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Miami students awarded scholarships

American Senior High graduate Albert Copeland and Dr. Michael Krop Senior High graduate Jaylen Walker are among nine students statewide to be awarded scholarships by the Florida chapter of Women of AT&T (WOA-FL).

Fathers: Missing in action or involved and active

“The decisions of the boy determine the destiny of the man. Our men must step up so our community can be a better place,” said Gerald Hawkins, cofounder of Fathers M.I.A. This is the message Hawkins and the rest of ...

Pastor Xavier Jones: “Has a gift and passion for serving the Lord”

Pastor Xavier L. Jones is a successful and innovative man, with a dynamic gift to minister to God’s people. He has an incredible God-given ability to reach a diversified audience and never seems to fail in his deliverance of his ...

Rev. Willie Sims Jr., 68, minister and activist dies

Rev. Willie Sims Jr., the minister and activist who urged calm in Miami over several decades during periods of unrest as a county crisis negotiator, died Saturday after a long illness. He was 68. Friends say Sims always stood out ...

Local artists headline second Back to School Jam

The busiest time for parents is undeniably the back-to-school season. Shopping, school supplies, uniforms and such are underway while children are still coming off summer vacation freedom. The youth empowerment group of South Florida, #BeYou!, took off some of the ...

FMU welcomes largest freshman class in six years

Florida Memorial University closed its first week of classes for the 2016-2017 academic year with a record number of freshman students.

Celebrating heroes and lost angels

Hundreds of child and family advocates streamed into the Adrienne Arsht Center Knight Concert Hall on Aug. 25 to take part in the 2016 Children’s Trust Champions for Children awards, a celebration of the people and programs making Miami-Dade County ...

Local pastors hold Souls to the Polls

Many local churches and social organizations arranged for their members to attend Souls to the Polls events, usually held on the last Sunday during early voting. At the North Dade Regional Library, candidates for political offices congregated and greeted voters. ...

Answering the inquisition

A man stood in a line, impatient, for it was a long line, and he was a man of great wealth. Adding to his disgust was that before him, in this long line, stood a man of no means, a ...

Pastor Mooney has passion for the Kingdom of God

Pastor Jaymes R. Mooney is the senior pastor of the New Bethel Primitive Baptist Church in Fort Lauderdale. The pastor, leaders and the congregation say they are committed to “Changing Lives in a R.E.A.L Way.” REAL is an acronym for ...

Black youth recognized at the aug. 10 school board meeting

School Board Vice Chair Dr. Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall recognized the Miami-Dade NAACP ACT-SO (Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics) 2016 winners at the Aug. 10 School Board meeting.

Urban schools advocates call for an investigation

ICARE, the local group that advocates for improvements in urban core schools, has issued another scathing report against the Miami-Dade County Public School System, asking for the state and federal education departments to invest how the district allocates key funds ...

The rebuilt Miami Norland Senior High opens

Schools across Miami-Dade County opened their doors Monday to welcome students back after summer break. At one school, in particular, the excitement and the growing anticipation for the start of the 2016-2017 school year has been palatable.

Students honor teacher they had 62 years ago

On Sunday, July 24, 10 seniors, former students of Oris Walker from the Lakeshore High School in Belle Glade, Fla., surprised their teacher at Grace Baptist Church in Port St. Lucie to let him know how much they appreciate what ...

Mindingall co-hosts Farm Share event

Dr. Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall, Miami-Dade County Public Schools Vice Chair and Board Member for District 2, co-hosted a Farm Share free food distribution event on Aug. 13 at Miami Dade College, North Campus.