Lilliam Moro, 67, believes God was guiding her when she titled her latest poetry book Obra Poética Casi Completa, or an “Incomplete Book of Poetry.” She felt in her heart that she wasn’t quite done writing poems. In August 2013, 10 days after presenting her book at an event, the Cuban poet suffered a massive heart attack that left her in a coma for a month.
Eating right and exercising on a regular basis are two lifestyle changes that can have a positive impact on your heart and improve your overall well-being. Women often allow their careers and family responsibilities to take priority over their health. Preparing a healthy meal the entire family can enjoy can be challenging. But like most challenges in life, developing a plan is often the first step in making a change.
The Mother/Baby Unit (3rd floor-main bldg.), the same area where the first baby was born more than 60 years ago, and weighed in at nine pounds, has been refurbished and that mother would not recognize it, if she saw it today. The maternity suites are beautiful and can be easily compared to any fine hotel suite at any resort around.
Following a controversial verdict in the trial for Michael Dunn, Twitter blows up with images that challenge negative stereotypes of Black youth.
On Tuesday, January 14 at approximately 10:10 p.m.
Are we ready to send our at-risk children to boarding school?
When you think of boarding school, a few things come to mind — affluent white children, pristine uniforms and pedigree. What does not come to mind are inner city Black youth — until now. One institution’s solution in overcoming barriers to educational success is unheard of within the Black community--i.e., send students to boarding school.
Official grand opening scheduled for June
The Lyric Theater’s much anticipated soft-opening in Overtown attracted prominent Black figures to its ribbon cutting ceremony held on February 6th. The event honored sponsors and patrons who contributed to the Lyric Theater’s renovation.
The typical face of a homeless person in Miami-Dade County looks more familiar than you think. According to Benjamin Waxman, he’s “single, middle-aged, Black male between 40-55 years old and most likely born and/or raised in South Florida.” Waxman, an attorney with the law firm Robbins, Tunkey, Ross, Amsel, Raben & Waxman, P.A. should know as he’s the lead counsel in the Pottinger rights case involving the homeless community and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Florida that was recently mediated.
Florida Memorial University Homecoming
President Obama increased SNAP Benefits (Food Stamps) during his first term. The increase was part of the economic stimulus package and ends November 1. Congress wants to cut food stamps by an additional $39 million and the Senate is willing to just decrease it by $5 billion. With the drop in benefits, the average payment for meal for a person with food stamps is $1.40 per meal. 47 million lower income Americans will be impacted, mostly the poor, children, elderly or disabled. 1 in 6 Americans are hungry.
Black History is officially recognized during the month of February. Schools, businesses and communities throughout the United States will celebrate the lives of well-known African American leaders such as the late Dr. Reverend Martin Luther King, Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglas, Mary McCloud Bethune, Malcolm X. and a host of others who carved out a path for all people of African descent. African American leaders
Spearheads food donation for over 1000 families
Vice Mayor feeds City of Opa-locka
Attendees of No More Broken Hearts, a three hour workshop on domestic violence presented by School Board Member Dr. Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall (District 2). Over 200 adul
Will focus on minority affairs for municipal contracts
Becker & Poliakoff announced attorney Jeff P. H. Cazeau as a shareholder of its Government Law & Lobbying Practice Group. He will work directly in the firm’s Miami office. Cazeau is a municipal and government affairs attorney who serves as the City Attorney for the City of Florida City and represents small and mid-sized companies in land use, zoning issues and resolving government contract disputes like bid protests. He will lobby on behalf of private clients on the state, feder
Held at Brownsville, MLK Metrorails
Participants at the “Take the Train . . . Take the Test” program in Brownsville that offered free HIV testing to the public. For information about testing sites, call 1-800-352-2437 (English) or 1-800-243-7101 (Creole). Or visit www.testmiami.org
Venus Williams and more attend unveiling
The host committee for the kick-off celebration sure knows how to throw a star-studded party. Tennis champion Venus Williams, award-winning playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney and artists Faith Ringgold and Rashid Johnson were in attendance to support the Perez Art Museum Miami Fund (PAMM) for African American Art.
Congratulations go out to Dr. Preston Marshall, Founder, as well as Rev. Norris Kelly, Chairman, and Denise M. Stewart, Co-Chairman for a job well done officiating the 50th annual Dr. Martin L. King, Jr. parade. The National Champion Booker T. Washington Football along with Armad Newbold and the BTW Marching Band served as Parade Marshals. Other dignitaries were Florida Highway Patrol, Rep. Cynthia Stafford, State Attorney’s Office, Katherine F. Rundle, Commissioner Audrey Edmonson, Senator Dwight Bullard, Newly
Hearty congratulations go out to the following persons who were voted on the “vestry” as the results of the “vestry election” at Saint Agnes on Jan. 29. 3 year term: Torin Wallace, Oscar Branyon, Sr., Steve Carroll, George Wellington Davis. 2 year term: Herbert Rhodes, Juanita Armbrister, Joan P. Ballard and Evelina Bestman. 1 year term: Janet Brown, Malvern Mathis, Barbara Burrows and David Wilson.
College scholarships and more provided to underserved girls
The name of this supportive mentoring program, Honey Shine Inc., derived from a term of endearment that many Black women can share and relate to . . . when greeting one another: “Hey, honey child!” or even the scandalous-yet-loving-filled, “Oooo, honey child, let me tell you!” Honey Shine, Inc. is a loving environment that makes all parties involved feel proud to be a part of such a passionate circle.
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. Booker T. Washington Class of 1965 will meet Sat. Feb 15. at 3:30 p.m. at the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center. Call 305-213-0188.