

With the recent indictment of 13 band members held responsible for the hazing-related death of...

Church Calendar, May 16 - 22, 2012

Second Chance Evangelistic and Deliverance Ministries, Inc. is hosting a revival May 31st and June...

Chatter That Matters, May 16 - 22, 2012

A golden salute to Roberta Thompson Daniels, president, Booker T. Washington, Inc. Alumni Association, executive...

People, May 16 - 22, 2012

Hearty congratulations to all graduates; your hard work paid off and I am very proud...

Lifestyle Happenings, May 16 - 22, 2012

City of Miami Gardens Commission for Women presents voter information town hall meeting on Wednesday,...

Edmonson welcomes Deltas to County Hall

Vice Chairwoman Audrey M. Edmonson took a point of personal privilege to introduce the ladies...

FCAT writing scores plummet

Only 27 percent of 4th graders pass Floridas commissioner of education, Gerald Robinson, led the...

Overtown seniors storm City Hall

Say, weve waited long enough! Overtown residents have seen their community torn apart and left...

Obama takes a stand for gay marriage

President Barack Obama made an unprecedented move by announcing his support for same sex couples...

Jordan awarded FMU honorary doctorate

[gallery link="file" columns="4" orderby="title"] Miami-Dade County Commissioner Barbara J. Jordan delivered the 2012 Spring Commencement...

Battle rages for the future of young, Black males

Almost 30 years ago, two noted psychologists, Jawanza Kunjufu and Haki Madhubuti, were sounding the...

Street Talk: May 16, 2012

Will Obamas support of same-sex marriage cost him Black votes?Winston Johnson, 46Miami, cleaning technician No,...

Equal opportunity for gay community

I held the traditional Christian belief about marriage being between a man and a woman...

Overtown gets $50 million for redevelopment

Spence-Jones heats up in four-hour marathon It took nearly four hours of public testimony and...

PULSE continues Blacks fight for justice

[gallery link="file" orderby="title"] For the past 31 years, the civil rights organization, PULSE, which stands...

DELINQUENT REAL ESTATE TAXES

Download Delinquent Real Estate tax document Here...

Wednesday, May 16

MOTHER JUANITA L. SMITH, 96

homemaker, died May 11. Survivors include: her daughters, DoLores S. Washington (James) , and Carolyn...

DAVID E. BRADLEY, JR., 23

waiter, died May 10 in Pembroke Pines. Service 2 p.m., Saturday at House of God...

DEACONESS PATRICIA GAITER WILLIAMS, 51

caregiver, died May 5 in Jackson Memorial Hospital. Service 1 p.m., Saturday at St. Matthews...

BARBARA BARNETT, 80

domestication, died May 10 in Jackson North Hospital. Funeral arrangements being taken care of by...

WONSO LEE STORR JR., 63

died May 12. Service 2 p.m., Saturday at Jordan Grove Missionary Baptist Church....

CHARLENE ALETHIA PRESTON, 65

classroom teacher for Dade County Public Schools, died May 11. Survivors include: her son, Charles...

MAE LOIS BROWN, 73

supervisor, died May 9 at Aventura Hospital. Service 12 p.m., Saturday at St. James AME....

LARUE GARLAND, 73

retired nurse, died May 12 at North Shore Hospital. Survived by: Keith Moss, Sheila, Jeffery,...

RETHA FOX PARKER DAVIS RITA, 55

Dade County School Board, died May 8 at Aventura Hospital. Service 1 p.m., Saturday at...

WILLIE BLANCHE KILLINGS, 73

telectronics technician, died May 12 at home. She is survived by three daughters, Barbara Anne...

SIMEON DAVID COURTNEY FINCHER, 23

warehouse worker, died May 6. Survivors: fianc, Yearnett Brown; father, Jean Fulton Fincher; mother, Patricia...

EMMETT PEEWEE RICE, JR., 41

self-employed laborer and D.J., died May 8 in Miami Gardens. Survivors include: wife, Portia; sons,...

LUECILE COOPER, 93

domestic worker, died May 10 at Home. Service 11 a.m., Wednesday at New Providence Missionary...

ARTHUR HUGHES, 70

custodian, died May 11 at Hialeah Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete....

