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Opa-locka is home to ‘In Plain Sight’

Art and Opa-locka aren’t words that you may normally expect to go together in the same sentence — until now. Opa-locka’s entrée into the eclectic world of art launches with the “In Plain Sight” exhibition showing now until Dec. 14 ...

Nathaniel Thurston: Life after 31 years in prison

Author Nathaniel Thurston Jr. signs his book “For You Woman: Spirit Jewels” simply “Me.” He said he signed the book that way because, “That’s who I am, Me.” Thurston is a man short in statute with a strong voice. He ...

Who cares about Black pain

It seems the rest of America just doesn't share in Black people's pain. I followed the news coming out of Ferguson closely, but this time my outrage over Trayvon Martin's death didn't carry over. Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson seemed ...

Chatter That Matters

Dominique Jackson, a sophomore at Bethune-Cookman University, is a member of the Marching Band Flag Corps. She is also great grand daughter of Helen Young, B-CU and a graduate of Miramar High School, class of 2013. Her grandparents are Donald ...

The Social Whirl

Hope that the Thanksgiving holiday was filled with the blessings of faith, family and friends. And for those brave enough to embrace the crowds and frenzy of Black Friday and the entire shopping weekend, hope you had happy trails. Warm ...

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 Egelloc Club, MEN OF TOMORROW Program invites 10th grade young men to their ...

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 ...