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New FAMU President Dr. Elmira Mangum, notably chose Founders Day— October 3– the celebration of the creation of the university in 1887 _— for her Inauguration Day. Mangum is the first female leader in FAMU’s 127- year history and its ...

Chatter That Matters

More than 15,000 supporters of Bethune-Cookman left Miami-Dade County, Broward County, West Palm Beach County, and Duval County to meet in Daytona Beach for the annual B-CU homecoming game. Those who arrived on the scene soaked up the attractive decorations ...

Lifestyle Happenings

Miami Central’s Class of 1971 will have a planning meeting for their 43rd reunion on Oct. 25 at the Helen L. Miller Center in Opa-locka. Call 305-627-3457. Those interested in going on a trip to Key West for Fantasy Fest ...

Workshop wraps up Anti-Bullying Awareness Month

Imagine the torment of a young child bullied in a place where he should've felt safe. For Jonathan Spikes, host of an event called Affirming YOUth, this was reality. “I grew up in a home where I was called stupid ...

Making music in Miami

One room has a huge soundboard that has 120 knobs. The new recording booth can fit at least three people. It's time to make some music. Music executives from all over the country helped open the sleek, new Midtown Studios ...

Cyclists confront stigmas with ride through Black communities

Bikers ride by a Liberty City bus-stop in a blur. Young men on the block stare blankly at the scene. It’s not every day that outsiders decisively visit some of Miami's most notable Black neighborhoods. But on a recent Saturday ...

'Ebola, a trending topic?'

In this era of social media everyone has a voice, but what exactly are we saying? In the case of Ebola, a growing number of folks are choosing to say that this scourge ravaging West Africa and now threatening us ...

The Sports Brothers

It’s a crazy thought once you think of it but . . . the Dallas Cowboys may very well be the best team in the NFL. Yes they could be America's team again just like the good ole days when ...

Accuser reneges on sex assault claim; details Harris to play again

Former Booker T. Washington athlete Treon Harris is back on his college football team and set to play this Saturday at home.

Resident one of few to celebrate Halloween on grand scale in the Black community

It’s the bewitching hour. A death train with a corpse chugs along the driveway. Body parts fill a makeshift cemetery in the front lawn. It's an unusual scene at Victoria Washington’s house in West Little River where hundreds flock to ...

World-record holder brings hair-raising experience to Liberty City

Her hair is 55 feet long and Asha Mandela brought all 40 pounds of it to the Natural Styles hair salon at the Northside Flea Market in Miami. Dozens of onlookers were star-struck as they took photos with the famous ...

Excuse me old man, it's my turn

I saw the two elderly gentlemen walking toward me and my two female companions and I felt relieved. I don't mind the company of beautiful women, but my days of trying to pick up women at galas like this one ...

Chatter That Matters

Dr. Frederica S. Wilson, founder 5000 Role Models of Excellence, has patterned her three officers in delivering the message: Regional Tie Tying Ceremonies scheduled as follows: MDCKC: Wed, Oct. 15, Coral Gables High; Oct. 22 Miami Carol City High; and ...

The Social Whirl

As October continues, we enjoy the blessings of autumn. On Sunday, October 5 members of the Black Nurses Association celebrated the birthdays of two of their members. First, they gathered at The Episcopal Church of the Incarnation in honor of ...

New Miami Times pop culture columnist introduces himself to the community

I always wanted to give a voice to the disenfranchised. However, in that pursuit I’ve found demons amid even the down-trodden and angels among those most-often labeled the oppressor.

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