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Thursday, January 31

Chatter That Matters: January 31, 2013

Congresswoman Frederick S. Wilson opened the 20th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Breakfast...

Black commissioners cautious

Jobs for Blacks, financing among details Dolphins must resolve In a non-binding resolution proposed last...

White House Heats Up

President Barack Obama stands with LeBron James, fifth from left, Dwayne Wade, third left, and...

CaRiMi rocks Big Night in Little Haiti

Every third Friday of the month the Little Haiti Cultural Center hosts what has been...

People: January 30, 2013

Wedding anniversary greetings go out to our love birds: Rev. Shedrick E. and Wilma W....

Lifestyle Happening: January 30, 2013

The Annual Zora Neale Hurston Festival of the Arts and Humanities will run from Jan....

Commissioner Jordan urges tougher gun control

Miami Times staff report With the recent horrific shootings in Miami-Dade County and throughout the...

Will Gimenez keep his promises?

Mayor says hes committed to diversity but Blacks barely visible in Countys top seats Theres...

Judge Joe Brown brings new brand to Miami

Talks celebratunities at conference for TV program executives Joe Brown, 65, has come a long...

Miami Alphas participate in MLK holiday celebrations

Miami Times staff report The Beta Beta Lambda (BBL) chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity,...

Street Talk: January 30, 2013

President Obama says he now supports same-sex marriage, what do you think?Sarah Brown, 69Miami, Nurse...

The spirited Harlem Gospel Choir brings songs of praise to S. Florida

Group founded on the tenets of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The Harlem Gospel Choir...

Richard Dunn wants seat back Spence-Jones seeks re-election

City of Miami Commissioner Michelle Spence-Jones has formally announced her intention to seek re-election as...

Create in me a clean heart

Attendees of Valley Grove Missionary Baptist Churchs 1st Annual Spiritual Conference agreed to transform into...

President Obama continues to fight against injustice

On Martin Luther King, Jr.s national holiday, a Black president was sworn in for his...

Church reaps, after preparing for their harvest

New souls, new ministries and a new edifice It is a good season for the...

Bobby Stringer and Melton Mustafa take over the mic

Diversity was the operative word at the annual fundraiser Overtown Music Project [OMP] held last...

Obamas agenda and the Black community

Leaders discuss if the second-term will be favorable for Blacks in America During President Obamas...

A new era has begun at The Historic St. Agnes

On Sunday, Jan. 27, The Historic St. Agnes Episcopal church observed its Annual Patronal celebration...

We must do more than fix our election problems

In the last month and a half, I keep hearing that Florida is moving in...

Thursday, January 24

All-woman, Black a cappella ensemble celebrates its 40th year

Music has always been an integral part of Dr. Bernice Johnson Reagon's life. But then...

Taking it to the corner is a bad move

When a problem arises between two convicts that, for whatever reasons, can not be resolved...

Mentors of at-risk youth celebrated at luncheon

[gallery link="file" columns="4" orderby="title"] There were a lot of thank yous going around at the...

Are Black parents in denial about ADHD?

Its difficult to accurately determine how many school-aged children suffer from attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder [ADHD] but...

Finance grad turns job slump into hot t-shirt business

Andrew Guzmans MADE Kids line: Cool, creative and inspirational When Andrew Guzman, 26, graduated from...

Gun Buy Back Operation to be held at three local churches

Rewards are given in exchange for assault weapons For the guns that were used to...

PARADE FAMILY AFFAIR

A Liberty City dad is all smiles with his two delightful daughters as they attended...

People: January 23, 2013

Mary Johnson-Robbins retired recently with 43 years of service at BB&T Bank. Mary is the...

The NFL proves why it's the best

The NFL proved this past weekend why it is the top dog in all of...

Mass murders on the rise since ban lifted

The tragic murder of innocents at the hands of crazies keeps mounting Columbine, Virginia Tech,...

Pastor starts new ministry

Johnson on steadfast mission to serve God Rev. Lorenzo Johnson, Sr., 60, may be new...

Lifestyle Happening: January 23, 2013

United Homecare presents their Elder Care Estate Planning Workshop, Jan. 23rd, at 2 p.m., at...

Natalie Cole overcomes adversity and returns to the stage with soul

Singer rocks South FL and prepares for new CD release Natalie Cole may be the...

