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Thursday, May 30

Role Models Project gives scholarships to 134 deserving young Black men

[gallery link="file" orderby="title"] Mentorship program marks 20th year assisting M-DC studentsAs the 5000 Role Models...

Two local filmmakers chosen as finalists

The American Black Film Festival [ABFF], the worlds leading film festival for Black and urban...

Lifestyle Happenings

Heritage Cultural Month 2013 will encompass events such as: The Opening Reception, Taste of Haiti...

Pacley honored for 20 years of loyal service

Rev. James Pacley, senior pastor of Newborn Faith Deliverance MBC, was recently presented with an...

North Shore Medical Center celebrates National Nurses Week this month

As part of North Shore Medical Centers celebration recognizing National Nurses Week (May 6-12) and...

Music still lives at FAMU

[gallery link="file" columns="4" orderby="title"] Student singers, musicians lead anti-hazing campaign at the Caleb Florida A&M...

Senior, Marquese Blanchard gets full ride to Howard U.

Marquese Blanchard is a senior at the Academy for Community Education [ACE]. He began attending...

Chatter That Matters: May 29 2013

Gladys Smith and her Arcola Lakes Park Senior walkers once again met to celebrate Mothers...

Pastor of the week: Transforming worship, discipleship, mission

Church offers diverse worship to all ages Rev. Eddy Moise, Jr., who was appointed to...

Police department reaches out to youth

[gallery link="file" columns="4" orderby="title"] When a police officer pulls up in front of a school,...

Highland Oaks undefeated in season

Stopped in playoff semifinals Sports is a big way of getting young people involved in...

Miami students tour historic St. Augustine and Orlando

A bus full of 36 eager students from six local elementary schools got to experience...

What is the civil rights agenda for 21st century?

Daughter of M.L. King, Jr. says we must arm todays youth for the future The...

Hundreds of high school kids team up against teen violence

[gallery columns="6" orderby="title"] CNN special correspondent Soledad OBrien, who won an Emmy in 2011 for...

Miamis Black history to get a facelift

Renovations begin on Historic Hampton House Motel Back in the day, Miamis Hampton House Motel...

South Dade stops Coral Gables

The South Dade Buccaneers are preparing for the journey to what they hope will be...

Thursday, May 23

Uproar: More Black youth using marijuana

Liberty City leaders debate legalization and other hot topics Just over 200 people gathered at...

Thursday, May 16

Can North Miami mend its racial divide?

By the time this editorial is read, we should know the name of the next...

When violence strikes Black moms walk a lonely road

Theres a familiar adage that says the hand that rocks the cradle rules the world....

Street Talk: May 15 2013

Should Blacks care if the Dolphins stay in Miami?Greg Moody, 54Hialeah, entrepreneur No, I dont...

Book on colorism explores race in the U.S.

Authors combine to pen alluring book, "The Color Complex" This month, youve decided you need...

Hope and Health Center leads the way in Orlando AIDS Walk

Orange County ranks third in Florida for most HIV cases In 1988, HIV/AIDS was more...

Honoring Black Culture

Camillus House honors seven of Miamis Black churches Cant stop praising his name was one...

Football season is just around the corner

[gallery link="file" columns="2" orderby="title"] Teams battle it out in competitive scrimmages at FIU In other...

The chaotic Bryant family

For all of his greatness on the basketball court, future NBA Hall of Famer Kobe...

CRB marks 50 years of building racial bridges

Bernice King slated to address the role of civil rights in the 21st century It...

Girl Scouts still bring out the best

Group remains impactful in community, a century later The Gold Award. It is the highest...

FAMU national alumni convention meeting in Weston

Miami Times staff report Rattlers from across the nation will convene in Fort Lauderdale this...

Thelma Houston to usher disco fever

Rare appearance to benefit the Broward Partnership for the Homeless Do you remember the glorious...

Curleys House needs help connecting the dots

We were so pleased to see the article posted last week about Curleys House and...

Pastor of the Week: May 15, 2013

Rev. Joann Brookins shares her story One night while driving to a street party about...

Community leaders honored during Links Regional

[gallery link="file" orderby="title"] Community leaders honored during Links RegionalFive South Florida leaders were honored last...

Silence at our own peril

Power concedes nothing without a demand; it never has and it never will. Frederick Douglass...

Connie James to perform at SMDCACs

Its not your mothers Great American Songbook. Connie James sings songs from George Gershwin and...

The Miami Times is on the job

Let me take this opportunity to thank you and The Miami Times for the coverage...

FMU holds 2013 Spring Commencement

[gallery link="file" columns="2" orderby="title"] Miami Gardens Mayor Gilbert tells graduates to obliterate the box MIAMI...

Lifestyle Happenings: May 15, 2013

Heritage Cultural Month 2013 will encompass events such as: The Opening Reception, Taste of Haiti...

Generations of Bulls come together

Principals of the 70s, teachers of the 80s, staff members of the 90s, students of...

Chatter Than Matters: May 15, 2013

The Mary McLeod Bethune Annual Gala was held last Friday at the Rusty Pelican on...

