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Alumnus gives FIU $1 million

Miami native Gerald C. Grant, Jr. can testify to the statement that “life is a marathon and not a sprint.” While attending Miami Edison Senior High, Grant, 57, made $2 an hour and, in college, worked two jobs. With ambition ...

Albert Lewis, looking to jump into career world

A young and vibrant senior at North Miami Senior High is consistently demonstrating the qualities of a role model according to a recent press release. Albert D. Lewis is focused on serving his community and taking his education further.

Miami Gardens hosts science and engineering fair

Several years ago, the City of Miami Gardens hosted its first Science and Engineering Fair — this year tradition stands true. The third annual fair is set for December 9-10 and the City of Miami Gardens is urging students with ...

UTD president and others dig in their own pockets to fund ideas

For the first time ever, United Teachers of Dade [UTD] reached into their own pockets to grant 13 deserving Miami-Dade County Public School [M-DCPS] teachers with funds to advance creative classroom projects. Fedrick Ingram, president, received matching voluntary contributions from ...

Local student competes for Miss National UNCF

Keyandra Berry, a junior at the historic Florida Memorial University [FMU] hailing from South Florida, is preparing to compete in the 2013-2014 Miss National United Negro College Fund [UNCF] Scholarship Pageant next February. Berry is majoring in music with a ...

Norland Senior High celebrates groundbreaking

Students and faculty of Miami Norland Senior High School [MNSH] have been walking the same hallways since 1958. Now, after a promise was made last year by Miami-Dade County Public Schools, a brand new school is on the horizon. On ...

Northwestern High receives $5,000 grant for teachers

Recently, Miami Northwestern Senior High School [MNSH] was the recipient of a generous offer from the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organization [AFL-CIO].

Lil TerRio promotes staying in school

Who would have thought that an overnight celebrity would come from a six-year-old just being himself? With his loving personality, TerRio Harshaw [also known as Lil’ TerRio] has captured the hearts of thousands around the nation. And his popularity has ...

Allapattah Middle School walks for breast cancer cure

Over 250 students from Allapattah Middle School [AMS] recently decided to come together to make a stand for those battling breast cancer. They said that because October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, they wanted to show their support in finding ...

UF celebrates dreams fulfilled

The University of Florida’s [UF] Association of Black alumni hosted its annual Black alumni weekend to celebrate the 50th year of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. The theme ...

Student recognized for his academic achievements

Mervin Cox, a junior at Miami Palmetto Senior High, has been chosen to be the 5000 Role Models’ student of the month.

Plant it Forward opens largest aquaponics lab

A unique university-community school partnership has recently invaded the campus of Miami Northwestern Senior High School [MNSH]. The Plant It Forward food production educational program, powered by One America and led by Points of Light, was a fun-filled event while ...

Peace Park rally to unite youth

Teddy bears — intended to bring joy and love have instead taken on a whole new meaning in our urban communities. Many in our community know exactly what it means to see a bunch of teddy bears stacked on top ...

Highlights of 2013 Education Summit

Did you know that by the age of three, children from low-income families have heard 30 million fewer words than their more affluent peers? NBC News has made it their mission to engage the country in “solution-focused conversation about the ...

UF now offers major in African American studies

Just as Sam Cooke belted out in his 1964 single, “A Change is Gonna Come,” — from the looks of things in Gainesville — indeed it has. Building on the 44 year-old program, the University of Florida [UF] now offers ...