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Francena Bruton Thomas, a community activist, dies

Miami native Francena Bruton Thomas, an educator, former The Miami Times columnist, and community activist, died Saturday, July 11 at University of Miami Hospital. Her younger sister, Charlotte Bruton Griggs says, “We grew up in the James E. Scott projects, ...

Grove church honors Charleston

A full moon canopied Greater St. Paul AME Church this past Tuesday, where gospel-glittered voices cut through the drawl of public buses and angry, barking dogs. The historically black Coconut Grove church held a vigil in honor of the Emanuel ...

Anne Turner Herriott elected The Links’ new area director

Anne Turner Herriott was elected as the 19th Southern Area director for The Links Inc. Herriott became the third member of Greater Miami Chapter of The Links to serve as Southern Area Director. The late Maude K. Reid served as ...

Faith Calendar

Bethany SDA Church educational series for the Brownsville community continues with Part 2 – Parenting on Thursday, July 9th and 16th at 6:30 p.m. Call 305-634-2993 or email www.bethanymiami.org. Warriors for Christ Bible Band We Care_Team Liberation presents “Ahhhhh Moments” ...

Hollywood student to mentor others

Aisha Louis of Hollywood is one of five Disney Dreamers Academy alumni to be chosen as an ambassador and national spokesperson for the program. After already distinguishing themselves among thousands to be selected for the exclusive Disney Dreamers Academy with ...

Liberty City residents learn computers

A dozen residents from Liberty Square Public Housing recently graduated from a computer training program at Victory Tech Inc. The program, headed by director Van Williams, focuses on training citizens from Liberty City on how to access and use the ...

Jehovah's Witnesses 2015 summer conventions begin

A three-day seminar June 19-21 discussed, by means of videos, interviews and re-enactments, how the Bible and the example and teachings of Jesus give parents and children the tools to build stronger and more united families. The program opened each ...

Charleston church filled with signs of good and evil

CHARLESTON, South Carolina -- Tributes pour into Mother Emanuel, the site of where alleged mass murderer Dylann Storm Roof shot and killed nine people as they studied the Bible together. Church officials said they already had received more than a ...

Rally for Charleston

Several community groups and activists gathered to remember the nine people who were shot and killed by 21-year-old Dylann Roof at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina. The rally and vigil, entitled "From Charleston to Ft. Lauderdale: ...

Christian performers minister to homeless

Local Christian performers ministered to hundreds of homeless men at S.H.E.A.R. Inc.’s (Sharing Hope Empowerment And Reaction) monthly “Giving Back Love Through Entertainment” event on June 14 at Miami Rescue Mission’s Center for Homeless Men. The performances made attendees dance, ...

Life after two aneurysms

Last October, then-18-year-old Jean Cine woke up with a pounding headache. The senior at North Miami Senior High school thought taking medicine, resting his head in cold water and sleep would simply make the pain in his head disappear. “When ...

Pastor Marshall: There is no distance with God

The Redeemed Community Church of Naples (RCCON), now at 512 11th St. N., in Naples, Fla. was founded and organized in Liberty City 19 years ago by Reverend Sterling Kevin Marshall. He was led to the Lord as a child ...

Law named after man who died in police custody

Last week, Diabetes Awareness Training for Law Enforcement Officers was signed into law by Gov. Rick Scott. The law — HB 201, also known as the Arthur Green Jr. Act -— will require the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to ...

Scholarships given to tech colleges

The Miami Bayside Foundation awarded $70,000 to City of Miami students attending Miami-Dade technical colleges. The presentation was made at a Miami-Dade County School Board meeting on Wednesday, June 17. Baptist Health South Florida partnered with the Bayside Foundation for ...

MDC North Campus president honored

Miami Dade College (MDC) North Campus president Dr. Malou C. Harrison was honored by the Association of Florida Colleges (AFC) at the 48th annual Student Development Commission Conference with the Cameron Hall Practitioner Award. The Cameron Hall Practitioner Award recognizes ...