Thursday, November 28
PreMadonna, Sisters at Work join for good cause
With the recent Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program [SNAP] benefits also known as food stamps being drastically, cut Thanksgiving may mean less food on the tables for some. Thankfully kindhearted local rapper and entrepreneur, Nakeitha Felder, more commonly known as Premadonna, wanted to bless low-income families with a turkey giveaway.
Two Black greek organizations, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., Chi Psi Omega Chapter and Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc., Alpha Lambda Omega Chapter recently co-sponsored a forum addressing the schoolhouse to jailhouse dilemma that continues to plague the Black community.
On Thursday many of us will be celebrating the Thanksgiving Holiday with family and close friends. Thanksgiving is definitely a day of reunification and celebration for most of us. And as we come together to celebrate we will fondly reminisce about the special times we shared with those loved ones who are no longer able to celebrate the holiday with us.
Law enforcement hope rewards will bring answers in Liberty City shootings
Miami-Dade police are searching for two Black males who entered a family-owned business, Hong Kong Nails [14832 NW 7th Avenue], last Friday evening, robbed customers and workers and then fled in a black Dodge Ram pick-up — firing off bullets in their departure. Two bullets found victims: a father
Says the scars of racism are still deeply imbedded in U.S.
Congressman John Lewis, 73, was recently in Miami, speaking to students at Booker T. Washington Senior High School who were joined by young men from the 5,000 Role Models of Excellence. His remarks centered on his recently-published graphic novel trilogy, specifically Book One entitled “March.” The novel is a first-hand account of Lewis’
Miami-Dade County Commissioner Audrey M. Edmonson and her sister members of DeltaCare, Inc. recently celebrated “Christmas in November” at Target in Miami’s Midtown. The annual event gave 15 families a chance to shop for toys and join Santa Claus for pizza and sodas,
Filthy Rich Life presents "I Do Hair Expo 2013", Sunday, Dec. 15th at G5ive. For more info email firstname.lastname@example.org. Alabama State University Miami Alumni Chapter will sponsor a bus trip to the Thanksgiving Day Classic vs. Stillman College in Montgomery, Alabama on Nov. 28. Call 305-439-6600.
Happy wedding anniversary to the following “love birds” of the week: Valarie Henry Baker and John Baker Nov. 26, 23 years; William and Cathy Wanza, 36 years; Alfred and Edith Barr, 43 years. Congratulations to Torrian Wallace and his Doctor’s Charter School cross country tea
Governor Rick Scott is determined to win another term because he can continue to fudge numbers and tell everyone that the Florida economy is improving as a result of his policies. He refuses to acknowledge that the entire economy in the country is improving, because of President Obama’s policies. The stock market is breaking records and no one gives the president any accolades and kudos.
It was a game of revenge. Revenge for snatching the district title and ending an undefeated season. South Dade atoned for their only district and regular season loss to Killian (7-5) last Saturday with a 13-7 win over the Cougars on a muddy Tropical Park field. The site that haunted the Buccaneers and where their seven-game win streak was ruined became the place where they propelled themselves to the Class 8A regional final.
Routs University School 45-17
A Booker T. Washington Nike t-shirt reads “Believe the Hype” and last Friday night at Nova High School, the Tornadoes turned the University School Suns into believers in a 45-17 win.
Congratulations to Sabrina D. Simpson, bride, and Leo C. Belton, Sr., groom, who were married Sun., Nov. 16. The service was officiated by Pastor Michael K. Bouie, at Mount Hermon A.M.E. in Miami Gardens. The afternoon began with the bride’s arrival in a stretch limousine while Dr. Edward Robinson serenaded guests with wedding songs. Sorors
Former State Representative, James Bush III, was the guest preacher at Ebenezer United Methodist Church [2001 NW 35th Street] last Sunday as the pastor, Dr. Joreatha Capers, and the congregation celebrated their annual Bethune-Cookman University [B-CU] Day. Participants in the service, including Richard Strachan, Jr.,
New Mt. Sinai M.B. Church will be hosting their annual Thanksgiving service, Thursday, Nov. 28th at 10 a.m. The public is invited. Call 305-978-5079.
