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Thursday, February 28

Gun buyback nets big time return

The City of Miamis 2013 Gun Buyback Operation has resulted in the removal of a...

Street Talk: February 27, 2013

Are we ignoring the increase in Black-on-Black crime?Helen Jacques, 49Liberty City, housekeeper Its pathetic. Its...

UTD made the right choice with Fed Ingram

Sometimes you need a person with a vision to come into a situation and inspire...

Liberty City youth get lessons in karate

Sensei Clayton Powell leads his team of committed self-defense instructors Clayton Powell, 53, grew up...

Folk life Fridays in March

The new Washington Heights Community Development Corporation announces Folk Life Fridays, an ongoing event on...

UTD elects first Black president

Says teachers have been used as punching bags for far too long Federick Fed Ingram...

The Sports Brothers: Loria must be delusional

Miami Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria must have one of those mirrors that tells him exactly...

Disappeared: A tale of falling through the cracks

Willie Lee Newman, 59, was being treated for schizophrenia and residing in a state-approved assisted...

Chatter That Matters: February 27, 2013

Anthony and Caroline Simons flew to Nassau, Bahamas last week to help Aubrey L. Fernander...

Have we lost the next generation to violence?

In a three-day period beginning last Friday, there were six shootings in Miamis Black community....

Lifestyle Happenings: February 27, 2013

The Louie Bing Scholarship Fund, Inc. invites you to their banquet that will feature Dr....

Community gets a taste of Black-owned restaurants

[gallery link="file" columns="4" orderby="title"]Collaborative venture seeks to increase patrons at local eateries Dorsey Educational Center...

Monestime unveils $53M affordable housing development in Opa-locka

Kings Terrace new home for 300 families County Commissioner Jean Monestime, District 2, recently unveiled...

Local play addresses sexual abuse on stage

Jonathan Spikes utilizes personal experiences to educate community There are some things in the Black...

Audrey Edmonson celebrates Deltas 100th anniversary

Commissioner Audrey M. Edmonson, a Delta herself, presented a proclamation to recognize the centennial anniversary...

Pastor feels peace after answering Gods call to serve

Pastor feels peace after answering Gods call to serve Youre gonna be a preacher, different...

Miami Gardens residents shine in Black History event

The City of Miami Gardens recently hosted A Visual Display: My Black History an evening...

Is justice for all? Not the case with stand your ground

One year after 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was shot and killed by an armed neighborhood watchman,...

With help, a rose can grow in Liberty City

The late, great rapper Tupac Shakur was certainly a man before his time. One example...

People: February 27, 2013

Sympathy is extended to the families of Lloyd Johnson, Claretha Grant Lewis and Clarence Cleare,...

Attorney Jesse McCrary, Jr. honored at Little River Post Office

Civil rights activist was first Black in FL Cabinet since Reconstruction A dedication ceremony was...

Church feeds the community

[gallery link="file" orderby="title"] Everything was free. The snow crab, fried fish, shrimp, barbecue ribs and...

The Power of Storytelling

Kids learn their history from their elders It is only the story that can continue...

FCAT writing portion gets underway

The first round of the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test [FCAT] kicked off last Tuesday with...

Wednesday, February 27

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Church focuses on spiritual growth, family and the youth Youre gonna be a preacher, different...

Pastor feels peace after answering Gods call to serve

Church focuses on spiritual growth, family and the youth Youre gonna be a preacher, different...

Miss Haiti International Pageant comes to Miami

Contestants compete from all over the world When Hermanie Pierre, 26, traded in her hardhat...

DOROTHY MAY LOGAN, 60

bartender, died February 22 at North Shore Hospital. Service 2 p.m., Saturday in the chapel....

ROBERT THOMAS, SR., 70

longshoreman, died February 24. Service 1 p.m., Saturdayat New Fellowship Christian Center....

JAMES A. SYDNOR, JR. aka Jim Bob, 42

line cook, died February 19 at University of Miami. Survivors are son, James A. Sydonor...

FLOYD DANIELS, 69

laborer,died February 25 at North Shore Hospital. Service 10 a.m., Saturday in the chapel....

DESMOND ANDERSON, 77

truck driver, died February 8 at Palmetto General Hospital. Service 10 a.m., Saturday at Church...

