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Thursday, June 27

Scott sides with big business — again

Eighty percent of Floridians support paid sick leave, but our governor finds himself on the wrong side of the majority and refuses to listen. It is a fact that our governor lost the lawsuit for the Affordable Care Act, and now he is refusing $51 billion from the federal government to expand Medicaid and set up the healthcare exchange.

DOLLIA ELOISE CLIETT, 64

administrative secretary, Miami-Dade Clerk of Courts, died June 23. Survivors include: son, Damon Cliett (Trenea);...

VANNESS WHITE, 36

died June 24 at North Shore Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete....

MARIA H. ARENAS

a native Miamian, was born March 10, 1947 (Christian Hospital)and raised Overtown". Maria left us...

ELOISE STORR, 74

retired CNA, died June 25 at Memorial Regional Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete....

MARQUIS OHAIR, 21

student, died June 23. Arrangements are incomplete....

DAOUD TAFARI, 54

died June 21 at home. Services were held....

JEAN CLAUDE REIMERS, 74

died June 22 at Berkshire Manor Hospital. Service 1 p.m., Saturady in the chapel....

ELAINE SMITH, 53

died June 19 at Kindred Hospital. Service 11 a.m., Saturday in the chapel....

BERNARD TURNER, 67

retired, died June 21 at Ryder Trauma Center. Service 1 p.m., Saturday at Antioch of...

VARDON ALONSO HADLEY aka "GUMMY", 43

clerk, died June 24 in Butner, NC. Survivors include: mother, Barbara Cooper Shephard; grandmother, Mother...

DEACON WADE DAVIS, JR., 81

retired truck driver, died June 20 at North Shore Medical Center. Viewing 5-8 p.m., Friday...

WILLIE C. ROUNDTREE, 71

retired laborer, died June 22. Service 1 p.m., Saturday at First Baptist of Brownsville, 4300...

BETTY JEAN MORGAN, 74

nursing assistant, died June 24. Viewing 10 a.m.- 8 p.m., Friday in the chapel. Service...

CLEVELAND M. THOMAS, 79

retired maintenace worker. Viewing 10 a.m. - 8 p.m., Friday in the chapel. Service 10...

BARBARA BENNETT, 68

homemaker, died June 23 at Jackson North Medical Center. Service 11 a.m., Saturday at Mt...

JERRY ARNOLD JENKINS, 63

died May 31 at North Shore Nursing Home. Services were held....

MAGGRIE MCDANIEL, 85

retired nursing assistant, died June 19 at Jackson North. Service 11:30 a.m., Thursday at Soul...

MELVENE D. PALMER-ROBINSON, 72

retired certified nursing assistant, died June 17 at Leesburg Regional Medical Center. Service 11 a.m.,...

EUGENE LONNIE EVANS, SR.

retired business owner, died June 2 at Memorial Regional Hospital. Survivors included: children, Eugene, Jr.,...

EMMA LEE PRINGLE, 59

retired passport inspector, died June 21 at home. Daughter of Deacon Johnson and the late...

ELNORA RAHMING BAIN, 98

housewife, diedJune 13. Survivors: four daughters, Mae Dawn Harper, Velva CosettaRansom, Kathleen Woods- Richardson and...

DORIS L. COLE, 59

registered nurse, died June 18, Service 10 a.m., Saturday at New Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church....

TRAMEKA LOVE WILSON, 37

cashier, died June 20 at Jackson North Hospital. Service 1 p.m., Saturday at Pentecostal Tabernacle...

ANNIE McSWAIN, 79

supervisor, died June 21 at Memorial West Hospital. Service 11 a.m., Saturday at Shekinah Glory...

JACQUELENE HUNTLEY, 38

homemaker, died June 16. Service 11 a.m., Saturday at Love Fellowship Ministries....

CYNTHIA PHILIPS, 67

housekeeper, died June 11 at Select Specialty Hospital. Service 10 a.m., Saturday at Grace United...

Sports Brothers: June 26, 2013

LeBron meets expectations Ever since we first got wind of a kid from Ohio named...

Johnny Sanders: Making a joyful noise and much, much more

Miami native praises God from Paris to Perrine Miami native Johnny Sanders, 40, remembers doing...

The Miami Times honored by anti-drug groups at luncheon

[gallery link="file" orderby="title"] The South Florida Coalition Alliance was the lead sponsor for a recent...

Pastor of the Week: June 26, 2013

Pastor brings hope to homeless group When Rev. George McKain, 63, first visited the Miami...