PULSE: Advocates for a voiceless Black community

Clergy-based group prepares for its 32nd annual convention and elections Confronting a litany of broken...

Coming out! Why is it important?

As the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender program manager at my job, I was asked...

Thursday, May 9

Racism impacts battle for mayors seat

Seven candidates slug it out in Citys east-west tensions Voters in the City of North...

Curleys House gets community grant to assist in its feeding mission

Liberty City non-profit seeks more resources as demand for food grows Curleys House of Style,...

Funny girl shows churchgoers a new side to Christianity

Church gurl debuts show during Mothers Day weekend A man fell out of his chair...

Will summer tourism dollars benefit the Black community?

Joyce Knight, 69Allapattah, retired No, theyre not giving us any [money], its all going to...

Crime Scene: May 8, 2013

Boynton Beach man carjacks woman on their first date Nemeha Millen had a first date...

Share pain of losing a child to violence

Every time Arleen White hears of another murder of a young person in the neighborhood....

Presidential welcome

Some of the young men from Congresswoman Frederica Wilsons 5000 Role Models got a once-in-a-lifetime...

Protecting voting rights is not racial entitlement

The Voting Rights Act of 1965 is one of our countrys most effective federal civil...

University of Miami workers, Chartwells, agree on unionization

Bargaining expecting to begin this summer UMs food service workers now have a reason to...

Chatter That Matters: May 8, 2013

Veronica D. Rahmings, president, Mary Ann Thomas, coordinator, 2013 Men Of Tomorrow, and members are...

St. John CDC cuts ribbon on Overtown housing projects

Can Overtown recapture its former days of glory? Last fall, new housing projects opened their...

Church finds a new home

Celebrating moving to a higher level The children at Living Word Christian Center International are...

Beauty pageant changes lives of Overtown girls

Contest brings community together And the new Miss Overtown USA 2014 is . . ....

Florida Black Dems elect new state officers

Now seek to increase membership and prepare for 2014 governors race Former Congresswoman Carrie Meek...

Lifestyle Happenings: May 8, 2013

Heritage Cultural Month 2013 will encompass events such as: The Opening Reception, Taste of Haiti...

Liberty City too often gets a bad rap

Does anyone remember their parents telling them that it takes a lifetime to establish a...

Miami-Dade Alphas walk for March of Dimes youth

Brothers from the Beta Beta Lambda and Iota Pi Lambda Chapters of Alpha Phi Alpha...

Obama smiling as unemployment drops

In January 2008, 627,000 Americans on a weekly basis applied for unemployment benefits and the...

Thursday, May 2

Chatter That Matters: May 1, 2013

A celebration of legacy honoring Dr. George Simpson and Dr. Dazelle Simpson was sponsored by...

Dolphins court Black voters for support

Will promises and team-endorsed spokespersons be enough to secure a win at the polls? With...

Gov. Scott signed 19 bills, some beneficial

I would have to admit that I did not know that Governor Scott signed 19...

Should Blacks push for immigration reform?

Elizabeth McCleanhan, 69Liberty City, retired No, that would bring up more problems than what we...

LA needs a major upgrade

Mercifully, the season of one of the NBA's marquee teams, the LA Lakers, came to...

Pastor holds worship service outdoors all throughout May month

Lord Jesus, you said in your word, if I confess from my mouth that God...

Liberty City police major targets gangs and guns

When Dennis Jackson, II was a student at Norland Senior High School and then Bethune-Cookman...

Faith Calendar: May 1, 2013

Greater Harvest Baptist Church will hold their 2nd Annual Pre-Mother's Day Service on May 4...

Lifestyle Happenings: May 1, 2013

Heritage Cultural Month 2013 will encompass events such as: The Opening Reception, Taste of Haiti...

Miami native hired as postmaster

Valerie Stanley Myers became the first Black female postmaster of Dublin, Georgia. She was appointed...

Opa-locka observes Nat'l Day of Prayer

Day urges to unite the country with meditation This year, when events took place beyond...

Community leaders honored in Lil' Haiti

Ceremony inspired by the lives of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Oscar Thomas Hundreds...

Female Athletes Rock

Campaign uplifts and celebrates women in sports Jazmine Highsmith, MBA, a former collegiate athlete, once...

H.O.P.E.'s mission: Ending housing discrimination in FL

Non-profit organization's 20th anniversary targets cases in M-DC and Broward Its been 45 years since...

Ruling still stands: Spence-Jones case moves to State Appellate Court

Attorneys for the defense withdraw motion for bias hearing Attorneys representing City Commissioner Michelle Spence-Jones...

Essence of Haiti shown through food, art and more

Essence of Haiti shown through food, art and more Haitian music, cuisine, arts, history and...

Commissioner Edmonson participates in Library Week

County Commissioner Audrey M. Edmonson celebrated National Library Week by taking time to read to...

Vessels of Praise

The Bethel Churchs Vessels of Praise opened up for Donald Lawrence on April 21st at...