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
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
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.
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.
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.
Mayor’s second visit to Liberty Square a surprise to many
Survey shows residents don’t know of Liberty Square Rising
The ABFF partners with Miami’s visitors bureau to celebrate 20 years in Miami next June
2016 Black Film Festival in Miami
Teenagers charged in the March murder of Overtown 10-year-old
Two teenagers have been arrested and charged in the fatal shooting of 10-year-old Marlon Eason
Miami-Dade County Commissioner Barbara J. Jordan provided two municipalities with a total of $5,000 to teach children how to swim
The council will work with staff to identify children to who will participate in the Learn to Swim program.
High School football season gets underway
Many of the teams have players already committed to colleges or on recruiting lists for Division I schools.
Players fed while local Gospel artists performed for mission residents
Throughout the year, the team will focus on serving the homeless and helping children with special needs
Nearly 200 elected officials from across the country participated in the conference
National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials President Mayor James Walls and committee coordinated an impressive host of plenary sessions and keynote speakers
The American Black Film Festival Returns to Miami in June 2016
Back to School season is officially underway with some cities and organizations doing giveaways for children and their parents. Below is a list of giveaways to take advantage of. Overtown: City of Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado and Commission Vice-Chair Keon Hardemon, in conjunction with the City of Miami Overtown N.E.T. Office and WEDR-99 Jamz, will provide free book bags and school supplies to Overtown residents from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, at Dorsey Park, 1701 NW First Ave. The free event will include food, games, live entertainment and giveaways. It will also serve as a resource fair with on-site mobile Division of Motor Vehicle services, voter's registration and HIV/AIDS testing.
It's the perfect time for some press leading up to the August 14th movie opening of the N.W.A. biopic "Straight Outta Compton" and in good business man Dr. Dre fashion, he says he will donate royalties from his new album to the city of Compton. The "Compton: A Soundtrack by Dr. Dre" will be release today and the royalties will go towards a new performing arts facility in Compton. In an interview with Zane Lowe on Beats 1 Radio,
More than 2,000 kids who took part in The Mayor’s Fitness Challenge received a surprise visit by sponsor Nickelodeon TV
In 2012, the Centers for Disease Control reported that more than one third of children in the United States are considered obese. Children today are more connected to their phones and technology than outdoors and activity. Locally, the city of Miami Gardens has partnered with a national nonprofit called Up2Us sports to combat the problem with the second annual Mayor's Fitness Day Challenge. “Last year’s fitness challenge focused on adults and we are expanding it to children this year. We want to encourage our children to be physically fit,” said Mayor Oliver Gilbert III.
Basketball Without Borders celebrates its 13th year
Leading up to the NBA’s first game in Africa, NBA players and coaches participated in the 13th edition of Basketball Without Borders. The players competed in the game on Aug. 1.
More than 500 kids competed in Mayor’s Cup tournament
On Saturday, July 25, the second annual “Miami Football Festival” at Tropical Park wrapped up an exciting day of all things “football.” The free community event is part of the Youth Sports Championship Series, an initiative of Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez. The featured activity was the “Mayor’s Cup Flag Football Tournament” for boys and girls ages 14 and under. There were 500 children who
Trudy Ellis has been the owner for 27 years
Bahamian Pot Restaurant, a fixture in Liberty City, has moved a bit east to 6301 NW Sixth Ave., behind the McDonalds, near the I-95 overpass at Northwest 62nd Street. Owner Trudy Ellis said she is happy with the new location. One recent Wednesday, most of her offerings had sold out a little past 5 p.m.
U.S. transportation secretary said 90 percent of former welfare recipients do not have access to a car
U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx provided some startling statistics about pedestrian deaths in Black neighborhoods to attendees at the National Urban League's Business Luncheon. "The pedestrian death rate in Black communities is 73 percent higher than those in white communities,” said Foxx. “Someone is walking in the community where there are no sidewalks. A car hits them and a tragedy occurs."