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Artworks from Nelson Mandela on display

The walls inside the Ansin Family Art Gallery at the Miramar Cultural Center gleam with images of history, pain and redemption. The space is the temporary home of works of art created by former South African president and late Noble ...

Dade County Deltas kickoff “Heritage Month Celebration” at soiree

Dade County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. presented its “Heritage Celebration Month” kickoff at the Masque Red Soiree on Feb. 7 at Brizia on the Bay. One of the purposes of the event was for members to ...

Agnew defends the dream without violence

Protests and marches for social justice have generally always been led by the youth of America. One of the most significant events of the modern Civil Rights movement was the youth-led Freedom Summer campaign of 1964 in Mississippi. The 10-week ...

Group to spruce up Belafonte TACOLCY Center

The Belafonte TALCOLCY Center is about to get a whole new look this weekend and dozens of volunteers are set to spruce up the venerable Liberty City agency

Gone and forgotten for Scott-Carver landmark

Tucked behind a wall of palmetto palms and an overgrown sea grape tree stands a beige, faded, two-story building at 7265 NW 22nd Ave. Once the home of poor Liberty City residents, the building has been vacant for at least ...

Safety a concern for New Liberty Square

When county officials recently announced plans for a New Liberty Square housing project, they did not mention that it would include two police mini-substations that were promised to the complex last year. Nor was there talk of keeping a special ...

Black Tech Week converges on Miami

With the graphic design landscape crowded, Michael Hall needed to refocus his career. A friend in the technology sector showed him how. Today, Hall is head of Digital Grass Innovation & Technology, a company with a focus on diversity that ...

Injured Army reservist no longer a victim

Richard Parsons said he’s always dreamed of becoming a firefighter ever since he was a little kid. Last week, as he recuperated at Jackson Memorial Hospital from injuries sustained in a hit-and-run crash, the 22-year-old Army reservist got a glimpse ...

Provider Profile: Richmond-Perrine Optimist Club of Miami

“We are truly grateful for all of our staff and volunteers who give so much time to helping our youth and their families become productive citizens in the South Miami-Dade community.” —Christy Berry-Wilson, director of Social Services. The Richmond-Perrine Optimist ...

Jean Monestime helps kick-off Black History month Celebrations

Miami-Dade County Commission Chairman Jean Monestime kicked off the county’s month-long celebration of Black History Month Thursday at a musical and cultural extravaganza in the Stephen P. Clark Center in downtown Miami. The event featured traditional African dress, a rousing ...

‘Mother’ Rosa Shaw celebrates 106th birthday

Singer and radio personality “Mother” Rosa Shaw, who broadcasted live on WMBM 1490 for more than 50 years, will celebrate her 106th birthday on Feb. 21. Shaw has appeared in several concerts and programs, filling churches and auditoriums to capacity. ...

Black astrophysicist speaks in South Florida

American astrophysicist, cosmologist and science communicator Neil deGrasse Tyson was the keynote speaker at Palm Beach State College Foundation’s Feb. 5 luncheon.

SFBJA elects new board of journalists

New officers of the South Florida Black Journalists Association (SFBJA), a chapter of the National Black Journalists Association (NABJ), were inducted on Thursday, Jan. 29. The induction ceremony was at the City of Miami Gardens City Hall in the Council ...

Youth say ‘yes’ to summit

As DJ Fonixx of P.A.T.H Inc. spun and music filled Peacock Park Recreation Center, youth of all ages poured in for the Coconut Grove Youth Empowerment Summit 2015 Saturday. Most students were from the Coconut Grove area, who attend different ...

Who will return to Liberty Square?

To residents of the Liberty Square housing projects: pay your rent on time. Don’t commit murder or a felony, not even a misdemeanor. If you do, you are no longer in “good standing,” and when the New Liberty Square is ...