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Thursday, April 25

Joel Osteen Ministries visits Liberty City

[gallery link="file" columns="2" orderby="title"] Pastor and volunteers bring messages of hope If you were to...

Faith Calendar: April 25, 2013

New Jerusalem Primitive Baptist Church will hold a prophetic summit on April 24-26 starting at...

Many college-hopeful Blacks facing darkened futures

When youre running a race, one of the last things you want to hear is...

Trayvons father reminds me of mine

No matter how in control we aim to be sometimes our emotions can have a...

Local DJs give students pearls of wisdom

Popular Radio DJs from Y100 and 93.9 MIA teamed up with the Gamma Zeta Omega...

Heat: Taking no prisoners

The rampage to another NBA championship is already underway for the Miami Heat as they...

UM criticized for poverty-like wages

Food service workers say $10,000 salary not enough to survive Wearing buttons that said, We...

Family and friends walk to help cure cancer

Relay for Life aims for $55,000 goal It was nearly pitch-black last Friday night at...

Pastor of the Week: April 24, 2013

Historic church instills messages of faith into its congregation Last year in October, a cross-generational...

Successful entrepreneur gets start in Overtown

Kenneth L. Perry, owner of PKL recalls career growth Urban environments or ghettos as they...

The old adage is still true: All politics is local

As voters prepared to go to the polls last November, they faced a host of...

Chatter That Matters: April 24, 2013

The Greater Miami Chapter of Continental Societies, Inc. held their Twenty-fifth Anniversary Gala last Friday....

Anne & Emmett: Play depicts the evil of humanity

AAPACT raises bar with provocative conversation between two murdered teens The lives of two young...

Building named to honor Carrie Meek

From now on, any juvenile or adult seeking assistance from the Alternative Program will need...

Wednesday, April 24

The Miami Times 2013-09-29 04:12:29

Are deaths in Black communities given the same coverage as national tragediesMyra LaFlore, 70Liberty City,...

Street Talk: April 24, 2013

Are deaths in Black communities given the same coverage as national tragediesMyra LaFlore, 70Liberty City,...

New judge to rule on third term for Spence-Jones

Miami-Dade Circuit Court Judge Marc Schumacher, chosen randomly last week to take over for Judge...

Thursday, April 18

Judge disqualifies himself in Spence-Jones case

City commissioner gets a reprieve in quest for third term City Commissioner Michelle Spence-Jones says...

Chatter That Matters: April 17, 2013

Gladys Bracy-Smith enjoys walking, singing and praying with all of her gang at Arcola Lakes...

Crime Scene: April 17, 2013

Burglars ram pick-up truck into shop, steal ownersmotorcycle Burglars rammed a pick-up truck into the...

Modern-day Christ

Local painter conveys messages If Christ lived today, how would he look? And how would...

NBA goes hard for St. Jude kids

[gallery link="file" columns="2" orderby="title"] Around the league, teams, players and fans are going hard for...

Street Talk: April 17, 2013

Should the Black community support the Dolphins M-DC deal?Cecil Claire, 51Liberty City, property management Im...

Organization encourages community to love thy neighbor

Several young men didnt know where to go to receive employment, many families needed someone...

Scotts focus: FLs top one percent citizens

The people in the State of Florida may not like or support Governor Rick Scott,...

NSMC observed National Doctors Day

North Shore Medical Center celebrated National Doctors Day by paying tribute to its physicians for...

Frenemies team up when murder hits close to home

"Friends and Foes a great mystery featuring sistahs as amateur sleuths Not in a hundred...

The punch heard around Black Miami under investigation

Did police use excessive force in containing distraught family members? The police still have no...

Lifestyle Happening: April 17, 2013

Miami-Dade Public Library System is inviting teens, ages 12-19, for its annual National Poetry Month...

Pastor trusts the Lord with her life

Balancing it all with God and trust Pastor Lydia Goodin, founding pastor of Just As...

Judge Cueto should have disclosed involvement

Reverend Richard Dunn filed a lawsuit to prevent City Commissioner Michelle Spence-Jones from running for...

Homeless shelter in Overtown opens new facility

Opportunity is given to those without homes When will Camillus Houses emergency shelter on the...

Thursday, April 11

Film shares survivors tales of the Tulsa Race Riots

Deltas bring documentarys producer to Miami Jackson Senior High School For two days in the...

Rally at Northwestern confronts youth violence in Liberty City

During the 60s Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. always utilized students to advance the...

