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Friday, November 30

Post election commentary

The Miami Times senior editor, D. Kevin McNeir, joined other local journalists in November following...

Thursday, November 29

Artistry Shines

Haitian-born muralist Serge Toussaint put new touches on his 2008 painting of President Barack Obama...

Experts say apathy and denial complicate the issues regarding AIDS

This Saturday, health advocates and medical experts from Miami to Miramar and even in tranquil...

Jackson defeats Norland 30-21

For some teams it can be difficult to win a rival game during the season....

Chatter That Matters: November 28, 2012

Last Friday, November 16, at the Lemon City Cemetery (Carver Village). Ms. Maud Newbold had...

Jordan gives over 600 turkeys, baskets to needy local families

Miami Gardens Miami-Dade County Commissioner Barbara J. Jordan, in conjunction with several local organizations, provided...

Sherbondy Village opens in Opa-locka

[gallery link="file" columns="2" orderby="title"] Opa-locka residents, elected officials, community leaders and high school rivals cheered...

Soul searching needed for Hurricanes

Howawful was the MiamiHurricanesdefense against the Dukefootball team this past Saturday's game ranked 87th nationally...

Nursing home ministry preaches the Gospel

Christians spread message of gratitude to others The one thing that I am most grateful...

Street Talk: November 28, 2012

Should the FAMU Marching 100 be allowed to perform again?Carolyn Fulger, 50Substitute teacher, Liberty City...

Rising artist to be featured at Art Africa exhibit

[gallery link="file" orderby="title"] T.EliottMansauses art to showcase scenes from hood Artists of color are finally...

Lifestyle Happenings: November 28, 2012

NANA presents The Empowerment Experiment, Nov 28-30th. Contact Aunkh at 305-651-4020. Commissioner Jean Monestime will...

Building the body and building homes for seniors

Pastor prepares church for the future One of the many duties of a pastor is...

Killian pumnels South Dade 24-0

Keeping is more difficult than winning. The South Dade Buccaneers, the district 16-8A champions, realized...

Sociable Girl Squad does networking mixer for women

Getting social while building more awareness For the founder of Sociable Girl Squad, its all...

People: November 28, 2012

Joining the Rattlers for their 125th anniversary homecoming game in Tallahassee against North Carolina Central...

Central shellacks rival Northwestern 34-7

The mantra should go, Keeping is more difficult than winning, unless youre a Rocket. Because...

Pretty Pleasures Inaugural Plus-Size Pageant

Its about confidence The message that Tonya Cook wants to deliver is simple. Beauty is...

North Dade students learn "the gift of giving"

Students give sneakers to those in need North Dade Middle School students flashed that enormous...

Saint Agnes prepares for historic weekend

On Saturday, December 1st, at 10 a.m., Saint Agnes Church, the community and friends will...

Thursday, November 22

Booker T. blanks North Broward Prep 71-0 in regional quarterfinal

The 4A state runner-up and this seasons favorite to win it all, Booker T. Washington...

Focus of Thanksgiving should be service to others

It may be difficult to believe but the beginning of four weeks of holiday madness...

Kookie Maffet shares her success secrets

The hair stylist shows promising growth in the salon business With one step into Kookie...

Who needs Black colleges? Todays youth

The over 100 Historically Black Colleges and Universities [HBCUs] in the U.S. have undergone significant...

Faith Calendar: November 21, 2012

Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church to host a Unity Prayer Breakfast. Call 305-696-6545. Second Chance Ministries...

J.August Richards talks about acting, moving forward and The Hypnotist

In a culture of reality stars, social celebrities and over-night sensations that exit as quickly...

The Sports Brothers: November 21, 2012

Hurricanes on the right road MiamiHurricanes officials did what they had to do this past...

Thanks to workers who forego holidays

Thursday is Thanksgiving Day and millions of people in Miami-Dade County will celebrate the holiday...

Theaster Gates experimental art gallery exhibit

Theaster Gates' Soul Manufacturing Corporation is about creating soul. His latest exhibit, which is being...

Will Obama put Blacks on his to do list?

In the 2012 presidential election, 93 percent of Blacks voted for President Obama and the...

The domino effect of murder in the hod

Its been about one month since the popular Miami rapper Bizzle, born Robert Labranche, was...

Pastors love for music, manifests in church

Marc Cooper effectively balances pastoring and music If Rev. Marc Cooper, 41, of Upper Room...

