FMU brings first Children's Book Fair & Festival featuring youth authors

After attending a self-publishing seminar, 7-year-old Christopher Isaiah Penn Smith's parents thought it might be a good idea for him to write his own book as a way to help encourage him to read. Christopher oversaw illustrations to ensure the ...

FAMU emerges as No. 1 public HBCU

Florida A&M University (FAMU) has risen to the No. 7 spot on U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Historically Black Colleges and Universities” list. Climbing three spots, the ranking reveals FAMU as No. 1 among public HBCUs and among the ...

North Miami students receive $24K in college scholarships

The North Miami Educational Foundation Inc. (NMEFI), which administers a scholarship program available exclusively to North Miami residents who completed high school within the past two years, recently awarded its 2016-2017 scholarship recipients.

Sorority and longshoremen recognized by school board

The Miami-Dade School Board, at last Wednesday’s meeting, honored exemplary community organizations: International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA) Local No.1416 and Nu Chapter of Chi Eta Phi Nursing Sorority Inc. School Board Vice Chair Dr. Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall proposed the recognition.

Dade schools reduce testing

Officials from Miami-Dade County Public Schools announced last week that the District would further reduce the number of tests students have been required to take in previous years.

FAMU students challenged to ‘Strike the Vote’

With local primary elections coming to a close and voters turning out in large numbers, it is no surprise that many among that group were Florida A&M University students. In preparation for Election Day, President Elmira Mangum stopped by the ...

Miami students awarded scholarships

American Senior High graduate Albert Copeland and Dr. Michael Krop Senior High graduate Jaylen Walker are among nine students statewide to be awarded scholarships by the Florida chapter of Women of AT&T (WOA-FL).

Local artists headline second Back to School Jam

The busiest time for parents is undeniably the back-to-school season. Shopping, school supplies, uniforms and such are underway while children are still coming off summer vacation freedom. The youth empowerment group of South Florida, #BeYou!, took off some of the ...

FMU welcomes largest freshman class in six years

Florida Memorial University closed its first week of classes for the 2016-2017 academic year with a record number of freshman students.

Black youth recognized at the aug. 10 school board meeting

School Board Vice Chair Dr. Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall recognized the Miami-Dade NAACP ACT-SO (Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics) 2016 winners at the Aug. 10 School Board meeting.

Urban schools advocates call for an investigation

ICARE, the local group that advocates for improvements in urban core schools, has issued another scathing report against the Miami-Dade County Public School System, asking for the state and federal education departments to invest how the district allocates key funds ...

The rebuilt Miami Norland Senior High opens

Schools across Miami-Dade County opened their doors Monday to welcome students back after summer break. At one school, in particular, the excitement and the growing anticipation for the start of the 2016-2017 school year has been palatable.

Students, beware of Zika

The Zika virus is a disease that has South Floridians taking caution when they step out of their homes. As the latest information reveals Zika activity in sections of Wynwood and Miami Beach, the Miami-Dade County Public School Board decided ...

From education advocacy to career preparedness

Mack Samuel, a technologist, entrepreneur, and an avid advocate for children’s education, brings STEM For Kids to Miami to help them get better prepared for the future.

Internship program provides college students opportunities

Cle-Andra Rolle, a senior at Florida Memorial University majoring in biology, says her dream of becoming a doctor is a reality because of Commissioner Barbara Jordan’s Summer Youth Internship Initiative (SYII).