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Friday, September 28

Former inmate is now Christs ambassador for ex-felons

Brings message of hope to Miami Gregory L. James is the author of the recently-released,...

King's Men tour: Kirk, Donnie share the gospel truth

Marvin Sapp and Israel Houghton will share the stage in historic musical event It promises...

Jowee Omicil his saxophone speaks with passion and pizazz

Roots & Grooves pays homage to Haitian lineage and icons of jazz Joseph Omicil, Jr.,...

Thursday, September 27

Color Me Thick returns for encore performance

[gallery] Play promotes the beauty of plus-sized women A play promoting the attributes of plus-sized...

HORACE "BUTCH" TUCKER, 68

auto mechanic, died September 20 at University of Miami Hospital. Survived by his loving family....

NAN forum targets $1.2B bond issue

Staff Report Miami-Dade County Public Schools [M-DCPS] Superintendent has been moving throughout the County, hoping...

At last: Hurricanes show some fight

Finally the Miami Hurricanes have showed some fight. Finally we saw Coach Al Goldens young...

Design insiders share the inside secrets of the industry

HD Boutique is culturally inclusive Key decision makers, designers, purchasing agents and the whos who...

Chatter That Matters: September 26, 2012

Judy Scavella, socialite of South Florida, is still planning functions in her palatial home, despite...

Partnership brings new services for seniors at Gwen Cherry Park

Commissioner Jean Monestime, District 2, and the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department,...

Play tackles one pastor's temptations

Pain Behind the Collar brings suspense to the stage Typically a story about a man...

We must unite to combat youth violence

Overtown residents, community leaders and City of Miami officials attended a youth football game in...

Vera Fraley turns 107

CELEBRATING LIFE Vera Fraley celebrated her 107th birthday with family and friends at Miracle on...

Some tips for you to be a successful blogger

Insiders share their secrets to success In an era of Pinetrest and Tumblr, blogging is...

Street Talk: September 26, 2012

Are Miami police doing enough to curtail youth violence in Little Haiti?Kenly Agledor, 19Beach attendant,...

Calyann Barnett brings the heat

Dwayne Wades stylist shares secrets to her success She is known as the woman behind...

Killian stops Southridge to remain undefeated

Sophomore RB Jaquan Johnson is superb The historical battle of southern Dade schools Killian and...

Salute to Sunshine Jazz Organization

Vice Chairwoman Audrey M. Edmonson presented a proclamation to the Sunshine Jazz Organization [SJO] in...

Nwesterns hopes of undefeated season squashed

Carol City wins 20-14 for first time in seven years The Northwestern Bulls were upset...

Food stamp recipients double in South Florida

651,613 now on the rolls The number of residents in South Florida on food stamps...

National debate focuses on hazing

Staff report Congresswoman Frederica Wilson (D.Fla) and activist Rev. Al Sharpton recently held a panel...

Children's literacy improves with more parental involvement

Miami Times staff report The Childrens Trust and its community partners continue to advance the...

Lifestyle Happenings: September 26, 2012

Miami Northwestern Class of 1970 will have their next meetingSept. 29th, at1:00 p.m. at 2nd...

Sisters with Scissors: Can sisters cut hair too?

[gallery link="file" columns="2" orderby="title"]Female barbers push for opportunities in male-dominated profession Finding a female barber...

First-year pastor tells his experiences

Brownsville Church of Christ pastor enjoys new role A mere year ago, Rev. Harrell Henton,...

Strengthening family ties is program goal

Commitment to change is key Everything that Marie-Yolaine Jean-Baptiste knows about parenting including how to...

Can Gov. Scott fire Supreme Justices?

The Republican Party of Florida and Governor Scott have decided to hijack the Florida Supreme...

Booker T. Washington slaughters undefeated Jones High

The Booker T. Washington Tornados gave Jones High School (Orlando) a lot to think about...

Hunger may be trivial until you have no bread

In our fast-paced, consumer-driven U.S. economy, where youth are prone to demand things now unable...

Miami style takes the stage to show

[gallery link="file" columns="2" orderby="title"]Fashion show brings diverse cultures to the stage The Cubavera fashion show...

People: September 26, 2012

A little history for those who are not native Miamians: In 2010, Miami ranked seventh...

Wednesday, September 26

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Roots & Grooves pays homage to Haitian lineage and icons of jazz Joseph Omicil, Jr.,...

Jowee Omicil his saxophone speaks with passion and pizazz

Roots & Grooves pays homage to Haitian lineage and icons of jazz Joseph Omicil, Jr.,...

Saturday, September 22

Nicole Richies Impulse gets S. Florida welcome

Nicole Richie, who is known for her signature boho chic and resort-like style, received a...

Thursday, September 20

Pastor sets sights on spreading the good news

St. Paul AME expands to Miramar Rev. Robert Jackson III, pastor of St. Paul A.M.E....

Blacks need for food critical in four-county area

An additional 2.6 million people slipped into poverty in the U.S. last year, according to...