Street Talk: January 23, 2013

Do you think the Dolphins stadium upgrade will benefit Black jobseekers?Robert Kelsey, 78Miami Gardens, Retired...

Chatter that Matters: January 23, 2013

Recently at New Shiloh MBC, Gloria Jackson married Rev. Herman J. Davis. The bride was...

BTWs senior guard Richie Spiller likes winning

The grassy football field that is dominated by the Booker T. Washington Tornadoes may become...

Middle schooler overcomes diversity

Albinism and visual impairment won't stop Angel from her dreams In elementary school, many kids...

Reducing racial, ethnic health disparities

Great effort has been made in the last decade to reduce health disparities in the...

Thursday, January 17

Congresswoman Wilson sworn in for second term

Congresswoman Frederica Wilson was joined by members of her family recently during her swearing in...

Street Talk: January 17, 2013

Why hasnt Haiti seen greater improvements from the millions in donations?Colay Colebrook, 68Liberty City, Retired...

Donations give abuse victims a voice

After surviving domestic violence, the victims who have overcome those hardships should have a place...

Black churches united against HIV/AIDS

Miami clergy and community leaders are pictured praying for Ervin Magic Johnson at Second Canaan...

Miami prepares to get on the bus

Will Blacks show up in force for Obamas inauguration? In January 2009, it seemed like...

Chatter that Matters: January 16, 2013

A homecoming celebration honoring the legacy of Gloria Louise Bannister took place last weekend at...

Violent youth continue to wreak havoc

Sweeping arrests, gun buy backs aimed at reducing crime in Miami Young people and guns...

Bullying: A quality of life issue

Concerns aboutbullyingand its role in school violence, depression, and health have grown in the past...

North Shore Medical Center welcomes New Years baby

North Shore Medical Center is proud to announce its 2013 New Years Baby. Parents Amy...

Lifestyle Happenings: January 16, 2013

BTW Alumni Association Inc will meet Jan. 17, at 6 p.m., in the BTW High...

Has sanitizing King silenced his true voice?

On Monday, our nation will once again pause to reflect upon the life of one...

From MLK to Obama, The Battle Hymn of the Republic continues to inspire

Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir to sing new rendition at Inauguration On the evening of April 3,...

Meharry Medical alums to honor Miami trailblazers

Drs. George and Dazelle Simpson consummate physicians Two of Miamis most respected physicians, Drs. George...

Drum still beats in a musical tribute to MLK

Eartha Kitt featured on classic recording Back in 1987, vinyl LPs were on the way...

Miami pastors honor King

Visionarys words still resound 50 years later Let the prophet who has a dream recount...

Haitians frustrated three years after quake

Consul general says funds should go to government NGOs A silent march and mass were...

Defense readies its challenge in Wilson case

[gallery link="file" orderby="title"] The defense will begin its work today [Wednesday] in the Rilya Wilson...

Without hope we have nothing to live for

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

Celebrating 10 years of helping out families

The Childrens Trust marks its 10th anniversary by looking back on the impact it has...

Thirty-five seconds becomes a lifetime

Three years after the earthquake in Haiti loved ones are still trying to heal. Many...

North Shore Medical Center opens new cardiac catheterization lab

In an effort to better serve the community, services expanded North Shore Medical Center recently...

FAMU prodigy invents new suture method

The freshman ponders a future in bio-medicine Tony D. Hansberry is not your average college...

Dolphins seek $400 million for stadium upgrades

Jobs for Blacks or another Marlins-like deal? Dolphins owner Stephen Ross wants to upgrade Sun...

Church strives to mirror Jesus

Members develop through prayer and study Jesus is known by many as the very definition...

Role Models get visit from Heat legend Alonzo Mourning

5000 Role Models of Excellence Project students from Alonzo and Tracy Mourning Senior High School...

Wednesday, January 16

GARNETTA GRAHAM, 82

entrepreneur of Alex Grocery Store, died January 11. Survivors include: her sons, Alexander Graham Jr.,...

CHARLES A. HOUSTON, 65

retired carpenter, died January 9. He is survived by his wife, Carrie; son, Cedric Powell...

DEACON CLARENCE LEE PITTS, SR.

70 inspector code enforcement, died January 12 at University of Miami Hospital. Service 1 p.m.,...

CHARLOTTE ANDERSON STUCKEY, 75

retired thrift store/business owner, died January 11 at Berkshire Manor Skilled Nursing and Rehab. Center....