If you’re Black and live in the U.S. on Thursday you’ll probably join millions of others who will eagerly grab a plateful of turkey, dressings, macaroni and cheese, collard greens, corned bread and sweet potato or pumpkin pie. You’ll probably
But HIV/AIDS and health disparities among Blacks continue to be at top of list
For over a decade, Empower “U,” Inc. a not-for-profit, minority peer-based AIDS service organization, founded by people living with HIV/AIDS, has been one of just a handful of beacons of hope in Liberty City, lighting the way for those who face prejudice, stigma and even outright scorn simply because they are HIV-positive.
“I love the Lord and will serve, forever”
Dr. Calvin Russell, a native of Miami says he, “loves the Lord who has declared my life to serving his people and worshipping and giving praise to Him.”
New projects include novellas on dangers of street life
Albert “Prodigy” Johnson, 49, is one half of the legendary rap duo Mobb Deep — Havoc being his equally-talented partner behind the mic. But one of the things you realize when sitting down with Prodigy is that he is not the stereotypical rap star. His grandmother, Bernice Johnson, who he says taught him about the world of business and a
Larkin and Jones providing free meals for all
Millions of families around the nation gather every fourth Thursday of November to take part in a long standing traditional dinner that is formally known as Thanksgiving.
Thursday, November 21
Friends and supporters of Keon Hardemon celebrated well into the night last Tuesday after hearing that he had defeated his opponent, Rev. Richard Dunn, by a landslide in the runoff race for City of Miami County Commissioner.
Voters have approved $830M bond — new committee will review how dollars are spent
Voters recently approved an $830M bond request that will raise their property taxes and will allow Jackson Health System to proceed with a list of long-term needs that include upgrades and new equipment for Miami-Dade County’s public hospital network. Plans laid out by hospital officials call for $477M in construction projects, including a new
Pastor Wilson-Green: “We wish that we could do more”
The Omega Power and Praise Ministry, Inc., is dedicated to serving the community and providing a place of worship for all who wish to get closer to God. The church is under the leadership of Pastor Harriette Wilson-Green, who is a very knowledgeable and intelligent lady who devotes the majority of her time looking out for the welfare and well-being of others.
The United Teachers of Dade under the guidance of President Fedrick Ingram, recently saluted their Heroes of Veterans, Teachers and Stewards of the Year at the banquet room of Miami Dade College. Speakers were: Tom Gammon, Mike Madalena, Mark Cisneros, Alexis Pagola, Nori Pino, Terri Convey and Ingram.
A birthday celebration in honor of our cousin and adopted sister Janet Roberts-Symonette was a night to be remembered. Janet was escorted into the beautiful fall-decorated ballroom by husband Anthony. Janet’s lovely daughter Antoinette proved to be a most fitting hostess and Aundre paid a beautiful tribute to “mother” as our Delta sorors serenaded “Janet” with our sweetheart song. Happy birthday dear sister.
‘UTD President’s Grant” awarded to thirteen teachers
For the first time ever, United Teachers of Dade [UTD] reached into their own pockets to grant 13 deserving Miami-Dade County Public School [M-DCPS] teachers with funds to advance creative classroom projects. Fedrick Ingram, president, received matching voluntary contributions from First Vice President Tom Gammon; and Secretary-Treasurer Karla
On Tuesday, Election Day, many of the registered voters in District 5 were missing in action (MIA) or as most of us would say: “no shows at the polls.” Of course, it is troubling when voters don’t show up during an election. And with the seat in District 5 on the ballot the constituents in District 5
Members of the Miami-Dade Chapter of the National Pan-Hellenic Council [NPHC] rallied to serve the residents of Camillus House. Over a dozen NPHC members met to prepare and serve meals to over 150 residents at the center’s Downtown Central location.
Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson (r) presented Congresswoman Carrie Meek (c) with the Miami-Dade Democratic Party’s Lifetime Civic Leadership Award at the Party’s first Blue Gala last Sunday evening.
