When one has lived long enough to be called a centurion, that individual belongs to a very elite group that has very few members. Mrs. Gertrude McNish Jones Burnett, 99, will belong to that group in less than eleven months. Burnett was born January 9, 1915 in Fort White, Columbia County, Florida. She is one of six children born to Carrie and Walter McNish.
Brother William Donald Maddox, Jr. was born in Miami to the late William and Pearlie Maddox. He grew up in Richmond Heights and says, “I inherited a rich legacy of true family values.” Maddox was educated in the Miami-Dade County School System and graduated from Miami Killian Senior High School in 1975. He also attended Johnson C. Smith University; Sunset School of Biblical Studies,
Genesis two gives a detailed account of the creation of the first man, Adam, and the first woman, Eve. The first surgery, with anesthesia on Adam, was some 2,500 years later than it was recorded by Moses in what we now know as the first book of the Bible — Genesis. Scripture declares that God “took one of Adam’s ribs
Winds of Change Ministers Conference hosts The Ministers Network today, Feb. 26 - 28 at 10 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Call 954-560-8269.
Congratulations go out to Iota Phi Lambda, Inc. Gamma Alpha Phi Chapter and Officers Mary L. Dunn, Chairperson, Ronica Morgan, Chairperson, Gems and Gents, Joann Jones, Chairperson, Gems & Gents, Helen Reed, and Leann Smith. The Ritual for the Gems & Gents included dancing while the young people danced in and took a step when their names were called for recognition: Jakegila Bell, Shanyah Britt, Rayquann Brunner, Jaloria Burton, Da’Cia Cooper, Kyla Diek, Sten’yah Evans, Terrell Fice, Johnnisha Francois, Torrell Hill, Daniel Holmes, Jeremiah Johnson, Marcus Marshall, Elijah McBee, Monica Oliver, Ajani Parks, Juliah Virgil, and Jayvonte Waters.
Jennifer Deveaux-Robinson, daughter of the late Ada Mae McKinney-Deveaux and Richard “Rocky” Deveaux returned home a few weeks ago to attend the funeral of her aunt Edna and cousin Donzaleah. Regina Davis-Cook, who lives in Columbia, Maryland came to her former home to visit her brother Elston B. Davis, who is a patient at Mercy Hospital. He is recovering from heart surgery. Regina is also visiting her father, Elston Davis and her sister, Annette E. Davis. Regina was here for one week with her family. Miamians were
Richard Yulman, Alonzo Mourning fund new dinner program
The Overtown Youth Center [OYC] has become a guarded sanctuary for hundreds of children in its community. With its large, colorful and extra-personable staff, its no wonder that such an amazing initiative has conjured up to ensure that no child goes home hungry. Richard Yulman and former Miami Heat basketball star, Alonzo Mourning, launched OYC’s new Dinner Program to benefit students at the center. Yulman is the retired co-chair and owner of Serta International. “It’s a very disturbing thought to think that children go to bed without a meal; we have so much here in abundance to make sure they don’t go without,” Mourning said.
President Obama’s initiative creates opportunity for scholars
Jonte Myers, 31, has made significant strides while attending Florida Memorial University [FMU]. So much so he has been recognized by the White House, among 75 students from 62 Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Last week, the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities [WHIHBCU] announced its first class of HBCU All-Stars. Myers, a graduate student, learned of the program from a faculty member. “Dr. Riley brought it to my attention and she had already done her part, of filling out the faculty recommendation that was required for the application,” Myers said.
The City of Hallandale Beach proudly honors Black History Month at this month’s 4th Fridays on Foster from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. on Feb. 28 at Foster Park Community Center. Call 954-457-1452.
Office of Economic Opportunity still facilitating jobs for Blacks
Could the old saying, “good things come to those who wait” be needing a revision? Those at the Office of Economic Opportunity [OEO] would say yes. More like, “good things come to those who go out and take opportunities.”
Finally we got to see heads roll in the Miami Dolphins’ bullying scandal following the release of the Ted Wells report. Offensive line coach Jim Turner, yes he of the blow up doll purchases, gone. Longtime athletic trainer Kevin O’Neill whom we understand refused to cooperate with the Wells report — gone.
Because justice took a day off on Saturday, February 15, 2014, Lucia Mc Bath and Ron Davis could not celebrate the 19th birthday of their murdered son Jordan Davis on February 16, 2014. It seems unbelievable that yet again a jury cannot justify the murder conviction of a white man who shoots dead an unarmed Black teenage boy. In this case, Jordan, a young Black teenager, who was playing his music “too loud,” in a car with his friends was sentenced to death by Michael Dunn, a 47-year-old white man at a gas station parking lot in Jacksonville Florida, in November 2012.
What’s your opinion of a couple cohabiting before marriage?
Problematic question draws many responses
Unlike women of other races, Black women are regularly viewed as angry by society. The Urban League of Greater Miami addressed the disparity by hosting a forum that asked the women of Liberty City, “Why are Black women so angry?”
Collegiates share stories on racism
“What is it about white folks that makes them feel in danger,” asked Reverend Dr. Jeffery Swain, director of Florida Memorial University's (FMU) Centers for Academic Support and Retention.
As a trial attorney with 25 years experience in the civil arena, I can say one thing about juries - one never knows what the outcome will be. I have lost trials that I should have won and won trials that I should have lost. I have seen huge verdicts for minimal injuries and small verdicts for catastrophic injuries. In the civil arena, the jury is making a decision about money. In a criminal trial, the stakes
Michael Dunn a white software developer claims that it was out of fear that he shot and murdered 17-year-old Black teenager, Jordan Davis. According to the shooter, the teenager pointed a gun at him and threatened his life after he asked him to turn down the loud music that was coming from
Comm. Hardemon & City approve funding
Charles Hadley Park Youth Center will be receiving a makeover courtesy of Commissioner Keon Hardemon. "The community had been demanding park improvements and expansion for years," said Hardemon.
Youth sports team honored at meeting
County Commissioner Jean Monestime honored two outstanding Miami-Dade County citizens and a spectacular youth sports team at the Board of County Commissioners meeting. Held on February 4th, Commissioner Monestime presented a proclamation to award-winning Miami
Board supports Black affairs in MD-C
The Miami-Dade County Black Affairs Advisory Board elected Stephen Hunter Johnson as its chairman. “Supporting the needs of Miami-Dade County’s Black World Community has always been a part of my life and career,” said Johnson. ”Continuing the great work carried on by my predecessor and immediate past chair, Priscilla Dames-Blake, is an honor.”