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HandsOn volunteers clean up Ludlam Trail

On Saturday, April 16, Miami’s youth gathered at the north side of the Ludlam Trail to participate in its largest cleanup project to date for Global Youth Service Day. HandsOn Miami, an organization that inspires, equips and mobilizes the community ...

Hollywood’s Black Christians rising

Black Christians shocked Hollywood last September. “War Room,” the mainstream, prayer-themed film starring unknown Black actors, dethroned the hit N.W.A. biopic, “Straight Outta Compton,” at the box office over Labor Day weekend. But this was no fluke. Black Christian entertainment ...

‘March on to Glory and to God’

Bahamian Rex Major has put together in this book, “March on to Glory and to God,” his prophetic and dynamic messages. They were delivered by radio in the early years of his country’s political independence – 1972 to 1977. The ...

W.R. Courtney: “When He says go, you must go”

Willie Ruth Courtney was born Oct. 24 and grew up in Ocala. She is what many describe as “laid back” but those who know her will quickly inject “she is very observant and knows what is going on around her.” ...

Faith Calendar

Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church hosts a free “First single gospel release” program, Friday, April 29th at 6 :30 p.m featuring local notable gospel singers/groups. True Faith invites the community to noonday Bible study every Monday. Call 786-262-6841. Mount Hermon ...

Chef Dee brings third experience

Cooking can be a vehicle by which someone gains success in Miami. De’Bronya Hodges, or better know as Chef Dee, has gained that success and attention once she became DJ Khaled’s personal chef. Not only has her company, Empty Plates ...

The Blind Boys of Alabama and Mavis Staples in concert May 4

Multiple Grammy Award-winners, including a Lifetime Achievement Award, and Gospel Hall of Fame inductees, The Blind Boys of Alabama will perform May 4 at 7:30 p.m. at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. Mavis Staples will join the Boys ...

Getting ready for college

The Miami-Dade County Youth Fair & Exposition announced the first round of Scholarship Program recipients at its annual awards ceremony dinner on April 19. “We saw by the large number of talented, intelligent and deserving high school seniors who applied ...

Fun Fest at Brownsville

Brownsville Middle School hosted the Falcon Fun Fest on April 9 as a reward for students’ participation at Saturday Academy for additional academic support in preparation for the Florida Standards Assessments tests. Students enjoyed free food, books, music, balloon animals, ...

HBCU scholarships awarded

Carol City High School student Victoria Allen had a huge smile on her face when she was formally presented with a scholarship for $1,000 and a jumbo check from organizers of the HBCU/Greek Walk and Run. Allen, who will attend ...

HBCU presidents share their stories

The power of exceptional women nearly lifted the roof off of Lee Hall Auditorium at Florida A&M University on March 22, as six leading college presidents shared professional challenges, life experiences and inspirational stories. The Extraordinary Reach discussion was part ...

Former gang member now a peacemaker

Ray Winans, once affectionately known as “Killer Ray,” is helping reduce gun violence in Detroit — one gang member at a time. The 37-year-old former gang member is an unconventional activist who mediates among gangs, police and federal prosecutors while ...

John Lewis among speakers at youth summit

Civil rights legend and Congressman John Lewis is among the prominent leaders scheduled to take part in a line-up, April 21-24 at the 4th Annual South Florida Youth Summit (SFYS). During the summit, South Florida students will take part in ...

There is always one child

I was listening to a radio host on WINZ who ask the question, “Should parents be held accountable for the criminal actions of their minor children?” Well, to a point I would agree but, on the other hand, I would ...

What was Jesus’ first miracle in the Bible?

With Mothers' Day just around the corner, you know what I have often wondered: What was Jesus’ first miracle? Oh sure, most people would say it was turning water into wine in John 2:1-10. And verse 11 even calls it, ...

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