DERRICK S. PAULK, 18

died February 19. Service 12 p.m., February 26 at Mt. Olive....

MARJORIE MCCRAY-FLEUREME, 47

educator, died February 22 at Mt. Sinai. Viewing 4 p.m.-8 p.m., Friday, March 1 at...

GILFREDA C. ROBERSON, 48

school teacher for Allapattah Middle School died February 22. Survivors include her mother, Bobbie Roberson;...

JEREMIAH HALL, 67

security guard, died February 24 at home. Service 1 p.m., Saturday at Mt. Calvary Missionary...

LOIS HOWELL ROBINSON, 82

died February 23 at Miami Gardens Care Center. Service 1 p.m., Saturday at Holy Temple...

CLAIRINE JOHNSON, 52

homemaker, died February 18 at North Shore Hospital. Viewing 5-8 p.m., Friday at Mitchell Funeral...

ANGELA DENISE KIRKLAND, 45

school monitor/stock clerk, died February 22 at Pembroke Pines Memorial. Service 1 p.m., Saturday at...

ADONTE LAWTON, 16

student, died February 24 at Jackson Health System. Service 12 p.m., Saturday in the chapel....

JODY LAMAR PONDERS, JR., 20

died February 20. He is survived by his mother, Yvonne Pruitt and father, Jody Ponders,...

RYGINA SAWYER, 46

homemaker, died February 16 at Mt. Sinai Hospital. Service 12 p.m., Saturday in the chapel....

WILLIE L. CLAYTON, JR., 60

field operations, died February 21 at North Shore Medical Center. Service 10 a.m., Saturday at...

JOHN PAUL JONES, JR., 59

mechanic, Goodyear Tire Service, died February 20. Survivors include: mother, Thelma; brothers, Jesse Jones and...

ROBERT ENGLISH aka Sunny, 71

security office at MDCC, died February 18. Service 11 a.m., Saturday at Jordan Grove Missionary...

WILLIE ROY LEVEL, 70

yardman, died February 18. Survived by devoted wife, Debra aka Sissy; father, Henry Moore, Jr.;...

REV. JIM JUNIOR JOHNSON, 78

pastor, died February 22 at Baptist Hospital. Survivors: wife, Ann E. Johnson; children, Verdell, Terry...

ORVA BRYAN-BAYNE, 87

retired nurse aide for Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center died February 22. Survivors include her son,...

ROOSEVELT ROZIER, 84

retired Metro Dade Transit Bus Operator, died February 23 at University of Miami. Survivors: wife,...

MACARTHER MAC SMITH, SR., 26

construction, died February 24 at home. Survivors: mother, Brenda Smith; father, MacArthur Brown (deceased); son,...

Thursday, February 21

Are computerized drone attacks legal, humane?

In 2013, war is no longer combat between two groups of human beings, but instead...

Lifestyle Happenings: February 21, 2013

BTW Alumni Association Inc will meet Feb. 21st, at 6 p.m., in the BTW High...

Northwestern seniors plan for financial aid

[gallery link="file" columns="4" orderby="title"] The last thing you want, is to feel that you missed...

Trayvon Martin killed one year ago

One year ago, Feb. 26th, a young Black mans life ended due to unabashed prejudice....

Junior varsity team snags NFL Flag National title

Dolphins take the trophy in New Orleans finals En route to the programs first ever...

Faith Calendar: February 20, 2013

Ebenezer United Methodist Church presents a dinner and movie night themed, An Evening for Two...

Pastor shows the true meaning of Gods love

Congregation helps locally and internationally There's an older gentleman who walks around the Miami Gardens...

Chatter That Matters: February 21, 2013

The Booker T. Washington Alumni Association, Inc., led by Roberta C. Daniels, president, presented its...

Austin steps down as TACOLCY CEO

The face of leadership at Liberty Citys Belafonte TACOLCY Center, Inc., has changed with the...

Street Talk: February 20, 2013

Is Floridas minimum wage [$7.79] too low?Chico Dials, 41Miami Gardens, business owner Yeah, but those...

Lisa Leslie awarded 2013 BET Honors Award

Female pioneer honored for career in athletics Three-time WBNA MVP and four-time Olympic gold medal...

