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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 ...

Planting the SEED

When you think of boarding school, a few things come to mind — affluent white children, pristine uniforms and pedigree. What does not come to mind are inner city Black youth — until now. One institution’s solution in overcoming barriers ...

Tracy Mourning’s Honey Bugs get the “Shine” they deserve

The name of this supportive mentoring program, Honey Shine Inc., derived from a term of endearment that many Black women can share and relate to . . . when greeting one another: “Hey, honey child!” or even the scandalous-yet-loving-filled, “Oooo, ...

Children of Liberty City learning a different tune

Students of the inner-city are now playing a new kind of tune thanks to the efforts from the Miami Music Project; Miami Children’s Initiative [MCI] and the The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. El Sistema Miami [ESMIA] Liberty ...

UTD president's generous donation gets put to good use

UTD President, Fedrick Ingraham gets to see his generous donation go to good use as he poses with grant recipient and coordinator of the project, Sonya Stevenson, Mae Walter

Leading independent school grants opportunity to scholars

Miami Country Day School, known as one of the leading college preparatory learning communities in the County, is looking to offer one male and one female that meets their eligibility requirements a “good-through-graduation” scholarship. Breakthrough Miami’s Trustee Scholarship helps promote ...

Initiative buoys up for Miami’s booming technology scene

Miami is most known for its palm trees, sizzling weather and sunny beaches —but as of late it has become home of something least suspecting — technology. Those at the Young Professionals Network [YPN] and the Miami-Dade Economic Advocacy Trust ...

FL college students receiving Pell grants more

Approximately 36 percent — that’s 17,117 of Florida International University students depend on the federal Pell grant to help pay for their studies during 2013. This accounts for a total of $77,143,267.60 in aid. According to reports, the number of ...

Wholistic Growth seeks cure for childhood obesity

Seventeen percent of all children in the U.S. are currently obese — tripling the percentage from one generation ago. Well, obesity, Founder/CEO Kraig McHardy, says that you have met your match. Bringing the South Florida area the unique

Early childhood advocates pay a visit to select daycares

Last week Wednesday, three daycares received a visit from some of Miami’s top advocate programs for early childhood education. David Lawrence, executive director and founder of the Early Childhood Initiative Foundation was in attendance when he and others stopped by ...

Excel Kids academy Daycare business offering lifelong learning curriculum

Exposure, excellence and experience are the three things that Shawntravia Pointville lives by when running her three daycare locations. As a young adult, Pointville began a career as a correctional officer that showed exemplary skills in management, interpersonal communication and ...

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.