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Gospel music as a ministry

Have you ever felt depressed and turned to Gospel music for encouragement? Do you believe that there is power in songs by Kirk Franklin, Yolanda Adams and other Gospel artists? The members of the Florida Gospel Announcers Guild can all ...

Williams brings out the best in individuals

A Miami native and product of Miami-Dade public schools, Reverend Dr. Kevin N. Williams is also a beloved principal at Norwood Elementary School. His experience as a former math teacher at the school has helped him earn the trust and ...

A discussion about the ghost of Samuel

For centuries, men have argued, debated and screamed and yelled whether the real ghost of Samuel appeared to King Saul in the Bible. Starting this week, Greg from Miami reasons with Pastor Charles Mitchell of True Vine Missionary Baptist Church ...

A bridge to Harvard

When Noe Miniel got to college, he was looking for something more, something that would take his educational experience to the next level. He found it at The Idea Center at Miami Dade College, where he enrolled in the CS50x ...

BTW Foundation awards scholarships

John D. Glover, president and CEO of the BTW High School Foundation Inc., announced the award of 20 scholarships and grants, valued at $34,000, during Booker T. Washington High School’s recent annual awards ceremony.

Gulliver and Breakthrough Miami launch summer session

Gulliver Schools, in partnership with Breakthrough Miami, kicked-off its summer session with 60 motivated students from a variety of socioeconomic backgrounds. For the next six weeks, Gulliver will provide classrooms and educational facilities at its Preparatory Campus to help underserved ...

FMU accepts its highest amount of students ever

Florida Memorial University (FMU) has accepted its largest class in the university’s history, accepting 3,780 students of the 7,000 applicants that applied. The university’s fall academic profile for accepted students has increased to a 3.0 GPA and raised the required ...

Pastors stage first Gospel in the Park

Looking for ways to curb violence in the Black community and to encourage men to take responsibility for their families, several community pastors have created “Gospel in the Park.” The event will take place June 25, from 1 -4 p.m. ...

Children’s learning center plans expansion

What began as a vehicle to provide an alternative to public education for Liberty City children has become a three-decade labor of love for Juanita Walker, owner and CEO of Sheyes of Miami Learning Centers. When Walker established Sheyes in ...

Workshop teaches girls to code, develop games

Lead sponsor AT&T, national nonprofit BlackGirlsCODE and Miami-based coding school Florida Vocational Institute (FVI) are holding a special one-day workshop to teach girls to code games.

Fathers honored at Liberty Square

Fathers and other residents of Liberty Square experienced community engagement last week through a male empowerment session and a business workshop. On June 18, the residents of Liberty Square and a host of community partners and stakeholders honored hundreds of ...

Pastor Bradshaw helps others find a purpose

Carolyn Lewis, a native Miamian, attended Kelsey Pharr Elementary in Brownsville, Filer Junior High School in Hialeah and Miami Jackson Senior High School. She dropped out of school in the 11th grade but later took the test and received her ...

White House convenes United State of Women

On June 14, the White House convened the first-ever women summit for both women and girls, domestically and internationally. Covering and celebrating key issues from educational opportunity, economic empowerment, health and wellness, violence against women, leadership and civic engagement, entrepreneurship ...

Day care providers graduate from training program

Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz presided over the fourth graduating class of the Small Business Workshop for Broward and Miami-Dade Early Learning Child Care Providers held last Saturday at the Broward County Convention Center. Now graduates of the program, 75 day ...

Miami BMe leaders announced

About 100 Black men from across the country traveled to Washington, D.C. to bond and share ideas of change at the BMe Convention this past May. Each one of them is a previous or current recipient of a $10,000 grant ...