Persistence pays off

Single mom refuses to abandon her dream When the real estate industry went bust several...

Competition heats up in Miamis billiards league

Will last years, the Assassins, repeat their win? There are many hobbies people tend to...

Future far from bright for Blacks

Blacks could see 75 percent drop in Bright Futures scholarships Sometimes the decisions that the...

Chatter that Matters: April 10, 2013

Sympathy to the family of Beverly Johnson, a very extraordinary musician who worked with many...

Black dads work to reclaim their families and redefine their lives

Committed fathers from Liberty City recently gathered for the monthly fatherhood empowerment series, sponsored by...

Dolphins, Miami-Dade County agree on stadium deal

The Miami Dolphins have come to terms with Miami-Dade County [M-DC] regarding Sun Life Stadium...

Governor does about-face on Obamas plan

But a divided Legislature could still make it a losing situation for millions Republican governors...

Lifestyles Happenings: April 10, 2013

Miami-Dade Public Library System is inviting teens, ages 12-19, for its annual National Poetry Month...

Most of Dr. Kings dream has been conveniently forgotten

Tributes, memorials and special editorials went out across the U.S. last week in remembrance of...

Goodbye FCAT and hello PARCC

The good news is the Florida Department of Education [FLDOE] is phasing out the FCAT,...

Pastor of the week: April 10, 2013

Church celebrates 60th anniversary Four years ago, when Rev. A.D. Lenoir, Sr., 30, became the...

Clippers make moves out west

Year after year it pretty much has been common knowledge that NBA teams had to...

Spoken word event honors Womens History Month

Mentoring program raises funds Words of truth, self-love, strength and beauty, spoken in honor of...

Bendross-Mindingall presented with 2013 Julia Tuttle Award

On March 14th, School Board Member, Dr. Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall was awarded the Julia Tuttle Award...

Mans memoir reveals his sense of gratitude for life

Sometimes second chances are all we need Throughout your life, youve dodged a lot of...

Street Talk: April 10, 2013

Is same-sex marriage a distraction from other issues affecting the gay communityJuno Newton, 24South Beach,...

King celebrated through the rain

Forty-fifth anniversary of Kings assassination recognized Hundreds of Miami residents came together on April 4...

Wednesday, April 10

Judge says Spence-Jones can't run a third time

City commissioner plans to appeal decision As of last Tuesday afternoon, City of Miami Commissioner...

Thursday, April 4

Miami resident turns 100

Thomas (bottom right) is photographed with family. Miami Times photo/Malika Wright Family celebrates Edward Thomas...

Opa-lockas new chief will need the communitys help

In a recent interview with the new police chief for the City of Opa-locka, Jeffrey...

Lifestyle happening: April 3, 2013

Miami-Dade Public Library System is inviting teens, ages 12-19, for its annual National Poetry Month...

The Sports Brothers: April 3, 2013

Is basketball a contact sport? So now LeBron James is a crybaby for calling out...

Liberty City kids get new playground

[gallery link="file" columns="4" orderby="title"] Commissioner Audrey M. Edmonson, joined by Northwestern Senior High School Principal...

Chatter That Matters: April 3, 2013

Dr. Enid C. Pinkney, president along with members of the African American Committee of Dade...

New playground built in the Homestead community

The dreams of 367 formerly homeless children ultimately became a reality as hundreds of volunteers...

Summit challenges youth to pick up books instead of guns

CRB partners with Youth Commission for a critical talk about violence Hundreds of students from...

Pastors book leads readers back to God

Roysters "Says Who"? targets misled believers Eve, Sampson, Esau and Jacob all had life-altering experiences...

Rarely told story of Black women during WW II

Double Victory illustrates world of discrimination You only wanted a job. You needed a little...

Storytelling of the passion of Jesus Christ

Jesus paid it all / All to him I owe, singers sang with joy. The...

Liberty City Square residents fearful in their own homes

You may get a host of answers as to how Miamis 753-unit public housing apartment...

In Remembrance of Jesus sacrifice:

These are scenes from the March 29th Good Friday Stations of the Cross Street Procession,...

Prisons hungry for Blacks, are we willing to comply?

Over two decades ago, Black activist and scholar Angela Davis wrote a short but powerful...

Ex-VETS, Inc. CEO convicted

Charles Leon Cutler, 60, former CEO of Veterans Employment Transition Services [VETS], Inc., was convicted...

Serena wins sixth Sony Open

As celebratory music blared through the air at Crandon Park on Key Biscayne,the No. 1...