Scott doesnt help struggling Floridians

There is something wrong in a state when the governor blocks and refuses funds from...

The good old days in FDOC are dead

When I first went to prison in 1990, Florida prisoners had a long list of...

Faith Calendar: September 19, 2012

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

The story of Christ at the Olympics

Richmond Heights pastor, members take ministry overseas During the Olympic season, the only thing most...

Street Talk: September 19, 2012

Do you believe voter suppression laws will hurt Obama and the Democrats in November?Walter Ramsey,...

Texting and driving can be fatal

School board encourages youth to take No Texting While Driving pledge Is a text message...

Seniors celebrated at Grandparent Luncheon

[gallery link="file" orderby="title"] A day of appreciation and recognition Several generations came together at the...

Making a case for limiting our right to free speech

The Muslim world has been wracked with protests against the U.S. resulting in four deaths...

Healthcare reform tour stops in Dade

Natl Council of Negro Women sponsors vital information session As the current election season heads...

Wednesday, September 19

Healthcare reform tour stops in Dade

Natl Council of Negro Women sponsors vital information session As the current election season heads...

Saturday, September 15

Madafi Pierre pens inspiring childrens book

A sweet song: Locos Lullaby Love is courage is the message in Madafi Pierres latest...

Friday, September 14

Vikings fall at Bulls horns

After a skeptical preseason loss against Booker T. Washington, Coach Steve Field and his Northwestern...

Thursday, September 13

JoMarie Payton promotes cultural arts

Actress JoMarie Payton shows that just like family, community and cultural arts, also matter. Payton...

Health care reform tour to raise awareness

Health care reform tour to raise awareness At 10 a.m. on Saturday, September 15th, U.S....

The Dutchman puts an exclamation point on the impact of racism in U.S.

Amiri Barakas play from the 60s remains relevant four decades later At first glance, one...

Fannett Clark Lyons thanks God shes 99

On September 14, Fannett Clark Lyons will celebrate her 99th birthday with family and friends....

Gilbert has big shoes to fill in Miami Gardens

There was standing room only at the recent swearing-in ceremony for Oliver Gilbert, who is...

Monestime leads way for County-based businesses

The Board of County Commissioners unanimously adopted a new law recently that significantly helps locally-headquartered...

Pastor of The Week: September 13, 2012

Rev. Smith: The church is the people not the building When most people think of...

Evening of style

Fashion Night Out It is a single night in the year that summons all fashion...

To succeed Black boys need some tough love

Its time out for blaming society for all of the ills confronting young Black men...

Rick Scott gun-ho to stop military cuts

There is a contradiction in what Republicans say and what they do. At the Republican...

Canes need fighting hearts

What a dreadful weekend it has been for Miami Hurricane fans, eager to see what...

Designer B Michael 'America Red' debuts line at Macys

Ready to wear collection created by a fashion legend Known as the magic behind the...

Urban League cuts ribbon on homes

Former housing eyesore gets needed makeover Several Liberty City community leaders, residents and community developers...

Obama is just a man but the best man for the job

It has to be overwhelming being the first Black president of the United States. Just...

Chatter That Matters: September 12, 2012

With political banners flying, jazz music emanating from Darryl Baker and the Miami Norland musicians,...

J. Moss coming to Miami

Popular event returns with local acts, S.I.G.N. and Bianca Sirgany-Castro After a summer hiatus, Free...

Three injured in Park shooting

Will Optimist Club football program be forced to shut down? It was midway through the...

Style with a purpose: Skyline fashion show

Club 50 at the Viceroy Hotel served as a cultural melting pot Saturday evening on...

Miami Community Leadership Forum

Building a connection that works Miami community members from several underserved neighborhoods came together to...

BTW loses to Central despite early 16-point lead

What do Booker T. Washington and Miami Central High School football teams have in common?...

Street Talk: September 12, 2012

Are Blacks being forced out of Spanish-speaking Miami?Smooth Petit, 25Designer, North Miami Beach I do...

County commissioners differ on pay increase and term limits

Critics say term limits would benefit community Florida voters will need to do a lot...

Jordans summer youth program exceeds expectations

Miami-Dade County Commissioner Barbara Jordans 2012 Summer Youth Internship Program has wrapped up with students...

Miami-Dade Democrats get fired up for Barack Obama

Say theres no room for complacency After a successful Democratic convention last week and with...

Dress to Kill boutique opening

A platform for independent designers The owner of Dress to Kill Boutique, on 188 NW...

People: September 13, 2012

Congratulations goes out to Regina M. Grace who was recently elected to the position of...

Now is not the time for complacency we must vote in November

The Democratic Convention made me realize that I am not alone, that I am not...

Dillard Highs Nat Adderley Jr. honored at Broward Center

"Cannonball" Quintet brings classical jazz to South Florida Nat Adderley, Jr., knows full well the...

Wednesday, September 12

Evening of style

Fashion Night Out It is a single night in the year that summons all fashion...

ANTHONY CUNNINGHAM, 49

custodian, died September 7th at Jackson Hospital.The Wake 5-8 p.m., Friday at Saint Mark MB...

