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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 ...

Sonia Chess: reaching young girls in the community

Sonia Chess has an unique way to mentor hundreds of young girls around South Florida. As author of “Princess Bria: The Great I Am! A Bedtime Story," Chess uses wisdom from her troubled past to help younger generations achieve a ...

Fewer Florida students to receive 'Bright Futures'

Tougher requirements in the state’s Bright Futures program have dramatically reduced the amount of students who qualify for scholarships. Only half of Bright Futures scholarships will be awarded this fall compared to last year. About 21,340 students are expected to ...

5000 Role Models get informed

Helping young men achieve their dreams after high school is imperative to the entire community. Many have an idea of what they want to be when they “grow-up” but few have the resources. Enter the 5000 Role Models of Excellence ...

College Bound: Miami's high school seniors prepare for future endeavors

With the end of the school year fast approaching, many high school seniors around Miami-Dade County are preparing to enter the next phase of their lives. Cheers to the many cycles that will be broken in our inner-city communities this ...