Does hip hop lead to death?

Another weekend of violence in Chicago, Illinois claimed the life of another young student. Eighteen-year-old...

People: February 21, 2013

Congratulations to Hughie J. (Lois M.) Nairn, Sr., on their 64th wedding anniversary (Feb. 15th)....

Black Firsts sheds light on milestones in Black history

You may be surprised by some of these groundbreakers Long and slow. Thats how youd...

OneUnited sponsors financial literacy for local urban youth

Students eligible to receive $1,000 for winning essays OneUnited Bank announces its 3rd Annual I...

More services coming to Liberty City families, youth

[gallery link="file" columns="4" orderby="title"] Intensive services model successful Harlem Childrens Zone Geoffrey Canada, president and...

Dunn files suit to stop Spence-Jones

Miami Times staff report The Rev. Richard P. Dunn II recently filed a lawsuit against...

Big Wedding is held at Trinity Church

[gallery link="file" columns="4" orderby="title"]Several couples marry at the same timeHere comes the bride, here comes...

Wednesday, February 20

TAMMY W. PROCTOR, 43

died February 14 at Jackson South Community Hospital. Service 12 p.m., Saturday at Glendale Baptist...

FREDERICK CLARK, 75

died February 11. Services were held....

LEON WILLIAMS, 74

chef, died February 14 at University of Miami Hospital. Service 11 a.m., Friday at Faith...

VIVIAN E. LONG, 87

retired, died February 8 in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Survivors are Herbert Claude Long,...

MARLON MILLER, 15

died February 11. Services were held....

EVERLENA LEE, 96

died February 10 at Coral Reef Rehabilitation Center. Service 2 p.m., Saturday in the chapel....

LORETTA LANE, 61

facilitator, Bellsouth, died February 14. Survivor include: sisters, Francina Norman (Michael), Charlene, Angela and Annie...

CLARENCE E. CLEAR, SR., 79

retired postal worker, died February 15 at Golden Glades Nursing and Rehab Center. Service 11...

ROBERT ELMORE BROWN JR., 52

security officer, died January 30 at Regional Memorial Hospital. Service 11 a.m., Saturday at Mount...

CLARETHA E. LEWIS, 82

homemaker, died February 12. Survivors include: her husband, Walter F. Lewis Sr.,; daughters, Andrea, Lisa...

GRANDNELL LEE, 71

died February 10. Services were held....

FREDDIE SMITH, 71

retired from Miami Dade Water and Sewer, died February 17 at North Shore Medical Center....

RICKY L. LATSON, 47

truck driver, died February 13 at North Shore Medical Center. Survivors are wife and children....

MILEY PARKS NELOMS, 79

retired custodian, died February 14 at Baptist Hospital. Service 11 a.m., Saturday at New Providence....

STEVE J. MARSHALL SR., aka LEVI, 87

retired, died February 12 at University of Miami Hospice. Survivors include: daughters, Janice Marshall, Sylvia...

EMMA LOU BROWN, 87

custodian, Miami Dade County Public Schools, died February 15 at home. Survivors: daughters, Pat, Mary,...

RODNEY SEED DAWKINS, 52

laborer, died February 12 at home. He leaves behind a loving daughter: Shatara Dawkins; granddaughter,...

JEANIQUE DUMAS-HARRIS, 31

died February 9. Services were held....

DARRELL BRACKET, 44

landscaper, died February 15 at Jackson Trauma Ryder Unit. Service 11 a.m., Saturday at 93rd...

MARGARET M. JOHNSON, 64

retired supervisor, died February 14 at Jackson North. Service 11 a.m., Saturday in the chapel....

ALEX R. GIORDANIS, 25

died February 8 at home. Service 12 p.m., Saturday at Jordan Grove M.B. Church....

SARINA JONES, 39

died February 11 at home. Service 1 p.m., Saturday in the chapel....

ANDREW GIBSON, 57

truck driver, died February 13 at home. Service 2:30 p.m., Saturday at 93rd St. M.B....

FLORENCE C. BROWDER, 93

newspaper vendor, died February 15 at home. Service 11 a.m., Saturday in Hinesville, GA....

