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BTW students boosted by The Education Effect

The Education Effect has taken off since it began at Miami Northwestern Senior High School campus three years ago. Now, The Education Effect in partnership with Florida International University has plans to serve one of the most historic high schools ...

Amber Robinson wins the 74th Miami Herald Spelling Bee

For Amber Robinson, preparing for the 74th Miami Herald Spelling Bee was like getting ready for the Super Bowl. So she had a game plan that was rather unique.

FAMU inks historic deal

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) School of Journalism recently made history after signing on to become the nation's only Black-owned cable news network. Partnering with the Black Television Network (BTNC),The achievement marks an unprecedented milestone in Black history. After ...

New study suggests preschool is a building block to educational disparities

A recent report by the The U.S. Department of Education has shed new light on some dismal statistics about America’s educational disparities and classroom disciplines among Black students.

Professional football player finds far-fetched passion for education

When it comes to the classroom, the football field or a basketball court, Ray Shipman goes for the gold. Excelling in the classroom while being a student-athlete is something that Shipman is going above-and-beyond to teach youth in Miami-Dade County ...

FAMU awards scholarships to future Rattlers

The Black Archives Historic Lyric Theater Cultural Arts Complex housed the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) 2014 President’s Spring Tour. Dozens of FAMU students, administrators and recruitment representatives made their way to sunny South Florida. Nearly a hundred bright-eyed ...

Florida Memorial University celebrates its 135th birthday

Florida Memorial University, South Florida’s only Historically Black University is anticipating blowing out the candles on their 135th birthday cake. As tradition stands, on Thursday, March 13th at 10:00 a.m. in the Susie C. Holley Religious Center, FMU will be ...

Miami Central's big presence at Youth Fair

The 63rd annual Miami-Dade County Youth Fair and Exposition opens Thursday, with new spectacular rides, concerts, mouth-watering foods, animal and agricultural competitions featuring over over 40,000 artists and students. About 164 culinary and graphic arts entries were from studen

Art by the Sea

It’s that time of the year again, when The Big Blue and You wants you to roll-up those sleeves, throw on your bathing suit and get hands-on at the Fourth Annual ‘Art by the Sea’ event. On Saturday, March 8th ...

Miami Northwestern Senior High students showcase blender bikes

As South Beach transformed into the home of Food Network’s biggest stars for the weekend, some local talent got some exposure of their own. Students from Miami Northwestern Senior High showcased their blender bikes — pedal-powered stationary bicycles fitted with ...

Superintendent brings IT boards to 10,000 classrooms

Superintendent Alberto M. Carvalho announced that Miami-Dade County Public Schools has selected Promethean as the exclusive supplier of interactive (IT) boards for over 10,000 classrooms that cur"Technology is vitally important to the process of educating our students," said Superintendent Carvalho. ...

OYC ensures no child goes to bed hungry

The Overtown Youth Center [OYC] has become a guarded sanctuary for hundreds of children in its community. With its large, colorful and extra-personable staff, its no wonder that such an amazing initiative has conjured up to ensure that no child ...

Myers of FMU named 2014 HBCU All-Star 

Jonte Myers, 31, has made significant strides while attending Florida Memorial University [FMU]. So much so he has been recognized by the White House, among 75 students from 62 Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Last week, the White House Initiative ...

MCI shows appreciation in Liberty City

The Miami Children’s Initiative [MCI] and Miami-Dade County Public Schools [MDCPS] hosted a luncheon that brought together a collection of heavy-hitters in the early child care industry. MCI is a nonprofit organization focused on transforming Liberty City into a prosperous ...

Miami Gardens Heritage Bowl features City's best and brightest

The City of Miami Gardens alongside Mayor Oliver Gilbert held its 10th Annual Heritage Bowl at Florida Memorial University. The competition kicked off in the Lou Rawls Center for Performing Arts. Both middle and senior high school divisions of the ...