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Wednesday, October 31

Miamis Alphas celebrate 75th anniversary

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

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President of the United StatesBarack Obama Obama has had his hands full for the last...

Thursday, October 25

Idyllic Island Splendor

Trinidadian masquerader sported the colors of her country as part of the 3rd annual Miami...

Chatter That Matters: October 24, 2012

Congratulations go out to those refined senior citizens from St. Paul AME Church that took...

Two Blacks throw in hats for U.S. presidency

Third party candidates want radical views heard Four years ago, the election of Barack Obama...

GOP fails to keep Black voters down

Millions of Americans voted for the first time during the 2008 presidential election. The outcome...

Seniors optimism varies based on their support, health and finances

[gallery link="file" orderby="title"]Some seniors disagree with survey about aging Are senior citizens excited about aging?...

First Black woman to take Sundance Best Director Prize

In todays film industry, there are so many bad movies being produced that most people...

Blacks weigh in on final presidential debate

Most say Obama was the winner but is it enough to reclaim the White House?...

We must stand up and be counted at the polls

Early voting begins on Saturday, Oct. 27th, with a particularly long ballot, filled with complicated...

Street Talk: October 24, 2012

Did the Million Man March [Oct. 17, 1995] make a difference for Blacks?Gregory Norflee, 59Musician/vendor,...

County leaders, students honored at 2012 Pillars Awards

[gallery link="file" orderby="title"] The Miami-Dade County Black Affairs Advisory Board held its 12th annual Pillars...

Minister compares worship to 1st-century church

Singing is a command given to everyone, minister says Minister Aldanzo Pratt, 58, of Magnolia...

Regalado meets with Edison Towers residents to discuss rising crime

Promises to assign beat cop to patrol the area In a political landscape where well-heeled...

Are we afraid of our Black youth?

Experts point to rise in truancy, fewer mentors as reasons for rise in crime Part...

People: October 24, 2012

Happy birthday to a grand lady, Mrs. Willie Pearl Porter, who turned 101-years-old on Oct....

Central defeats Carol City 49-32

Chiefs put up fight before losing to Central A year ago, no one would have...

FLs higher ed leaders wasting dollars

There are major financial mismanagement problems throughout the Florida college system. This is not a...

Term limits top issues facing Miami-Dade voters

Some voters believe eight years is long enough For voters in Miami-Dade County, next months...

Not all breast cancers are the same

Breast cancer affects one in eight women in the United States. While most risk factors...

Turner Tech hosts college, career fair

Students offered career and college options William H. Turner Technical Arts Highs Adult Ed hosted...

Without hope we have nothing to live for

Theres a tiny hole in my heart slowly, I am approaching my death in the...

"Catching up with Gigi"

Online series: A new independent movement Dare to be different The emergence of online sensations...

Fashion Designer's Expo is a stylish platform

Three days of fashion and networking Humble beginnings It is always refreshing to see the...

Vikings defeat gutsy Generals 22-3

Norland struggles for victory over Jackson The Norland Vikings are in a position to take...

Men take a stand against domestic violence

All people are affected by abusive relationships not just women, kids Domestic violence is not...

More jobs and housing coming to District 3

Hampton Village Apartments redevelopment $20M influx Located at 4301 NW 29th Avenue in Miami, the...

Will school board bond be good for Black businesses?

I was recently made a member of the Board of Directors of the Miami-Dade Chamber...

Thursday, October 18

Bulls defeat Explorers 10-7

The Northwestern Bulls regained control in the final minutes against the Columbus Explorers to get...

Let's hope we haven't seen the last of great Ray Lewis

Former University of Miami great, super bowl champion and future NFL Hall of famer Ray...

Booker T. defeats Jackson 39-0

[gallery link="file" columns="2" orderby="title"] The Booker T. Washington Tornados blew by neighborhood rival Jackson Generals...

Alwayz Lady Like rewards young members community service

[gallery link="file" columns="4" orderby="title"]Non-profit organization encourages young girls to serve with confidence In a make-up...

Do you qualify for affordable housing?

M-DC contributes $169.5 million for low-income housing units Theres nothing worse than being unable to...

Poshmark iPhone app makes shopping a friends closet easy

A new mobile shopping app proves to be the best of both worlds for iPhone...

Alfre Woodard courts Miamis Black vote

In 2008, America saw countless celebrities who stepped forward to vocalize their support for the...

FMU aviation program soars with new plane purchase

The Florida Memorial University [FMU] Aviation and Safety Department ushered in a new era of...

Morris Brown avoids auction of assets for now

President Stanley Pritchett says we will overcome our financial challenges An auction was set for...

