Faith & Family


‘Fix My Life’ host gives insight

MINNEAPOLIS — Iyanla Vanzant is a combination of very positive character traits: confident, strong and honest. She can be seen helping others on her television show, "Iyanla: Fix My Life" on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN).

What scouting did for me

As a boy growing up in Overtown, we didn’t have great riches, but I dreamed and longed for many things. Raised by a single parent, our household consisted of three sisters and two brothers of which I am the youngest. ...

Local pastor inspired by Sunday School convention more than two decades ago

In 1988, Cleveland “Cleve” Roberts III accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior of his life. “I was filled with the Holy Ghost and eagerly wanted to work in the ministry of Jesus Christ,” said Roberts. He began to serve ...

Faith Calendar

South District WIM (Women In Ministry) SOS Revival at St. James AME Church August 20th and 21st at 7 pm. Call 305-635-4637 or 786-250-2611 Food and clothing distribution takes place 4 p.m. every Wednesday at Zion Hope Missionary Baptist Church. ...

Eugenia Brooks Thomas, community icon, dies at 90

Eugenia Brooks Thomas was born on November 24, 1924 in Atlanta, Georgia and came to Miami in 1929 where she was adopted by the Bell family. Mr. Bell was a horticulturist and a prominent Deacon in Dade County and Sarah ...

Miramar at-risk youth celebrate summer

Visits to the beach, field trips and an animal show were just a few of the activities enjoyed by more than 80 at-risk youth in Miramar who attended the “Hangin’ with 5-0” summer camp. The program was sponsored by the ...

Ready for Back to School

Dr. Wilbert “Tee” Holloway, School Board member for District 1, pictured center, joined Miami-Dade County

Monestime gives out book bags at events

Hundreds of District 2 students received new book bags filled with school supplies at two events presented by Miami-Dade County Commission Chairman Jean Monestime and the Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department over the weekend.

Jordan funds Learn to Swim program for kids

The council will work with staff to identify children to who will participate in the Learn to Swim program.

Miramar Patriots give back to homeless

Throughout the year, the team will focus on serving the homeless and helping children with special needs

Free Back to School events this weekend

Back to School season is officially underway with some cities and organizations doing giveaways for children and their parents. Below is a list of giveaways to take advantage of. Overtown: City of Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado and Commission Vice-Chair Keon ...

Students enroll in Police Explorers Academy

The Miami-Dade Schools Police Department held its Summer Police Explorers Academy for high school students at Miami Dade College North Campus.

Hundreds turn out for Justice or Else

The Nation of Islam Leader Minister Louis Farrakhan addressed an overflow audience at Historic Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Overtown on July 30. Farrakhan’s second visit to Mt. Zion came as the movement is on to commemorate the 20th anniversary ...

Student death leads to help for domestic violence victims

On the morning of April 1, 2011, FIU Law student Dannette Willory was shot and killed by her longtime boyfriend. He then turned the gun on himself. That tragic moment put Willory among a growing number of women who have ...

Faith Calendar

Food and clothing distribution takes place 4 p.m. every Wednesday at Zion Hope Missionary Baptist Church. Call 786-541-3687. Matters of the Heart Forum will host a Table Talk Brunch on Saturday, August 8 at M.E.C. Ministries from 10 a.m. to ...