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All we ever do is talk about embracing educational reform

There’s been a lot of discussion lately about our public school systems. A recent report revealed that 49 schools within Tulsa Public Schools received an F grade by the state of Oklahoma. Most of those schools are in my legislative ...

Season’s greetings from a Miami gang

Thanksgiving is right around the corner and it’s bringing with it the season of giving. With hundreds of free turkeys on the line, a Miami gang is in on the merriment. Mirva Cadet, Gang Alternative program director, said the youth ...

Pastor Leslie Brown III: Directs others to Jesus Christ

Leslie Brown III was born in Bronx, N.Y. Since his father, Leslie Jr. was in the military, the Brown family lived in numerous countries and cities, including Panama and Germany. The family eventually ended up in Sioux City, Iowa. Brown ...

Microsoft chairman gifts FAMU $5 million

Florida A & M University received the largest single donation in its 127-year history from alumnus Microsoft Chairman John W. Thompson and his wife Sandi. The $5 million will provide scholarships to high performing students from low wealth families. Thompson ...

We need to know God from A to Z

Throughout the Bible, we find that God wants only the best for our lives and those in our households. He tells us if we seek him first, we can ask him for anything and it will not be denied. He ...

The Village will help families in need for Christmas

Sharing Hope Empowerment and Reaction (SHEAR), a nonprofit organization, Angel Tree Prison Ministry and Love Over Violence and Evil (LOVE.) have partnered together for their second annual Christmas in the Village Toy Giveaway. This fun-filled event will take place on ...

Pastor of the Week

Sarah A. Person is the founder and senior Pastor of Tabernacle of Deliverance Praise and Worship Center. She is a native of Picalune, Mississippi and is the proud mother of four children, 14 grandchildren and one great-grand child. Person accepted ...

Northwestern principal nominated for award

Miami Northwestern principal Wallace Aristide is a candidate for the prestigious Leonard Miller Principal Award for turning around the Liberty City high school that was for years on the brink of being closed by the state because of its poor ...

How to pick the best school for your child

Parents truly do know best. When it comes to a child’s needs, goals and their learning style – a parent is the one who knows exactly what it takes for their child to be successful. That’s why school choice matters ...

New Haitian visa program invites uncertainty, scam artists

A new program flaunts promise to the large population of Haitians living in South Florida, but leaves many with pressing concerns, some with bad intentions and others with hope. Maggy hasn’t seen her daughter for seven years – years she’s ...

Minister's main goal is to help others grow

Veronica Y. Morning-Morrison, 56, is a native Miamian. She is single and the mother of Immanuel Dejon Morrison. She graduated from Miami Central Senior High School, class of 1975 and from Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia, May 20, 1979, with ...

God loves those who sow seeds faithfully

President Abraham Lincoln’s speech concerning slavery and Mark 3:25 both share a point: a house divided against itself cannot stand. It is also true that seven things that can divide a house are hated by God: “A proud look, a ...

Faith Calendar

Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church in South Miami will be having a Prayer Breakfast on Nov. 8 at 10:15 after service. Call 305-667-7791. New Way Fellowship Praise and Worship Church will have an evening of praise Sat. Nov. 15. Call ...

Halloween: A long standing tradition

Children and adults will vie for first place for the most hideous and ridiculous costumes this Friday, Oct. 31. As part of Halloween, children walk in neighborhoods, making horrible sounds at an attempt to frightened individuals into giving them goodies. ...

Pastor G.S. Smith: The world is his congregation

A pastor, who started in the ministry of Jesus Christ six decades ago, was recognized by President Barack Obama via Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson, last week. That pastor is Gilbert S. Smith, a Miami homegrown answer to the national broadcast ...

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