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School board recognizes Turner Tech Arts students

As proposed by School Board Vice Chair Dr. Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall, the Miami-Dade School Board recognized six 12th-grade students from William H. Turner Technical Arts High School for their extraordinary scholastic achievements. Under the leadership of Principal Lavette Hunter, Turner Tech ...

MEYGA Learning Center celebrates first-ever graduates

MEYGA Learning Center in Liberty City celebrated its first-ever graduating classes for Pre-K through seventh-grade students at the Liberty Square Community Center on May 27.

Nonprofit organization helps gardens spring up in many Miami-Dade schools

On a hot Tuesday under sunny skies, Lake Stevens Elementary in Miami Gardens received a garden makeover students and teachers had long desired. The Education Fund, a nonprofit that funds programs in Miami-Dade County Public Schools, stepped in to convert ...

Pastor James Pacley: Children need training

The terrible things happening in the streets of Miami has touched the heart of Pastor James Pacley and his aim is to try and garner enough support within the Miami-Dade County area to maybe have it spread to Tallahassee. “The ...

Faith Calendar

Christian Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church, Inc. in partnership with the Florida Summer Food Program, will be offering free meals for children from infancy to 18 during the summer. Call 305- 693-1301. St. Mary First Missionary Baptist Church in Coconut Grove ...

Youth Automotive Training Center graduation

Twenty-seven young men recently celebrated a new chance for brighter futures as they became the 37th class to graduate from the Youth Automotive Training Center (YATC). A crowd of more than 350 family members, guests and community leaders were present ...

St. Thomas hosts legal initiative

The third annual Miami-Dade County Public School Legal Initiative was held on Thursday, May 19. The event was the brainchild of attorney Kymberlee Curry Smith and hosted by St. Thomas University Law School. The event was sponsored by the Law ...

Miami Bayside Foundation awards scholarships

The Miami Bayside Foundation (MBF) awarded $1,000 scholarships to 37 high school seniors at Miami City Hall on May 26. Four of the 37 students received the Commissioner Willy Gort Scholarship, a scholarship program for District 1 residents that was ...

Sending Rockets into summer

Coach Roland Smith winds down on his third year leading the Miami Central Rockets. Though there wasn’t a Spring Football Jamboree for the third year in a row, there was the usual Intra-Squad Scrimmage to send the Rockets into the ...

BTW alum establishes major endowment

Herbert “Herb” Carter, Miami native and 1956 graduate of Booker T. Washington (B.T.W.) High School excelled for close to three decades as a corporate executive at IBM and the Siemens Corporation. Just a couple of weeks prior to his death ...

Charity event benefits South Florida youth

This year’s Orange Bowl Impact and Excellence Awards (The OBIEs): A Taste of South Florida presented by Florida Blue took place on Friday, May 20, at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center. The OBIEs: A Taste of South Florida ...

Do you have the courage to preach on a street corner?

"Whoever is ashamed of Me and My words, the Son of Man will be ashamed of them when He comes in His glory and in the glory of the Father and of the holy angels." Several years ago, I saw ...

Willie Di James, an apostle with a living testimony

Willie Di James is the daughter of Evangelist Rachel Ross and Brother Willie Daniel James of Boston, Mass. She is also the loving and devoted mother of Brother Elijah L. James and grandmother of two lovely grandsons, Elijah Jr. and ...

‘Road to Royalty’ luncheon held by Princess & Pearls

The Princess and Pearls organization held its annual recognition luncheon last Saturday and honored 14 African American young ladies. Sonia Chess, a Princess & Pearls CEO, and mentor of the group of girls honored at the luncheon said, “We teach ...

Unwed dads fight for fathers’ rights

U.S. Army Specialist Christopher Carlton is passionate about two areas of service in his life: his country and his family. But when the soldier shipped out for a tour of duty in the Middle East in early 2010, he had ...