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Thursday, March 28

Reality Check the fiascos of a teenage girl hoping for stardom

Youve been practicing your autograph. You write it with your right hand, then you try...

Crowded field runs for mayor

Will Haitian dominance continue? The City of North Miami is one of the fastest-growing communities...

Booker T.s boys track wins first GMAC title

The Booker T. Washington boys track team made history again, winning the first GMAC track...

Overtown legends stroll on down memory lane

[gallery link="file" columns="4" orderby="title"] Blues guitarist Darrell Raines, grand diva Betty Padgett, the soulful Leo...

Pastor of the Week: March 27, 2013

Pastor spreads generosity in the community Omega Power and Praise Ministry, Inc.s church members and...

Family is the key at Rasools Sportswear together

Liberty City business still putting its stamp on the Black community People often dream about...

Northwestern girls still looks to improve after GMAC track victory

Despite placing in the top three in 10 of 17 track and field events at...

Corey Booker lends a hand to Miami-Dade Democrats

Newark Mayor Cory Booker (left) is joined by Miami-Dade County Public School Board Member Dr....

Lifestyle Happenings: March 27, 2013

The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation is now accepting applications for the CBCF Spouses Education Scholarship,...

In remembrance of Sherdavia Jenkins, Rickia Isaac, others

Memorial park acknowledges slain youth A few friends and family came together on March 22,...

Controversy continues as new police chief takes the helm

City manager: Keys in charge; Im weighing my options on deputy chief When rumors began...

Street Talk: March 27, 2013

Will Blacks benefit from the new projects in Overtown?Betty Fergie, 57Miami, artist I think itll...

For Felas Gelan Lambert, theres no place like home

If you missed the Miami premiere of the award-winning musical Fela!, which just closed last...

Bill to close gap in the Baker Act process

Since late January, Florida State Rep. Barbara Watson has been consulting with experts from the...

Mayor Myra L. Taylor brings women business networking event to Opa-locka

Women connect in ways that men dont. So when it comes to networking, women try...

Liberty City kids to get safe space for exercise and fun

Volunteers to build playground benefiting hundreds of youth Every child deserves a place where they...

Artists-in-training give Dorsey Park a needed make-over

Children from URGENT, Inc.s after-school program picked up their paintbrushes as part of a creative...

Easter Reflection

"In Gethsemane Alone"Passage: Luke 22:39-46. This week, the world celebrates Easter, the resurrection of Jesus...

Mary Mary moving on with solo ventures

One of groups last performances? Miami fans rocked out with Mary Mary as they performed...

Crime Scene: March 27, 2013

Miami cyclist dragged 50 feet in fatal hit-and-run A man was killed last Sunday at...

Chatter That Matters: March 27, 2013

The saga of Amistad was relived at the Church of the Open Door and the...

The Sports Brothers: March 27, 2013

Heat inching closer to history Do you remember when the Big 3 first assembled on...

Opa-locka commissioner is first elected Dominican

Veteran car salesman, Luis Santiago, now selling City on his ideas Late last year, the...

Thursday, March 21

JOHN WILTON SULLIVAN, 85

died March 13. Service 12 p.m., Saturday at First Baptist Church of Brownsville, 2300 NW...

TYRONE WASHINGTON, 54

supervisor, died March 15 at UM Hospital. Survivors are: daughter, Latasha Washington; sister, Mrs. Robyn...

TALMADGE CAMIN ECHOLES, 77

commercial long distance driver, died March 10 at Miami Shores Rehab Center. Services were held....

HANNAH MANNS, 91

housekeeper, died March 15. Service 11 a.m., Friday atBethany Seven Day Adventist Church....

AUDREY DONNALEE ROUNDTREE, 52

hospital rep., died March 16 at Jackson Memorial Hospital. Service 12 p.m., Saturday in the...

WILBUR FOX HARRIS, SR., 85

retired mechanic, died March 14 at home in Cumming, GA. He was a former resident...

