Four killed during holiday gunfire
Last weekend, many families were renewing old acquaintances, eating turkey and dressing — while others began their Christmas shopping at area malls. But Thanksgiving also brought tragedy and sadness for some here in Miami as shots rang out in separate incidents leaving police in the search for one or more gunmen that left two young women in Liberty City dead and two others injured.
Those who have either been incarcerated in jail or prison, as well as those who work in law enforcement, will tell you that the word ‘snitching’ has a negative — if not deadly — connotation particularly when it is employed behind bars. Why? Because to snitch, or to share information about one of your other inmates, can often cost an individual a visit to the prison infirmary or even worse, to the morgue. Thus, criminals claim — and we emphasize the word ‘claim’
According to recent reports from the Centers for Disease Control [CDC], among the 10 leading causes of death for Blacks, the top four — heart disease, cancer, stroke and diabetes — are all preventable.
The State of Florida has a terrible record and reputation when it comes to voting. In the election of 2012, it took the Supervisors of Elections and the Secretary of the State three days to complete counting the ballots. It was extremely embarrassing to the state on a national and local level and an example of a dysfunctional system with no leadership.
Smiles, laughter and sincere messages of gratitude greeted Miami-Dade County Commissioner Barbara J. Jordan and record mogul Ted Lucas as they delivered Thanksgiving baskets to several needy families in North Miami-Dade County
This is the time of the year that people smile more, are more courteous towards each other and are more giving towards the less fortunate. I’ve always wondered what people think happens to the needy around this time of the year? Well, at
“Prepared people for prepared work”
“Pastor Diane E. Owens is a very God-driven, outgoing individual who is dependable and enjoys helping children in the community educationally and spiritually, “Sister Holly Lee said. “She shows her concern for all of us. Many of our services are held outside of the building [BAC Bldg. at 6600 NW 27th Ave.] because some of the members and visitors have physical problems and difficulty climbing stairs.”
John was presenting the gospel of St. John to his Jewish and Gentile audiences by using terms they both understood. He begins by stating, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God,” The Greek word translated “Word” in this passage is Logos. For example, in the Old Testament the “word” of God is often used as an
Quietly becoming one of the most talked-about singing ensembles in South Florida, the Girls’ Choir of Miami is preparing for their 2nd annual holiday extravaganza featuring songs from “The Wiz” along with other seasonal
Fusion MIA showcases Black art
The largest collection of Black and Caribbean art ever assembled in Miami during Art Basel is now in town through Saturday, Dec. 7, along with artists, VIPs, music and fashion. Fusion MIA, sponsored by Grey Goose, was conceived by former District 5 City Commissioner Michelle Spence-Jones to highlight the impressive artistic talent within the African and Caribbean Diasporas.
Adore brings magic of Christmas to Liberty City stage
Adore, 19, a Liberty City native, has been singing since he was a child in the choir at Miami’s St. James AME Church. And like many youth, he has long had dreams of becoming a professional singer and traveling the world. And on Saturday, Dec. 21, he’ll be featured in “A New Christmas Eve” at the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center [6161 NW
You sure had lots of choices. Plan A or Plan B? This one or that? It was a big decision and you made it with as much information as you could find. Now you hope you’ve gotten the healthcare coverage that works best for you and your family. But what if there was no option, or that healthcare was days away, dispensed in a tent with little technology? In
The Sigma Alpha Brothers of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. collaborated with Miami Gardens’ Police Department and distributed over a thousand turkeys to families in the Miami Gardens Community who signed up to receive “free”
Congratulations to Dr. Enid Curtis Pinkney and Dr. Walter T. Richardson, who received the 2013 “Positive Living Award” at the Alliance for Aging. Both recepients of the award are notable pillars in the community. In the company of the recipients were: Frank Pinkney, Dory Lingo, Ruby Rayford, Cecilia Stewart and Maud Newbold.
The Miami Gardens Super Soul Steppers will hold their “South Florida holiday celebration” at Gwen Cherry Park on Fri., Dec. 6, from 7-11 p.m. Donation required. Right Away Car Care, 2601 NW 95 Street, will give a free car wash to those who donate an unwrapped toy Sat., Dec. 7.
Councilman David Williams supports innovative and educational project
Several years ago, the City of Miami Gardens hosted its first Science and Engineering Fair — this year tradition stands true. The third annual fair is set for December 9-10 and the City of Miami Gardens is urging students with an interest in science to come out.
At the beginning of the 20th century, the few Black students that had been admitted to universities in the U.S. were often excluded from associations enjoyed by the mostly-white student populations in the form of fraternal organizations.
More jobs coming for hopeful residents of Little Haiti
After two years of back and forth discussions between the Miami Zoning appeals board and the advocates of the possible Midtown Wal-Mart, the City of Miami commission has given the OK to move forward.
The Miami Foundation hosts 2nd annual Give Miami day
The Miami Foundation recently had their second-annual fundraiser initiative called Give Miami Day. This one-of-a-kind 24-hour online giving event is an opportunity for people in to build a better Miami by making a donation to a plethora of local nonprofit organizations. The Miami Foundation works with all kinds of donors and helps them make their
Enjoy the ride, Miami. LeBron James, the world's best basketball player, has shown no signs of slowing down despite playing a career low in minutes to begin the season. James was recently named the NBA’s Eastern Conference Player of the Week for the second time in Nov. and is already in mid-season form. James is averaging right around 35.5 minutes per game through the Heat’s first 17 games of the season. Maybe head coach Erik Spoelstra has been watching Greg