Paraplegic Gleneisha Darkins determined to finish school
It was about this time of the year —Thanksgiving — in Nov. 2010 when Gleneiesha Darkins and a carload of her classmates from the Richmond Heights area were coming home from Florida A& M University [FAMU] to spend the holidays with their families and they were involved in a horrific accident.
Da Vinci Code’s author discusses the paradox between science and religion
The Miami Book Fair International kicked off its 30th anniversary last weekend with bestselling author Dan Brown as its keynote speaker. Brown, 49, who doesn’t make a lot of public speaking appearances, was clearly in his element last Sunday, talking about how he became a writer and his fascination with science and religion
volunteers lend a hand to deserving families
As we head into the holiday season, Neighborhood Housing Services of South Florida [NHSSF] is in the spirit of giving. Last Friday, NHSSF hosted a small beautification project in Miami’s Brownsville community.
At the onset of the football season usafootball.com posted a list of high schools that had the most NFL players currently on a roster; Miami’s Norland Senior High School was at the top with six. While this statistic brings the school athletic recognition, administrators and former players say they are most proud of the off-field impact of their student-athletes.
Joan Smith has been a diabetic patient at the Jefferson Reaves, Sr. Health Center in Overtown for more than seven years. Through the center’s high risk diabetes management clinic, 62-year-old Smith recently began a physical activity program to help control the disease.
Over the past few decades in the United States, there has been a growing prevalence of obesity throughout our society. Those who are overweight are more likely to be predisposed to diabetes – a chronic disease that is often referred to as the “silent killer” because its symptoms can go unnoticed.
Attorneys for Marissa Alexander, 33, the Florida mother of three who has spent over 1,000 days in jail and was sentenced to 20 years in prison for firing a warning shot over the head of her allegedly abusive husband, have won a new trial for their client. Now they and Alexander are hopeful that a Jacksonville judge will grant her bond.
Dr. Albert E. Smith remembered for leadership in South Florida
South Florida mourns the recent death of one of its greatest educators and community leaders, Dr. Albert E. Smith. Smith, 81, born in Sioux Falls, South Dakota on Oct. 24, 1932, came to Miami in the spring of 1993, following his tenure at South Carolina State University, when he was asked to serve as the tenth president of Florida Memorial College (now known as Florida Memorial University).
Dr. Mary A. Tumpkin: A woman of substance and grace
The Rev. Dr. Mary A. Tumpkin, 64, was a beloved pastor and longtime community leader who started her church in her own living room. As her membership grew, she moved to several funeral homes and hotels before settling in Miami Gardens in the church’s 22,000 square-foot home.
As the Miami-Dade County Homeless Trust marked its 20th anniversary during Homeless Awareness Day, board leaders announced that they have joined over 225 other communities nationwide in a national movement geared towards finding permanent homes for the chronic, most vulnerable homeless. F
One of three Florida women need your vote
Ten advocating women from around the nation are being recognized by the renown for their community involvement. Three from the south Florida area have won $10,000 each and are now seeking the position of National Honoree Woman of Worth and be the additional award of $25,000.
Haitian-American thought-leaders look to improve the community
Last Saturday, the Haitian American Professionals Coalition [HAPC], Seven50 held an informative hands-on summit titled: “Haitian-American Summit: The Future In Focus.” More than 60 guests filled the North Miami High School auditorium to
The first round of playoffs typically pose the region’s top two of the strongest districts versus the top two of the weaker districts.
There are times when Governor Scott and the Florida Legislature make decisions because they have a grudge against President Obama and the federal government. Their goal is to make sure that the president fails, and they don’t care who in the state they hurt.
FMU junior Keyandra Berry sets out to represent South Florida
Keyandra Berry, a junior at the historic Florida Memorial University [FMU] hailing from South Florida, is preparing to compete in the 2013-2014 Miss National United Negro College Fund [UNCF] Scholarship Pageant next February. Berry is majoring in music with a concentration in business and upon graduation she plans use her education with Teach for
Miami Edison Class of 1974 will have a reunion meeting on Nov. 20 in the school's cafeteria at 6 p.m. Call 305-301-9147. The Booker T. Washington Alumni Association will meet Thurs., Nov. 21, at 6 p.m. in the BTW cafeteria.