Tap dancing teen Curtis Holland gets his big break

Miami youth among finalists on So You Think You Can Dance If youve been watching...

Crime Scene: June 26, 2013

Man sentenced to 11 years in prison for investmentfraud A Fort Lauderdale mutual fund executive,...

Zimmerman trial begins no Blacks chosen for the jury

Legal experts share their concerns and predict outcome of case The prosecution and the defense...

Scott sides with big business again

Eighty percent of Floridians support paid sick leave, but our governor finds himself on the...

History revisited with Juneteenth celebration 2013

[gallery link="file" columns="2" orderby="title"] The theme for this years Juneteenth celebration, A Shift in the...

Florida Bar gets its first Black leader

Eugene Pettis to assume the helm at groups annual convention The Florida Bar will make...

Miamis motorcycle clubs ride out in support of dads

About 60 members of various motorcycles clubs from Miami-Dade County hopped on their bikes on...

2013 Pillars Awards Ceremony honors local leaders and youth

The Miami-Dade County Office of Community Advocacy recognized community leaders and young pillars at the...

Norland High disappointed with football fundraiser

Head Coach points out need for alumni support The Norland football program hosted a premiere...

UMC celebrates Africa University

Recently, Dr. James H. Salley, the associate vice-chancellor for institutional advancement for Africa University, visited...

Chatter That Matters: June 26, 2013

Congresswoman Fredericka S. Wilson, founder of the 5000 Role Models of Excellence, planned and celebrated...

Positive results come from community support

When longtime businessman, husband, father and all-around-good-guy, Errold Peart, was shot and killed outside of...

Dads and their kids host Fathers Day picnic at Arcola Lakes Park

BIG TIME BOYS sponsors event for third year Over 100 attended the BIG TIME BOYS...

Raising the banner for Black fathers

National and local leaders and activists participated in panel discussions during Fathers Day weekend on...

Lifestyle Happenings: June 26, 2013

Miami Northwestern Class of 1973 will be celebrating their 40th Class Reunion, June 27 -...

Liberty City artist balances family, passion and work

[gallery link="file" columns="4" orderby="title"] Maha: This unexplainable joy takes over me Maha Adachi Earth, a...

No Fly Zone Youth League Football Camp offers training for ballplayers

[gallery link="file" columns="4" orderby="title"] Creator Harris says participation just as crucial for optimist Throughout the...

The Book Corner: June 26, 2013

Kids book tells the tale of Billie Holiday and her dogs Nobody listens to a...

Tacolcy strives to strengthen and continue its services

[gallery link="file" orderby="title"] Its a new day at the Belafonte Tacolcy Center. For the past...

Over-incarceration is not justice being served

If you commit a crime and wind up slumped in the backseat of a squad...

Street Talk: June 26, 2013

Does Zimmermans lawyers joke in his opening statement indicate disrespect for the trial?Alicia Ragin, 29Liberty...

Thursday, June 20

Youth take center stage at 37th Annual Theodore Gibson Oratorical Contest

[gallery link="file" orderby="title"] The children were as young as six and as old as 18...

Parents need to join the PTA, instead of listening to the grapevine

It was Gladys Knight and the Pips, along with the incomparable Marvin Gaye, who shared with the rest of the world what Blacks have long known — that there is power in the community grapevine.

WILLIE JAMES CALHOUN, SR, 82

retired City of Miami Police Officer, died June 15 at VA Medical Center in Miami....

DEACON JOHN E. WILLIAMS, 67

retired baker, died June 17 atJackson Memorial Hospital. He leaves to mourn; his loving wife,...

ZANDREW KEMP, 56

housewife, died June 12 at Jackson North Hospital. Service 11 a.m., Saturday at Jordan Grove...

JAMES HALL, 69

laborer, died June 12 at Jackson Memorial Hospital. Service 2 p.m., Saturday in the chapel....

JOHN GUY, 73

maintenance worker, died June 7 at Mercy Hospital. Service 10 a.m., Saturday in the chapel....

MINNIE WILLIAMS, 84

died June 15 at Memorial Hospital. Service 11 a.m., Saturday at St. James A.M.E....

MARTHA JEAN BROWN, 64

died June 15 at Jackson Memorial Hospital. Service 11 a.m., Saturday at Peaceful Zion M.B....

WILLIE J. PAISLEY, 75

plaster/plumber, died June 14 at Villa Maria Nursing Home. Service 11 a.m., Saturday at Grace...

