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Fun Fest at Brownsville

Brownsville Middle School hosted the Falcon Fun Fest on April 9 as a reward for students’ participation at Saturday Academy for additional academic support in preparation for the Florida Standards Assessments tests. Students enjoyed free food, books, music, balloon animals, ...

HBCU scholarships awarded

Carol City High School student Victoria Allen had a huge smile on her face when she was formally presented with a scholarship for $1,000 and a jumbo check from organizers of the HBCU/Greek Walk and Run. Allen, who will attend ...

HBCU presidents share their stories

The power of exceptional women nearly lifted the roof off of Lee Hall Auditorium at Florida A&M University on March 22, as six leading college presidents shared professional challenges, life experiences and inspirational stories. The Extraordinary Reach discussion was part ...

Former gang member now a peacemaker

Ray Winans, once affectionately known as “Killer Ray,” is helping reduce gun violence in Detroit — one gang member at a time. The 37-year-old former gang member is an unconventional activist who mediates among gangs, police and federal prosecutors while ...

John Lewis among speakers at youth summit

Civil rights legend and Congressman John Lewis is among the prominent leaders scheduled to take part in a line-up, April 21-24 at the 4th Annual South Florida Youth Summit (SFYS). During the summit, South Florida students will take part in ...

There is always one child

I was listening to a radio host on WINZ who ask the question, “Should parents be held accountable for the criminal actions of their minor children?” Well, to a point I would agree but, on the other hand, I would ...

What was Jesus’ first miracle in the Bible?

With Mothers' Day just around the corner, you know what I have often wondered: What was Jesus’ first miracle? Oh sure, most people would say it was turning water into wine in John 2:1-10. And verse 11 even calls it, ...

Senior housing building in Richmond Heights opens

Miami-Dade County Commissioner Dennis Moss; Pastor Alphonso Jackson Sr., Second Baptist Church and President of SBC Community Development Corp.; and Cornerstone Group on Wednesday, April 6, joined to host the ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially open the Reverend John & Anita ...

Feeding the Pork n’ Beans

On National Siblings Day, a consortium of people and organizations gathered to feed some residents of Liberty City. On the afternoon of April 10, the Roots Collective, Save the Kids, Probation Station, the Nation of Islam and Make The Homeless ...

Broderick Johnson is his Brother’s Keeper

Broderick Johnson sees young Black men on America’s streets taking long drags off short smokes. “It’s the idleness,” said Johnson, a Baltimore native and advisor to President Barack Obama. “No jobs — or summer jobs — for Black men. Kids ...

Pastor Avery Jones: Singer of praises and leader of many folks

Avery L. Jones was born in Miami on Dec. 18, 1962. He is one of four children born to the late Alfonso Jones and Lillie Shephard. He attended school in the Miami-Dade County Public Schools System. In April of 1984 ...

Church Elder celebrates 20 years of preaching, learning

Last Sunday, at The Church of Tabernacle in Liberty City was a day of remembrance and thanksgiving for Elder Oliver L. Gross and his wife, Janice. The worship service was in commemoration of Gross’ 20th preaching anniversary. I tell you ...

FMU partners with National Black MBA

Florida Memorial University and the National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA) entered into a groundbreaking agreement that will develop and strengthen career pathways for undergraduate and graduate business students. The partnership aims to enhance the quality of the educational experiences, internship ...

Big Brothers Big Sisters get big gift from Carnival

With the help of the Carnival Foundation, the Miami chapter of Big Brothers and Big Sisters received a new facility called Carnival Center for Excellence. “We want people to some how, some way get involved with Big Brother Big Sisters. ...

Camp brings the peace

The Inner City Youth Enrichment Camp's third annual "Stop the Violence and Bring the Peace" event took place March 26 at Olinda Park, 2101 NW 51st St. School Board Vice Chair Dr. Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall, Teacher