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‘Marvelous Cornelius’ set in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina

Pick up your toys! How boring is that? It’s much more exciting to get things out than it is to put them away, right? But guess what: when someone helps, cleaning your room isn’t a chore. If you make it a game, in fact, it’s actually fun. In the new book “Marvelous Cornelius” by Phil Bildner, illustrated by John Parra, you’ll see how that works. In the French Quarter, everybody knew Cornelius Washington.

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Pig and all the fixings at Swine

The Coral Gables restaurant serves elevated Southern and soul food

Pork lovers rejoice! If you are tired of going to restaurants and finding none or maybe one pork offering on the menu, Swine Southern Table & Bar is the place for you. At Swine, you can have pig meat in your cornbread, dessert, breakfast and, of course, the main course.

The Social Whirl

My how time flies when you’re having fun” is probably what a great majority of students are thinking as they prepare to being the 2015-2016 school year. As I write this I also think ’2016’, almost another year is on the horizon, as the moving finger of time moves steadily.

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The Social Whirl

My how time flies when you’re having fun” is probably what a great majority of students are thinking as they prepare to being the 2015-2016 school year. As I write this I also think ’2016’, almost another year is on the horizon, as the moving finger of time moves steadily.

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Chatter that Matters

Dr. Enid C. Pinkney recently took a trip to Nassau, Bahamas as a part of cousin Alvin’s marriage to Gloria Clark in the New Covenant Baptist Church. More than 300 guests supported the wedding. Dr. Pinkney stole the show, dancing to the Electric Slide. She and Frank went a few rounds with their homemade steps. When the bridal party returned, the Soul Food was waiting, including lobster, shrimps, grouper and potato salad. The bride and groom danced to “I Love You Truly” and did a two-step waltz, while protecting the bride’s trailing

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Miramar at-risk youth celebrate summer

Camp sponsored by Sunbeam Properties for seventh year

Visits to the beach, field trips and an animal show were just a few of the activities enjoyed by more than 80 at-risk youth in Miramar who attended the “Hangin’ with 5-0” summer camp. The program was sponsored by the Miramar Police Athletic League, the City of Miramar, Sunbeam Properties and the Miramar Park of Commerce.

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Ready for Back to School

Dr. Wilbert “Tee” Holloway, School Board member for District 1, pictured center, joined Miami-Dade County

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Monestime gives out book bags at events

Hundreds of District 2 students received new book bags filled with school supplies at two events presented by Miami-Dade County Commission Chairman Jean Monestime and the Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department over the weekend.

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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. BTW Alumni Association, Inc. will meet on Thursday, August 20 at 6 p.m. in the BTW Cafeteria. Call 305-213-0188. TSU Miami Alumni Chapter is hosting a fish fry on August 21 at The Omega Activity Center. Call 305-336-4287.

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'Shark Tank's' Daymond John talks at Thrive

Start ups can pitch ideas for a $10,000 prize at seminar

Black Tech Week, Girls Who Code, eMerge Americas and The LAB Miami are just some of the events and places that assist local entrepreneurs to get their business ideas off the ground. The Thrive Seminar is the next event that will serve the entrepreneurial community, and add to the dialogue that Miami is becoming a prime location for start ups.

Single-family housing reaches fastest pace

Housing starts in July rose 0.2 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.21 million homes, the Commerce Department said Tuesday. Construction of single-family houses accounted for all of the gains, shooting up 12.8 percent last month to the highest rate since December 2007. Fueled by steady job gains and low mortgage rates, total housing starts have risen 11.3 percent year-to-date. The market is attracting more buyers and renters, as starts for apartment buildings have climbed 12.2 percent so far this year despite last month’s drop.

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High School Media Day draws football players

Third annual Miami Dolphins event attracted more than 100 teams

The Miami Dolphins held their third annual South Florida High School Media Day inside the Don Taft Arena on the campus of Nova Southeastern University on Saturday, Aug. 8. The event, which was open to all high schools in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach County, featured more than 100 football teams.

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Hastings calls Republican ticket a ‘clown car’

Congressman supports Hillary Clinton for president in the 2016 election

Congressman Alcee Hastings addressing fellow Democrats called the Republican presidential nominee slate a "clown car" and wondered out loud how a "Black" gun show would go over. Hastings was the keynote speaker at the Second Annual Greater Pompano Beach Democratic Club luncheon Saturday, Aug. 15, an event that recognizes local Democrats.

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Old workforce housing program to be revived soon

Commissioners Jordan and Suarez at odds over how to fund

Plans are afoot to reinvent the Workforce Housing Development Program by two Miami-Dade County Commissioners, but the two are choosing different paths to the same goal. Commissioner Barbara Jordan (District 1), who created workforce housing legislation in 2007, is proposing an amendment to the law to make it mandatory that developers pay into the Workforce Housing Trust Fund, also created in 2007. The amendment will be heard in the fall. At the same time, Commissioner Xavier Suarez (District 7) has put forth a memo to address the shortage of workforce housing that would include the county becoming a mortgage holder and creating a "linkage ordinance" that would tax developers based on the size of their projects.

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Viral Vybez

If it's viral, it's here!

Todays Viral Vybez: Lil Scrappy ordered to stay away from Erica for an entire year, Hillary Clinton wants to eliminate Black student debt, Tyrese Gibson pays it forward and more!

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Kristine Alicia release 'Freedom Fighters' video

The Jamaican-born artist opened up for reggae giant Tarrus Riley Friday night

Hot 105 FM first to play her music on air in Miami

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‘Playin’ For Love:’ Movie made in Overtown

Hollywood veteran Robert Townsend surprises audience at screening at the Lyric Theater

Film stars Robert Townsend, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Jenifer Lewis and Melyssa Ford and cameos from Spence-Jones, Miami-Dade County Public School board member Dr. Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall and multiple Overtown residents

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Fresh fare at Oceanaire

Tuna, snapper, and lobster on Miami Spice lunch menu

Oceanaire kitchen is led by Executive Chef Kareem Anguin, who graduated from the Johnson and Wales University Culinary Arts program.

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James Jones coaches at-risk youth at summer camp

NBA basketball player hosts fifth annual Crew 22 Training Camp

Two-time NBA champion James Jones and his James Jones Legacy Foundation recently hosted its fifth annual Crew 22 Training Camp for underprivileged youth at Florida International University's Biscayne Bay Campus.

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Affordable Care Act in the spotlight at event

Black Chamber of Commerce brought in experts to talk about Obamacare

The Marketplace has benefits ranging from ambulatory service, emergency services, hospitalization, newborn care, mental health care, prescription drug coverage, wellness services and pediatric services.

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