Initiative aims to create jobs and economic growth in Miami
Goldman Sachs and Miami Dade College [MDC] have announced a partnership that is expected to help small businesses in Miami flourish. The 10,000 Small Businesses program is aiming to create jobs and economic growth by providing small businesses with the tools and services needed to succeed.
In the midst of all of the chaos that has surrounded the Miami Dolphins in the past few weeks, they have somehow managed to be very competitive in the playoff hunt. The glare of the national media spotlight has not had the ill effect so many expected. Not yet, anyway. While the NFL is prowling all over the Davie facilities looking for answers in the never ending Richie Incognito-Jonathan Martin saga here are the Dolphins still in playoff contention.
Traditional diabetic diet plans involving counting calories and grams of sugar can be restrictive. They often fail to address your personal preferences and medical condition. Whether your goal is to normalize your lab work results, stop or reduce the amount of medications you take, lose weight, have more vitality, or maintain your overall health, you should follow a nutrition plan that addresses your individual needs.
Thursday, November 14
Recently Attorney General Pam Bondi reviewed an amendment, which if passed, would legalize marijuana under the guise of medicine. As evidenced by a myriad of studies, some compounds found in the marijuana plant have medicinal benefit. However, I am quite certain that I will not be voting to legalize the street drug marijuana, label it medicine and make it available to anyone, at any age, for any condition.
Crump: “Judge’s ruling was a slap in the face”
In a report recently obtained by CNN, Bill Watson, the County coroner investigating the case of Kendrick Johnson, a 17-year-old Georgia athlete found dead on January 11, 2013 inside a rolled-up gym mat, said he disagrees with how the initial investigation was handled. Officials in Georgia’s Lowndes County say Johnson fell into the mat and suffocated while attempting to retrieve a sneaker.
State Representative Barbara Watson along with State Senator Oscar Braynon and Miami-Dade County Commissioner Jean Monestime recently partner with Farm Share to serve over 1,500 families free food.
Isaac Smith was born to the late Saintana and Daniel Smith in Nassau, Bahamas in 1966. When he was 12-years-old, the family migrated to the U.S. and took residence in Miami. The thing most vivid in his young mind from then to now is “I was always in church,” Smith said. As a youngster,
Katherine Letitia Fields and Marcus Kehyee-Marsh were married Sat., Oct. 12, at Trinity Episcopal Church in New York City. The Rev. Mark Francisco Bozzuti-Jones officiated the ceremony. The wedding party included the bride’s sister, Edda Fields-Black, matron of honor, bridesmaid, niece Meri Black and nephew Master Akhu Black. Also participating
Book has hot-blooded women who refuse to be denied
Absolutely nobody can stop you. Oh, no. You’re too determined to be deterred from what you want. You’ve got plans, you’ve got might, and you’ve got the guts to make it all happen. If there’s somebody in your way, watch out! You’ll run them right over.
The Opa-locka Community Development Corporation invites the public to the 2nd annual Art of Transformation Fri. Nov. 15, 7- 11 p.m. at the Opa-locka executive airport. Call 305-576-3790.
Major decline in relaxer cream; could natural hair wave be to blame?
Are the days of sitting in pain and waiting for your relaxer to “take” (the process of hair relaxing) becoming a thing of the past? Recent studies show that hair relaxer sales have declined 26 percent over the past five years. And while hair styling trends and product launches have always been
Reality slapped the Miami Hurricanes in the face this past Sunday and during that process, the Virginia Tech Hokies did some slapping of their own. The end result was a 42-24 dismantling of the Hurricanes in a game that was not as close as the final score indicated. The Canes were dominated in their own stadium in a game they absolutely had to have.
Miami-Dade County was well represented during homecoming at Albany State University in Albany, Ga., during the weekend of Oct. 17-20. Alumni, family and friends enjoyed themselves as they gathered and participated in four days of well planned activities. Many attendees enjoyed the evening All-Black Attire Affair.