LEMUEL A. MONCUR, 80

retired mail carrier for United States Postal Service, died May 10. Survivors include: his wife,...

LAMON B. BROOKS, 81

retired landscaping entrepreneur, died May 9 at V. A. Hospital. Survivors: daughter, Tonia Lynn Brooks;...

DONALD GARDNER, 55

warehouse clerk, died May 7 at North Shore Medical Center. Service 2 p.m., Saturday in...

Tuesday, May 15

The Miami Times 2013-09-29 03:59:28

retired 35 year Dade County Public School Teacher, died May 9 at Kindred Hospital of...

ROBERTA COGDELL KING, 79

retired 35 year Dade County Public School Teacher, died May 9 at Kindred Hospital of...

CHARLENE ALETHIA PRESTON, 65

classroom teacher for Dade County Public Schools, died May 11. Survivors include: her son, Charles...

Thursday, May 10

Inner City Film Festival makes its debut in Liberty City

Filmmaking is one of the fastest-growing and most lucrative industries in the world and Miami...

Monestime and Jackson get out the vote

Voters in Miami-Dade County took center stage on Sunday, April 29th when Rev. Jesse L....

Blacks face more suspensions

New task force to study trends and implications Black boys and girls in public schools...

Too many Blacks are leading from behind

Alexander the Great, perhaps the greatest military leader of all time, led his army from...

Thirteen face felony counts in death of FAMU student

The continued practice and tradition of campus hazing was thrust on the national scene last...

FL Dems elect convention delegates

Last Saturday, President Barack Obama officially kicked off his re-election campaign, asking his supporters to...

Blacks must keep pressure on Scotts so-called task force

State Representative Dwight Bullard and a few of his colleagues made a valiant effort to...

Mothers Day 2012

The other side of motherhood The joys of motherhood have been praised countless times. From...

Chamber honors Miamis top non-profits

[gallery link="file" columns="2" orderby="title"]NOVO winners: Posse Miami, Strong Women Strong Girls Two of the citys...

Pastor of the Week: Reverend Gregory Williams

The Reverend Gregory Williams founded the Miami Gardens-based Holy Faith Missionary Baptist Church in 1991...

People, May 9 - 15, 2012

Please join St. Agnes Guild at our 10:45a.m. service on May 20 as we observe...

Is racial profiling the new Jim Crow?

Since at least 1619, men, women and children of the African Diaspora, collectively referred to...

Norland gets it together on all fronts

You have to give it to the leadership at Miami Norland Senior High School. They...

Girl Power founds all-female youth choir

The local mentoring organization, Girl Power, has long advocated that the girls in the community...

Happy 100th, Viola Jackson!

Miami Gardens Viola Jackson celebrated her 100th birthday on May 9th surrounded by friends, family...

Chatter That Matters, May 90-015, 2012

Congratulations to Vice-Chairwoman Audrey M. Edmonson for zeroing in on an affordable housing for her...

Will Allapattah Middle be closed?

An ordinance proposed by the Miami-Dade County Public school board that calls to rezone students...

Wednesday, May 9

TIFFANY NICOLE JENNINGS-PERRY

beloved daughter of Gwendolyn Jennings Kidney and the late Calvin E. Jennings died suddenly on...

Thursday, May 3

Scott foiled for second time in drug testing

Governor Scott will continue to challenge the justice system in Florida and cost the taxpayers...

Justice appears doubtful for Trayvon Martin

As you know George Zimmerman has been charged with second degree murder, granted bail, posted...

PBS premiers the inspiring story of Jesse Owens

There are some names in Black history that will always be remembered for paving the...

Terri McMillan featured at annual Book and Author luncheon

[gallery link="file" orderby="title"] New York Times best-selling author Terri McMillan was the featured author at...

Blacks still being victimized by racial profiling

Wilson, Dotson, testify before House Judiciary Committee Racial profiling has become a hot topic in...

Bullard leads way in demand for more diverse task force

But it may be too little, too late State Representative Dwight Bullard and several of...

Norland celebrates its championship

[gallery link="file" columns="2" orderby="title"] The boys football team of Miami Norland participated in last weekends...

