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On the morning of Dec. 4 at about 2:20 a.m. I could have lost my life for giving a homeless man a dollar. My would-be murderer wasn't the homeless man or his cohorts who asked me for help while parking ...

Chatter That Matters

Big hats are off to the Church Of God of Prophesy Miami No. 1, Bishop Noward E. C. Dean, pastor, Dr. Edwin Demeritte , assistant chairperson, Sister Elaine Evans, assistant chairperson and Bishop Timothy F. Davis, state overseer. They put ...

The Social Whirl

The weekend of December 5- 7 was filled with events that inspired and filled the spirit with the joys of the season. The Liberty Square Project Friends and Family,Inc. Banquet on Friday, Dec. 5 was one permeated with nostalgia and ...

The Sports Brothers

An interesting thing happened last week that went unnoticed. In the midst of the many protests that were occurring around the nation in response to the grand jury decisions involving the shooting of Mike Brown in Missouri and the choking ...

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 ...