Hope to stir youth’s creativity
Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson (FL-24) announced the first Congressional Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Academic Competition. Established by Members of the U.S. House of Representatives the new competition is designed to engage student’s creativity and encourage their participation in STEM education fields. For 2014, the nationwide competition will be an App Challenge.
Sample found contaminated soil
The City of Miami and Miami-Dade County's Department of Environmental Resource Management (DERM) are currently performing an area wide sampling as a result of precautionary concerns. An early sample identified contaminated soil at Curtis Park located at 1901 NW 24 Street, Miami, FL.
Donard St. Jean, owner of the Dade Institute of Technology was selected as one of the participants of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program, a curriculum that's designed to help business
North Miami residents target Gold King apartments
Displaced tenants in North Miami filed a lawsuit in Miami-Dade Circuit Court against Gold King Apartments after the roof of their apartment building collapsed during a rain storm. On December 26, 2013, in the middle of the night, the 11 tenants and their families were forced from their homes when the building's roof caved in.
Event promotes participation, inclusive competition and transparency
Jackson Health System will host a Small Business Vendor Fair on February 26, 2014 at Jackson Memorial Hospital. During the fair, attendees will learn about doing business with Jackson, the third largest public hospital system in the nation.
Seeking projects that benefit South Florida
According to Tatiana Hernandez, South Florida is experiencing an arts revival. “Right now, South Florida is undergoing a creative renaissance,” said Hernandez, arts program officer of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. “Culturally, Miami is very young. [Prior to current funding] museums and other art institutions were last funded in the late 1980s based on the small
Contest allows local children to reach for the stars
While finalists from prior competitions entertained crowds at the Coconut Grove Arts Festival, new contestants nervously took to the stage at the Miracle Theatre for the launch of this season’s Young Talent Big Dreams talent competition. From krumping to original composition, the styles and art disciplines represented at the opening weekend were as varied and diverse as Miami-Dade County itself.
Series brings Alan Cavé, arts and more
The Little Haiti Cultural Center wants you to celebrate Haiti with music, art and delicious food at its Big Night in Little Haiti series. The event--held every third Friday--will feature Haiti’s most popular amour singer, Alan Cave whose known for crooning romantic ballads in French and Creole and DJ Mack of Mizikpam.com between sets.
Poet, photographer brings message to Interactive forum on Feb. 26
Photographer and poet Saddi Khali wants people of African descent to accept themselves just as they are. He brings his message of what he calls “self-love” this month to Florida Memorial University. “There’s a dominant standard of beauty that is generally white, tall, thin and blonde and airbrushed. So many people don’t fit that beauty standard,” Khali says. “We have to undo some of the ways we see ourselves.”
Congratulations go out to Rheta Boone Fye for the presentation of Office Black Affairs Annual Black History Program featuring Arcola Lakes Singing Angels, Little Willie, DJ, and a host of members from the Office of Black Affairs, while the Commissioners join the Angels singing “Enjoy Jesus” to the delight of the program. Some of the Angels included Gloria Pacely, President, Mary Simmons,
Happy birthday to all of you born in the month of February. May you all enjoy many more. Zandria Postell, Herbert Rhodes, Jr., Donna Turner, Stephen Newbold, Sr. Darris Williams, Garth C. Reeves, Sr., Thomas Fisher, Sylvia Sands, Dwight Jackson, Jr., Jack Swilley, Muriel Parker, Ashley Williiams, Muriel Parker, Ashley Williams, Calysis Parks, Byron Clark, Elton Clark, Paulette Derico, Antionette
Miami Children's Initiative hosts Early Care and Education Luncheon
The Miami Children’s Initiative [MCI] and Miami-Dade County Public Schools [MDCPS] hosted a luncheon that brought together a collection of heavy-hitters in the early child care industry. MCI is a nonprofit organization focused on transforming Liberty City into a prosperous community. The pair invited Liberty City’s early childcare education owners/directors and MCDPS principals to come out
City of Miami Gardens tests groups of students on Black History facts
The City of Miami Gardens alongside Mayor Oliver Gilbert held its 10th Annual Heritage Bowl at Florida Memorial University. The competition kicked off in the Lou Rawls Center for Performing Arts. Both middle and senior high school divisions of the competition began that morning at 10 a.m. and finals later that afternoon at 2 p.m.
Miami Dade College’s Medical Campus will hold its 8th annual Community Health Fair on Sat. Feb. 22 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. George Washington Carver/ D.C.T.S. Alumni are sponsoring their annual Alumni Day celebration Fri. Feb. 28, at 2 p.m. in the school auditorium. Call 305-238-7887. Miami Northwestern Senior High will have a parade from 8:30 a.m.-noon on Sat. March 1. Call 305-836-0991.
Local boutique raises funds for St. Jude Children’s Hospital
With the growing use of social media marketing, V74 Boutique has been able to make its mark in Miami’s fashion market. Vanessa Floyd, a Miami native who graduated from American High School, found triumph in the midst of a horrible tragedy — losing her mother. “Ever since I was a child, I was fascinated with the act of shopping. . . it has always been something that I love to do,” Floyd said.
Hair salon caters to women of color
“Love what you do, and do what you love” is a mantra attorney turned entrepreneur of one of the hottest and most affordable salons in Miami, Weaves, Etc. is all too familiar with. Jamila Powell, who was once litigating in criminal court took her future into her own hands and made the decision to break into the hair care industry.
The Ted Wells investigation into the Miami Dolphins bullying scandal finally came to an end and was released to the media this past weekend. Wells’ 140-plus page report on the drama that unfolded in ‘Fins camp leading up to Jonathan Martin’s departure from the team is graphic, troublesome and not the type of behavior one would expect from grown men. Firstly he did a masterful job of sifting through the evidence, concluding that Richie Incognito, John Jerry and Mike Pouncey were the main
On Sunday, Feb. 9th, Booker T. Washington Alumni Association, Inc.’s Orange, Black and White Tea Committee, chaired by Ms. Cecilia L. Hunter presented the very successful “The Apples Doesn’t Fall Far From the Tree” celebration instead of the usual annual “Unsung Heroes” event.
Elder Willie Whisby “has had mature thoughts for as long as I have known him, and that is a long time,” Mrs. Thessalonia H. Tinsley, 92, said when asked by this reporter, her daughter. “As a young boy, he was helping his daddy and other grown men make repairs on houses. They were doing what you all now call ‘house flipping’ long before it was on television.”
Life has a way of allowing you to view it in two categories, good or bad. We will either view life as if things will work out for our good or take a view of what I call the “Charlie Brown- why is everybody always picking on me?” The psalmist in Psalm 73:1-2 started out with a “Charlie Brown” view, things are good for everybody else but me.