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Big Brothers Big Sisters get big gift from Carnival

With the help of the Carnival Foundation, the Miami chapter of Big Brothers and Big Sisters received a new facility called Carnival Center for Excellence. “We want people to some how, some way get involved with Big Brother Big Sisters. ...

Camp brings the peace

The Inner City Youth Enrichment Camp's third annual "Stop the Violence and Bring the Peace" event took place March 26 at Olinda Park, 2101 NW 51st St. School Board Vice Chair Dr. Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall, Teacher

A former student leader looks back at a milestone

Fifty years ago (on Saturday, March 26, 1966) a headline in the Miami Herald read: “Sharecropper's Son Miami Dade Junior College Student Leader." The accompanying photograph shows a crush of jubilant well-wishers surrounding Bobby Reid, the first Black student body ...

FMU convocation honors alumni

Florida Memorial University celebrated Founder's Week from March 15-19. It's been 137 years since the university opened its doors to students who aspire for brighter futures and it's been 48 years since the school came to Miami from St Augustine. ...

Four Miami teens selected for Disney Dreamers Academy

Each year since its 2007 inception, Walt Disney World has collaborated with media mogul Steve Harvey and ESSENCE Magazine to host the Disney Dreamers Academy — a four-day, all-expense paid, hands-on educational and mentoring opportunity for high school students from ...

SEED School of Miami making strides

Now in its second year, The SEED School of Miami, Florida’s first college-prep public boarding school, is looking for its next class of superstar scholars. Applications are now being accepted through April 4 for incoming sixth graders for the 2016-2017 ...

Teacher of the Year is honored proclamation

Commissioner Barbara J. Jordan presented a proclamation to Precious Symonette, Miami-Dade County’s Francisco R. Walker Teacher of the Year, for her work at Miami Norland Senior High at the March 8 Miami-Dade County Commission meeting. Symonette, a creative writing teacher, ...

FIU top producer of Fulbright U.S. Scholars for 2015-2016

The U.S. State Department has recognized Florida International University as a top producer of Fulbright U.S. Scholars for 2015-2016. FIU is one of 16 research universities with the most faculty and administrators who are Fulbright Scholars. The Fulbright Program, administered ...

Liberty City computers grads

Residents from Liberty Square Public Housing recently graduated from a computer training program at Victory Tech Inc. The program, headed by director Van Williams, focuses on training citizens from Liberty City on how to access and use the computer. Williams ...

The Children’s Trust Provider Profile

“Thomas Armour Youth Ballet’s mission is to create a pathway to educational and professional opportunities for the youth of Miami-Dade County through the study and performance of dance.” -- Ruth Wiesen, director. Thomas Armour Youth Ballet provides ballet training to ...

FMU Lion Legacy: Bridging the past with the future

On March 5th through 7th, Florida Memorial University (FMU) Executive Vice President, Cynthia Curry, University Historian Archivist Dr. Tameka Hobbs, and Director FMU/Lou Rawls Theatre of Performing Arts, Keith Allen, led FMU students on a Lion Legacy Spring Break Service ...

Retirement celebration set for Miami-Dade educator Sophia Hall

A Miami-Dade County Public Schools educator is retiring after more than 35 years and the community is invited to attend a celebration in her honor. Sophia J. Hall, who has taught at Miami Edison, Miami Central, Miami Northwestern, Coral Park ...

UTD names new president to succeed Fedrick C. Ingram

Karla Hernández-Mats, a special education teacher, has been elected the president of United Teachers of Dade (UTD), the largest local union of educators in Florida. She will succeed outgoing UTD President Fedrick C. Ingram, who was recently elected Executive Vice ...

Martin wins gold

Martin Allen Seals, was awarded a Gold medal at the recent Miami-Dade County Science Fair. The son of Sandra and Norbert Seals, Martin is a fourth

Lessons from a dance master

Northwestern High School students scurried down hallways and up the stairs as the bell rings to signal the next class period. In a second floor studio, a group of dance students were in place, awaiting a lesson from a master. ...