People: October 18, 2012

Hearty congratulations go out to Soror Priscilla Thompson, who recently retired after 32 years of...

Faith Calendar: October 17, 2012

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

Lifestyle Happenings: October 18, 2012

Senator Oscar Braynon presents its Help for Homeowners, Oct. 17th from 4-8 p.m. at 1515...

Students learn about breast cancer at school

[gallery link="file" orderby="title"]Allapattah Middle students organize breast cancer walk Out of the mouth of babes...

Miami family salutes their soldier/son

Sergeant First Class (SFC) Alan West Jr. and his wife Tameka pose for a picture...

Pastor of the Week: October 18, 2012

Anniversary celebration was a masterpiece Were celebrating a great person here, a guest performer of...

Chatter That Matters: October 18, 2012

Ninety-seven golden years found matriarch Mary Cogwell Farrington sitting in her wheel chair surrounded by...

Riveting tale of Black life in the South

Secrets, heartbreak and betrayal as told in story of two teenaged girls Black author Tayari...

Scott and GOP attack Justice Peggy Quince

If judges become subject to political whims, justice for all will no longer exist This...

Monestime sponsors workshop for college bound youth

[gallery link="file" columns="2" orderby="title"] Commissioner Jean Monestime, District 2, held a workshop for high school...

Does stand your ground support vigilantism?

Push for repeal of shoot-first laws gains national momentum On February 26, 2012, 17-year-old Trayvon...

Mary Kay donates 20K for local domestic violence programs

State Rep. Stafford honored for her individual contributions Miami Rescue Mission [MRM], serving Miami-Dade and...

CDC has $20M grant to transform citys image

CDC leads efforts to revitalize city with new housing, social services With many of its...

Street Talk: October 17, 2012

With the elections less than one month away, what issues is of most concern to...

Edmonson participates in Habitat for Humanity dedication ceremony

Vice Chairwoman Audrey M. Edmonson congratulated some of the District 3 families who will move...

Miami rapper Bizzle killed at car wash

Miami Times staff report Robert Labranche, 37, a popular Miami rapper also known as Bizzle...

Is it fear or apathy that must be overcome to save Black boys?

As the Black community comes to terms with the troubling rise in gun violence between...

President speaks to Miami voters

[gallery link="file" orderby="title"] President Barack Obama came to South Florida on last Thursday, speaking to...

M-DC and City of Miami Gardens team up for NW 7th Avenue makeover

Miami-Dade County Commissioner Barbara J. Jordan and officials from the City of Miami Gardens recently...

Excitement builds for Our Vote Our Victory event

A. Philip Randolph Institute leads efforts for early voting rally and worship The Joseph Caleb...

Thursday, October 11

Black beauty make-up myths debunked

New MAC make-up line revisits classic looks Contrary to popular belief, no color is off...

Norland pulls off overtime win against Reef, 20-19

Vikings still class 5A resigning champions The Norland Vikings stole a 20-19 overtime victory out...

Central defeats Homestead: A district battle

Central can brag about district win The Central Rockets (3-2) may have felt like they...

Liberty City welcomes new club

Get ready for comedy, sports and grown folks music Theres a new club in Liberty...

Opa-locka En Vogue

Musical chart-topping female group En Vogue is making a return to Miami to light up...

Linda Nialis cosmic love is caught on canvas

Artistic expression and the universe Artist Linda Niali debuted her new collection of artwork at...

South Dade Bucs stop undefeated Killian Cougars

The South Dade Buccaneers defeated their longtime rival, the Killian Cougars, in a back-and-forth 23-21...

Purses by Lizzie benefits victims of breast cancer

Rachel Larmond-Holmes shares profits to find the cure Diamonds are a girls best friend, but...

Miami bloggers fight against

Taking a stance in style A total of 26 of Miamis most well known bloggers...

Black elected officials growing in numbers

More now seeking office since breakthrough in 1974 election In 1974, history was made when,...

Community searches for answers as violence escalates

One of the greatest challenges for any young man is coming into their own as...

Jus Cynthia has a real message in her music

Opa-locka to Carver Ranches she tells her peoples history Sultry jazz vocalist Cynthia Strachan Saunders...

Dorsey Park mural program makes finals

Director Emily Gunther shows Overtown in a positive new light When Emily Gunter, 64, first...

Celebrating 100 years

Church pioneers Elexezenia Humes Williams, Elry Taylor Sands, Charles Adderley, Joyce Roach Jones and Chairwoman...

Cultures reflect on past tale of genocide

Border of Lights shines light on massacre, 75 years later An old adage says that...

Republican Party seeks to politicize the Florida Judiciary

The general rule is that judges should be apolitical. A judge should make their rulings...

