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Bishop Victor T. Curry's eldest daughter to wed

Pastor Bishop Victor T. Curry and Elder Cynthia Curry celebrate the nuptials of their eldest daughter Victoria T. Curry to John Hicks, III son of Pastor Johnie Hicks Jr. and Glistine Hicks-Mooreon on Saturday, May 14. Bishop Curry is the ...

BTW alumni awards 32 scholarships at Legends Gala

In the midst of Booker T. Washington High School celebrating its 90th anniversary (1926-2016), the Booker T. Washington Alumni Association aligned itself with the anniversary celebration and presented the 12th annual Living Legends and Orange and Black Scholarship Gala. The ...

M-DCPS Teacher of the Year in running for Fla. top prize

As the nation celebrates National Teacher Appreciation Day, Miami-Dade County Public Schools celebrates one of its outstanding educators. Precious Symonette, the 2017 Francisco R. Walker Teacher of the Year, received the surprise of a lifetime Tuesday, May 3, when she ...

Philanthropist helps hundreds of students

Louella Lillian White Grayson was born Dec. 14, 1922 and is a native Miamian who is of Bahamian descent. She lived in Miami when the residents didn’t have to have security bars on the windows and doors. The only alarms ...

Man honored with ties to rail company

The Florida East Coast Railway posthumously honored Thomas Jefferson Frederick Jr. April 20 at its Miami yard for his 43 years of service to the company. A one-mile stretch of track between North Ojus and South Ojus was designated “Frederick’s ...

Parenting can cause pain

So, there I was again in a familiar position — Mama sitting on the edge of the bed, with a belt in her hand, about to beat into me the lesson I did not learn from all the previous spankings. ...

Pastor Carter: ‘We keep up with the times as God directs us’

Victor A. Carter is the son of William and Rebecca Carter. He was born in Miami and raised in Goodlettsville, Tennessee. Victor graduated from Goodlettsville High School with honors and is an alumnus of Tennessee State University in Nashville. He ...

HandsOn volunteers clean up Ludlam Trail

On Saturday, April 16, Miami’s youth gathered at the north side of the Ludlam Trail to participate in its largest cleanup project to date for Global Youth Service Day. HandsOn Miami, an organization that inspires, equips and mobilizes the community ...

Hollywood’s Black Christians rising

Black Christians shocked Hollywood last September. “War Room,” the mainstream, prayer-themed film starring unknown Black actors, dethroned the hit N.W.A. biopic, “Straight Outta Compton,” at the box office over Labor Day weekend. But this was no fluke. Black Christian entertainment ...

‘March on to Glory and to God’

Bahamian Rex Major has put together in this book, “March on to Glory and to God,” his prophetic and dynamic messages. They were delivered by radio in the early years of his country’s political independence – 1972 to 1977. The ...

W.R. Courtney: “When He says go, you must go”

Willie Ruth Courtney was born Oct. 24 and grew up in Ocala. She is what many describe as “laid back” but those who know her will quickly inject “she is very observant and knows what is going on around her.” ...

Faith Calendar

Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church hosts a free “First single gospel release” program, Friday, April 29th at 6 :30 p.m featuring local notable gospel singers/groups. True Faith invites the community to noonday Bible study every Monday. Call 786-262-6841. Mount Hermon ...

Chef Dee brings third experience

Cooking can be a vehicle by which someone gains success in Miami. De’Bronya Hodges, or better know as Chef Dee, has gained that success and attention once she became DJ Khaled’s personal chef. Not only has her company, Empty Plates ...

The Blind Boys of Alabama and Mavis Staples in concert May 4

Multiple Grammy Award-winners, including a Lifetime Achievement Award, and Gospel Hall of Fame inductees, The Blind Boys of Alabama will perform May 4 at 7:30 p.m. at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. Mavis Staples will join the Boys ...

Getting ready for college

The Miami-Dade County Youth Fair & Exposition announced the first round of Scholarship Program recipients at its annual awards ceremony dinner on April 19. “We saw by the large number of talented, intelligent and deserving high school seniors who applied ...