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Helping beautify Miami Gardens

A trio of Miami Gardens residents banded together to help beautify their neighborhood and stave off crime. Monica Ward, who owns a home in the Lake Lucerne community, worked with friends to transform a trail of unused, littered land into ...

A simple matter of the right choice

Over the past year, our communities have been affected by gun violence plaguing our young Black children. The question is “why?” When our children who we send to school in the morning, do not make it back home due to ...

Rev. Dr. Jimmie L. Bryant: A pastor who prepares the people

Reverend Dr. Jimmie L. Bryant, the senior pastor of Antioch Missionary Baptist Church of Liberty City, located at 1899 NW 64th St. in Miami, is married to Estella King Bryant, a registered nurse. That marriage has produced five daughters: Monique, ...

Death: Going home or sleeping in peace?

So there I was, sitting at another funeral, marking the passing of another fallen saint. "We are here to celebrate a home going," said the pastor, noting how the deceased is now in a "better place," and "singing with the ...

Precious Symonette is Teacher of the Year

Precious Symonette exhaled and exhaled again Thursday as she let the idea sink in that she was just named the 2017 Francisco R. Walker Miami-Dade County Teacher of the Year. The creative writing teacher from Miami Norland Senior High School ...

Broward College graduates highest earners in Florida

According to a recent study, Broward College graduates not only meet the demands of the job market, but also make more money their first year of employment than those completing the same degrees at other schools. The report (“Labor Market ...

The MLK Parade Committee thanks Miami-Dade

On Monday, Jan. 18th, the current MLK Parade and Festivities Committee Inc., a State of Florida non-profit 501 © (3), continued the work and legacy of founder the late Dr. Preston W. Marshall, Jr., with the assistance of The Miami ...

Dirt bikes detract from positive MLK Day in Miami

Imagine my surprise upon stumbling over news coverage of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade in Liberty City that painted a picture of dirt bikes running wild in the streets. Dozens of people were arrested and even more bikes ...

Pastor wears many hats and shepherds the flock at church

Peace Missionary Baptist Church, located at 11500 NW 17th Ave., will celebrate the church’s 37th anniversary on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016 from 6 - 10 p.m. at the Betty T. Ferguson Center, 3000 NW 199th St., in Miami Gardens. The ...

Peace Rally in Richmond Heights hopes to unify youth

With a church turned night-club using fog machines, laser lights and inspirational hip-hop music, the Second Baptist Church (SBC) blended the old and the new, bringing together parents, teachers, church leaders and youths of their community for a creative and ...

Peace Rally Jam to take place Friday

SBC Community Development Corp. and Second Baptist Church are pleased to present the 2016 Peace Rally Jam: Our Youth Can Save the World from 6-10:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22, on the campus of Second Baptist Church, 11111 Pinkston Dr., in ...

Parade honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Dozens of community groups, marching bands and students participated in the annual MLK Parade in Liberty City at 11 a.m. Monday. The parade ran along Northwest 54th Street from Northwest 10th to 32nd avenues. National recording artists Betty

Opa-locka hosts 34th MLK Walk

In honor of the “King” of non-violence and peaceful resistance, Host/ Commissioner Joseph L. Kelley marched with his mother former Commissioner Ollie B. Kelley, colleagues and community participants during the 34th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) WALK, sponsored by ...

What did Jesus look like? Readers respond to writer

Jerrie Tomlin said: I am 22 years old and I have been incarcerated since I was 13 years old. I made some poor decisions as a child due to my unfortunate upbringing. But you live and learn from the choices ...

Vigil marks Haiti earthquake six years later

Members the Haitian community as well as elected officials on Tuesday, Jan. 12 attended a prayer vigil and silent march to commemorate the sixth anniversary of the earthquake which killed more than 250,000 people and left thousands more wounded and ...

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