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Celebrating the fourth of July

Fourth of July falls on a Saturday this year, so you have Sunday to recuperate from the holiday grilling and partying. Looking for somewhere to go to watch the fireworks? Check out these recommendations: Discover the Native American way of ...

Artists converge Sunday in Opa-locka

The Opa-locka Community Development Corporation in conjunction with curator Ludlow Bailey and CADA Conversations will present “Islas: Contemporary Caribbean Visions” from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, June 28, at The ARC, 675 Ali Baba Ave., in Opa-locka. Bahamian American artist Alexis Caputo ...

Dylann Roof's hate is now marketable in the media

The images pitting Blacks against whites are constant. A deluge of sensationalized stories about Black men committing crimes and in prison, featured on popular shows like "Cops" and MSNBC's "Lock Up" set the scene that my kind is Public Enemy ...

Carol City wins Dolphins football tournament

Miami Carol City defeated Dillard, 31-28, in a thrilling game that featured two of the area’s premier teams to win the eighth annual Miami Dolphins Academy 7-on-7 High School Football Tournament. The tournament was presented by Under Armour at Plantation ...

Film review: ‘3 1/2 Minutes, Ten Bullets’

Jordan Davis was born Feb 16, 1995. Contrary to his belief, he was not named after the basketball legend Michael Jordan. His mom, Lucia McBath, insists she named him after the crossing over of the Jordan River, symbolizing a new ...

The Social Whirl

Exciting news and announcements are on the horizon. Firstly, save the date cards are circulating regarding the dedication of a United States Post Office (Miami Norland Branch) in honor of the life and community service and dedication shown by Reverend ...

Chatter that Matters

Raymond “Ray” Thornton, Sr. (April 15, 1928- June 2, 2015) was eulogized on Friday June 12, at 10 in the morning from Mt. Herman A.M.E Church, Miami Gardens. “The true measure of a man is the impact he has had ...

‘I’ll Miss You Too’ written by a mother, daughter

Thirteen long, interesting years. Imagine: more than 115 months of your life spent with your hiney under a school desk. That’s a lot, but now you’ve graduated (or will soon be graduating) from high school and (you can barely believe ...

Lifestyle Happenings

Inner City Children’s Touring Dance will have free Introductory Classical Ballet Workshops for girls ages 6-8 and 9-12 on Monday and Wednesday evenings. Call 305-758-1577 or visit www.childrendance.net. Northwestern’s Class of 61 meets at YET Center every second Tuesday 12 ...

Dwyane Wade is the greatest

There seems to be a divide among Miami Heat fans as to whether the team owes its greatest player Dwyane Wade a debt of gratitude in the form of a new contract, no matter what. Folks point to the fact ...

'Deuce' is a young track star on the horizon

Correyon "Deuce" Thomas, 12, has qualified to compete in the USATF Youth Nationals in Lisle, Ill. from June 30 to July 5. Correyon placed first in every track meet locally and out of state in the 2015 track season. He ...

Miami Dolphins give back to the community

The Miami Dolphins players, coaches and staff recently worked together to beautify Mae M. Walters Elementary School in Hialeah. More than 300 members of the Dolphins participated in painting, landscaping and providing various improvements to the school. "We're going into ...

Lifestyle Happenings

The Better Prisons/Better Inmates/Better Citizens, Committee are committed to inmates receiving just treatment in Florida’s D.O.Cs. “If you have a love one, or know someone who does, let’s get together and talk about it.” Call 786-470-7334 or email: gigitinsley812@yahoo.com. Inner ...

The Social Whirl

“The first ingredient in conversation is truth, the next good sense, the third good humor, and the fourth wit.” —William Temple I certainly aspire to have these four ingredients in the conversations we have through this column. Last week, a ...

Rachel Dolezal can be my soul sister on any day of the week

Rachel Dolezal can cook me a plate of soul food any day of the week. The homely native Montanan just set off a nationwide firestorm after her parents revealed Rachel posed as a Black woman, even going so far to ...

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