DELVIN RAYWOOD PATTERSON, 53

supervisor, died January 14 at home. Service 12 p.m., Saturday at First Baptist of Brownsville....

IDA R. JOHNSON, 88

died, January 10 at Baptist Hospital.Service 10:30 a.m., Saturday at The House of God Church...

VELMA KING, 76

retired, died January 10 at North Shore Hospital. Service 10 a.m., Saturday at St. Matthews...

HENRY JOHNSON JR., 52

laborer, died January 3. Service 1 p.m., Wednesday in the chapel....

CALVIN JAMES SCOTT, 70

construction project manager, died January 10 at Broward Medical Center. Service 11 a.m., Tuesday, January...

RODNEY ANTHONY HURLEY, SR., 44

correction officer, died January 9 at home. Viewing 5 p.m.-9 p.m., Friday, January 18 in...

JOE ATKINS, 67

reel tender, died, January 10 at University of Miami Hospital. Service 11 a.m., Saturday at...

CHARLOTTE CLARK, 53

dietitian, died January 10 at Jackson Health System. Arrangements incomplete....

JOYCE WILLIAMS, 66

scrub tech, died January 9 at home. Services were held....

BARBARA ANN SHEPHERD, 60

retired specialist, died January 5 at home. Service 11 a.m., Saturday at Peace M.B.C....

CHARLES W. RODOSON, 82

retired bus driver, died January 12. Service 11 a.m., Saturday at The Church of God...

DEANDRE BINNS, 6

Student, died January 9. Service 11 a.m., Saturday at Parkway Baptist Church....

JERILEAN JEFFERSON LEGGETT, 76

cook, died January 8 at Northshore Nursing Home. Service 1 p.m., Saturday at A.M. Cohen...

DELORES M. GREENE, 73

retired postal worker, U.S. Postal Service, died January 7. She is survived by her children:...

JOHN MCKINNEY aka JOHNNY B, 83

retired railroad employee, died January 9 at Memorial Hospital West. Service 1 p.m., Saturday at...

PATRICIA ANN FRISON, 56

dietitian, died January 9 at Jackson Health System. Service 10 a.m., Saturday in the chapel....

ERNEST WOODARD JR., 47

laborer, died January 11 at Jackson Memorial Hospital. Service 12 p.m., Saturday in the chapel....

Thursday, January 10

Football gurus get Coach of the Year award

The Miami Dolphins recognized several Florida football head coaches for an outstanding season by presenting...

Mother and daughter graduate together

Both received their Master of Social Work While walking across the stage, dressed in her...

Street Talk: January 9, 2013

Would you support arming teachers in public schools?Dwayne Senior, 55Liberty City, Retired I dont think...

Trouble contines in la la land

Do you remember when Dwight Howard joined the LA Lakers and the talk around the...

Youth go to court at vice mayors challenge

[gallery link="file" columns="4" orderby="title"] Real B-Ballers responded to an invitation to compete in Vice Mayor...

Chatter That Matters: January 9, 2013

St. Paul AMEs Pastor Bernard Anderson had the honor of officiating the wedding of his...

Pastor ministers at his barbershop in Overtown

Some time ago, a man in his late 20s didnt know what to do. He...

Lifestyle happenings: January 9, 2013

All persons 65-years-old or older, that pay property taxes, should call Dade County Collector's Office...

Cops cant stop criminals without Blacks involvement

Its been an ongoing battle between Liberty City business owners and copper-hungry thieves that make...

Blacks shut out as commissioners choose new leader

But who is Chairwoman Rebeca Sosa? Like the popular TV family the Jeffersons who moved...

Winter break church camp for youth

Children spend holiday vacation at New Mt. Moriah Most children can really appreciate the words:...

Prison Rap: January 9, 2013

Play a clean game in order to win big If you know anything about hustling...

Tyrone Greenes dream comes tumbling down

[gallery link="file" orderby="title"] Owner vows, It aint over The walls recently came tumbling down on...

Thursday, January 3

LENA EASON, 76

medical assistant, died December 22 at home. Service 11 a.m., Saturday at St. Mary Catholic...

MARGUERITA GONZALEZ, 82

housewife, died December 22 at North Shore Medical Center. Service 2 p.m., Saturday in the...

LARCARVIA GAMBLE, II, 18

student, died December 28. Service 12 p.m., Saturday in the chapel....