JOHNNY LEE RANDLE, 58

died September 1. Service 12 p.m., Saturday in the chapel....

LOUISE LOWERY SHANGIE, 81

homemaker died September 1. Survivors include: her daughters; Elizabeth Collins and Carolyn McCoy; sons, James...

ELIZBETH ANN NEWTON, 68

homemaker, died September 5 at Aventura Hospital. Service 11 a.m., Saturday at 93rd Street Baptist...

WILLIE JOE MCCULLOUGH, 71

factory industry worker, died September 5th at Claridge House Nursing Home. Cherishing his loving memory...

RICKY MATTHEWS, 55

laborer, died September 1 at home. Service 11 a.m., Wednesday in the chapel....

DEACON DAVID DUPONT, 80

landscaper, died September 9 at the V.A. Hospital. Service 10 a.m., Saturday at Jordan Grove...

ELLA MAE ROLLE, 86

retired nurse, died September 8 in Miami FL. Viewing 4 - 8 p.m., Thursday at...

LEONARDO C. JOHNSON III SQUEAK SQUEAK, 6 months

died September 2 at Jackson Memorial Hospital. Viewing 4 - 8 p.m., Friday in the...

MAMIE BENNETT JOHNSTON, 88

retired educator, died September 6 at North Shore Medical Center. Viewing 6 - 8 p.m.,...

GREGORY LIVINGSTON, 57

retired nursing assistant, died September 8 at home. Service 10 a.m., Friday at Cornerstone Christian...

FRANK WALTON III, 44

died September 4 in Jacksonville, FL. Survived by: father; Frank Walton Jr.,; mother, Judith Walton;...

ADDIE RUDENE FAISON BRITT QUEEN DIVA, 68

retired chef, died August 20 in Trenton New Jersey. Service 2 p.m., Saturday at Mt....

Tuesday, September 11

RICKY MATTHEWS, 55

laborer, died September 1 at home. Service 11 a.m., Wednesday in the chapel....

Monday, September 10

GableStage closes season with eye-opening story by Lynn Nottage, "Ruined"

Lynn Nottage has earned her way to the top of Americas playwrights regardless of race....

Big band sound returns to Miami with Melton Mustafa Orchestra

Jazz is still alive and well, according to Keith Valles, 54, president of Miamis Sunshine...

Sunday, September 9

Overtown youth get a surprise from Senator

Overtown youth got a surprise visit of historic proportion when the first U.S. senator for...

Chatter That Matters: September 6, 2012

Joan Williams, a recovering addict, confessed she has been clean for eight years and was...

Thursday, September 6

Overtown to celebrate jazz at Jackson Soul Food

On Friday, September 7, from 7-10 p.m., musical magic will return to Overtown during an...

The forgotten legacy of Arthur Teele

As a I sat down with one of 21 brothers and sisters, the Bahamian descendants...

Jamaican graduate receives top award for social work

Deandra Poythress, a recent program graduate, caught four buses from her Hollywood residence to attend...

Miami Gardens witnesses a changing of the guard

A new era has begun in the City of Miami Gardens when last Thursday, people...

Scholarships help students pursue their dreams

Although they had never laid eyes upon one another, six college students, who recently gathered...

City of Homestead remembers acts of kindness during hurricane Andrew

Twenty years ago, the City of Homestead experienced devastation as Hurricane Andrew swept through hundreds...

Celebration toasts new Liberty City apartments with Comm. Edmonson

Vice Chairwoman Audrey Edmonson joined Carlisle Development and residents of Liberty City on August 16th...

Like The Miami Times, she's 90

Willie Mae Pinder received her flowers during the first Sunday service at her home church,...

Faith Calendar: September 5, 2012

Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church to host a Unity Prayer Breakfast. Call 305-696-6545. New Corinth Missionary...

Mount Olive pastor uses social media in ministry

Rev. Marcus D. Davidson reaches youth with Twitter Not only does he preach the good...

Governor Scott still speaking two-sided

There is a contradiction in what Republicans say and what they do. At the Republican...

College: An impossible dream for Black males?

Few mentors, rising costs just two reasons for this crisis The news about Black men...

The Miami Times: 90 years of service to the Black community

It hasnt always been easy. In fact with wars abroad and riots at home, depressions...

Black women share feelings on their hair

She loves it, she loves it not So is it love or not? When some...

People: September 5, 2012

Wedding anniversary greetings go out to our love birds of the week: Dennis and Gloria...

So. Floridas leading Black voice turns 90

The Black press has served a vital role in our community since March of 1827,...

Family love on Labor Day weekend with The Times

[gallery link="file" orderby="title"] Family is defined in Merriam-Webster's Dictionary as a group of individuals living...

Cook promoted to sergeant

Follows in footsteps of his father City of Miami Police Department Officer William R. Cook...

Street Talk: September 5, 2012

Why are so few Black youth going to college?Dr. Joreatha Capers, 68Minister, Miami We are...