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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 ...

I'm broke; can I be saved?

I started sweating as I watched the basket pass from hand to hand headed my way, meandering through the seemingly hypnotized parishioners. The pastor did his dance, his diamond-encrusted bracelet was as distracting as the old lady draped in all ...

Chatter That Matters

T. Willard Fair opened the 23rd Citizen Crime Watch, Miami-Dade Police Department Northside District by commending Annie Hicks Ross for more than 25 years of service with 14 groups as well as a reduction in crime. The celebration theme was ...

The Social Whirl

The 32nd Annual Unity Dinner and Gala sponsored by the Theodore R. Gibson Memorial Fund, Inc. was held on Sunday, October 20 at Jungle Island. Dinner guests were awed by the oratorical talents of Robert Carr and Skye Hervas-Jones. Carr ...

Lifestyle Happenings

The BTW alumni Class of 1962 will meet 4 p.m. Sat., Nov. 1 at African Heritage Cultural Arts Center to plan their 55th Reunion. Call 305-691-1333. NSPDK/Alpha Delta Chapter will host its 10th Annual Star Educators’ Awards Luncheon at Howard ...

Heat begin life after LeBron

With that guy, LeBron James, running back to Cleveland, the Miami Heat will rely on a new support system to help them contend for an NBA title. Of course no one is predicting that type of finish but with Chris ...

The Social Whirl

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 ...