MAURICE HARRIS, 36

laborer, died February 13 at home. Service 11 a.m., Saturday in the chapel....

JOSEPH MACK, 92

airplane modifier, died February 8 at Hampton Court Rehab Center. Service 11 a.m., in the...

Thursday, February 14

People: February 14, 2013

Kim B. Wright, Gail M. McPhee and Fredra J. Rhodes along with St. Agnes Episcopal...

Will peace ever return to Liberty Citys streets?

[gallery link="file" columns="4" orderby="title"]Coalition slowly reclaiming its streets block by block A generation ago, businesses...

Pastor expresses his passion for the youth

Plans to start an activity center for young people I think your attitude will either...

Chatter that Matters: February 13, 2013

Lets congratulate Dr. Preston Marshall, for his work for over 20 years in organizing the...

Can Blacks afford to trust the police?

Do you remember when you were a little boy or girl back in the day...

Mentors have made the difference for Frankie Beverly

Legendary vocalist prepares for rare Miami concert Frankie Beverly, 64, started out singing gospel music...

Miami, a big time basketball town

What an incrediblefeeling basketball fans in South Florida were able to experience this past weekend....

Christian churches: Discuss merging faith into one

Will Christ's followers form one church? Catholics, Episcopalians, Presbyterians, Lutherans and Baptists of South Florida...

Youth Theatre group replays Dr. King's untimely demise

Community inspired by Kings love and bravery You can kill the dreamer. You can absolutely...

MDCs Susan Summons inducted into Hall of Fame

Head coach still has a huge journey in front of her Susan Summons is a...

Local restaurateurs talk customer service

What we should know as patrons and aspiring business owners Black owned establishments wrestle with...

Faith Calendar: February 13, 2013

Ebenezer United Methodist Church presents a dinner and movie night themed, An Evening for Two...

Celebrities team up with UNCF targeting college-bound students

The UNCF Empower Me Tour came to the campus of Florida Memorial University last Friday...

The Amistad rebellion

Author Marcus Rediker dug deep to present a few surprises in his new book, The...

Black male students get AIDS 101 lesson

Role models, mentors engage in discussion on epidemic Students from Alonzo Mourning, Hialeah and Miami...

Street Talk: February 13, 2013

Do Blacks support Black businesses enough?Treniece Thornton, 23Ft. Lauderdale, unemployed No, they feel that Black...

Cupidettes Club hosts scholarship dinner, dance

Organization awards Dade and Broward studentsMiami Times staff report The Miami Chapter of Cupidettes Club...

Politicians often held to inappropriate criticism

I never want to run for office because everything about you comes under scrutiny as...

Hundreds gather in memory of Trayvon

[gallery link="file" orderby="title"] Miami Times photo/D. Kevin McNeir Parents say they wont rest until justice...

HIV/AIDS: An equal opportunity infection

Young Black youth are experimenting with a lot of things in their lives just like...

Thursday, February 7

Seeking solutions to youth crime

Vivilora Perkins, program coordinator for the Urban Partnership Drug Free Community Coalition, presents a recent...

Blacks vie for UTD presidency

Aronowitz says Ingram is strongest candidate Its less than two weeks [Feb. 19] before members...

Americans Dajahnae Smith controls the basketball court

Dajahnae Smith uses basketball as an outlet from the stresses of life. But what started...

Officials must be more than just cautious with Dolphins

As the mid-May deadline for the Miami Dolphins negotiations with the NFL Super Bowl selection...

Comm. Monestime honors Centrals football team

Jan. 23rd proclaimed in recognition of state champs Commissioner Jean Monestime, District 2, honored the...

Blacks must continue to tell our own stories

The first few days of February are already upon us and for Blacks that means...

Documentary tells the story of Black activist Angela Davis

Codeblack Films, a Lionsgate company, has acquired the theatrical rights to the political-crime-drama documentary about...

Police Director J.D. Patterson is the right man for the job

Veteran police officer and licensed minister J.D. Patterson is the new Miami Dade police director...

Are franchises the new business frontier?

Local entrepreneurs take advantage of a growing business venture As many Americans feel the effects...

Crooked cops: Officers James and Dauphin facing charges

Miami Times staff report The City of Miami Police Department continues to be rocked with...

