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Honoring those before us, we look ahead at Jackson

As our nation celebrates Black History Month, I would like to honor our African-American brothers and sisters who were pioneers in medicine, not for just for people of their race but for the health and welfare of the citizens of ...

Black History Month – A time to know who you are

As a very young boy, I would love to wake up on Saturday mornings and watch Tarzan starring Johnny Weissmuller. The programs were all re-runs from the 1930’s and 40’s and they featured the main character leading, outsmarting and outfighting ...

Got talentT?

For the fifth year, Miami-Dade youth will show just how much talent they have. "Young Talent Big Dreams," is a local talent contest, in which children between the ages of 8-17 compete for prizes ranging from performing arts scholarships to ...

Miami Gardens Heritage Bowl celebrates Black History Month

The Miami Gardens second Black History Heritage Bowl ended Tuesday, culminating the activities celebrating Black History Month. The quiz-style theme is “A Celebration of Black History, Life, and Culture.” It was derived from ASALH’s theme, the national organization founded by ...

Opa-locka celebrated Black History Month

The City of Opa-locka and the city’s police department Community Empowerment Team (CET) held a “A Black History Month Extravaganza” on Friday at Sherbondy Village. With words in hand, families opened the program with “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” written ...

Culinary world seeks honor for Black chefs

The contributions of Jefferson Evans and Leah Chase have allowed so many chefs of color to turn their creativity and passion for food into meaningful and fulfilling careers. The Black Culinary Alliance has started a Change.org campaign to have the ...

South Florida Black History Month events

Feb. 1-28, Kinad African American Exhibit, Stephen P. Clark Center, 111 NW First St.: Exhibit runs 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mon-Fri. Call 305-375-5730. Feb. 1-28, Black Police Precinct and Courthouse Museum, 480 NW 11th St. Tours run 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tues-Sat. ...

Overtown’s defunct Black hospital served its purpose

It was a Black hospital that began when Black doctors at Jackson Memorial Hospital were no longer allowed to treat patients during the Jim Crow era.

Ingram: an advocate for poor students

He spends much of his time advocating for quality education for poor youth similar to the way Booker T. Washington did for disadvantaged Blacks. Education is part of Fedrick Ingram’s vision to help youth overcome the odds to achieve the ...

Haggman helps build economic foundation

Behind every successful movement, there has to be money. The federal, state and city courts paved the legal way to equal rights. Martin Luther King Jr. and others formed the Southern Christian Leadership Conference after the Montgomery bus boycott. Boycotts ...

Civil rights the core of Smith-Baugh's career

As the president and CEO of the Urban League of Broward County, Dr. Germaine Smith-Baugh leads the organization's efforts to assist Broward County's Black community to achieve social and economic equality. An affiliate of the National Urban League -- the ...

Student activist emulates King and his cause

Activism starts from within to bring social change to a community. Hector Pizarro, a 25-year-old activist who attends Barry University, uses pain he experienced to raise awareness of domestic violence. Pizarro, who calls himself an Afro-Rican American, is a rape ...

Historic Black police station shines in Overtown

In September of 1944, the Miami Police Department began hiring Black police officers. In May of 1950, a police precinct was established at 480 NW 11th St. to provide a station house for Black policemen and a courtroom for Blacks ...

Hatcher dreams of closing tech divide for Black youth

Felecia Hatcher is a problem solver. When she noticed that Blacks were not actively participating in the burgeoning technology scene in Miami, she acted. To participate, there was a need for education. As a result, Hatcher founded Code Fever, an ...

From New Orleans to the Civil Rights movement to the White House

Democratic strategist and one of the most influential Black women in politics Dr. Donna Brazile said that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. would be disturbed by what was going on in the country today. She said King would be upset ...