Faith & Family


Urban schools advocates call for an investigation

ICARE, the local group that advocates for improvements in urban core schools, has issued another scathing report against the Miami-Dade County Public School System, asking for the state and federal education departments to invest how the district allocates key funds ...

The rebuilt Miami Norland Senior High opens

Schools across Miami-Dade County opened their doors Monday to welcome students back after summer break. At one school, in particular, the excitement and the growing anticipation for the start of the 2016-2017 school year has been palatable.

Students honor teacher they had 62 years ago

On Sunday, July 24, 10 seniors, former students of Oris Walker from the Lakeshore High School in Belle Glade, Fla., surprised their teacher at Grace Baptist Church in Port St. Lucie to let him know how much they appreciate what ...

Mindingall co-hosts Farm Share event

Dr. Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall, Miami-Dade County Public Schools Vice Chair and Board Member for District 2, co-hosted a Farm Share free food distribution event on Aug. 13 at Miami Dade College, North Campus.

South Dade Alphas donate supplies for Chapman Elementary

The Iota Pi Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. adopted Dr. William A. Chapman Elementary School as its 2016 Adopt-A-Classroom grant recipient.

Bishop Curry: “New Birth a perfect place for imperfect people”

Bishop Victor Tyrone Curry is a well-established pastor, preacher, author, teacher and social activist who epitomizes focused leadership.

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Residents of Liberty City and law enforcement joined hands in a unified commitment to support peace within and throughout their neighboring communities on Friday.

Students, beware of Zika

The Zika virus is a disease that has South Floridians taking caution when they step out of their homes. As the latest information reveals Zika activity in sections of Wynwood and Miami Beach, the Miami-Dade County Public School Board decided ...

From education advocacy to career preparedness

Mack Samuel, a technologist, entrepreneur, and an avid advocate for children’s education, brings STEM For Kids to Miami to help them get better prepared for the future.

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 ...