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'Awakening Jamaica' Exhibit

Photography from 1890s show few dark-skinned people

Like so many Miami-based immigrants, home is a beguiling word, especially for Americanized Jamaicans who revel in Starbucks coffee but still reminisces the morning Manchester roast. From Aug. 6 — Jamaica’s official date of independence from British rule-- to Nov. 1, HistoryMiami Center of Photography is exhibiting "Awakening Jamaica: Photographs by Valentine & Sons, 1891."

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‘No More Blues:’ The Photographic Anthology

Exhibition inspired by the Black Lives Matter demonstrations in South Florida

An exhibition dedicated to advocacy and Change For Black Lives captured by photographer Cendino Temé opens Aug. 28 at the Historic Ward Rooming House, located at 249 NW Ninth St., in Overtown. The Black Archives History & Research Foundation of South Florida Inc. presents a compilation of images from the I-95 peaceful protest that took place in December 2014 during Art Basel.

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Journey to Spain at Bulla

Flavor abounds at casual Coral Gables spot

Respect must be shown to any casual-concept restaurant that doesn’t have condiments on the table. No salt, pepper or sugar. Forget about ketchup, not a tube of the red stuff was in sight. Welcome to Bulla Gastrobar (pronounced booya), which the owners say means “the ability to create a stir; what everyone’s talking about.” What Bulla is is a meander through Spain, from its tapas (small plates) offerings to its authentic Spanish spelling on the menu.

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The Social Whirl

Summer of 2015 was busy for many. In some of our previous conversations, I shared news of meetings, vacations, reunions, and other historical moments. It’s our news about the people we know and the places they go. On the go describes the members of Gamma Zeta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated who attended the Leadership Conference held in Chicago during the week of July 15-19. Among the sorors on the scene were: Taquan

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Welcome back to school

The Miami Children’s Initiative and partners gave a red carpet welcome to Brownsville Middle School students on the first day of school Monday.

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M-DCPS, UTD reach historic agreement

The district and the union also came to an agreement regarding the teacher evaluation process.

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Little Haiti hosts program to empower youth

Students learned skills for careers in digital media

The Miami Digital Media Incubator (DMI), in partnership with the Little Haiti Cultural Complex and Microsoft Corp., facilitated a four-week summer job training program for young people in Miami-Dade County interested in photography, film, coding and web design.

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Children’s Trust approves funding for youth programs

Local summer and after-school providers to receive an additional $2.2 million

Thirteen more agencies receive funding from The Children’s Trust

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Commissioner sponsors youth internship program

College, high school students gained work experience during the summer

While most high school and college students file paperwork during their summer internships, 34 aspiring professionals got real-life experience thanks to Commissioner Barbara Jordan’s Summer Youth Internship Initiative (SYII). For eight to 10 weeks, students were paid to gain valuable work experience in county government and the private sector.

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Farrakhan calls on Black press

‘Justice or Else’ march will focus on unity

‘Justice or Else’ March: Black press called to spread the news

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FMU Explorers Program helps shape Black males

Summer session closed with an awards presentation program

Florida Memorial University’s pioneering Black Male College Explorers Program (BMCEP) recently closed out a successful summer program, honoring their top students at an awards presentation. This year’s awards were presented to the following students: Farrell Mays, Most Academic; Isiah Knight, Mr. BMCEP and MVP; Tymoie Coleman, Most Athletic; Daniel Smithen, Most Talented; Ryan Thomas, Freshman of The Year; Eric Vincent, Senior of The Year; Henry Tillman, Senior of the Year; and Xavier Jackson, Most Improved.

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Lifestyle Happenings

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. The Miami Jackson Class of 1969 will have a Planning Meeting, 50th Year Reunion, on Friday, August 28, 2015, at Piccadilly Restaurant, Hollywood Blvd., 6 p. m. Call 305-620-4827.

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'Generation One' teaches Black wealth building

Couple's movie message changed financial behavior of viewers

The need for financial education is a mantra heard more and more in the Black community. Financial literacy, learning how to manage money and using it to make more money, is a lesson that may require one to seek an expert, because it may not be a part of a curriculum in school. Lamar and Ronnie Tyler, owners of Tyler New Media, created a movie that discusses how Blacks can build wealth with expert advice called "Generation One: The Search for Black Wealth." “As a community, we need to learn how to speak with dollars. When we learn that, we can have more conversations that can't be ignored,” said Lamar Tyler.

Business law education targeted to six inner city neighborhoods

The Florida Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco explained the sale of tobacco and alcohol to locals

The sale of alcohol and tobacco to minors was the topic of the first Business/Law Enforcement Group meeting of the Urban Drug Free Community Coalition/Gang Alternative Inc.'s, meeting Aug. 20. Lt. Gustavo Luna of Florida Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco, Miami-Dade Police Sgt. Karyn Kinsie and Officer Judy Chacon presented a law enforcement perspective and update on current activities at the meeting, held at the Urban League of Greater Miami Freedom Hall Sanctuary.

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Marlins youth win RBI World Series

Team won the Senior Baseball Division Championship

The Miami Marlins RBI youth baseball team recently won the Senior Baseball Division Championship of the 2015 Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) World Series. This is the team’s fourth overall RBI World Series baseball championship and their first in the Senior Division since 2004. This also marks the second consecutive baseball championship for the Miami Marlins RBI program. They won the Junior Baseball Division Championship at the 2014 RBI World Series.

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Barry University’s women’s soccer in full swing

Coach adds freshmen for 2015 season

Denise Brolly, head coach of Barry University’s women’s soccer team, added five freshman signees for the 2015 season as practice started on Monday. The five freshmen include Jade Adams, Alissa Bello, Brittany Larosa, Ingrid Lian and Molly Sharpe. "We added a lot with this recruiting class," Brolly said. "We added a lot of different pieces, building depth in all areas of the field. We project that the players we added will create additional goal scoring opportunities and flare to the team. Among the group are aggressive, no-nonsense players who have proven to have what it takes to win."

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Black business matters every day, every way

"We have to stop buying into this limited celebration of worth and know and understand our value and our worth each and every day. We must step up and have a real dialogue among ourselves; no one else should dictate and predicate when we should celebrate ourselves. " - G. Eric Knowles, President & CEO of Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce

William Randolph Community Park dedicated this Saturday

South Miami-Dade gets park named after the Goulds area founder Miami Times staff report

In 1900, William Randolph filed a U.S. Homestead Application for a 160-acre tract of land in southern Miami-Dade County, now known as Goulds. He received the property deed 12 years later, during William Howard Taft’s presidency. In July of 1920 he and his wife Ana platted the Goulds subdivision.

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Clara Mae Temple turns 100 Aug. 29

“The days of our life are seventy years, or perhaps eighty, if we are strong; . . .” - Psalms 90:10 NRSV

Clara Mae Temple, whose life illustrates the perfection of God that she speaks about, will turn 100 on Aug. 29. Her family will celebrate the centenarian at 5 p.m. Aug. 30 at the Ensueno Banquet Hall, 4886 W. Fourth Ave., in Hialeah. The celebration colors are royal purple and gold.

Catch the vision and run with it

Forward Thinkers need to declare the good news of Jesus, no matter what the issue

“The first step toward creating an improved future is developing the ability to envision it. VISION will ignite the fire of passion that fuels our commitment to do WHATEVER IT TAKES to achieve excellence. Only VISION allows us to transform dreams of greatness into the reality of achievement through human action. VISION has no boundaries and knows no limits. Our VISION is what we become in life. ” —Tony Dungy

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