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France-Luce Benson: Writing her own ticket to success

Miami native France-Luce Benson discovered her passion for the arts early on in middle school, studying theater, music and drama.

A Jungle Island Christmas

The 5000 Role Models of Excellence Project celebrated its two-day 10th Annual Christmas Celebration Summit in partnership with Jungle Island and Walgreens. The young men had to complete an essay entitled, “The Spirit of Giving” in order to be eligible ...

Black churches show support for Obama’s environment plan

WASHINGTON — Leaders of the nation’s major Black churches — representing nearly 13 million African-American members — presented more than 10,000 pastors’ signatures to Congressional Black Caucus members in support of President Obama’s Clean Power Plan. The leaders said they ...

Baptist Ministers Council hosts Christmas service

Jordan Grove Missionary Baptist Church, located at 5946 NW 12 Ave., “Cook’s Corner,” was the place to be for all senior citizens on Wednesday, Dec. 9. The members of Jordan Grove and their pastor, Rev. Douglas Cook, graciously received everyone ...

Dr. Jeffrey Swain and FMU committed to Miami-Dade County

Dr. Jeffrey D. Swain, director of Centers for Academic Support and Retention is around town meeting with organizations and residents making sure that they are aware that Florida Memorial University is here in Miami-Dade County to serve the young and ...

Faith Calendar

The Elks Historical Business and Conference Center invites the community every Sunday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. for its Gospel Kickback Entertainment and fine dining. Call 305-224-1890. Holy Ghost Assembly will have a free health fair from 10 a.m. ...

FAMU names Traki Taylor new dean of College of Education

Traki L. Taylor, Ph.D., has been selected as the new dean of the Florida A&M University College of Education.

There will be a MLK Parade

On Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015, “Dr.” Preston W. Marshall Jr. died at North Shore Hospital. As the information about his death spread around Miami-Dade County, throughout Florida and across the nation, the questions that usually followed were: “Will there still ...

The Miami Central Alumni Association names new president

Carlton Wright, a 1984 graduate of Miami Central High School, was voted in as the new president of the school's alumni association on Wednesday, Dec. 2. Wright will take the helm held by William "D.C." Clark, who was the association's ...

Pastor Kevin Lee: “I have learned to lean on the Lord” in life

Reverend Kevin Lee, 58, the pastor of Restoration Life Empowerment Center at 4784 NW 167th St in Miami Gardens, is not just a minister who talks and preaches about having faith in God. He has personal examples to share with ...

FIU, museum partner to enhance science education

The Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science and Florida International University have created a partnership to strengthen science education through funding from the State of Florida.

Celebrate the holiday season with us

The Miami Times Holiday Jubilee will be celebrated welcoming some of South Florida’s best gospel talent in greeting the Christmas season at The Historic Lyric Center in Overtown on December 12 at 5 p.m. The signature event of The Miami ...

Career journalist joins the Knight Foundation

Karen Rundlet joined Knight Foundation in November 2015 as a program officer for journalism.

Black clergy caucus honors Bishop Leo Frade

The Black Clergy Caucus Of the Episcopal Diocese of Southeast Florida hosted a luncheon last month

Miami Heart Gallery Moment

Foster children looking for their forever family had their photos taken at Miami Marlins Ballpark as part of The Children’s Trust Miami Heart Gallery. The images from the photo shoot on Wednesday, Nov. 11, becomes a web-based exhibit featuring children ...