People: November 21, 2012

Community and friends are cordially invited to attend the retirement celebration, marking 44 years of...

Chatter That Matters: November 21, 2012

Kudos go out to Torian Cox, president of the Sigma Alpha Chapter of Omega Psi...

More youth facing the crisis of homelessness

Public school students rally to support friends and raise public awareness Homelessness was once an...

Liberty City families get turkeys and trimmings

Youth and community leaders focus on the giving in Thanksgiving Thanksgiving is defined as the...

Thursday, November 15

H&M Takes on South Beach

Retail company mixes fashion and music with Miami style and flavor The highly-favored shopping destination...

Northwestern grad now a FL circuit court judge

Governor appoints Judge Rodney Smith to the bench When you look at the children attending...

Overtown gets taste of Hollywood

[gallery link="file" orderby="title"]CRA-led project to bring jobs, training for youth An estimated 300 young basketball...

Beckmann hearing set for 2013

The hearing to review the demotion earlier this year of Miami-Dade County fire fighter Brian...

At-risk youth get helping hand from PAL

[gallery link="file" orderby="title"]City of Miamis Police Athletic League provide safe alternatives It has been said...

Lifestyle Happenings

BTW Alumni Association Inc. will meet Nov. 15th at 6 p.m., in the BTW high...

FMU president fired

Speculation swirls over questionable behavior When Dr. Henry Lewis, III, 62, was chosen to serve...

Street Talk: November 14, 2012

Who should be blamed for the Florida voting fiasco?Margaret Mazyck, 52Executive director, North Miami The...

Fashion So Sweet: Sawgrass Mills gets bigger

Fashion row in outlet mall is first in country Fashion Row The largest outlet mall...

Sports Brothers: November 14, 2012

The people who cried "racist" NFL on CBS football analyst, Terry Bradshaw got himself into...

Chatter that Matters: November 14, 2012

G. Erick Knowles, chairman of the 15th Annual M. Athalie Range Cultural Arts Foundation, broke...

People: November 14, 2012

Wedding anniversary greetings go out to the following Love Birds of the week: Michael and...

M-DCs commissioners must mentor tomorrows leaders today

The apparent rift between County Commissioner Audrey Edmonson and Candidate Keon Hardemon that surfaced during...

A synopsis of political races

From South Dade to Fort Pierce, last weeks election produced not only interesting results but...

Florida becomes the nations laughing stock

The national comedians are saying that the golden girls could have counted the ballots faster...

Have you considered IT for your career?

New industry impacts all facets of life Do you have what it takes to embark...

South Dade blanks Homestead 10-0

Wins 30th annual gridiron Battle of Lucy Street The South Dade Buccaneers toppled the Homestead...

Liberty City business hub gives new companies a chance to succeed

[gallery link="file" columns="2" orderby="title"]More Blacks look for ways to be their own boss Four years...

Pastor and members serve low-income community

Church should be a beacon of hope, pastor says After a few knocks, the door...

Presidential election shows that racism still persists

As we watched the election results last Tuesday night with bated breath, the division that...

Florida still cant get it right

Delays, recounts and unaccounted ballots mar South Florida elections Its been 12 years since Florida...

Community leaders walk for peace

Marchers walked and prayed around Liberty City to stop violence On the front line stood...

We should all be angry with Scott and the GOP Legislature

Every citizen of the U.S. 18 or older has the right to vote. But some...

Artist of substance: Terrence Francois

For local artist, Terrence Francois, art is an intimate visual conversation that anyone can be...

Lets Get Laced hosts breast cancer fundraiser

An evening of music, dancing and awareness Sumaya Newman owner of Lets Get Laced, knows...

Thursday, November 8

Crime Scene: November 7, 2012

Ex-cop serial killer finally scheduled for execution Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed the death warrant...

South Dade Alphas adopt local elementary schools

The Brothers of the Iota Pi Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi AlphaFraternity, Inc.recently donated over...

People: November 7, 2012

A grand time was enjoyed by all who journeyed to Key West, a trip sponsored...

Kerry Washington campaigns for Obama in Broward

[gallery link="file" columns="4" orderby="title"] Television and film star Kerry Washington was in Broward County last...

5000 Role models greet President Barack Obama

Students of Miami Northwestern Senior High Schools 5000 Role Models of Excellence Project were invited...

Halloween kids in Brownsville

SAFE FUN IN THE COMMUNITY: Children listened to music, ate candy and played in the...

Heat deserve a new slogan

The new slogan for the Miami Heat should be Pick Your Poison. Of course some...