CHRISTINE NEWSOME, 74

entrepreneur of grocery store, died March 12. Service 2 p.m., Saturday in the chapel....

ELLIOT PRINCE, 49

transmission specialist, died March 12 at Mount Sinai Hospital. Service 1 p.m., Saturday at Northwest...

MINNIE SINGLETARY, 61

CNA, died March 18 at University of Miami Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete....

ALBERTHA J. COLLIE PALACIOUS, 79

retired court clerk for Miami Dade County Courts died March 12. Survivors include her sons,...

THE HONORABLE LARCENIA J. BULLARD, 65

died suddenly in Allendale, South Carolina on March 16. Survivors include her husband, Honorable Edward...

HORACE THOMPKINS, 73

retired longshoremen, died March 14 at North Shore Hospital. Service 11:30 a.m., Saturday at Mt....

CONSUELO STAPP, 50

retired educator, died March 13 at North Shore Hospital. Services were held....

ROSA STEPHENS, 85

homemaker, died March 17 at home. Service 11 a.m., Saturday at Temple Missionary Baptist Church....

JULIAN GREEN, 22

died March 10. Service 1 p.m., Saturday at Peaceful Zion Missionary Baptist Church....

VICTOR MAGUA DORVILIER, 86

retired construction worker and loving father, died March 13 at home surrounded by his loving...

ALICE C. WIGGINS, 74

died March 14. Survivors include: mother, Lula Mae Grissom; sons, Abraham Jhonson (Cathy), William Horace...

Thirteen year old becomes minister

Najee Thomas, 13, was recently licensed as a minister of the Gospel by New Birth...

Family and friends celebrate Antoinette M. McPhee's 100th years

Local woman becomes centerian Birthday wishes are sent out to Antoinette M. McPhee, who turned...

Women still the backbone of the Black community

From filling the pews in our churches, leading the way in protests for civil rights...

Blacks get 20 percent longer sentences than whites

For the first time in nearly 40 years, the number of state prisoners in the...

Lifestyle Happenings: March 20, 2013

Commissioner Barbara J. Jordan presents the 8th Annual Womens International Film & Arts Festival, March...

Chatter: March 20, 2013

Rev. Darryl Baxter, coordinator; Rev. Carol Nash-Lester, pastor; RobertPhillips; and Deacon Wilson provided the community...

Miami Times helps find lost man

Readers may recall our recent front page story [Feb. 27 - March 5], Disappeared: A...

S. Fl. Woman receives Living Legacy award for her trailblazing

Dorothy Jones honored for leading the development of Collier City Dorothy Jones, 79, vividly remembers...

Pastor of the Week: March 20, 2013

Pastor says her past experiences help her relate with members Today, Pastor Monique Hester of...

To reduce youth violence we need to start at home

A record number of police chiefs and mayors from across South Florida recently gathered for...

Retired nurse on battlefield for Black lives

Agnes R. Morton makes Overtown and its residents her new patient Agnes Rolle Morton, 75,...

Showdown: Judge to hear Spence-Joness suit

April hearing hinges on interpretation of term limits Michelle Spence-Jones has declared her candidacy and...

Clergy discuss the significance of Palm Sunday

Day celebrates Jesus entrance into Jerusalem Contrary to the difference in church attendance on Easter...

Former high school friends now making beautiful music together

Most young Black men in their early 20s are still trying to figure out what...

UM's dream season rolls on

The incredible season for the University of Miami's men basketball team continues its magic carpet...

Walter Mosley is back with murder mystery

Are you ready for a Black Sherlock Holmes? The dirty glasses havent quite made it...

Street Talk: March 20, 2013

Is the presidents focus on Hispanics leaving Blacks out of the immigrant debate?Alma Howard, 55Liberty...

Thursday, March 14

Charlie Wilson, Najee and Babyface set to perform at Jazz in the Gardens

All roads lead to Miami Gardens this weekend when the 8th Annual Jazz in the...