Church Calendar, May 2 - 8, 2012

New Seventy-Ninth Street Word Church, International is hosting a Cultured Pearls Womens Conference on May...

Lifestyle Calendar, May 2 - 8, 2012

Miami Rescue Mission is hosting their fourth annual Alumni Picnic at Crandon Park Beach, 6747...

People, May 2 - 8, 2012

There are many people, especially non-Floridianswho do not havea clue about our Sunshine State. For...

Hosanna Community Foundation welcomes FL Virtual School students

Pastor Charles Dinkins of the Hosanna Community Baptist Church has always believed in the importance...

Peter Londons troupe sizzles in spring dance showcase

[gallery link="file" orderby="title"] Trinidad-born Peter London has made a name for himself in the world...

Rev. Mary Edwards reveals a faith that heals everyone

Pastor Mary E. Edwards founded her own church, the Greater First Church of Deliverance, Inc....

Chatter That Matters, May 2 - 8, 2012

Lilly Queen Odom, president, and members of North Dade Jr/Sr. High celebrated their 50th anniversary...

Symposium teaches how to help kids with incarcerated parents

Much attention has been shed upon the effects of imprisonment upon Black men and women...

Wednesday, May 2

Nwestern girls see college hoop dreams come true

[gallery link="file" orderby="title"]Three seniors receive college scholarships The Lady Bulls of Miami Northwestern finished the...

New Dolphin QB has swagger

If I told you the least popular general manager in the NFL was the Miami...

Miami Norland celebrates its victorious year

Miami Norland knows how to win. And in honor of a stellar season in which...

BERNICE TOWNSEL, 87

beautician, died April 21 at home. Services were held....

VERA LEE HALL, 67

cook, died April 30 at North Shore Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete....

LILLIE MAE GLOVER, 85

died April 28 at Jackson Memorial Hospital. Service 11 a.m., Saturday at Greater New Macedonia...

DENNIS LEE HUDSON, 64

roofer and inspector, died April 23 in Jackson North. Service 10 a.m., Saturday at Jordan...

WILLIE C. THOMPKINS, 68

bus driver, died April 30 at Jackson North. Service 12 p.m., Saturday in the chapel....

DAVID ALEXANDER BARRY JR., 40

independent entrepreneur, died April 26 at Memorial West. Service 10 a.m., Saturday at St. James...

CAROLYN O. BETHEL, 60

died April 24 in Covington, GA. Viewing 11 a.m-7 p.m., Saturday, May 5 at Community...

MARQUEL WILLIAMS, JR., 4 months

died April 20 at Kindred Hospital. Services 2 p.m., Saturday at Apostolic Worship Center....

THOMAS EUTSAY JR., 72

beautification supervisor, died April 19 at home. Services were held....

JULIA MAE ALLEN, 81

retired CNA nurse, died May 1 at Hampton Court Nursing Home. Survivors include: Ivory Allen...

DEACON CARNELL GOLDEN, SR., 80

died April 26 at home. Survivors include: wife, Juanita; nine children, Carleetha, Carnell, Jr. Lalar,...

ROSIE LEE McCRAY, 82

housewife, died April 27 at home. Service 1 p.m., Saturday at Trinity Church....

EARL DRUMMOND, SR., 72

retired construction worker, died April 30 at Mt. Sinai Hospital. Survivors include three sons, Earl...

RUENETT CAROLYN BRANT, 56

cafeteria worker, died April 22 at home. Survivors include: daughters, Kenya Brant and Keya Brifil;...

DAHLIA WESTON, 31

homemaker, died April 26 at Jackson Memorial Hosptial. Service 10 a.m., Saturday at St. Paul...

In Memoriam In loving memory of, JON ANTHONY CLARKE 03/01/1977 - 05/01/2011

It has been one year, since God called our precious jewel home. Jon, we love...

NEVILLE KENNEDY DEMETRIUS, 48

Horizon Tools Rental and Equipment and Thermoplastic Jamaica Limited, died April 20. Leaving wife, Georgia;...

MRS. MATTIE MAE TYLER, 89

homemaker, died April 26. Survivors include her sons, Lawrence Tyler, Coleman Tyler; daughter, Charlie Mae...