Bipartisan Senate-based bill could be a breakthrough in ending stand your ground
Close to 300 people were on hand at a recent House Criminal Justice Subcommittee hearing in Tallahassee — a five-hour, often emotional discussion that focused on efforts to repeal Florida’s Stand Your Ground self-defense law.
ALF welcomes vets, seniors and those looking for a good meal
Celebrating Veteran’s Day was the theme last Monday at Sylvia’s Retirement Home in Liberty City [1823 NW 94th Street], where about 50 vets, retirees and seniors who have made this community their home for most of their lives listened to their favorite tunes from “back in the day,” while munching on barbecue ribs and chicken, salads, green beans, peas and rice and of course, “Sylvia’s special souse.”
Lifeline Outreach Ministries will host the Expect the Great Explosion Summit, (Starting tonight) Nov. 13-15 at 7:30 nightly.
On Friday, Nov. 15th, the Opa-locka Community Development Corporation [OLCDC] will host an evening dedicated to the historic past, present and bright future of the Opa-locka community. The second annual fundraising event
Drama, dancing and music fit for Broadway
That large, blue building on NW 62nd and 22nd Avenue is a mystery for far too many residents of Miami-Dade County but plans are in the works to change that. The fenced-in, one-block building with the African trim has been there since 1975. Countless numbers of students have attended classes in drama and dance there. Many of them have gone on to study, sing and dance with some of the greatest professional groups in the nation with some “graduates” making quite a name for themselves.
Residents of Liberty City and surrounding areas have flooded The Miami Times with telephone calls that expressed their concerns about the possibility of there being a name change for Lemon City. As one caller said, “to do so would push aside the fact that the people who lived, slaved and died in that area and let them be forgotten and dismissed,” stated Courtney Demerritte, the great-grandson of Elizabeth and Rodney Ferguson who lived in Lemon City in the 30s and 40s.
Recently, Miami Northwestern Senior High School [MNSH] was the recipient of a generous offer from the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organization [AFL-CIO].
Clements axed with one game left
Coral Reef ended another season just shy of the playoffs and this time with a heavier heart after the controversial termination of their head coach Chevas Clements before the team played its final game. According to Clements, he walked into the school on November 4th to see his office door and the players’ locker room padlocked.
Each wins last regular season game
Carol City (7-3, 3-1) defeated American 28-21 last Thursday night at Traz Powell despite the Patriots 15-point third quarter. The Patriots (6-4, 6-0) gained the lead after an eight-point first half deficit during the third quarter on touchdown from running back Akeem Granger and Karon Jackson that put them ahead 21-14. But it was the resilience of Chiefs’
Topics include Haitian art, hip-hop culture and a personal memoir
This year the Miami Book Fair International marks its 30th year and the buzz is already on about some of the talented authors and spectacular activities that will be part of the eight-day event that begins on Sun., Nov. 17th on the campus of Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus, 300 NE 2nd Avenue. Nationally-known authors include:
Renovations begin after 55 years
Students and faculty of Miami Norland Senior High School [MNSH] have been walking the same hallways since 1958. Now, after a promise was made last year by Miami-Dade County Public Schools, a brand new school is on the horizon. On Nov. 6, 2012 county voters for approved an issuance of $1.2B General Obligation Bond [GOB] for dozens of Miami-Dade County Public Schools [M-DCPS] in need.
Jury finds him guilty in Medicaid fraud scheme
State Representative Daphne Campbell’s son, Gregory Campbell, 29, was found guilty last Friday of participating in a Medicaid fraud scheme that netted nearly $300,000. Campbell, the son of State Representative Daphne Campbell, faces up to 45 years in prison for conspiracy and multiple fraud charges. The jury determined that he, along with two others,
Last November, Miami-Dade County Public Schools asked voters to invest in education by approving the issuance of a $1.2B General Obligation Bond. Voters overwhelmingly gave a collective nod of approval with 70 percent of voters supporting the measure.
Wednesday, November 13
Last Tuesday, 6, 525 votes were cast — that’s 16 percent — in the heated race for City of Miami commissioner. But it will be another week before we’ll know who will take the District 5 seat vacated by outgoing Commissioner Michelle Spence-Jones.