Lifestyle Happenings: March 13, 2013

The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation is now accepting applications for the CBCF Spouses Education Scholarship,...

There will be no winners in the FAMU hazing case

Some are claiming that with the recent decision of state prosecutors to increase the charge...

Pastor of the week: March 13, 2013

Pastor accepted her call at young age Rev. Carol Nash-Lester, pastor of Bethel Apostolic Temple,...

Dade teams demolish Broward at All Stars

The boys and girls basketball all-stars flexed their muscles on Saturday during the Tournament of...

Wilson presented with lifetime achievement award

Congresswoman Frederica Wilson was recently presented with the Broward Black Elected Officials Inaugural Lifetime Achievement...

Links support local dance company

Members of The Greater Miami Chapter of The Links, Inc., are joined by popular vocalist,...

Big 3: Ready for victory

Do you remember when the Big 3 first assembled on South Beach and everyone started...

Jordan pushes for more days for voting

In an effort to expedite the voting process, Miami-Dade County Commissioner Barbara J. Jordan recently...

Church celebrates the historical Amistad story

College graduates were honored The Church of the Open Door celebrated Amistad Sunday on March...

The Book Corner: March 13, 2013

Michael Jackson: King of Pop When you look back over your life, theres a musical...

How many more must die?

Gun violence claims lives of 99 youth An estimated 40 police chiefs and 50 mayors...

Young activist discusses HIV/AIDS epidemic

You dont look like you have HIV! This is the most common statement that comes...

Liberty City gets a new fire station

[gallery link="file" columns="2" orderby="title"] County Commissioner Jean Monestime, District 2, recently celebrated the opening of...

Street Talk: March 13, 2013

Do gun buy backs really make the community safer?Gary Range, 61Liberty City, retired I dont...

Chatter That Matters: March 13, 2013

Members ofEbenezer United Methodist Church and Dr. Joreatha Capers, minister, held a program last month...

State Attorneys Office salutes Black community leaders

Miamis State Attorney, Katherine Fernandez Rundle, along with the staff of the State Attorneys Office,...

Black women still most vulnerable for HIV/AIDS

If youve been listening to the latest reports about HIV/AIDS and its impact on Black...

Marleine Bastien: On a mission for women

When Marleine Bastien, 54, first arrived in Miami in 1981 from her native country of...

Farm Share and Curleys House have mega food distribution

About 300 low and moderate income individuals received a mega food distribution sponsored by Farm...

Edmonson leads ninth clean up in Liberty Citys 18th Ave. corridor

In a concerted effort to make the NW 18th Avenue corridor between 62nd and 71st...

Wednesday, March 13

Women move towards the front in todays businesses world

But have we really arrived at a level equal to men? We are in the...

Thursday, March 7

BERTHA RICE

died February 8. She leaves behind her husband, Deacon Eugene Rice; daughter, Crystal White; son-in-law,...

MATTIE B. ALLEN, 80

business owner, dress shop, died March 2. Survivors include: daughters, Patricia S Allen, Mozell Allen...

Lifestyle Happenings: March 6, 2013

Haitian Women of Miami invites you to their 20th Annual Anniversary Reception, March 7th, at...

DOROTHY WILLIAMS, 82

long distance operator, died March 1 at home. Arrangements are incomplete....

DOROTHY BALLARD GIBSON, 83

retired registered nurse and owner/operator of Michaels Kindergarten, Inc., died February 27 at home. Viewing...

COREY H. ADAMS, 29

Georgia Metal Corporation, died February 26. Survivors include his wife, Sophia L. Adams; daughters, Kaleah...

BETTY ROSS SMITH, 66

Asst. Accountant for City of Miami Beach, died February 27. Survivors include her husband, Marcus...

LEE A. DENNIS SR., 71

retired Miami Dade County Parks and Recreation Maintenance Dept., died February 26. Survivors include his...

GLADYS HUDSON, 81

domestic worker, died February 28. Service 10 a.m., Saturday atFirst Baptist of Brownsville....

