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Then and Now: Cam Newton and the ongoing plight of the Black quarterback

Cam Newton has been the talk of the NFL this season. As the quarterback of the Carolina Panthers, he led his team to the Super Bowl for the first time in his career with his dynamic, electrifying play. Newton is ...

Orange Bowl Committee names new president and chair for 2016 season

Judge Michael B. Chavies was installed as the Orange Bowl Committee's 78th President and Chair on Jan. 26 at Riviera Country Club in Coral Gables. Chavies has been a member of the Orange Bowl Committee since 2000 and succeeds Immediate ...

Haitian dance troupe returns to Adrienne Arsht

A Haitian dance studio that literally rose from the ashes of the 2010 earthquake will perform this Thursday and Friday at the Adrienne Arsht Center of Miami-Dade County. Ayikodans, pronounced eye-e-ko-dance, is Haitian’s best dance troupe but it was “on ...

Looking for next generation of the Highwaymen painters

Kelvin Hair, a second generation Highwaymen artist, and son of one of the most famous of the original Highwaymen, Alfred Hair, will be hosting an opening reception, a series of exhibits, shows and workshops, in Fort Lauderdale the first weekend ...

Motown: The Musical

Musicals can be an underappreciated form of entertainment. National interest recently has sparked with the live broadcast of “The Wiz” last year and the recent broadcast of “Grease” last month. South Florida residents are able to see another significant musical ...

Cooking with Chef Sian

Hello Miami. If you missed the Gwen S. Cherry Black Women Lawyers Association (GSCBWLA) Soul Food Cook-Off this past Saturday at the Coconut Grove Gallery and Interiors, you missed a wonderful evening of music, art and food. My evening was ...

Wayans: ‘50 Shades of Black’ is not shady

Marlon Wayans has excelled in the sport of comedy. In terms of film, he has been notorious for parodies like “Scary Movie” 1 & 2 and his most recent franchise, “The Haunted House.” The latest parody that is in theaters ...

The Social Whirl

Black History Month, our legacies, histories in churches, organizations, our service and our stories are endless and are told each day, the celebration is more than a month, it is lifelong. We remember, tell and share the stories of Blacks ...

Chatter that Matters

From the desk of Dr. Enid C. Pinkney, founder of the Historic Hampton House Community Trust, we will continue what has to be done to prepare for the information badly needed for a successful kitchen. We will strive through our ...

‘The Family Tree’ lynching

The skeletons in your closet don’t rattle around much anymore. Most of your family has long forgotten the secrets those skeletons represented, while the ones who haven’t forgotten have made sure they’re not discussed. And it might stay that way ...

Lifestyle Happenings

Women in Transition of South Florida resumes its Basic Computer Skills class for women ages 18 and up. Registration and Orientation is Tuesday, February 2, call 786-477-8548. ASCENT: Black Women’s Expressions Art Exhibition, Feb. 4 – March 4 at Cotilla ...

2016 Black History Month Events

• Feb. 1-26: Florida Memorial University Black History Month Celebration; lectures, films and concerts at 15800 NW 42nd Ave. in Miami Gardens. Call 305-626-3600, email africenter@fmuniv.edu or visit www.fmuniv.edu. • Feb. 1-29: Black Police Precinct and Courthouse Museum; 10 a.m.-4 ...

Vikings and Rockets have their sights set on state championship

February marks the beginning of the high school basketball District Playoffs as the first step in a chase for a state basketball championship. District 16-6A features a potential fourth meeting between defending Class 6A Miami Norland Vikings and Miami Central ...

Blacks focus more on football, basketball

The sporting world is abuzz at all levels -- optimists, high school, collegiate and professional. What’s interesting is how so few Black Americans participate in baseball. Not many, no matter the level. And it is particularly obvious at the high ...

Barry basketball pounds Florida Tech

Barry University’s men's basketball team bounced back in a big way. The No. 21 Buccaneers answered their biggest loss of the season with a resounding 20-point victory at Florida Tech on Jan. 20, winning 85-65. Barry (13-3, 6-2 Sunshine State ...

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