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Annual Dual Day theme is paradigm for devoted pastor

Seventeen years and three days ago, [Sept. 15, 1996], Rev. Harold Marsh was installed pastor of Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church at 2601 N.W. 65th St. In 2001 he left Fellowship Baptist and founded the New Christ Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church ...

Men’s retreat targets breaking the yoke of Black male incarceration

The Ebenezer United Methodist Men’s [UMM] organization is determined to change the negative roads on which so many young men travel — often resulting in them becoming “tenants” in local prisons and jails. Recent statistics indicate that the highest percentage ...

Gia Wyre leaves for CA to pursue her career

Gia Wyre, affectionately and professionally known as the “songbird,” has made the painful decision to leave Miami and seek her due fame in San Diego, CA on Sept. 25.

Faith Calendar: September 18, 2013

Evangel Church International invites you to experience 36 hrs. of Transformation Shout, Sept. 20-21. Call 786-248-1297.

Liberty City: Residents feel area “forsaken” and forgotten”

Since the beginning of August, residents in the Liberty City area have called The Times voicing their concerns about shabby appearance of many of the homes, public and private buildings, parks and businesses within their boundaries. [The area called Liberty ...

Former inspirational poet now a church elder

It was in 2001 that Terry Fernando Newton of Coconut Grove introduced himself to The Miami Times. He was a poet who promoted the unification of cultures and wanted to publish some of his healing, inspirational poetry. After the September ...

Former Dolphin brings joy to the lives of local youth

During the recent Labor Day weekend, Jason Taylor, retired Miami Dolphins All-Pro, took 20 students from Brownsville Middle, Carol City Middle and Senior, Northwestern Senior and William H. Turner Senior High Schools on a $300 shopping spree to Old Navy. ...

The Girl Power choir is on fire

Girl Power Inc., an organization dedicated to helping young girls turn their lives around through day and after-school social change programs, has been a fixture in the Liberty City community for over a decade. And in order to raise funds, ...

Ebenezer United Methodist marks 115th year of of service

The members of the Historic Ebenezer United Methodist Church are very excited and elated about the fact that next Sunday, August 25th, they’ll be celebrating the 115th anniversary of their church.

Youth: Sensational at public speaking camp

S.O.W. Network, Girl Scout Troop #215 and the S.W.A.T. [Students Working Against Tobacco] at the Florida Department of Health in Perrine, recently joined forces to sponsor a week-long public speaking camp.

Family Foundation hosts 23rd AIDS Benefit Banquet

In 1984, the Rev. Darryl Baxter had his first encounter with the horrific disease known as HIV/AIDS. “I knew nothing about AIDS at that time — few people did,” he said. “All I knew was that I had a very ...

Pastor of the Week: Liberty City pastor seen as a spiritual icon

In the Liberty City community, Dr. Freeman T. Wyche, Sr. is considered a spiritual icon. “He has earned that description,” said Minister Orlander T. Thomas, assistant to the pastor. “I have been under his ministry for three years and have ...

Miami Gardens leaders adopt no tolerance pledge initiative

Recently, the City of Miami Gardens Council members agreed to adopt a No Tolerance pledge for the City and residents aimed at further reducing violence, illegal activities and promoting increased involvement in community programs. The For the Children Sake campaign, ...

Community urged to keep calm for Trayvon

On July 9, nearly 300 people came together to listen to faith-based leaders, attorneys and the police’s call for peace in response to the approaching George Zimmerman trial verdict. Attorneys also gave community members more insight on the trial through ...

Bookbag give-away benefits youth

When children go back to school each year, some families have to make a choice between buying food for their homes or backpacks and school supplies for their children. The backpack giveaway at Dr. Barbara Carey Shuler Manor Apartments — ...