Five candidates seek seat left by Councilwoman Steril
With the North Miami elections just two months away, a fresh crop of candidates are seeking to replace outgoing councilwoman Marie Erlande Steril for the District 4 seat, while the city’s new Mayor Dr. Smith Joseph seeks re-election without opposition. The candidates join several incumbents who are seeking to keep their positions in the predominately Haitian-American city.
Marleine Bastien told a gallery full of people who came to honor her why, after 35 years and two divorces from the same man, she hasn’t returned to her native home, Haiti. “I came here as a graduate student and I volunteered at the Haitian Refugee Center and saw how they treated Black Haitians in the detention center and I knew I had to do something,” said Bastien, who now serves as executive director of Fanm Ayisyen Nan Miyami (FANM) Inc. / Haitian Women of Miami. “I was shocked by the discrimination.”
Miami-Dade unveils “Dorsey,” named after Miami’s first Black millionaire
The Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department (WASD) unveiled its new tunnel boring machine Friday and christened it "Dorsey" after Miami pioneer resident D. A. Dorsey, an influential entrepreneur who was Miami’s first Black millionaire.
Rev. Jefferson P. Rogers, who died last year at age 97, distinguished himself early in his career as an African-American pastor with the courage to “speak truth to power.” He helped transform the Presbyterian Denomination by defying its leadership’s opposition and participated in the 1963 March for Jobs and Freedom, led by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. His determination was joined by at least one sympathetic white congregation.
Local non profit has support of a driving force in Cutler Bay area
Mercedes-Benz of Cutler Bay has partnered with the Rise Up 4 Change organization, in an effort to help at-risk youth, in the southwest area. “The combined effort is to help these youth become successful citizens in their communities,” said Nicole Waters, director of marketing for the auto company. “This is our way of giving back to a community that has been very supportive of our business.”
Elder Samuel Joseph Eaves, II could be like many who have reached the highest pinnacle in education, but he chose to place his emphasis on serving others and teaching them.
Soul Saving Station will hold a benefit concert at Greater Holy Cross on March 6 at 7 p.m. Call 786-222-0375. Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church of Goulds, will celebrate the pastor’s 40th pastoral anniversary on March 8. Call 305 253-2905.
No attention to detail is spared when Tarrell McCraney embarks on writing a play. He thinks about who he is trying to reach and how best to deliver the message. Knowing that students may not be able to sit through and absorb four hours of Shakespeare’s “Hamlet,” he condensed it to 180 minutes. He did a similar gesture with his stage version of “Antony and Cleopatra.” He set his stage version in Haiti, so Miami students would be more familiar with the material.
Turn up the volume again and follow 1965 in music history
You turned up the volume – again. Surely, the guy in the car next to yours must think you’re weird. There you are, groovin’ to your tunes, dancing in your seat, singing along like you were at a concert. Really, is there such a thing as having the music too loud?
It has been 34 years since Bob Marley died in Miami after an illustrious career with the group he co-founded, the Wailers. Born in Jamaica, Marley was one of the world’s most successful recording artists who introduced millions of music lovers to reggae. Marley’s songs that are filled with social messages and his childhood experiences rocked the billboard charts as they crossed over into mainstream America.
This month sways us to turn our hats to the feminine impressionable that we have in our communities. And even though the month was ending, on last Friday, it was a wonderful blend of both Black and Women’s History when the community honored Founder Doris Ison who “planted the seed” for the growth of Community Health of South Florida. She was a passionate and tireless worker who organized a coalition of people from her church and community to start a health center.
Bishop Herman Ezekial Dean could be known as a giant of all men, but to God he was the prince of peace and a strong lover of God. Dean’s large photo on the obituary looks magnificent. If Bishop Dean were a politician running for office or even the White House, he would win every time.
Boarding school offers students college-prep and lifelong skills
The SEED School of Miami, South Florida's only college-preparatory public boarding school, is accepting applications for the 2015-16 school year, beginning in the fall. The boarding school, located on the campus grounds of Florida Memorial University in Miami Gardens, prepares at-risk youth in low-income families for college in a 24-
Silicon Valley pioneer Roy L. Clay Sr. was presented a lifetime achievement award for his many contributions
The inaugural Black Tech Week, created by Code Fever founders Felecia Hatcher and husband, Derick Pearson, was presented at Miami Dade College North Campus last week. Thursday and Friday were the highlight of the week-long conference, where a speaker from Google spoke about better programming for online business marketing and Roy L. Clay Sr., a Silicon Valley pioneer, was presented with the lifetime achievement award.
Inner City Children’s Touring Dance will have free Introductory Classical Ballet Workshops for girls ages 6-8 and 9-12 on Monday and Wednesday evenings. Call 305-758-1577 or visit www.childrendance.net.
Popular businessman to open cafe at the former site of a Liberty City institution
The green walls that were once covered with nostalgic posters and classic lunch specials were painted pink. The old checkerboard linoleum floor has been replaced with sleek, creamed-colored ceramic tiles.
Obie Wilchombe announced Linville Johnson's new position last year
Linville Johnson is now the director of the African-American Market, Bahamas Minister of Tourism (BMOT) Obie Wilchombe announced last year. Johnson's appointment is a part of the tourism ministry's leadership restructuring, new marketing strategy and commitment to increasing its support and visibility in the African-American market.
Campaign encourages people to protect themselves from fraud, identity theft
Are you looking for information on how to protect yourself from identity theft, fraud and scams? Maybe you’re wondering what your rights are as a consumer, how to protect your privacy or how to manage your money and debt? Protecting Florida’s consumers is a top priority of Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam. The
Being one of the lead high school female softball batters in the nation may give some girls a big head, but not Taylor Coachman. The 16-year-old, who plays center on Dr. Michael M. Krop High School’s girls’ softball team, was recently ranked No. 1 and No. 3 in the nation for RBI and batting
I would love to tell you that I know exactly what the Miami Dolphins will do with speedster Mike Wallace as a big decision looms ahead. The truth is I have no idea. None. Wallace has said no to the idea of restructuring his contract. Changes are coming to the Fins that is certain. Last week the release of Brian Hartline surprised