IRENE MARIA CUNNINGHAM, 50

homemaker, died June 14 at Memorial South. Service 11 a.m., Friday in the chapel....

FRANCES L. BENYARD, 76

homemaker, died June 12 at Jackson Health Systems. Service 1 p.m., Saturday at Faith Community...

MICHAEL YANT

laborer, died June 9 in New York. Service 11 a.m., Saturday in the chapel....

MARY HELEN BUTLER, 62

died June 14 at Jackson North Medical Center. Viewing 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. at...

MARAZINE L. RAHMING, 58

licensed child care worker, died June 11 at Jackson Memorial Hospital. Service 1 p.m., Saturday...

JOE BETSY, 58

laborer, died June 9 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Service 1 p.m., Saturday at House of...

SARAH ROSS, 64

dispatcher, died June 11 at Jackson North Hospital. Service 11 a.m., Thursday at Antioch MBC...

JOHN BROWN, 77

died June 12 at Jackson North Hospital. Service 12 p.m., Saturday in the chapel....

NAOMI ALLEN ADAMS, 96

died June 18 in Tuskegee, Alabama. She leaves her surviving son Dr. Nelson L. Adams,...

SARAH ADAMS, 73

retired teacher, died June 15 at University of Miami Hospital. Service 11 a.m., Saturday at...

SARAH R. BRUTON, 74

school crossing guard, died June 16 at home. Service 11 a.m., Saturday at True Holiness...

THOMAS FORD JR., 52

died June 3 at home. Service 4 p.m., Saturday at St. Mathews Community Baptist Church,...

LISA LIGHTFOOT, 48

Postal Clerk, died June 15. Survivors include: her daughters, Nikkeria S. Johnson and Angel Rontavia...

ETHEL MAE MATHIS, 84

Evangelist at Joy Temple Celebration of Praise Church. Survivors include: her daughters, Elivira Mathis, Carrie...

AGNES TURNER, 95

homemaker, died Saturday June 15. Survivors include: her six children, George Ferguson (Brenda) of East...

CAROLYNN ROSS TUCKER

died on June 11 at home in New Orleans, Louisiana. Carolynn was born in Miami,...

If everyone shielded Champion, then who landed the fatal blow?

As much as we may want Florida A&M Universitys [FAMU] famous Marching 100 to be...

Hampton House honors homegrown notable achievers

Three Miami natives that have gone on to make their mark in South Florida and...

R. Malcolm Jones to debut first film

Paving the way for a new generation of filmmakers, local Miami filmmaker, R. Malcolm Jones,...

Darryl K. Sharpton named head of Public Health Trust

Darryl K. Sharpton,CPA/ABVwas selected to serve as chairman of The Public Health Trust Board of...

Chatter That Matters: June 19 2013

The wedding of Carshena Thompkins and Daulton Allison was held on Saturday, May 26, at...

Overtown salutes Black culture

The power of music and food are universal concepts, and there will be no shortage...

Role Models celebrate 20th anniversary

On Friday, June 14th, hundreds of Role Model Mentors and Alumni, including early pioneers, of...

Jody Hill: Making harmony with an ensemble of exquisite musicians

Bandleaders Deep Fried Funk to take center stage at annual Overtown festival David Jody Hill...

Lifestyle Happenings: June 20, 2013

The Minority Chamber of Commerce invites you to The Multilingual Career Expo 2013, June 13th,...

Monestime, Heat team up for Learn and Play Center

Miami-Dade County Commissioner Jean Monestime, District 2, recently joined Miami Heat players and NBA Commissioner...

Faith Calendar: June 19, 2013

New Resurrection Community Church celebrates dedication services June 19-21 at 7 p.m.and June 23 at...

Local youth praise God at Gospel concert

[gallery link="file" columns="4" orderby="title"] Christian rappers speak on the need for quality influences Beach balls...

Carol City wins Dolphins 7-on-7 tournament in FL

[gallery link="file" columns="2" orderby="title"] Team also gets a chance to win national title in Cleveland...

The Morning Mile comes to County's Summer camps

University of Miamis track and field and cross country director, Amy Deem and Olympic hurdler...

Happy Juneteenth: Commemorating the ending of slavery

The City of Miami Model City N.E.T. Office will have their 12th Annual Juneteenth Commemoration...

The Book Corner: June 19, 2013

Nine Years Under mixes dark humor and the deceased Sitting around all summer wouldve been...

Edmonson and Gimenez re-open Olinda Park

Commissioner Audrey M. Edmonson and Mayor Carlos Gimenez cut the ribbon on the newly refurbished...

