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Lyric Live: Theron wins for the second month in a row during First Friday's Amateur Night

The lobby of the Historic Lyric Theater is a not-so-subtle reminder of what used to be an Overtown entertainment venue and what might be in the not-too-distant future. Pictures of Black entertainment icons of years past adorn the walls, greeting ...

FAMU grads receive grant from Microsoft

Some people might say Jacky Sam Succes, 22, was destined for success with what he calls “an awesome last name.” Still, it is his hard work that was recognized on May 2 when he and 16 other graduating seniors at ...

Elementary school unveils edible garden

Miami-Dade School Board Member Dr. Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall (D-2) participated in the Edible Gardens Unveiling Ceremony held on Wednesday, April 29 at Kelsey L. Pharr Elementary School. The Education Fund's edible gardens will provide learning opportunities and enough fresh produce to ...

The three Cs of life: Choices, chances, changes

You must make a choice to take a chance or your life will not change. Christians serve the God that gives them free choice. They are allowed to take a chance on individuals and opportunities as they see fit to ...

Help fight childhood obesity

Families are encouraged to join the annual “Dr. Nelson L. Adams Walk a Mile with a Child” event in historic Overtown on Saturday, May 2, from 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.. The event will involve both children and adults in ...

Joanem F. Floreal is ‘Pastor Fanfan’ to all

Joanem Frandy Floreal is known in the community as “Pastor Fanfan.” The church Floreal founded and serves as the senior pastor is called Shalom Community Church, a United Methodist denomination. It is said by many that “Shalom Community Church is ...

Faith Calendar

Sistah to Sistah Connection, Inc. Outreach Women’s Ministry invites evangelists, ministers and teachers to register for Ministerial Training Academy. Call 786-246-7578. New Day N Christ Deliverance Ministry invites the community to free Mind, Body and Soul Enhancements self-improvement class and ...

Students learn Miami history at City Year function

The History of Overtown event held recently at Booker T. Washington High School was one of many conducted at 19 Miami-Dade Public Schools serviced by City Year. For students, it was a unique twist of history combined with motivations to ...

Johnson FMU commencement speaker

Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson will be the commencement speaker at Florida Memorial University's spring graduation ceremony 8:30 a.m. Saturday May 2. Secretary Johnson was sworn in on December 23, 2013 as the fourth Secretary of Homeland Security. Prior ...

Family the focus at FACT festival

The field right outside of North Miami Senior High, known as Cagni Park, was teaming with people last Saturday for the annual FACT Festival. But this year, the usual anti-crime focus broadened to unite the community around family because of ...

Young men bring back quartet singing with a heavenly kick

One of the most talked about quartet groups in the Fort Lauderdale area today is the new, young and aspiring group called Brothers. Over the last two years, the well-dressed, soul-stirring gentlemen have brought quartet singing back to the forefront. ...

Pastor Keith Moore: Lives what he preaches

Keith Moore was in the prime of his life, playing college football in California, when God stepped in and began to change the course of his life. One night at Pac Jam, a teenage nightclub in Miami, Moore says, the ...

Ricky Dillard to appear at gospel music concert

Stellar Gospel Music Awards winner Ricky Dillard and the New G (Generation) Choir will headline a gospel music concert at Upper Room Ministries in Gardens, on April 25. Dillard, a three-time Grammy Awards nominee, recently won four Stellar Gospel Music ...

Magic city welcomes the 'Brotherly Love'

The scene was set. At the Miami private advance screening of the film "Brotherly Love," fans clamored for autographs and photos, the stars talked about their film and then people watched the movie. South Florida had its screening of the ...

Stuffed animals for children

Pillars of Strength Masonic Lodge gave a donation of stuffed animals to Our Kids of Miami Dade/Monroe Counties Inc., a vendor of Florida's Department of Children Services. Pillars of Strength, which operates under the jurisdiction of MW Cypress Grand Lodge ...