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Smith studied without home, electricity

At graduation, students wear the cap and gown in honor of their academic achievements, whether it is their commitment to education; their performance in class; their test scores; or even their class attendance. But seldom does the cap and gown ...

Tacolcy honor roll students recognized at ceremony

The Miami Tacolcy Academy Center had more than 20 students on the Honor Roll all school year. For the end of the school year, NFL Super Bowl 2016 Denver Champ and Miami native Kayvon Webster and award-winning writer Jasmine Dee ...

Edison High athletes receive scholarships

On June 9, a signing ceremony was held for eight outstanding soccer players who received scholarships based on their academic achievements and athletic talent. The athletes are from Miami Edison High School. They are members of the Little Haiti FC ...

Food For The Poor: 30 years serving Haiti

Food For The Poor is celebrating three decades of service to the people of Haiti, a ministry that began in 1986 with a response to a plea for help for families in Cite Soleil. Thirty years later, hundreds of thousands ...

Lt. Col. Trahon T. Mashack, an example for others to emulate

When Trahon T. Mashack, who was born and raised in Miami, was about 8 or 9 years old, the Youth Department at the Northside Church of God in Miami at 2590 NW 103rd St., was having a program. The church ...

Ike Lewis Jr. calls all souls from all over

Ike Lewis Jr., a native of Miami, grew up in the Allapattah area. He attended Allapattah Elementary and Junior High Schools and graduated from Miami Jackson Senior High School. His relationship with the Lord was developed 37 years ago at ...

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. The Historic Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church is holding Vacation ...

A big laptop giveaway in Miami Gardens

For the seventh year in a row, Miami Gardens Mayor Oliver Gilbert III has helped college-bound students from Miami Norland, Miami Northwestern and Carol City high schools by awarding them state-of-the-art HP laptops during the end-of-year award ceremonies. On Wednesday, ...

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 ...