The King Years: Historic Moments in the Civil Rights Movement

The situation had you flummoxed. You looked at it from every angle, knowing there had...

Pastor believes he has seen heaven

Training people to be true sons of God Rev. Melvin Grace, 62, pastor of Gods...

Chatter That Matters: February 6, 2013

This columnist would like to salute the leaders of the forum held last Saturday at...

Christian female rapper wins contest

Battle of the Praises was filled with talent Christian rappers Lecrae and Trip Lee have...

Faith Calendar: February 6, 2013

St. Philip Neri Catholic Church, in conjunction with, Holy Redeemer Catholic Church will be having...

M-DC ranks 3rd in nation in AIDS cases

Infections decrease for Black women, rise for Black gay men Thursday is National Black HIV/AIDS...

Lifestyle Happenings: February 6, 2013

n United Homecare presents their Alzheimers Caregiver Support Group, Feb. 6th, at 1 p.m., at...

Street Talk: February 6, 2013

Have Blacks become apathetic towards Black History Month?Deborah McCaskill, 49Miami, disabled Ive seen people who...

Ransom Everglades dynamic duo

[gallery link="file" columns="2" orderby="title"] Khambrel Roach, Alonzo Mourning III leads their school to greatness Khambrel...

African American History Ministry celebrate its heritage

There was soft beating on conga drums, and all eyes were on the 17 young...

Every Florida resident deserves the right to vote

Florida has been the center of voting fiasco in two of the last three presidential...

J.D. Patterson sworn-in as Police Director

Miami Times staff report Miami-Dade County [M-DC] has a new police director J.D. Patterson who...

Dont fall prey to prank three-way calls

Everyone has pulled a playful or even malicious prank on someone at some point in...

People: February 6, 2013

Congratulations goes out to the president of Saint Cecelias Chapter ECW and the Daughters of...

Living with HIV/AIDS

Two survivors prove its no longer a death sentence The first thing that I did...

Maulana Karenga speaker at FAMU

The creator of Kwanzaa will be featured Feb. 14th Maulana Karenga, creator of the pan-African...

Stafford files bill to alter FLs stand your ground law

Representative Cynthia Stafford (D-Miami) has filed House Bill 123, which aims to require an overt...

Wednesday, February 6

ALBERT ASIA, JR., 63

laborer, died January 29 at Memorial West Hospital. Service 11 a.m., Saturday at New Way...

THELMA BETHEL DAVIS, 79

dietician for Miami Dade County School, died January 30 at Franco Nursing and Rehabilitation Center....

LERNARD WILLIAMS, 54

caregiver, died January 30 at Memorial Pembroke Hospital. Service 11 a.m., Saturday at New Birth...

MARY THOMPSON, 56

cashier, died January 23 at University of Miami Hospital. Service 12 p.m., Saturday in the...

SYLVESTER ALDRIDGE, 74

plasterer, died January 30 at Jackson Memorial Long Term Care Center. Service 10 a.m., Saturday...

ROSEMARY CRAWFORD, 55

housekeeper, died January 28 at North Shore Hospital. Services were held....

MARIAN SPOONER, 92

hospital care investigator, died January 29 at North Shore Hospital. Services were held....

BRIETTA GANT TROTMAN, 18

student, died January 29 at Memorial Regional Hospital. Services were held....

JOE JACKSON, 67

construction worker, died January 31 at Jackson North Hospital. Service 11 a.m., Saturday at Antioch...

FRANCES COCHRAN, 79

housewife, died January 30 at Memorial West Hospital. Services were held....

JOSHUWA WHACK, 25

laborer, died February1. Service 2 p.m., Saturday in thechapel....

JERIKA ANN THOMAS, 18

student, died February 4 at Jackson Trauma Center. Service 4:30 p.m., Saturday in the chapel....

MYRTIS WILCOX, 89

cook, died February 3 at home. Service 1 p.m., Saturday at Mt. Calvary MB Church....

Friday, February 1

Netflix's stock still winning fans on Wall Street

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) _ Netflix remains a hot ticket on Wall Street. The Internet video...

Impatient? Tips for a quicker vegetable harvest

Vegetable gardening is an exercise in patience. Sweet potatoes can take more than 100 days...