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Dr. Richard Strachan | 4/10/2014, 9 a.m.
PACT (People Acting for Community Together) held its Nehemian Action Assembly, March 31 at New Birth Baptist Church before a ...

PACT (People Acting for Community Together) held its Nehemian Action Assembly, March 31 at New Birth Baptist Church before a packed church of members featuring Notre Dame d’Haiti Youth Choir, Anointed Men of Prophecy, Rev. Dr. Joreatha Capers,

Ebenezer UMC, Dr. Joan Lyons, Christ the King Catholic, Rabbi Robert Davis, Temple Beth Shalom, Rev. Preval

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Floreal, Grace Haitian UMC, Pastor Vivian Whitehead, New Birth, Rabbi Tom Heyn, Temple Israel, and Rev. Guillermo Marquez, Coral Gables Congregational.

Bringing the issues to the table were Rev. Lee Quinlan, Kerr Memorial, Dr. Joan Lyons, Myra Solomon, Universal Truth, Lucia Davis-Raiford, CAA, Commissioner Dennis Moss, Director J.D. Patterson, Miami Dade Police, Rev. Dr. Anna Price, Mayor Oliver Gilbert, and City Manager Cameron Benson, Summaries were done in Spanish, Creole and English and Dr. Dorothy Bendross Mindingall, School Board. They all brought closure to the issues by working together, according to Marva Hill, Rep. Ebenezer UMC.

Speaking of Jazz In The Gardens, visitors from as far as New York, Atlanta, Nevada, are still talking/chattering about the swell time they had, such as LaShawna Bryant, Katrina Bryant, Camille Normil, Carol Joi Cash, Michelle Strachan, Candace Lewis, Veronica Lamar, Shorter, Ala.

Sylvia Williams-Garner, Soror, informs the community about how Alpha Gamma Chapter of Eta Psi Beta Sorority, Inc. held its 46th Annual Founders’ Day Observance 2014 at the Renaissance Ballroom and Banquet Hall, March 29, 2014. Congratulations go out to Debra Hines, President, Janet R. Symonette, Committee Chairperson, Daseline McPhee, Co-Chair, and Unsung Heroine 2014, Mrs. Patricia Harper Garrett

A big salute goes out to program participants, such as Shirley Clark, EMCEE, introduction of Dais, Janett Edwards, Occasion, Joann Truss, Invocation, Faye Brown, and Liturgical Dancer, Tamara McCutchen.

Finally, remarks from Symonette, FDCC, Colette McCuray Jackson, music presentation, Gwendolyn D. Sewell, and a “big” thank you from President Debra Hines.

From the desk of Dr. Enid C. Pinkney comes a request for proposal-single audit. The HHHT is ready to hire an auditor for fiscal periods ending, December 31, 2013. You must be certify for the position and be ready to be interviewed by the Fiscal Committee of name organization. For more information, please call 305-638-5800.

Another ICON left this earth among the many this past week. He’s Bishop George Knowles, Sr. It is with humble hearts and grateful souls that we thank each and every person who offered words of encouragement, thoughts, prayers, flowers, food and any other kind deed.

We have been blessed with the presence of our husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather great Great-grandfather, we will miss him dearly, especially the sons and daughters ministers in the family starting with the wife. Bishop G. Knowles led Church of God of Prophecy his entire life and concluded at Hallandale God of Prophecy.

The King of Clubs of greater Miami and Nelson Jenkins, Scholarship Banquet Chair are planning the recognition of “Man/woman of the Year,” recipients of 4-scholarships the Fletcher Paschel family; 3-scholarships from the Dr. Tee S. Greer, Jr.; Dr. Lorraine Farrington Strachan fund and more, along with entertainment from the Psi Phi Band and “Starlett” consisting of Wanda, Docie, and Marie Bloomington. Dinner will be a choice of prime ribs, tuna, and chicken or hamburger for children.

The event will be 1 p.m. May 4 at the Doubletree Hotel and Spa.