JOYCE TAYLOR, 82

dressmaker, died December 25 at Memorial Regional Hospital. Service 2 p.m., Saturday...

CHRISTINE DAVIS, 70

died December 25 at home. Arrangements are incomplete....

REGINALD HARDWICK, 48

general manager, died December 25 at Memorial Regional Hospital. Service 1 p.m., Saturday at Rebolt...

Donnie Smith, 74

laborer, died December 31 at Jackson Health System. Arrangements are incomplete....

MAYCO SIMON, JR., 30

laborer, died December 24 at University of Miami Hospital. Service 12 p.m., Saturday in the...

ANNIE MAE ROBERTSON, 87

cook, died December 26 at Jackson Plaza Rehabilitation Nursing Home. Arrangements are incomplete....

NATASHA THROWER

nurse, died December 27 at home. Service 10 a.m., Saturday at New Shiloh Missionary Baptist...

KRISTOPHER MARSHALL, 23

laborer, died December 22. Arrangements are incomplete....

JULIUS SHELFERT WILSON, JR., 47

music teacher in the Clayton County (Georgia) Public School System, died December 15 in Atlanta,...

ELIZABETH ALSTON, 80

retired homemaker, died December 29. Survivors include her brother, Raymond Carswell; nephew, Elder Archibald Clarke...

CORINE BRYANT, 82

retired environmental services for Jackson Memorial Services, died December 24. Survivors include his daughters, Nena...

NATHANIEL WASHINGTON

security officer, died December 24, in Washington, D.C. Service 2 p.m., Saturday at Faith Crusade...

SELMA R SMELLE, 56

died December 22 at Jackson North. Service 12 p.m., Saturday at First Baptist Church of...

JOE RUTLEDGE COUNCIL

died December 28. Service 1 p.m., Saturday at St. JohnAME Church....

Clara M. Grant, 88

nurses aid, died December 24th at the Miami Jewish Health Systems. Service 11 a.m., Saturday...

DENNIS ELWAY LIGHTNER, 48

laborer, died December 23 at North Shore Hospital. Service 2 p.m., Saturday at New Birth...

NIKIKI GIOVANNI BUTLER, 36

died December 25, at home. Service 10 a.m., Friday at Fellowship of Praise Church of...

GLORIA JAMES FORD, 65

retired controller from Miami Dade College, died December 24. She leaves behind: a devoted daughter,...

JAVON TERRELL BROWN

student, died. Service 11 a.m., Saturday in the chapel....

DEACON LEVI A. LAWRENCE, JR., 68

retired Army veteran and civil service worker, died December 27 at Miami VA Medial Hospital....

BARBARA D. SMITH, 48

teacher assistant, died December 29. Survivors: husband, Dana Smith; mother, Christa Doyle; son, Omar Stanley;...

JAMES ALEXANDER BASDEN bka Tony

died December 28 at home. Memorial 7 p.m., Friday at the church. Service 11 a.m.,...

ROGER BUTCH MADDOX, 60

roofer, died December 24 at home. Service 11 a.m., Thursday in the chapel....

Street Talk: January 2, 2013

Are you afraid of rising taxes?Lester McKeller, 58Little Haiti, disabled veteran No, I have a...

Elders honored at annual Kwanzaa celebration

[gallery link="file" columns="4" orderby="title"]Young and old pay homage to ancestorswith performances One-by-one each person in...

New homes coming to District 2

Monestime sparks first construction effort in 10 years After a 10-year lull, new home construction...

Copper thefts hurting Liberty City businesses

Mayor commits to more police presence Liberty City small business owners whose shops are along...

One bullet plan seeks to keep the peace

Edmonson leads fight against celebratory gunfire Miami-Dade County Vice-Chairwoman Audrey M. Edmonson and City of...

Epiphany holiday celebrated on Jan. 6

Mostly observed by Orthodox, Catholic and Episcopal Christians Epiphany means revealing and showing forth something...

Good Deeds Rewarded

The youth of Opa-locka were treated with 150 bicycles for being good children during the...

Chatter That Matters: January 2, 2013

The Celebration of Christmas began with Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., last week, at the...

Lifestyle Happenings: January 2, 2013

Miami Northwestern Class of 1967 class meeting will be held Jan. 10th, at 7 p.m.,...

Pastor of the Week: January 2, 2012

Men take pledges to grow as better fathers and husbands Why Men Hate Going to...