CHRISTIAN PERFORMERS AWARDED

Winners of the 2nd Annual Gospel Explosion and Performing Arts Competition in Opa-locka pose with...

People: October 10, 2012

Join Saint Agnes and the December, January and February group as we travel to Key...

Is breast cancer still a death sentence?

Two medical experts trace history of the disease Most of us have heard about breast...

Faith Calendar

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

Street Talk: October 10, 2012

After watching the presidential debate do you have more confidence in Obama or Romney? Why?Roger...

Pastor is a servant of God

Valley Grove pastor uses different skills to help others A man stood on the side...

Popular minister charged with theft of 70K dollars

Rev. Larrie Lovett accused of taking dollars intended for Brownsville Community Development Corporation A local...

Chatter That Matters: October 10, 2012

Dr. Enid C. Pinkney of the Historical Hampton House Trust and her committees are commended...

Walking to bring awareness

Advocate started walk to fight for the cause Cancer touches everyones life in one way...

Young women are empowered at conference

Freedom looks good on me, a young woman proudly sang at the Womens Empowerment Expo...

Prison Rap: October 10, 2012

For punishment inmates are sent to the box On the streets, lawbreakers are hauled off...

Is home ownership an impossible dream?

A quick look at the meaning of the word afford, gleaned from the World English...

FAMU marks 125th anniversary

Frederick S. Humphries (l), eighth president of Florida A&M University [FAMU], gave the keynote address...

Friday, October 5

Breast Cancer Awareness Calendar

Susan G. Komen for the Cure will have their Pink First Fridayat the Legends Cafe...

Film Viewing Sponsored by Parent Revolution

The Parent Revolution Foundation will be sponsoring a viewing of the film "Won't Back Down"...

Thursday, October 4

Community gets Voter 101 lessons

[gallery link="file" columns="2" orderby="title"] The City of North Miamis new Joe Celestin Center, located in...

Chatter That Matters: October 3, 2012

One of the most anticipated games of last week was the Miami Northwestern Bulls against...

The elusive Black Republican

Does the GOP welcome them or simply tolerate their presence? What do James Weldon Johnson,...

Tenants fed up with conditions at Liberty City dwelling

No running water just the tip of the iceberg Frustration and anger is running high...

Will Blacks get their fair share of the $1.2B bond pie?

Past injustices lead many to be leery of promises Since it was first reported in...

Can't wait for this game

Gone are the days of the Catholics versus the Convicts. However dont tell fans of...

"Miami Rocks our Troops" concert

Concert fundraiser benefits non-profit The Miami Rocks Our Troops concert, which was held at the...

Liberty City gets a garden

Its in style to eat healthy foods Knowing exactly what you are eating is in...

Booker T. Washington pummels Edison

The Booker T. Washington Tornadoes pummeled the Miami Edison Red Raiders in a 53-0 district...

Central defeats Columbus

The Central Rockets defeated the Columbus Explorers 28-17 last Friday night in a ground game...

Christians discuss the Godly importance of each relationship

What is Gods plan for our love relationships? The Lively Stones Outreach Ministry kicked off...

Dru Hill talks about real music

Forever R&B tour made a Miami stop There are some people who would argue that...

No one hopes for food stamps no matter what their color

Mitt Romney may believe its okay to discount 47 percent of the voting community because...

Miamis City clerk retires, no sign of slowing down

Priscilla Thompson steps down after 32 years of service Retirement isnt something that sneaks up...

Lifestyle Happenings: October 3, 2012

Booker T. Washington 1962 Alumni Class will meet Oct. 6th at the African Cultural Heritage...

Pastor teaches church to forgive and love everyone

Church survives despite break-ins and robberies When walking into Jordan Grove Missionary Baptist Church, the...

Overcoming domestic violence

Recently, the Dade County members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., met with the "Women...

Romney doesnt want or expect Black votes

President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, presidential hopeful Mitt Romney and his running mate...

Floridas economy not getting any better

Governor Scott is now bragging that the Florida economy is rebounding and the picture is...

Church turns focus on community

[gallery link="file" columns="2" orderby="title"]Family and friends join Ebenezer at FRANK Day It started out as...

Faith Calendar: October 3, 2012

Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church to host a Unity Prayer Breakfast. Call 305-696-6545. A Mission With...

Street Talk: October 2, 2012

FAMU says the hazing-related death of drum major Robert Champion was his own fault? What...

People: October 3, 2012

The committee for the retirement celebration of our beloved priest is requesting tributes and ads...

Diagnosing breast cancer

Breast cancer can strike anyone, young or old, male or female, from all ethnic backgrounds...

Im a survivor

Breast Cancer survivor started organization to help save lives While relentlessly battling breast cancer, Adrian...