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‘Guns down, Bibles open’

For years, Deacon Charles Jackson has been serving God’s will and reaching out to youth to put an end to gun violence. On Good Friday, the deacon who presides over Friendship Missionary Baptist Church was at it again, posting messages ...

Churches go green, save greenbacks at facilities

The biggest challenge at the Reverend Dr. Earl D. Trent Jr.’s historic Black church is raising enough money to do the Lord’s work. Trent, pastor of Washington, D.C.’s Florida Avenue Baptist Church, was grappling with that very issue five years ...

Notes from a local concerned father

When I see our young men ages 15, 16, 17 and older committing violent crimes that alter their lives forever, my heart goes out to them and their families. Some may say I should not care about the young men ...

Faith Calendar

AFLAME Ministry School classes began on Jan 30th at 10 a.m. Call 954 919-9757. True Faith invites the community to noonday Bible study every Monday. Call 786-262-6841. St. Mary First Missionary Baptist Church invites you to the 26th Pastoral Anniversary ...

Community Easter egg hunting

Omega Power and Praise Ministry Inc., 4705 NW 17 Ave., along with the Miami Model City Net Office, and the city of Miami North Police Station presented Omega’s Annual Easter Basket Giveaway/Easter Egg Hunt Community Fun Day. The event was ...

Are we elected to go to heaven?

A concept that has often puzzled me in Scripture is the concept of “The Elect,” the belief that from the time of creation, a select few of us have been chosen by God to make it into Heaven. And Scripture ...

Carl Johnson: One must be faithful to become fruitful

Carl Johnson is a native Floridian and was born Sept. 23, 1960, in Miami, to Hattie M. and the late Fernie Johnson Sr. As a child, Carl joined the 93rd Street Community Baptist Church under the leadership of the late ...

Faith Calendar

AFLAME Ministry School classes began on Jan 30th at 10 a.m. Call 954 919-9757. True Faith invites the community to noonday Bible study every Monday. Call 786-262-6841. Elohim-Adonai House of Prayer hosts its 14th Annual Prayer Conference: Thy Spirit of ...

FMU convocation honors alumni

Florida Memorial University celebrated Founder's Week from March 15-19. It's been 137 years since the university opened its doors to students who aspire for brighter futures and it's been 48 years since the school came to Miami from St Augustine. ...

Four Miami teens selected for Disney Dreamers Academy

Each year since its 2007 inception, Walt Disney World has collaborated with media mogul Steve Harvey and ESSENCE Magazine to host the Disney Dreamers Academy — a four-day, all-expense paid, hands-on educational and mentoring opportunity for high school students from ...

Auditions draw local performances

Young Talent, Big Dreams auditions were held at the African Heritage Cultural Center in Liberty City March 5. The auditions offer youth an opportunity to showcase their talent and express themselves in positive ways, in sharp contrast to the violence ...

Man, the check and the child

One day while surfing Facebook I came across a post of a gentleman’s check. The check displayed him working 50 hours per week, for $8.50 an hour, and only grossing $425. After taxes and child support deductions, his net pay ...

Zeta Phi Beta celebrates 70 years

The sisters of the Beta Tau Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority held a luncheon last week at the Inter-Continental Hotel in Doral in celebration of their 70th year of existence. Zeta Phi Beta was incorporated in 1920, but ...

Pastor wears many different hats in life

Joy Ella Little-Jackson is the daughter of Ida Mae and the late George Chatman Little Sr. Joy is the sixth of seven children, born Nov. 23, 1953 and educated in the Miami-Dade County Public Schools system. She is a graduate ...

Bullard, Hatcher help celebrate FMU's Founders' Week

MIAMI GARDENS — Florida Memorial University (FMU), South Florida’s only historically Black university, will celebrate 137 years of existence starting Wednesday, March 16, 2016. This year, FMU is proud to announce that its annual Founder’s Day celebration has instead become ...