Faith & Family


Internship program provides college students opportunities

Cle-Andra Rolle, a senior at Florida Memorial University majoring in biology, says her dream of becoming a doctor is a reality because of Commissioner Barbara Jordan’s Summer Youth Internship Initiative (SYII).

Two preachers, different faiths, one cause

The Local Organizing Committee, the lifeblood and engine of what made it possible to have the 1995 Million Man March and the 20th anniversary thereof dubbed Justice Or Else! in Washington, D.C., was re-launched in South Florida. Comprising of local ...

Digital after-school programs guide set by Children’s Trust

The Children’s Trust’s annual trilingual after-school programs list has debuted on its mobile app. With just a few taps, this free resource offers parents and caregivers program descriptions and fees for hundreds of after-school options for children and youth ages ...

The annual ‘Things Are Cooking in Overtown’ gala is this Friday

The annual “Things Are Cooking in Overtown” fundraising gala presented by St. John Community Development Corp. will be Friday, Aug. 19, in the Jungle Island’s Treetop Ballroom, 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Miami, starting at 6:30 p.m. The evening events include ...

DJJ Secretary Christy Daly to speak at safety reception

Florida Department of Juvenile Justice Secretary Christina Daly will give a presentation Aug. 22 to show how the community can work with schools, city officials and law enforcement to prevent unnecessary violence among our youth.

Bishop Chauncey Brown: “Serving is the mortgage we pay for living on Earth”

Bishop Chauncey D. Brown is a native of Winter Haven. He began his postsecondary education at Polk College majoring in Criminal Justice. Afterward, he entered the Florida Theology Seminary and International Theological Seminary in Lakeland. Brown graduated from Boston University's ...

Celebrating the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Samuel Atchison

Rev. Dr. Samuel Atchison was born to the late Doc Atchison and Celester Atchison on April 27, 1927 in Thorsby, Alabama. He died Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016 at 4 a.m. He graduated from the J. T. Brown Theological Seminary at ...

Faith Calendar

St. Mary First Baptist Church of Coconut Grove invites the community to Youth Ministry Annual Back to School Jam on August 20, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Call 305-775-5750 or 305-443-8166. Norland United Methodist Preschool will provide free meals and snacks for ...

Bookmania! promotes youth literacy

Miami-Dade County Commissioner Barbara Jordan and Miami Gardens Councilman David Williams Jr. co-sponsored Bookmania! to promote youth literacy on July 30 at the City of Miami Gardens Botanical Garden.

Fundraising at all-time high at FAMU institution

Florida A&M University’s revitalized and strategic focus on increasing alumni engagement, external outreach, and creating new partnerships is paying great dividends.

A recipe for success in educating STEM leaders

Several years ago, I was fortunate enough to attend a local science conference. Because it was free, I took my upper level chemistry class. There were only three so there was not an issue of space, reservations, or anything.

STEM career panel inspires local Black female students

Close to 100 female students, ages 7-17, and their parents, attended a recent Black Girls CODE Women of Color STEM Career Panel in Miami

Mission continues to feed the homeless

Miami Rescue Mission Center For Homeless Men, Women and Children Minister Anthony Durden, president of S.H.E.A.R. INC. (Sharing Hope Empowerment And Reaction) spearheaded a "Youth Giving Back Feeding The Homeless" event July 31 at the Miami Rescue Mission. Minister Durden ...

Ola Lee Mobley: Coconut Grove matriarch turns 105

Ola Lee was born to David and Sally Mobley on July 26,1911 in Statesboro, Ga. She was the second of 10 siblings and the only living survivor of them all. On Tuesday, July 26, Ola Lee Mobley-Edwards turned 105 years ...

Readers respond to the ghost of Samuel series

We invited readers to share their thoughts, which are below. Reginald C. Munnings said: No, it was not the ghost of Samuel. The first is the verse immediately prior, which informs the reader that when King Saul inquired of the ...