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Monestime honors Sybrina Fulton with proclamation from Miami-Dade County

Miami-Dade County Commission Chairman Jean Monestime honored Sybrina Fulton at the March 17 Board of County Commissioners meeting as part of Women’s History Month.

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Youth get exposure to Purvis Young art

The Urban Collective is set to host the Youth Art Exchange in partnership with the Black Archives. About 30 children from the Overtown Youth Center and Urgent Inc. programs on Friday learned about famed artist Purvis Young during a tour and discussion of the exhibit “A Man among the People.”

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The Zeta Phi Beta sorority serves well

Beta Tau Zeta chapter celebrates its 69th year of serving

The President of Beta Tau Zeta chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc., Cora L. Coleman Portee, the Zetas, along with the Bahamas Junkanoo Revue of Miami, Florida Inc. invite the public to join them at their 69th year celebration of community service . It is also the end of Portee’s presidential leadership, due to term restraints.

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Miami commissioners honor activist Harriette Wilson-Greene at event

Dr. Harriette Wilson-Greene on March 12 was recognized at a breakfast event honoring outstanding women in the community. The City of Miami Commission on the Status of Women hosted this event entitled, “Weaving the Stories of Women’s Lives.” Wilson-Greene was honored for her community activism by Commissioner Keon Hardemon, of District 5.

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Weaving the story of Gloria Julius Green’s life, activism

Gloria Julius Green’s life has always been a tale of giving and helping, because she never says “no” when asked to do something for others. Her weaving machine never stops, regardless of how many spools of yarn are strung into colorful original designs. She still makes time to perform community service.

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Leadership summit in the spring is aimed to unify religious leaders

Partner with the masses and impact the world, says Young of his ministry

Reverend Dr. Robert L. Young, senior pastor, and his wife of 44 years, J. Elaine, executive pastor, are the spiritual leaders of New Seventy-ninth Street Word Church International. The tall building is located at 2275 NW 79th St., Miami. The Youngs are affectionately called “Pastor Rob,” and “Pastor Elaine,” respectively by their parishioners, family members and friends.

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Elena Zapata: Miami woman seizure-free after brain surgery

Growing up, Elena Zapata was healthy, with no serious medical conditions. But after her 18th birthday, she began suffering from frequent seizures. “All of a sudden, they just came out of nowhere,” she said. “And then I was diagnosed with epilepsy.” Epilepsy is a neurological disorder that causes recurring seizures. In most people, it is treated with medication.

Poison Control: Not just for kids anymore

The call came into the Miami Poison Control Center around 11 p.m. An elderly woman was concerned that she may have done something dangerous. The fear was that she had taken all of her medications at once, instead of spread out over the course of the day, as she usually did.

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Faith Calendar

St. Mary’s Missionary Baptist Church, Coconut Grove will celebrate the Pastor’s 25th anniversary March 22 at 11 a.m. Call 305-4438166. Warriors for Christ Bible Band will have dedication March 18-20 at 7:30 p.m.; March 22 at 3 p.m. 14626 N.W. 7th Ave. Call 786-419-5818. New Life Ministry invites you to the “Women’s Lets Talk” Fellowship on Saturday, March 21 at 1:15 p.m. Call 305- 308-5064.

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Youth fair opens at old location in Tamiami Park

Something old, something new ... no, it’s not a wedding; it’s the return of the Miami-Dade County Fair & Exposition, now in its 64th year. The fair is still in its old location, even though voters gave Florida International University the go-ahead to expand into Tamiami Park, the home of the fair for 43 years. But it has lots of new features and new rides.

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FAMU Wind Symphony to make debut at Carnegie Hall

University is first HBCU ensemble invited to perform at the iconic concert venue

Florida A&M University’s (FAMU) Wind Symphony is gearing up for a historic performance at the legendary Carnegie Hall in New York. The Wind Symphony is invited to perform a 30-minute set on Sunday, March 29 at 8:30 p.m. at the Stern Auditorium – Perelman Stage. The performance marks the first appearance of a classical ensemble from a historically Black college or university (HBCU) at Carnegie Hall. The performance is a part of the Ensemble Spotlight Series. The group will share the stage with the renowned New England Symphonic Ensemble, the featured company for the evening.

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Peebles demands Black elites come out of hiding

R. Donahue Peebles made me a believer. I often use these pages to address our community's pervading apathy and self-serving elite, but somehow the outspoken developer has made me mute my skepticism, at least momentarily. When one of the few local pastors in Miami I respect invited me to the Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce Symposium and Business Leaders Luncheon Friday, where Peebles was headlining, I sheepishly agreed.

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The Social Whirl

Women’s History Month continues, and we still “sit at the kitchen table” and share wisdom “Weaving the Stories of Women’s Lives.” That theme inspired the mood on Saturday when members of Just Us sat and shared memories during their March meeting held at On the Border in Miami Lakes, hosted by Mercita Dalia Wimberly.

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Chatter that Matters

Ebenezer United Methodist Church recently honored Dr. Richard J. Strachan for more than 50 years of community service in Miami-Dade County at Miami Jackson Senior High School. The sudden shower that slowed down the program allowed Audley Coakley to introduce keynote speaker Dr. Larry Handfield, president of Bethune-Cookman University Alumni Association and a member of Sigma

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Using robots to teach stem

FIU program gives students a unique way to learn science and technology

Shady Sanders, a third-grade teacher at Edison Park K-8 Center, said when it comes to educating middle school students about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), "robots and Legos beat traditional books any day."

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It's all about jazz, food and atmosphere

Some of Jazz in the Gardens’ food vendors gave a preview of things to come to South Florida media on Thursday. The 10th Annual Jazz in the Gardens held a Foodie-Focus Media Event that included Reed’s & Sons Catering, who served up his delicious conch and seafood salads; South Beach Burger Bar, which

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Chamber's event a call to action for minorities , economic equality

Leaders luncheon honored, discussed Black economics

The Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce honored a number of community movers and shakers at its annual Symposium and Business Leaders Luncheon on Friday. A common theme in many of the speeches was a call to action for Blacks and economic equality.

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Barry shines in baseball, tennis

Barry University’s baseball team defeated Merrimack College 11-4 on March 11. For the Bucs, Khaili Denson and Ross Thibeault scored their first home runs of the season. Ryan Balwin also scored a home run in the fourth inning. Eight Bucs had hits with Thibeault leading the team with three. On the mound, Tony Borges struck out four batters in seven innings pitched for his first win of the year.

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Booker T. football team congratulated

Miami-Dade County Commissioner Audrey M. Edmonson congratulated the Booker T. Washington High School football team on their winning season at the Feb. 18 Miami-Dade County Commission meeting.

FMU track team shines at Last Chance Meet

Florida Memorial University athletics director Robert Smith was honored for his years of hard work and dedication to FMU baseball teams on Feb. 28 at the Albert E. and Sadie B. Smith Conference Center/Dining Hall. Smith was presented with the Aw

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