Believe it or not one vote still makes a difference

Even before Election Day on Tuesday, Floridas voters had already decided that they were not...

Who scared? You scared? Check in then!

If Im not mistaken, I believe it was the rapper Bone Crusher who repeatedly chanted...

Blacks must learn how to be our own best friends

Theres nothing worse than listening to someone white, even with the best intentions, talk about...

Evident power-shift from white to Black leadership

As an employee for close to 30 years, Stephen Johnson, 51, has seen both the...

Street Talk: November 7, 2012

Are Black businesses profiting from the rise of affordable housing?Joy Guyton, 30Substitute Teacher, Liberty City...

Young writers get scholarships from FLs Black journalists

SFBJA, NABJ team up to encourage tomorrows reporters Despite the earlier threats from what would...

MD-C schools recognized for student achievement

As a member of the School Board, I am pleased to inform you that two...

Black Cubans still suffering from Hurricane Sandy

Some say assistance given to white Cubans first, little for Blacks For centuries, Santiago de...

Recognition and celebration of veterans may have decreased

America would never be the land of the free, if it were not also the...

Remains of unearthed Blacks to finally get a place of rest

The Lemon City Cemetery Community Corporation [LCCCC] and the African American Committee of Dade Heritage...

BBQ cook-off fest

King of Ribs gives back Jerk and Caribbean dishes, veggie kabobs and BBQ ribs all...

Residents face long lines to vote

Blacks in S. FL refuse to have their voices silenced Its been a long week...

Chatter That Matters: November 7, 2012

Sylvia Williams-Garner and her entourage, boarded a plane, and landed safely in Costa Rica, where...

Lifestyle Happenings: November 7, 2012

The Beta Beta Lambda chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha will kick off its 75th Diamond...

Pastor spreads the word of God through the community

Come to Kenya or Im gonna die, a young man said to Rev. Dr. Gilbert...

Obama still in style

OBAMA PRIDE: Merv the barber and Spoken Word Artist Rebecca Butterfly Vaughns shows support for...

Town Center to fill gaps for Opa-lockas seniors

Low-income housing project now underway Just as they are becoming adjusted to diminishing financial resources,...

Jazz singer refuses to perform over pay dispute

Miami Nice Jazz Festival is not so nice Jazz singer Dee Dee Bridgewater was the...

Thursday, November 1

A tasteful role model: JaAna Santiago talks success

Success has a very distinct taste. It is sweet and savory, according to celebrity chef...

Miamis Alphas celebrate 75th anniversary

On November 19, 1937, eight visionary men of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. founded the...

People: October 31, 2012

Miami-Dade County Schools Superintendent Alberto M Carvahlo saluted 14 graduates from Dade County schools. Among...

Tensions mount in District 3

Veteran vs. newcomer winner takes all Theres less than one week before we will know...

Chatter that Matters: October 31, 2012

Hats are off to Annie Hicks Ross, Founder of 15 neighborhood crime watch groups for...

How to get through the Florida ballot with ease

I have been advised that it is taking some voters over an hour to vote,...

Baptist Ministers Council voices concerns over school bond

Supt. Carvalho says under his watch promises will be kept The members of the Baptist...

Omega Psi Phi prepares for annual Black Achievement Week

The Brothers of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., are getting geared up for their annual...

Rai Renea to perform Sticks and Stones in one-woman show

Challenges of puberty told through poetry, dance and music Miami native Rai Renae has been...

Street Talk, October 31, 2012

Why dont more Blacks vote?Lorraine Wright, 26Student Coordinator, Midtown Blacks are unaware of the impact...

March, pray and sing from pews to the polls

[gallery link="file" orderby="title"]Early voters show up in force throughout Miami-Dade As thousands of Blacks left...

Voting sleek and stylish

[gallery link="file" columns="4" orderby="title"] Tim Hardaway receives humanitarian award The Florida Democratic Party hosted a...

Lifestyle Happenings: October 31, 2012

BTW class of 1965 will take their Seminole Immokalee Trip Nov. 3rd. Contact Lebbie at...

Miamis Black Archives to charge for research access

By Theo Karantsalis Hit with major funding cuts back in 2009, The Black Archives History...

Black church confronts domestic violence

Town hall gives victims a voice There was an altar call at church. Donata Joseph...

$20M project starts on Hampton Village Apts

A distressed 1950s apartment building will soon enjoy a new lease on life following its...