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Wish kid to be honored at basketball game Saturday

Barry University and Make-A-Wish Southern Florida will host a reveal party on Saturday for a local wish kid. The reveal party will be the opening event in a year-long effort by Barry’s Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Sports and Exercise ...

Smith beyond the court

We lost a great man recently with the passing of iconic University of North Carolina coach Dean Smith. He was a man who was much more than a basketball coach. Many folks do not have an idea of how much ...

Ankara Miami grows fashion show to a full week of ethnic pride

Evelyn Onyejuruwa has become a model for success. In just three years, her Ankara Fashion Show has become one of the hottest tickets in South Florida during Black History Month. With attendance and interest booming, the event has expanded this ...

Lifestyle Happenings

BTW and Northwestern Classes of 1963 will have an oldie - goldie Valentine’s dance at 8 p.m. Saturday at The Historical Elks Center. Call 305-613-5373 or 305-634-5657. Miami Northwestern Class of 1966 will have a Valentine’s dance at 8 p.m. ...

A little N'awlins jazzes up Miami

The spirit of Mardi Gras touched down last week in Miami with a series of activities at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts. On Thursday, high school students enjoyed a sound check and lecture with the New Orleans ...

I’ve Been Thinking What About You?

About a week ago I attended the annual AT&T African American History Calendar event and, of course, at this event they unveiled the 2015 calendar. What made this great event even greater is that I was privileged enough to be ...

Chatter that Matters

While the county-owned Joseph Caleb building in Liberty City undergoes a $27.5 million renovation,Dr. Enid C. Pinkney’s Hampton House organization is settling into their new, but temporary home at The Martin Luther King Building, 2525 NW 62nd St. Also new ...

The Social Whirl

In the Episcopal Diocese of Southeast Florida (DOSEF) February 8 was Episcopal Church Women ( ECW) Sunday. Over three hundred women, radiant in colors of red and cream or white gathered to celebrate the ECW ministry in the diocese at ...

Gearing up for college football

It's that time of year again. National Signing Day took place Feb. 4 at public high schools across the nation. During this time, senior student-athletes buckle down to commit to their colleges of choice, signing a binding letter of intent ...

Lifestyle Happenings

BTW and Northwestern Classes of 1963 will have an oldie - goldie Valentine’s dance on February 14 at 8 p.m. at The Historical Elks Center. Call 305-613-5373 or 305-634-5657. Miami Northwestern Class of 1966 will have a Valentine’s dance on ...

The Social Whirl

In support of NationaI Literacy Week last week, the administrative team at Miami Central Senior High School read their favorite poems during the morning announcements. The student body, faculty and staff listened to literary pieces “Mother to Son“, ready by ...

It's Ragtime!

If it weren’t for the period dresses, dated luggage and a century old vehicle on the stage, the musical “Ragtime” could have been depicting modern-day America. The trepidation of immigrants finding their place in America; Blacks wanting real justice and ...

Making beautiful music

Music runs in the Novack family's blood. Allison Novack's aunt was a singer, her grandfather a bandleader and her older brother a pianist and guitarist. Allison has always been behind the scenes, ever since she and her older brother, Jason, ...

'Raisin' Cane': Raise the curtain

In honor of Black History Month, the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center in Cutler Bay will be presenting “Raisin’ Cane,” starring award-winning actress Jasmine Guy at 8 p.m. Saturday. Raisin’ Cane is the expression of the thoughts and voices of ...

II’ve Been Thinking What About You?

My opinion of the world around me is shaped by the things I see, read or hear in the news media. Recent news features have got me to thinking there must be some good things happening in the City of ...