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The Social Whirl

“The first ingredient in conversation is truth, the next good sense, the third good humor, and the fourth wit.” —William Temple I certainly aspire to have these four ingredients in the conversations we have through this column. Last week, a ...

Rachel Dolezal can be my soul sister on any day of the week

Rachel Dolezal can cook me a plate of soul food any day of the week. The homely native Montanan just set off a nationwide firestorm after her parents revealed Rachel posed as a Black woman, even going so far to ...

Showcasing Caribbean culture

As the summer temperatures rise, Caribbean-American Heritage Month adds more heat to the landscape with party, party and more party.The events are organized in the name of charity and children and all highlight the rich, diverse culture of the Caribbean. ...

DJ spins weekend to benefit kids

While giving a presentation to some youth at Miami Edison Senior High, in answer to a question DJ Irie said he lived on Miami Beach. "A boy asked, “Do you ever go to the beach?”' said the disc jockey, whose ...

Winning for Children

The winners of 2015 Children’s Trust Champions for Children Awards were a mix of individuals and agencies, both large and small. Yet the recipients were united by their exceptional expertise, effective service, and most, of all, extraordinary commitment to improve ...

Chatter that Matters

The football players at Miami Central Rockets are still cheering Coach Roland Smith, since he was named Coach of the Year after transferring from Miami Northwestern former State Championship. The past season, Central went 14-1 and earned a top national ...

Blacks in Filmmaking

Blacks have been advancing film for years. Below is a look at the path some have chosen to stake their claim in a field crowded with people who do not look like them. While this is a not an exhaustive ...

Caitlyn Jenner is the perfect news headline for exploitation

Caitlyn Jenner now joins the long list of misunderstood heroic souls subjected to exploitation for media ratings. I hope that assertion won't lead into an accusation that I'm homophobic as we now exist in an age in which we would ...

The Social Whirl

I want this column to be, for all of you readers, as Edith Humes Newbold told me, “Just like we’re sitting together having a conversation.” And sharing with you through many conversations our community connections. So our conversations continue and ...

Chatter that Matters

Members of the Board of Trustees of the Historic Hampton House Community Trust Inc. and the Advisory Board held its 12th annual Fundraiser and fourth annual Homegrown Achievers Awards Luncheon, which honored Miami’s own “Home Grown Success Achievers.” Namely, they ...

Lifestyle Happenings

Inner City Children’s Touring Dance will have free Introductory Classical Ballet Workshops for girls ages 6-8 and 9-12 on Monday and Wednesday evenings. Call 305-758-1577 or visit www.childrendance.net. Railroad Shop Colored Addition survivors or descendants interested in sharing your stories ...

Miami Gardens hosts basketball tournament

Sen. Oscar Braynon II and Miami Gardens Councilman Erhabor Ighodaro recently hosted the City of Miami Gardens Youth Invitational Basketball tournament at Rolling Oaks Park. Teams came from Overtown, Miami Beach, West Park and all over South Florida to face ...

Miami Heat, do right by Wade

The Miami Heat better listen to their fans who overwhelmingly are screaming, "Pay the man." The man is Dwyane Wade, the man who has given this city everything. His blood, his sweat, his tears. The man who has had a ...

Taste of the Islands returns

Taste of the Caribbean returns for a fourth year in Miami after being held in various Caribbean countries since its inception in 1997. Each year the Caribbean’s top chefs and culinary teams unite to learn and compete, providing an exhibition ...

'Miss Jessie's': Starting a business from scratch

Starting a business is not for the faint of heart. It takes brains and guts enough to step out of a comfort zone. It requires going against the grain, letting go of pride, and a dash of innocence. Starting a ...