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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 ...

The princesses and the firefighters

The Essence Tea Princess started 2016 by showing appreciation to the men that risk their lives every day in Fire Station 11 in Miami Gardens. The young ladies in their sash and crowns arrived at the door with cases of ...

FAMU professor participates in climate change conference

Florida A&M University Professor Dr. Odemari Mbuya recently met with delegates from 195 countries to discuss ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Paris, France. Mbuya is the program leader of ...

MLK day focuses more on guns than peace

Martin Luther King Jr. was surrounded by guns, even though he didn't like them. At times, armed foot soldiers protected the Baptist preacher and his family. As he led protests across the rural South, King often stood in proximity of ...

Why fathers matter

I have been a father for 35 years and I can tell you it has not always been easy. I have definitely made my share of mistakes and have had many challenges in rearing my children. However, I can proudly ...

Pastor Ulysses S. Morris: A man grounded in faith

Micah 6:8 asks the question, “And what does the Lord require of You? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” Pastor Ulysses S. Morris, known by friends and co-workers as “Bro. Morris,” follows ...

The Children’s Trust Provider Profile

“All I've ever wanted was to move someone with my poetry, and activate their hearts with the art I have in me. Tigertail WordSpeak has harvested me so fully that I'm finally able to see it happen. With my team ...

Northwestern unveils its new health clinic

Miami Northwestern High’s school-based clinic doesn’t just serve its students anymore. The John H. Peavy Health Center at the school now provides health care services to the community after school hours, courtesy of a $1.45 million grant from the U.S. ...

Broward College ranks high in special report

Broward College conferred associate degrees to 3,930 minority students during the 2013-14 academic year, ranking the college third among public, for-profit and non-profit institutions nationwide, according to a special report in “Diverse Issues in Higher Education.” Within that total, 1,721 ...