Keon Hardemon’s swearing-in ceremony attracted hundreds including family, friends, fraternity brothers and other political leaders from South Florida. The honorable Judge Orlando Prescott presided over the swearing-in.
Youngest commissioner since the switch to single-member districts
Liberty City-born Keon Hardemon, 30, has 10 days until he officially settles into his new City Hall office as the city commissioner for District 5. But he says he’s already had meetings with Miami’s top brass including the city manager, attorney and mayor. And he’s learned a lot since his first failed attempt for public official two years ago when he
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.
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’
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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,
“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 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.
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 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
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
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
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.
Filthy Rich Life presents "I Do Hair Expo 2013", Sunday, Dec. 15th at G5ive. For more info email email@example.com. 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.
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.
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.