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Weddings Synchronized

ABACO, BAHAMAS — At 3:30 p.m., WanJari Banfield was still in the bridal suite, doing last-minute primping. Wearing something old? Check. The bride put on a pair of shoes she already owned. Something new? Check. Her beautiful gown, of course. ...

A pastor who “seeks the kingdom of God”

Bishop Victor T. Curry, is a pastor, preacher, author, teacher and social activist who is the epitome of focused leadership,” said numerous members of mega-church New Birth Baptist Church Cathedral of Faith International at 2300 NW 135th St., Opa-locka. Curry, ...

Happy 101st Birthday, Dorothy Edwards

On Tuesday, Jan. 13, Dorothy Edwards began her birthday celebration with the Dorsey High School Alumni at noon at her Brownsville home. Present to celebrate with her on this blessed and joyous occasion were: Thomas Albury, Gloria Green, Alstene McKinney, ...

Faith Calendar

Sistah to Sistah Connection, Inc. Outreach Women’s Ministry invites evangelists, ministers and teachers to register for our Ministerial Training Academy. Call 786-246-7578. JAVA- Jesus Approved Vibin’ Atmosphere will host a Christian poetry and musical event on Saturday, February 7, 7:30-9:30 ...

Scholars urged to share King’s dream

Judge Glenda A. Hatchett had a message to deliver to the 84 young men of color who sat before her, all sporting bright white shirts and red ties. Yet Hatchett’s message at the 22nd Annual Unity Scholarship Breakfast was far ...

‘Gimme My Shoe’ book inspired by daughters

Jennifer Booker discovered her passion for writing when she was in middle school. She wrote an essay about being sheriff for a day for a contest and won the first prize. That passion has not dissipated; “it has gotten deeper,” ...

Faith Calendar

Sistah to Sistah Connection, Inc. Outreach Women’s Ministry invites evangelists, ministers and teachers to register for our Ministerial Training Academy. Call 786-246-7578. Golden Bells cordially invite the community to a musical program on Jan. 24 at New Beginning Baptist Church. ...

Happy 100th birthday Ms. Christell Porter

Christell Porter will turn 100 on Jan. 25. Her daughter, Norma Dunwoody, 80, wants her mother to be remembered “by the few individuals who are still alive and knew her or us.” “My mother was the first tenant to move ...

Memorial for the first Black Kennel owner in Miami-Dade

Family and friends this weekend will celebrate the life of Benjamin F. Gardner, the first Black kennel owner in Miami-Dade who died Dec. 7. He was 69. A memorial service will be held for Gardner at 11 a.m. on Saturday, ...

Students see 'Selma' film in Aventura

The Casting Couch Productions LLC exposed the youth of Miami-Dade County to acts of social justice by offering them a viewing of the film, “Selma.” Last Saturday, more than 50 youth were treated to a film that many critics are ...

Good parents are key to peace and happy children

I have recently come to the realization that good parenting is the most important job of every human being. Children live what they learn and experience, especially from their parents and other care-givers in the early years of their lives. ...

M-DCPS Magnet schools application deadline Jan. 15  

To have your child considered for a Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) Magnet Programs you need to complete and submit an application by Jan. 15. Here are the 12 most important things you need to know about the application process: ...

Charity for change

Angela M. Thomas and her husband Frederick Thomas encourage change for the better. They do this through the community organization Rise Up 4 Change and its offshoot, Giving from My Heart Inc. The Thomases will introduce the organization to the ...

Visions are clear or distorted

Before my sight became blurred and I was forced to wear glasses or contact lenses to read anything closer than arm’s length, “seeing” was taken for granted. Just as we take breathing for granted, I took seeing for granted until ...

God has plans for you in 2015

God has a plan for our lives. Those who do not take the time to invest in his “soul bank” will not be able to reap the many rewards, bonuses, and accolades he has stored up for redemption. In Jeremiah ...