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Inner City Children’s Touring Dance will have free Introductory Classical Ballet Workshops for girls ages 6-8 and 9-12 on Monday and Wednesday evenings. Call 305-758-1577 or visit www.childrendance.net. Miami Northwestern Class of 1995 is celebrating its 20th year reunion July ...

Education reformers must unite around 3 goals

It’s fair to say the ultimate goal of the education reform movement, and the education community in general, is to ensure that all students — no matter where they live or what their background is — have access to a ...

Residents spruce up area with clean up

All hands were on deck recently as Country Club of Miami residents grabbed rakes, shovels and other cleaning tools to spruce up their neighborhood. Led by Miami-Dade County Commissioner Barbara J. Jordan, residents tackled unwanted shrubbery along Bob-o-link Drive from ...

Are you safe at church?

Just two weeks after horrific events in South Carolina, a number of local churches have held events to address security issues, and try to keep such awful situations from taking place again. Dylann Roof shot nine people during a prayer ...

Road to the White House

Kenesha Jackson, now a college student, came to Greater Miami Service Corps with no high school diploma, pregnant, and with no direction. Now a Greater Miami Service Corps alumna member, she spoke at the White House as part of a ...

Pastor of the Week:Ronald Rasool Malik: Imam Muslim who cares about his community

“As a youngster I felt differently when it came to accepting the facts given to me when I went to church. I just didn’t believe all they said about Christianity. I Believe in God. But I believe in just one ...

First Black female police officer in the county dies at 88

Thelma Gaitor Freeman Harris was widely recognized as a pioneer and trailblazer during a 25-year career in law enforcement. Harris made history in 1962 as the first Black female police officer in the Miami-Dade County Police Department. She died July ...

Faith Calendar

New Life Ministry invites the community to The Healing and Deliverance Revival featuring Prophet Markell McKoy and The Prophetic Team, July 15-17, 7:30 p.m. 305-681-0208. Bethany SDA Church educational series for the Brownsville community, Part 2 – Parenting on Thursday, ...

Miami Gardens Council honors Girl Scouts

Miami Gardens public officials honored the Girl Scouts Troop 347 at the July 8 city council meeting. Amari Thompson, a junior to be at William Turner Technical School and recently the winner of the Girl Scouts Gold Award, was presented ...

First Black female police officer in county dies at 88

Thelma Gaitor Freeman Harris was widely recognized as a pioneer and trailblazer during a 25-year career in law enforcement. Harris made history in 1962 as the first Black female police officer in the Miami-Dade County Police Department. She died July ...

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 ...