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FAMU makes historic appearance before House Committee

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) President Elmira Mangum testified on July 15 before the House Committee on Agriculture. Mangum was one of six 1890 land-grant university (LGU) presidents selected to testify before the committee. The five other participating universities ...

Liberty City kids receive free school supplies

More than 250 children from Liberty City received free school supplies, uniforms and shoes at an event in Key Biscayne on July 11. In an effort to support its sister city, the Village of Key Biscayne brought the children to ...

Pizza citation for doing the right thing

The cops, including the police chief went to Charles Hadley Park on Thursday looking for Jacob Lofton. Jacob, a sophomore at Northwestern High School, received a citation for free pizza through a partnership between the city of Miami Police Department, ...

MNHS celebrates 60th anniversary

They opened the doors in late Autumn of 1955 when racial discrimination remained dominate in America. The U.S. Supreme Court had made its ruling in the landmark case, Brown v. Board (Kansas) Education May 17, 1954, a mere 15 months ...

Pastor of the Week: Pastor Jeffrey L. Mack: Serving for the Lord

Reverend Jeffrey L. Mack is president of the Florida East Coast District Congress of Christian Education and pastor of Second Canaan Missionary Baptist Church. The Congress convened on Sunday at the Baptist Church, located at 4343 NW 17th Ave., Miami, ...

Lifestyle Happenings

Inner City Children’s Touring Dance will have free Introductory Classical Ballet Workshops for girls ages 6-8 and 9-12 on Monday and Wednesday evenings. Call 305-758-1577 or visit www.childrendance.net. Miami Northwestern Class of 1995 is celebrating its 20th year reunion July ...

Education reformers must unite around 3 goals

It’s fair to say the ultimate goal of the education reform movement, and the education community in general, is to ensure that all students — no matter where they live or what their background is — have access to a ...

Residents spruce up area with clean up

All hands were on deck recently as Country Club of Miami residents grabbed rakes, shovels and other cleaning tools to spruce up their neighborhood. Led by Miami-Dade County Commissioner Barbara J. Jordan, residents tackled unwanted shrubbery along Bob-o-link Drive from ...

Are you safe at church?

Just two weeks after horrific events in South Carolina, a number of local churches have held events to address security issues, and try to keep such awful situations from taking place again. Dylann Roof shot nine people during a prayer ...

Road to the White House

Kenesha Jackson, now a college student, came to Greater Miami Service Corps with no high school diploma, pregnant, and with no direction. Now a Greater Miami Service Corps alumna member, she spoke at the White House as part of a ...

Pastor of the Week:Ronald Rasool Malik: Imam Muslim who cares about his community

“As a youngster I felt differently when it came to accepting the facts given to me when I went to church. I just didn’t believe all they said about Christianity. I Believe in God. But I believe in just one ...

First Black female police officer in the county dies at 88

Thelma Gaitor Freeman Harris was widely recognized as a pioneer and trailblazer during a 25-year career in law enforcement. Harris made history in 1962 as the first Black female police officer in the Miami-Dade County Police Department. She died July ...

Faith Calendar

New Life Ministry invites the community to The Healing and Deliverance Revival featuring Prophet Markell McKoy and The Prophetic Team, July 15-17, 7:30 p.m. 305-681-0208. Bethany SDA Church educational series for the Brownsville community, Part 2 – Parenting on Thursday, ...

Miami Gardens Council honors Girl Scouts

Miami Gardens public officials honored the Girl Scouts Troop 347 at the July 8 city council meeting. Amari Thompson, a junior to be at William Turner Technical School and recently the winner of the Girl Scouts Gold Award, was presented ...

First Black female police officer in county dies at 88

Thelma Gaitor Freeman Harris was widely recognized as a pioneer and trailblazer during a 25-year career in law enforcement. Harris made history in 1962 as the first Black female police officer in the Miami-Dade County Police Department. She died July ...

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