Have you heard the latest political gossip in South Florida? Alex Sink is running for Congress, Charlie Crist is running for governor — this time as a Democrat — and Perry Thurston hopes to become the State’s first Black state attorney.
The Reverend Dunn II was installed into District 5 seat to take the place of Commissioner Spence-Jones. At that time, he stated he would not run for the seat, but would simply work for citizens of District 5. The taste of power must have been intoxicating because he decided that he wanted the seat. He ran and lost against Michelle Spence-Jones.
I ran for City Commissioner for District 5 because I wanted to give the community a choice — a candidate who believes in and loves this community and who is one of its few life-long residents. I was willing to I put my reputation and integrity on the line because I wanted to give our district a greater vision and a viable choice — a community
During the last NBA playoffs, won by our own Miami Heat, there was an effective commercial that summarized the essential point of the game — “Win or go home!” One could be equally creative in assessing the mediocre number of voters that bothered to go to the polls in last week’s election with the phrase “Vote or keep your mouth shut!”
Thursday, November 7
When Darrius Jamal Albury-Williams was born on Feb. 10, 1994, his parents, Miranda Y. Albury and Harry Belafonte Williams, rejoiced. According to grandfather and grandmother, Dr. Charlie and Leo Albury, he is protected by God and surrounded by good people.
Dancers, music help toast new House of Mandela
Dr. Makaziwe Mandela (Maki) and Tukwini Mandela, the daughter and granddaughter of global icon and former South African President, Nelson Mandela, recently topped off their U.S. tour at a private wine tasting event in Miami.
The Democratic Black Caucus Florida (DBCF) meeting held at the Florida Democratic Party’s 2013 State Conference in Orlando last Saturday was from all accounts a positive move towards Dems regaining the State.
The Iota Pi Lambda Chapter [IPL] of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. was recently recognized by the City of Homestead's acting mayor and council for its years of service to the community.
Incarceration is big business in Florida and after closing several prisons in 2012, the Department of Corrections wants some of them re-opened. Blacks make up 17 percent of the population in Florida, but they make up 50 percent of the prison population. Based on the projection for next year, it is expected that the prison population will increase by 3 percent. It is my belief that these prisons are being re-opened to accommodate more Black and Hispanic prisoners.
There has been an ongoing battle over the historic area of Lemon City and whether its name should be changed to reflect a much different community than when it was established over a century ago. As the name change argument has waxed and waned between African Americans and Haitians
Some said they were unfamiliar with both the candidates and the issues
In 2012 and 2008, Black voter turnout exceeded the white turnout rate — something that had never occurred in U.S. political history. Using census data and exit polling, the Associated Press determined that in 2008, white turnout was 66.1 percent and 65.2 percent for Blacks.
Miami-Dade County is no different from any other urban city in this country when it comes to gun violence plaguing the streets of our communities. No city or community in this country goes unscathed by the escalating incidents of gun violence. Whether the violence is stemming from domestic abuse
School for Advanced Studies [SAS] Senior Christy Charnel was honored earlier this month by M-DCPS School Board Member Dr. Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall at a recent Board meeting for her continued commitment to the County’s youth.
Local pastor follows in his father’s footsteps
The Millrock Holy Missionary Baptist Church (2575 N.W. 65th St.) was founded 45 years ago by the late Pastor Emeritus Reverend Andrew Jackson. His son, the Reverend Aaron Jackson, has served as the church’s pastor since 2007. Before the son took over, Millrock was under the leadership of Rev. James McKinnon, his brother-in-law. Since its inception, Millrock has been under the guidance and direction of a family member.
Just as the Miami Dolphin season seemed to be taking a turn for the better, it looks to have taken a sharp turn for the worst. Or at least the embarrassing. When news broke last week that offensive lineman Jonathan Martin had left the
“To lose a child hurts the entire family, someone has to be there to help them”
Denise Brown, the founder and president of the RJT Foundation lost a son, Roman Bradley, along with his childhood friend JaQuevin Myles on March 1, 2012 in a drive-by shooting. Brown along with JaQuevin’s mother, Jacklyn Hall and
Beloved six-year-old winning the hearts of million with personality
Who would have thought that an overnight celebrity would come from a six-year-old just being himself? With his loving personality, TerRio Harshaw [also known as Lil’ TerRio] has captured the hearts of thousands around the nation. And his popularity has spread like wildfire after being recorded on his cousin Maleek’s Vine page dancing.
