The lives of hundreds of Miami’s homeless were dramatically impacted last Friday when a federal judge approved changes to a landmark settlement that gives less rights to the poor as city officials seek to clean up its streets to help revitalize the downtown.
During President Barack Obama’s first run for the Whitehouse, his opponents called him inexperienced and unprepared to run the country. However, after serving six years in office and half way through his second term in office we know just how politically savvy and astute our President really is. Never before have we had a president whose experience is as broad as that of President Obama. President Obama’s experience is
The Miami-Dade Aviation Department (MDAD) ended Black History Month on a high note on February 28th with an employee luncheon featuring guest speaker Garth Reeves, Sr. Reeves is the longtime community activist and publisher emeritus of the Miami Times
Commissioner Monestime welcomed guests to the first annual Commissioner Monestime Black Heritage Festival Event on February 22nd at Gwen Cherry Park.
Derrick Deal is celebrating the opportunity of a lifetime thanks to Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc. The senior at Florida International University’s (FIU) Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management was declared the winner of Red Robin’s Golden Robin Contest on February 5th. Deal’s winning recipe earned him a $10,000 scholarship and the chance for his Bubblin’ Brown Sugar Bar-B-Que Burger to be featured as a limited-time menu offering at participating Red Robin® restaurants nationwide in the future.
Meeting on My Brother’s Keeper initiative
Superintendent Alberto Carvalho joined (right) Congresswoman Frederica Wilson at the White House to discuss President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper, an initiative to help Black men stay on track and reach their full potential. Held on February 27th, the President reached out to foundation leaders and the parents of Trayvon
"Today, we honor Trayvon's memory and stand in solidarity with his family,” said Congresswoman Frederica Wilson. “On the second anniversary of his death, we also think about ways to prevent such a tragedy from ever happening again. While sold to Florida legislators as a pragmatic fix to help victims of domestic violence to
Stephanie Sylvestre has joined the Children's Trust as Chief Operations and Programs Officer. Sylvestre is known for her volunteerism and community activism as well as for her professional history as a problem solver and team builder who knows how to create efficiencies and improve corporate cultures to build more effective organizations.
All-expense paid trip for education, mentoring
100 teens including Miami Garden resident KiAundra Kilpatrick, were selected to receive an all-expense-paid trip to the Walt Disney World Resort from March 6th thru the 9th--but they won’t be vacationing. Instead, they will participate in the Disney Dreamers Academy, a four-day, unorthodox educational and mentoring program.
Entrepreneur Felicia Hatcher named as “Champion of Change”
The White House honored ten local heroes, including Felecia Hatcher of Miami, who are “Champions of Change” for their innovation in creating diversity and access in STEM fields on February 26th. The Champions of Change program was created as an opportunity for the White House to feature individuals, businesses and organizations doing extraordinary things to empower and inspire members of their communities.
Michelle Obama spoke to an enthusiastic group inner city youth at Gwen Cherry Park’s NFL/YET center last week
Is it better to concentrate on the positive and leave the negative behind? I say no, for so much good can come out of negative situations, such as documented proof of the refusal to have a mind set of "less than" during an era so determined to confine Black people.
Town hall draws questions on how $60 million will be spent
Bad weather did not prevent over 200 residents of Miami Gardens from packing a town hall meeting last Thursday, to drill City leaders on a proposed $60 million dollar bond to fund renovations and new projects. Held at the Betty Ferguson Complex’s outdoor amphitheater, Mayor Oliver G. Gilbert and the City Council’s proposal was met with general confusion from locals who admitted it was their first time hearing anything about it.
Community prayer breakfast, HIV/AIDS forum and gospel concert among activities
March 2nd-9th is recognized as the National Week of Prayer for the Healing of AIDS (NWPHA). The National Week of Prayer for the healing of AIDS is an annual HIV awareness campaign designed to mobilize faith communities everywhere and highlight the contributions and impact congregations are making in the area of HIV prevention, testing, direct service, advocacy and community engagement.
Abstinence Between Strong Teens International, Inc. has been around for over 20 years, educating youth on relationships, marriage and sex from a character development perspective. It was founded by an educator, Althea McMillan, a Miami-Dade County school teacher who watched the teen pregnancy rate increase year-after-year and felt that something needed to be done beside telling the students to, “just say no.”
Bastien is the founder and current Executive Director of Fanm Ayisyen Nan Miyami
“When it comes to Haitians, Marleine Bastien is one of the most passionate and articulate spokespersons in Miami,” Leroy Jones, Executive Director of NANA and Tools for Change said. “From the early 90s until now, if a Haitian boat filled with Haitians came to our shores, Ms. Bastien was there. After ‘wet-foot dry-foot’ started, she yelled even louder about the injustices. ”
Rev. Dr. Dennis M. Jackson, a native of Moultrie, GA, born to the parentage of the late Mary Lee Jackson and the late Arthur Eugene Jackson says that he is “God’s under shepherd at United Christian Praise and Worship Center, Inc.” The place that he, the members, and others refer to as “Holy Ghost Headquarters, USA.” Jackson has been the pastor of UCPWC since 1996.
Almost everything that we do in life has a reason or purpose behind it. When we are kind and polite to others, we expect the same in return. Some of us were brought up to “do unto others as you would have them to do unto you.” People will do things with negative reasons or motives, only to see how you will react or respond (negatively or positively). Their goal is to hurt you, not to help you.
Whites lead in trend and Blacks feel pressure
While white couples are forgoing marriage for cohabitation focusing on child-rearing, their Black counterparts continue to feel the brunt of it from an unlikely source — their own community. Only 10.6 percent of Black couples with at least one child chose to cohabit. The figure decreases to 8.6 percent when children are not present.
Young pianist set to perform at South Miami Dade Cultural Arts Center
One of the hottest young musicians in jazz will grace the stage of the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center. New Orlean's native Jon Batiste is slated to bring his unique voice, virtuosic piano chops and dapper sense of style to Miami on March 8th.