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Colorful, Overtown homecoming planned for artist Purvis Young

His art includes everything from carpet to telephone bills that express the human condition in Miami's Black neighborhoods. From funerals to boarded-up storefronts that dot South Florida's urban neighborhoods, the murals of renowned Overtown artist Purvis Young gave the world ...

We can’t throw down like NASCAR good ol' boys

Sometimes when I start thinking I’m reminded of the 1991 song called “Mind Playing Tricks on Me” by the rap group, the Geto Boys. Being from the South, I am like a lot of people that love watching NASCAR. I’m ...

Good doesn't have a limit

I must say I couldn't be prouder to be a Miamian after hearing the news of how much money was raised by the Miami Foundation's third annual Give Miami Day. More than $5 million. The whopping sum will be doled ...

Chatter That Matters

For many years, Tampa Bay housed the annual Florida Classic until it found its way to Orlando with the rivalry game being played every September, while the fans grew closer together as a family. Therefore, winning the game became an ...

The Social Whirl

A “bucket list trip” aptly describes a three-week trip to Southeast Asia enjoyed by some charming women who experience life with grace and gusto. Some of them didn’t know each other before traveling, but they blended to have their trip ...

Lifestyle Happenings

Liberty Square Project Family and Friends Inc. will have their first banquet on Fri. Dec. 5 at the Church of the Incarnation. Call 305-333-8539 or 305-696-1819. The BTW Class of 1965 Inc. presents Christmas in the Bahamas Dance Fri. Dec ...

Battle of the beats

A short stretch of Ali Baba Avenue pulsated with bass booming from huge speakers. Night had fallen in Opa-locka and cool lights set the scene for the beat-heavy mania that was about to ensue. It was time for six DJs ...

Nite Cap

Miami is like that beautiful Bentley on the lot everyone dreamed of but after a few test drives they bring it back frustrated, opting for the less flamboyant Honda. If you're like me, your heart sank when you got the ...

Chatter That Matters

Congratulations to the Booker T. Washington Alumni Athlete Club for taking the time to select inductees for the 2014-15 year in basketball, cheerleading, football, soccer, swimming track and field, and wresting. The hall of fame banquet and induction ceremony was ...

The Social Whirl

November. This month seems to be flying by. I want to send a welcome to Jerry Rushin, a fellow Miami Times columnist who I’m delighted to share the pages of the paper with. “I’ve been thinking too.” Love the euphemisms, ...

Lifestyle Happenings

Little Haiti Optimist Club will have free health screenings 11 a.m. Fri., November 21 Turkey giveaway starts at 2:30 p.m. at Little Haiti Soccer Park. Call 305-390-0234. Vankara School will have a community Thanksgiving feast and resource fair Sat. Nov. ...

Sports Brothers

'It’s a few days removed since the Miami Hurricanes lost a golden opportunity to beat the still undefeated Florida State Seminoles, and I’ve yet to come out of this depressing lull. Most Miami fans had grandiose ideas of beating FSU ...

NFL explains details of Adrian Peterson suspension in letter

The NFL announced Tuesday morning that Adrian Peterson would be suspended without pay for the remainder of the 2014 season.

Nite Cap

I'm rarely one to defend celebrities, but in the case of Chris Brown I'll make an exception. I don't condone the recent insults he hurled at the hosts of the new daytime talk show "The Real,” but I do sympathize ...

The Sports Brothers

With the NBA season just a week or two into the new season, some things appear to be clearly evident. The Miami Heat might really miss LeBron James, after all it is well documented that he is the game’s best ...

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