Social media yields great results for “The Bedroom”
Black film director/writer Sonya Dunn may be on to a new way to promote movies — using social media. In a unique effort to distribute her film, “The Bedroom,” she posted the short film online to the public last week via YouTube (JEMH Entertainment), Facebook and Vimeo. The film also has subtitles in Chinese, French, Indonesian, Spanish and Turkish.
The first time he laid eyes on her, your father thought your mother was the most beautiful girl in the world. She thought he was a pain in the neck, all gangly with legs going this way and that, asking her out until she couldn’t say anything but “yes.” It didn’t take long for her to realize, though, that she couldn’t lay her hands on a better man.
Super-talented Brian McKnight returns to South Florida
Anyone who has a passion for songs that focus on romance, heartbreaks and makeups — or what Shakespeare referred to as “unrequited love” — is no stranger to the musical genius of Brian McKnight — the younger brother of Claude McKnight III who formed the Grammy-winning a cappella group Take 6 in the early 90s.
Ashley and Aja faces challenges of breaking into the industry
What does one 26-year-old full-time mom/wife have in common with a constantly on-the-go 22-year-old? They both share the vision of “attracting attention with brilliance” through their recently fledgling public relations firm.
Four-term state rep would be first Black elected in history
Pompano Beach native and four-term State Representative Perry Thurston, Jr., 52, has added more political intrigue to the upcoming 2014 general election after recently announcing that he is a candidate for state attorney general. A victory would make Thurston the first Black in Florida’s history to hold the position.
Dr. Wilbert “Tee” Holloway, School Board Member for District 1, was recently awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from the North Dade Regional Chamber at its Beyond the Bell Breakfast.
The Carol City Chiefs defeated the Norland Vikings 27-14 on Friday night at North Miami Stadium. The game demolished any chance that the Vikings (2-7, 1-3) would see playoff action this year. The victory also made Carol
Well Booker T. Washington (10-0, 3-0) is undefeated, district champions, number one in the nation and if anyone would care to wager soon-to-be state champs for the second consecutive year.
Referring to Miami Gardens as South Florida’s new “murder capital” in last week’s edition was not just a ploy to spark readership nor was it was done in the spirit of sensationalism.
Friends and supporters of City Commissioner Michelle Spence-Jones joined her, along with her husband, Nate Jones and other family members at the Little Haiti Cultural Arts Center last week to mark the end of her second term in office.
City of Miami Commissioner Michelle Spence-Jones announced the granting of a $900,000 federal award to the Southeast Overtown/Park West Community Redevelopment Agency (SEOPW CRA), the City of Miami, and Miami-Dade College at a press conference on Thursday, October 31, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at 300 NW 11th Street.
The Charles Hadley Park Senior Program, a City of Miami Program, took its annual trip on October 13-19, to New York City. The group visited Chester, Virginia, Atlantic City, New Jersey, New York City and Florence, South Carolina.
Winn-Dixie, Presidente, Price Choice and Publix explain price choices
Last week, our lead story compared the prices of six staple items at four local grocery stores. Surprisingly, the most shopped-at store by the Black community, Winn Dixie, had the highest prices. This week,
Wednesday, November 6
Liberty City attorney beats out former frontrunner by 2-to-1 marginIt was an easy run for Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado, City of Miami Commissioner Frank Carollo, Hialeah Mayor Carlos Hernandez and the J
It was an easy run for Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado, City of Miami Commissioner Frank Carollo, Hialeah Mayor Carlos Hernandez and the Jackson Health System $830M bond issue — all of whom cruised to resounding victories in last Tuesday’s election. The race for Homestead mayor went down to the wire before Jeffrey Porter was able to pull away