ADDIE MAE COLBERT, 79

factory worker, died March 2 at University of Miami Hospital. Service 12 p.m., Saturday in...

VERA CATHERINE BARNES, 72

baker, died February 28. Service 2 p.m., Saturday in the chapel....

MICHEAL ERNEST MINTZ, 64

housekeeping, died February 22 at North Shore Medical Center. Service 11 a.m., Saturday at Peace...

MARQUISE BIG TWIN BRUNSON, 16

student, died February 23 at Jackson Memorial. Service 11 a.m., Saturday at Peaceful Zion Missionary...

KENNETH BUGGS, 32

customer service agent, died February 26 at Memorial Pembroke Hospital. Viewing 2-8 p.m., Friday in...

ESTELLA M. ATKINSON, 87

domestic engineer and retired care giver, died March 1 at home. Service 11 a.m., Saturday...

WILLIE ROBERSON JR., 58

retired, died February 22 at Jackson Memorial Hospital. Service 2 p.m., Saturday in the chapel....

VIRGINIA HOUSTON, 100

retired housekeeper, died February 25 at home. Service 10 a.m., Saturday at New Mt. Zion...

MOZELL HORN, 78

retired, died March 5 at home. Viewing 4-8 p.m., Friday at 93rd Street Community Missionary...

LEMON RED LEE, 74

retired longshoreman, died March 2 at Kindred Hospital. Survived by: sons, Marlon Scott, Leonard and...

LOUIS B. WALKER, 83

chef, died March 1 at University of Miami Hospital. Service 11 a.m., Friday at Jordan...

JOHNNIE WILLIAMS, JR., 86

business owner, died February 24 at VA Hospital. Service 4 p.m., Saturday at New Jerusalem....

LILLIAN NEWBOLD THURSTON, 86

retired nurse, died March 2. Survivors are children, James Thurston, Ottolita (Gary) Thompson, and David...

MARSHALINE GREEN, 79

domestic, died March 3. Service 1 p.m., Saturday at Mt. Calvary MB Church....

Chatter: March 6, 2013

Veronica Rahming, president, Mary Ann Thomas McCloud, coordinator, Men Of Tomorrow passed the gauntlet to...

Black women lead way in new HIV infections

Lives also threatened by obesity, breast and cervical cancer A one-day mini conference is coming...

Norland team repeats win at State Championship

Vikings snag fourth state title in past eight seasons The Norland Vikings boys basketball team...

Family and friends honor legacy of Tanya Martin Pekel

Street named to recognize South Floridas own A street designation ceremony in honor of the...

NSMC awarded advanced certification

The Joint Commission, in conjunction with The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, recently recognized North...

Too many leaders silent in wake of youth shootings

The recent rash of shootings and gun-related deaths in Miamis Black communities should have served...

Pastor of the week: March 6, 2013

Pastor reaches out to the community with a warm smile The first thing you will...

Trinity Church reaches out to the community

[gallery link="file" orderby="title"]Center partnered with Joyce Meyer at Hope Jam On Saturday afternoon, about one...

Kobe personfies greatness

No matter the sport, all of us can appreciate greatness. It is a word in...

Miamis first Black cops remember joy and pain

Pinder leads colleagues in exposing youth to a proud legacy Miamis getaway resorts and pristine...

People of faith pray for healing of HIV/AIDS

[gallery link="file" columns="4" orderby="title"]National week observation is March 3-9 Churches, worship centers, synagogues, mosques and...

Leome Culmer: Female griot says women have come a long way

Wife, mother, historian, church leader and much more Womens history was relatively ignored just a...

Faith Calendar: March 6, 2013

The National Week of Prayer for the Healing of AIDS will be observed at various...

AAPACT shines in revival of the work of James Baldwin

Brings back the classic The Amen Corner to Liberty City If you havent seen AAPACTs...

The Episcopal Diocese recognizes first Black priest

From Slave To Priest: The Episcopal Church of the Incarnation hosted The 28th Annual Episcopal...