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African Heritage center marks 40 years

The play “Hustle” is brought back for a week run

The center is celebrating 40 years of educating South Florida youth in arts and culture, while exposing them to the legacy of African values. This year marks the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center’s “Sankofa” Anniversary celebration.

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African museum details revealed

Miami Gardens City Councilman Ighodaro hosts fundraiser

Miami Gardens Councilman Erhabor Ighodaro speaks to residents about the African Museum of Arts and Culture.

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Crump calls for activism, equal justice

Attorney for Trayvon Martin’s family said more outcry is needed about injustices

Attorney and Civil Rights Advocate Benjamin Crump was the keynote speaker at the South Dade Democratic Black Caucus Dinner on Friday, Aug. 28. The event, held at Embassy Suites Miami Airport, was entitled, “Advancing the Cause for Equal Justice.” Vanya B. Albury introduced Crump. “He has been working long and hard to right the wrongs of the criminal justice system,” said Albury.

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'Stop the Violence' event readies kids for school

More than 150 children received book bags, other supplies

Miami-Dade Public Schools District 2 Board Member Dr. Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall recently partnered with United Teachers of Dade and The Circle of Brotherhood to host a “Stop the Violence” back to school event.

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The Social Whirl

Staying connected through our traditions, the places we go, the things that we do.

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Georgia Jones-Ayers Middle School a reality

Elected officials, school administration and family of the late Georgia Jones-Ayers on Saturday attended the renaming ceremony of Allapattah Middle School to Georgia Jones-Ayers Middle School. Jones-Ayers was a civil rights and social advocate who impacted the lives of thousands of Black youth in South Florida. The school is the site where the infamous Dade County Railroad Shop

Black Lives Matter group experiencing growing pains

Hundreds of Black Lives Matter activists, Black and white, marched outside the Minnesota State Fair this weekend, hoping to bring attention to the deaths of Blacks at the hands of police. Inside the fair, a booth also represented the group, with T-shirts bearing the slogans “Black Lives Matter” and “All Lives Matter” for sale. Todd Gramenz, who reserved the booth, chatted with fairgoers while the other protesters were kept outside. The competing activities in Minnesota underscore the challenge that Black Lives Matter faces as it evolves from social media hashtag to full-blown movement. Its fluid, organic nature and loosely organized structure generate confusion about exactly who is in charge, who can legitimately speak for the group and its long-term goals.

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One family, serving you for 93 years

The Black press has and continues to be an important voice in the media landscape. In September 1923 when The Miami Times printed its first issue, the world was as troubling a place as it is today. The Ku Klux Klan was running rampant in the United States and Adolf Hitler was disrupting Europe. Fast-forward to 2013, 90 years later. America’s first Black president starts his second term. At the same time the Black nation mourned the 50th anniversary of the bombing of 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, where four children died. Wedged between those years were Jim Crow laws in the South; the War on Drugs and the War on Crime, all policies that diluted and decimated the Black family. As the paper embarks on its 93rd year of publishing, the state of the Black community is

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Donald Trump’s nonsense drowning out the real issues

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has been taking up all the air in the room and on TV. Media outlets that once rightfully dismissed Trump as an upstart fad, have started calling the reality TV star to ask him about real American concerns. What’s worse is Trump, unprepared, has been making up the answers as he goes along. And some of those answers have been insulting to minorities, women, heck, really to anyone with common sense and dignity. That he surges in polls every time some

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Florida International University unveils a new $3M Tech Station

Facility prepares students for careers in technology, computer engineering

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Housing angst leads to protests

Liberty Square Resident Council, Miami Workers Center protestors face off Thursday

As if keeping guard, Liberty Square Resident Council President Sara Smith and council member Eric Thompson sat in front of the Liberty Square Community Center, awaiting Miami Workers Center protesters Thursday. As the rain poured, Smith showed the protestors the sidewalk as the place to hold their protest. Smith was ready because, in addition to Miami Workers Center representatives distributing fliers to the residents, warning of

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Bethune-Cookman choir leads first Sunday in Miami

Many readers tell me in person or by e-mail that they read my columns because its full of informative information for the community. But this week I’ve taken a break from my normal weekly writings to write about an upcoming event. Now you know that it has to be something special. Bethune-Cookman University alumni that reside in South Florida, in particular Miami-Dade County, have no excuse not to come and support their school because you can bet that if this was a FAMU event, Rattler nation would be out in full force.

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Vanguard Award goes to community leaders

Dale Holness, Ann McNeill, Germaine Smith-Baugh honored at National Black Business Month reception

Recipients recognized for their leadership, dedication and advocacy for minority-owned businesses in South Florida.

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Smplfy wins $10K Thrive pitch

Daymond John tells entrepreneurs to know their brand

Daymond John tells entrepreneurs to know their brand

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New Jerusalem Community Development Corp.

“We are committed to providing services to help empower and improve the lives of residents of Miami-Dade County and surrounding communities.” — Sabrina Floyd, executive director. New Jerusalem Community Development Corp. is a 501 (c) (3) Miami-based youth and family facility. The organization provides services to residents in Miami-Dade County and surrounding areas. It also provides resources and self-advocacy skills to individuals to help attain and support self -sufficiency. New Jerusalem has operated social services programs to children and

Brian Dennis to Miami-Dade mayor: ‘I know how the other half lives’

Carlos Gimenez and Miami Times columnist exchanged words at Miami Gardens meeting

Miami Times columnist Brian Dennis was a little surprised when his phone started ringing last Wednesday once friends, colleagues and family took a glimpse at Miami Herald political reporter Doug Hanks' write up about a dust up between he and Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez. The article, which published Aug. 26, was written after Dennis attended a public meeting held at Miami Gardens City Hall last Tuesday evening and he and the mayor exchanged a few words. Contacted late morning last Wednesday, Dennis, who had not seen the article, said he actually thought the interaction went over well. Then he saw Hanks’ article and he understood why he was getting so much attention.

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A professionals meet up set for Blacks Sept. 12

Summit headlined by president of the Mourning Family Foundation

Summit headlined by president of the Mourning Family Foundation

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Are we impostors? Syndrome convinces people they are frauds

Felicia Hatcher

You have accomplished so much but you feel like you have accomplished nothing.

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Black designer lights up General Motors

Martin Davis is a bright spot

You see the shimmering new headlights on the latest Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC or Buick approaching you, there’s a good chance you’re seeing the work of Martin Davis.

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Miami Central loses to DeMatha Catholic

Maryland team defeated the Rockets 38-14

Maryland team defeated the Rockets 38-14. The game was part of the GEICO ESPN High School Kickoff.

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