The decline of Tiger Woods?

Many fans of Tiger Woods are waiting and hoping that at some point, the world's...

FMU announces hiring of new interim president

In a move geared towards stabilizing the daily operations at Florida Memorial University [FMU] and...

Miami Gardens Errold Pearts killer arrested last week

Family says community tips, good policing made the difference Investigators with the Miami Gardens Police...

Pastor speaks about the spirit of God

Meeting the needs of the people Oftentimes when a person walks into the doors of...

Homegoings documentary traces Black funeral traditions

[gallery link="file" columns="2" orderby="title"] Story of Harlem mortician Isaiah Owens to debut at ABFF When...

Scott will not be an easy defeat in 2014

One out of three Floridians in the state think Governor Scott is doing a good...

Parents need to join the PTA, instead of listening to the grapevine

It was Gladys Knight and the Pips, along with the incomparable Marvin Gaye, who shared...

Black filmmakers to carve niche in South Florida's film industry

FEC to meet minds on fostering Black movie presence Black filmmakers and TV producers will...

Street Talk: June 19, 2013

Are Black men still important to the Black family?Latonya Thompson, 43Miami, driver The real question...

Student of FAMU wins health science awards

Florida A&M University [FAMU] doctoral student Terrick Andey recently won first place in the Health...

Commissioner Edmonson distributes hurricane kits

Max Toussaint and 20 other District 3 residents recently received hurricane kits from County Commissioner...

Young girls are honored with MEYGA graduation ceremony

Program creates uplifting environment for young women Now you understand / Just why my heads...

Friday, June 14

Godfather of hip-hop, Afrika Bambaataa, makes rare S. FL appearance

The early soldiers in hip-hop master-mixing are names that have risen to iconic stature Kool...

Thursday, June 13

Little graduates honored

Pre-kindergarten students were recognized and celebrated at the Small Fry pre-school graduation on June 5....

Pastors speak about praise and worship

Congregation show spiritual growth Praise the Lord. Praise God in his sanctuary; praise Him in...

Christian rapper spreads the word to the inner city

Thisl performs after Marlins game on June 15 Am I going to live through this...

GLORIA L. BAKER MICK, 62

cafeteria manager, died June 8 at home. Survivors: Terrance (Tynesha) Murray and Latoya Taylor. Service...

SHARON DARDEN, 54

cafeteria worker, died June 8 at Jackson Memorial Hospital. Service 12 p.m., Saturday at Jordan...

LINDA MERRELL BAIN, 85

of Miami, died June 8, 2013 at University of Miami Hospital. Survived by: her children,...

Randy Starks: Full-time dad earns his living on the gridiron

Father juggles Dolphins gig with raising son alone Sports has been a significant part of...

BYRON L. BRIGGS, 64

baker, graduate of Booker T. Washington Class of 1968, died June 5 at home. Viewing...

BETTY JEAN ROUNDTREE WEBB, 73

retired registered nurse, died June 2 at Kindred Hospital in Broward County. Survived by: her...

VERDELL BELL MITCHELL, 74

retired interviewing clerk, died June 5 at North Shore Hospital. Service 11 a.m., Saturday at...

WILLIE BEATRICE WILLIAMS, 88

teacher, died June 8 at Jackson North Medical Center. Service 11 a.m., Saturday at First...

PATIENCE M. MITCHELL, 99

died June 4at metropolitan hospital. Service 11 a.m., Saturday at Martin Memorial AME Church....

ALBERT KING, SR., 74

self employed, Garden Supplies died June 5. Survivors include: wife, Annie; sons, Albert King, Jr....

RANDOLPH SCOTT, 85

manager, died June 6 at home. Survivors include: wife, Carrie; two sons, Philip Randolph, Anthony...

BERNICE WIMBERLY, 77

foster parent, died June 8 at Jackson North Hospital. Service 11 a.m., Saturday at St....

APRIL ASBURY, 54

flight attendant, died June 7 at Kindred Hospital of Hollywood. Service 12 p.m., Thursday at...

MAVIS CAMPBELL, 78

homemaker, died May 30 at Memorial South Hospital. Service 11 a.m., Saturday at Grace Community...

IDAMISE LOUIS, 87

died June 10 at Aventura Hospital. Service 10 a.m., Friday at House of the Living...

PHILLIP ROBERTS, 46

died June 6 at Memorial Hospital. Service 11 a.m., Saturday at New Birth Baptist Church....

