University of Miami v Bethune Cookman Weekend Events

Here's what is going on this weekend!

Franklin Sirmans Named Director of Pérez Art Museum Miami

The Board of Trustees of Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)announced today the appointment of Franklin Sirmans as the museum’s director.

Miami Northwestern High: Sixty years strong

Rows and rows of tables covered in blue and gold table cloths and matching balloons provided the backdrop to the 60th anniversary of Miami Northwestern Senior High School. On Saturday, Aug. 29, the Bulls held a black tie gala at ...

Crump calls for activism, equal justice

Attorney and Civil Rights Advocate Benjamin Crump was the keynote speaker at the South Dade Democratic Black Caucus Dinner on Friday, Aug. 28. The event, held at Embassy Suites Miami Airport, was entitled, “Advancing the Cause for Equal Justice.” Vanya ...

Georgia Jones-Ayers Middle School a reality

Elected officials, school administration and family of the late Georgia Jones-Ayers on Saturday attended the renaming ceremony of Allapattah Middle School to Georgia Jones-Ayers Middle School. Jones-Ayers was a civil rights and social advocate who impacted the lives of thousands ...

Black Lives Matter group experiencing growing pains

Hundreds of Black Lives Matter activists, Black and white, marched outside the Minnesota State Fair this weekend, hoping to bring attention to the deaths of Blacks at the hands of police. Inside the fair, a booth also represented the group, ...

Housing angst leads to protests

As if keeping guard, Liberty Square Resident Council President Sara Smith and council member Eric Thompson sat in front of the Liberty Square Community Center, awaiting Miami Workers Center protesters Thursday. As the rain poured, Smith showed the protestors the ...

Bethune-Cookman choir leads first Sunday in Miami

Many readers tell me in person or by e-mail that they read my columns because its full of informative information for the community. But this week I’ve taken a break from my normal weekly writings to write about an upcoming ...

New Jerusalem Community Development Corp.

“We are committed to providing services to help empower and improve the lives of residents of Miami-Dade County and surrounding communities.” — Sabrina Floyd, executive director. New Jerusalem Community Development Corp. is a 501 (c) (3) Miami-based youth and family ...

Brian Dennis to Miami-Dade mayor: ‘I know how the other half lives’

Miami Times columnist Brian Dennis was a little surprised when his phone started ringing last Wednesday once friends, colleagues and family took a glimpse at Miami Herald political reporter Doug Hanks' write up about a dust up between he and ...

Helping people of Dominica recover

In the aftermath of Tropical Storm Erika, some local nonprofits have come together to provide and ask for support for ongoing relief efforts on the eastern Caribbean island of Dominica. Dominica is located about halfway between Puerto Rico and Trinidad ...

Viral Vybez

In today's Viral Vybez Kanye West announce he is running for president, Nicki Minaj calls out Miley Cyrus at MTV VMA's, Ne-yo is married with a baby on the way and more.

Sand available for flood-prone District 9 residents at eight locations

Should an advisory be issued for Tropical Storm Erika, sand will be available at eight locations in Miami-Dade Commissioner Dennis Moss’ District 9. Residents who live in flood-prone zones can come to fill their sand bags.

Viral Vybez

In today's Viral Vybez, today marks 60th anniversary of Emmett Till's death, Derrick Rose responds to gang rape lawsuit, two of Love & Hip Hop Atlanta's biggest stars are coming back to television with a spin off show and more!

Florida governor declares state of emergency in Florida as Tropical Storm Erica nears

Tropical Storm Erika lashed Puerto Rico on Friday with heavy rains and wind after killing at least four people and causing devastating floods and landslides in the eastern Caribbean island of Dominica, where several people remained missing.