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Miami Northwestern Alumni Class of 1967 will meet 7 p.m. Nov. 13 at the Betty T. Ferguson Community Center. Call 305-624-1683. Clark Atlanta University’s South Florida Alumni Chapter will meet on Sat., Nov.15, at 3 p.m. at Piccadilly Restaurant on ...

Opa-locka’s popular art event becomes a symbol of the city's revitalization efforts

It started three years ago as a fundraiser on a runway at Opa-locka Airport. The hip hop group En Vogue entertained several hundred guests, including community leaders. The theme of the evening was called “The Art of Transformation,” a term ...

‘Addicted’ event draws strong crowd

A VIP garden party reception and “A Conversation with Zane” drew about 400 to Miramar’s Cultural Center this past Friday. The best-selling author, whose book “Addicted” was made into a film and is now in theaters starring Sharon Leal, Boris ...

McCoy wins Lyric Live championships

It was a golden performance. A packed crowd jammed Overtown’s Historic Lyric Theater on Friday night and crowned three-time Lyric Live winner Arsimmer McCoy as the best of the season-ending All Star Championships. Singing Jill Scott’s funky 2004 hit "Golden," ...

The Social Whirl

The month of November resonates with nostalgia. Memories of days of Thanksgiving past and anticipation of Thanksgiving this year, and yes, it begins to look a lot like Christmas. And, it serves as a reminder that we should never be ...

South Florida gears up for BBQ Fest

Hundreds are expected to wet their appetites at this year's Barbeque Fest in Ft. Lauderdale this weekend, where the charity event seeks to raise awareness for breast cancer

The Grand Finale Lyric Live

They’re back for the biggest battle of the year. They have earned their title of champion by dethroning another with dazzling performances at the Lyric Live amateur competition at Overtown’s Historic Lyric Theater. One of them Maylin Cuadra, the talented ...

Kem kicks off Promise to Love tour in Ft. Lauderdale

For the one-name singer-songwriter known as Kem, one song off his new album is especially personal. "Promise to Love" is about dealing with the guilt of losing the one thing he wanted the most. "There was a time in my ...

Chatter That Matters

Dr. Bradford and wife, Mabel, attended the 80th birthday celebration of John Due, an internationally known civil rights attorney. Bradford joined a group of 100 people, including Due’s daughter, Tananarive, and attorneys Jonneta and Lydia and family at the Four ...

The Social Whirl

As October ended last week, the time fell back over the weekend, souls went to the polls, Election Day came and we whirled into November with a touch of crisp, cool weather. Surely, it’s “Beginning to look at lot like ...

Lifestyle Happenings

Seniors Veterans Day annual picnic 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Nov. 11 at Historic Virginia Key Beach Park "Colored Only". Bus leaves Sylvia's Retirement Home, LLC at 11 a.m. Call 786-423-0429. Miami Jackson’s Alumni Association will hold their Soul Bowl ...

Sports Brothers

Before I wrote this column, I sought advice from other journalist about the fine line between being objective and being emotional when writing. I was a journalism major for a short while when I decided that the classes were too ...

Let's find answers at NiteCap

It's about time we had a chat in person. I've shared NiteCap conversations with the likes of Mike Tyson, 50 Cent and Fantasia, but always in private locations closed off from you, the people. Each week my inbox is flooded ...

Hey Jerk!

Chef Jimmie Jackson is on a sizzling winning streak. For years, Jackson, the owner of a food seasoning company, had to settle for second place finishes in cooking contests at major jerk festivals in the South. Now, Jackson sits on ...

EroticA novelist holds court

Take one bored housewife in a northeast suburb, add an overactive imagination and you get series of books about sex, sexuality and more sex. The housewife is Zane, whose real name is Kristina Laferne Roberts, and she will come to ...