LUCIOUS CLAYTON JOHNSON, SR., 78

aircraft mechanic, died June 10 at home. Service 2 p.m., Saturday in the chapel....

Experts challenge the notion that Black men have abandoned their children

If you listen to the evening news or read any of the mainline publications in...

Tondreau elected North Miami mayor

Citys first Haitian-American female mayor takes oath of office The City of North Miamis three...

Street Talk: June 12, 2013

If Zimmerman is acquitted, how Blacks will respond?Keith Wilson, 26 Opa-locka, HIV counselor Theyll be...

Wilson gives congressional update

Topics include immigration, sequestration and jobs About 200 people showed up last Monday night at...

Thursday, June 6

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Prison rap

If you are one of those kind of people who were lucky enough to build healthy relationships with other people in the past, then you’re probably familiar with the good feeling of crossing paths with old friends again after years and years have gone by. Some of those happy long-time-no-see moments have probably even served as valuable lessons in life.

H.T. Smith receives leadership award

Recently, Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc. [LSGMI] honoredH.T. Smith with its 2013 Equal Justice...

Autistic student overcomes adversity

Joseph recognized as school's Valedictorian Alec Josephs mother, Charmain, describes him as a blessing. This...

Khristal Gooding: Social Studies Teacher of the Year

Miami-Dade County Public School Teacher Khristal Gooding (l) is congratulated by Florida Supreme Court Justice...

Pastor discusses the importance of marriage and family

Leads church and West Park community More than 30 years ago, a couple met with...

Preparing Black youth for the future should be our goal

Just one generation ago, the focus of the civil rights movement was about leveling the...

Crime Scene: June 5, 2013

Jalisica Williams shot in chest while walking in Pompano Beach A 15-year-old girl was expected...

Street Talk: June 5, 2013, Church, the epicenter of Black America?

Barbara Jackson, 68Miami Gardens, retired I dont think so. Kids have their own way of...

Local veteran shares inspirational message in honor of fallen soldiers

[gallery link="file" columns="2" orderby="title"] Miami Gardens continues its tradition of Memorial Day breakfast In an...

NW seniors get nearly $6 million in scholarships

[gallery link="file" orderby="title"] Miami Northwestern Senior High School Principal Wallace Aristide was all smiles last...

Braynon Elementary celebrates Career Day

[gallery link="file" columns="2" orderby="title"] Children from Liberty Citys Lenora Braynon Smith Elementary School were visited...

Trayvon Martin prayer service attracts over 700 supporters

The parents of Trayvon Martin, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, were joined by a crowd...

Lifestyle Happenings June 5, 2013

Miami Dade College invites you their First Annual South Dade Community Job Fair June 5th,...

Have Black youth become comfortable with failure?

Its easy to point fingers at the world, at our community and at the powers...

Holmes Elementary to stay open rumors are false

But school does get new principal, Yvonne D. Perry Change is happening once again at...

Booker T. Washington embarrasses Lakewood, 62-14

The strength of a tornado typically dissipates shortly after its onset, but when it comes...

Faith Calendar: June 5, 2013

Greater Harvest Baptist Church will host their 2nd annual Pre-Father Day service on June 8...

McNabb to RGII: Stop it!

Another exciting NFL season is rapidly approaching and one of last year's rookie sensations Robert...

Singing group blends island flavor with South FL swag

Pure Pressure is a local hip-hop, R&B group that is set to open for teen...

Libraries offer free food to youth

Summer health program feeds children This summer, youth will be able to get more than...

Chatter That Matters: June 5, 2013

It was my rare opportunity to visit Jackson Seafood Restaurant in (Overtown) and ran into...

Prison rap: Attempt to shine from the inside, out

If you are one of those kind of people who were lucky enough to build...

Lets not forget that George Zimmerman is the one on trial

Most Blacks in Florida, if not the majority of Blacks throughout the U.S., remember Feb....

Aged out foster care children get much needed housing assistance

Anchorage Apartments opens in Liberty City Life for foster children often consists of being bounced...

Scott leads capital punishment bandwagon

There are 400 inmates on death row in Florida many of these cases are complex...

Wednesday, June 5

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What is the civil rights agenda for 21st century?

Daughter of M.L. King, Jr. says we must arm today’s youth for the future

The youngest daughter of civil rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the Rev. Bernice King, issued a challenge to the City of Miami during her address at a packed golden anniversary luncheon hosted by the Miami-Dade County Community Relations Board [CRB] last week.