volunteers lend a hand to deserving families
As we head into the holiday season, Neighborhood Housing Services of South Florida [NHSSF] is in the spirit of giving. Last Friday, NHSSF hosted a small beautification project in Miami’s Brownsville community.
Haitian-American thought-leaders look to improve the community
Last Saturday, the Haitian American Professionals Coalition [HAPC], Seven50 held an informative hands-on summit titled: “Haitian-American Summit: The Future In Focus.” More than 60 guests filled the North Miami High School auditorium to
Initiative aims to create jobs and economic growth in Miami
Goldman Sachs and Miami Dade College [MDC] have announced a partnership that is expected to help small businesses in Miami flourish. The 10,000 Small Businesses program is aiming to create jobs and economic growth by providing small businesses with the tools and services needed to succeed.
At the onset of the football season usafootball.com posted a list of high schools that had the most NFL players currently on a roster; Miami’s Norland Senior High School was at the top with six. While this statistic brings the school athletic recognition, administrators and former players say they are most proud of the off-field impact of their student-athletes.
The first round of playoffs typically pose the region’s top two of the strongest districts versus the top two of the weaker districts.
In the midst of all of the chaos that has surrounded the Miami Dolphins in the past few weeks, they have somehow managed to be very competitive in the playoff hunt. The glare of the national media spotlight has not had the ill effect so many expected. Not yet, anyway. While the NFL is prowling all over the Davie facilities looking for answers in the never ending Richie Incognito-Jonathan Martin saga here are the Dolphins still in playoff contention.
Joan Smith has been a diabetic patient at the Jefferson Reaves, Sr. Health Center in Overtown for more than seven years. Through the center’s high risk diabetes management clinic, 62-year-old Smith recently began a physical activity program to help control the disease.
Traditional diabetic diet plans involving counting calories and grams of sugar can be restrictive. They often fail to address your personal preferences and medical condition. Whether your goal is to normalize your lab work results, stop or reduce the amount of medications you take, lose weight, have more vitality, or maintain your overall health, you should follow a nutrition plan that addresses your individual needs.
Over the past few decades in the United States, there has been a growing prevalence of obesity throughout our society. Those who are overweight are more likely to be predisposed to diabetes – a chronic disease that is often referred to as the “silent killer” because its symptoms can go unnoticed.
Crump: “Judge’s ruling was a slap in the face”
In a report recently obtained by CNN, Bill Watson, the County coroner investigating the case of Kendrick Johnson, a 17-year-old Georgia athlete found dead on January 11, 2013 inside a rolled-up gym mat, said he disagrees with how the initial investigation was handled. Officials in Georgia’s Lowndes County say Johnson fell into the mat and suffocated while attempting to retrieve a sneaker.
Bipartisan Senate-based bill could be a breakthrough in ending stand your ground
Close to 300 people were on hand at a recent House Criminal Justice Subcommittee hearing in Tallahassee — a five-hour, often emotional discussion that focused on efforts to repeal Florida’s Stand Your Ground self-defense law.
Recently Attorney General Pam Bondi reviewed an amendment, which if passed, would legalize marijuana under the guise of medicine. As evidenced by a myriad of studies, some compounds found in the marijuana plant have medicinal benefit. However, I am quite certain that I will not be voting to legalize the street drug marijuana, label it medicine and make it available to anyone, at any age, for any condition.
State Representative Barbara Watson along with State Senator Oscar Braynon and Miami-Dade County Commissioner Jean Monestime recently partner with Farm Share to serve over 1,500 families free food.
On Friday, Nov. 15th, the Opa-locka Community Development Corporation [OLCDC] will host an evening dedicated to the historic past, present and bright future of the Opa-locka community. The second annual fundraising event
ALF welcomes vets, seniors and those looking for a good meal
Celebrating Veteran’s Day was the theme last Monday at Sylvia’s Retirement Home in Liberty City [1823 NW 94th Street], where about 50 vets, retirees and seniors who have made this community their home for most of their lives listened to their favorite tunes from “back in the day,” while munching on barbecue ribs and chicken, salads, green beans, peas and rice and of course, “Sylvia’s special souse.”
Isaac Smith was born to the late Saintana and Daniel Smith in Nassau, Bahamas in 1966. When he was 12-years-old, the family migrated to the U.S. and took residence in Miami. The thing most vivid in his young mind from then to now is “I was always in church,” Smith said. As a youngster,
Drama, dancing and music fit for Broadway
That large, blue building on NW 62nd and 22nd Avenue is a mystery for far too many residents of Miami-Dade County but plans are in the works to change that. The fenced-in, one-block building with the African trim has been there since 1975. Countless numbers of students have attended classes in drama and dance there. Many of them have gone on to study, sing and dance with some of the greatest professional groups in the nation with some “graduates” making quite a name for themselves.
Residents of Liberty City and surrounding areas have flooded The Miami Times with telephone calls that expressed their concerns about the possibility of there being a name change for Lemon City. As one caller said, “to do so would push aside the fact that the people who lived, slaved and died in that area and let them be forgotten and dismissed,” stated Courtney Demerritte, the great-grandson of Elizabeth and Rodney Ferguson who lived in Lemon City in the 30s and 40s.
Lifeline Outreach Ministries will host the Expect the Great Explosion Summit, (Starting tonight) Nov. 13-15 at 7:30 nightly.
Book has hot-blooded women who refuse to be denied
Absolutely nobody can stop you. Oh, no. You’re too determined to be deterred from what you want. You’ve got plans, you’ve got might, and you’ve got the guts to make it all happen. If there’s somebody in your way, watch out! You’ll run them right over.