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Read this: Programs and staffing are at great risk

Once upon a time, the City of Miami had libraries where children, adults and senior citizens went to read and research. Thanks to budget cuts set by Mayor Carlos Gimenez, the Miami-Dade County Public Library System is close to becoming ...

High school students channel their inner Dr. House

Someone page Dr. Huxtable and let him know to move on over! Last Friday, 50 high school students from around the nation participated in a nine day summer program. The students made their way to Florida International University Herbert Wertheim ...

FCAA announces 2014 scholarship recipients

The Family Christian Association of America, Inc. (FCAA) is pleased to announce that their 2014 Scholarships have been awarded to Elizabeth Clervil, Da’Marco Milton and Chrislyne Floreal. These scholarships are awarded to those students demonstrating excellence in the classroom and ...

100 Black Men hold annual conference

He was introduced to the 100 Black Men of America at the age of 12-year-old Dario Stephen tells a local newspaper that without he would be, “selling drugs, somewhere in jail or six feet below.” A Liberty City native, Stephens ...

Stars of tomorrow

Here today, a successful adult tomorrow are the words Jemmy Jasmin, founder of Stars of Tomorrow Foundation, lives by. North Miami Beach native and Miami Edison Senior High alumnus, Jasmin says he couldn’t recall a single professional athlete that made ...

Entrepreneur ‘Activating Communities Through Service’

“Did you hear about the rose that grew from a crack in the concrete?,” the late, hip-hop artist Tupac Shakur wrote. Founder of a new and unique virtual start-up business, Gary Smith, Jr. says he is pushing for all of ...

Children, parents cope with learning disabilities

One of the smartest investments that one can make is to invest in early childcare advancements. As the brain develops during childhood, research has shown early detection is critical in diagnosing and understanding learning, behavioral or emotional disabilities. Learning disabilities ...

Students awarded scholarships by Miami Bayside Foundation

Sometimes all it takes is a little teamwork to get the ball rolling. The Miami Bayside Foundation did just that when it created a scholarship endowment last week. The Foundation has partnered with Miami Dade College (MDC), Florida Memorial University ...

5000 Role Models Senior High conference

The annual 5000 Role Models of Excellence Project ‘Finished High School. . . Now What? Senior High School Conference. Held at The Sun Life Stadium on Thursday, May 15. The honorable Frederica Wilson, the White House Initiative on Excellence for ...

Shamis Abdi named FAMU's chief of staff

TALLAHASSEE — Shamis Abdi has been named chief of staff by Florida A&M University (FAMU) President Elmira Mangum, Ph.D. She began her post on May 1. Abdi comes to FAMU with more than 16 years of experience in management, operations ...

Young performers light up the night

Somewhere in the middle of his performance, as his fingers were zipping over the saxophone keys, Abdias Armenteros heard the audience begin clapping in time. “Wow, the crowd was great, and to hear them clap really helped me. I don’t ...

Florida Memorial University 2014 commencement

Florida Memorial University, the historically Black college in Miami Gardens held its annual commencement ceremony, filled with pomp and pageantry for 129 graduates at Clock Tower Promnenade on the school’s campus Saturday. The service included traditional procession of faculty members ...

BTW alumni, business leaders and organizations award scholarships

They overcame tremendous odds to achieve soaring grade-point averages and high test scores while living in some of Miami’s toughest neighborhoods. On last Tuesday, dozens of bright high school seniors reaped big rewards at Booker T. Washington High School’s annual ...

Miami Edison High students receive pre-prom safety measures

With a glamorous and entertaining night that many high school students dream of promptly approaching, local organizations and political figures want to ensure the night stays that way. A very dramatic and scary visual of what takes place seconds after ...

Sybrina Fulton launches Empowered to Know My Rights

Nearly two years after the killing of her son, Trayvon Martin, Sybrina Fulton has since dedicated her life to traveling the nation and speaking on behalf of the “voiceless.” Last Thursday, Fulton and the Trayvon Martin Foundation visited North Miami ...