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MOCA to hold conference

The Museum of Contemporary Art’s acclaimed Women on the Rise! program, an award-winning program that addresses the needs of underserved teenage girls through the study of contemporary female artists as positive role models, will hold their annual Girls Summit, a ...

Once upon a Summer

You made your reservations months ago. This was a vacation you’ve been planning for… well, it seems like forever. One of those once-in-a-lifetime trips is what you’ve always dreamed about, and you’ve bought all new clothes and even a new ...

Chatter That Matters

Former Judge Shirlyon J. McWhorter, B-CU ‘81 expressed her pride and humility to serve the 2013-14 as president of the Miami-Dade Alumni Association and also included the “Magic Of Motown” as the theme. She also recognized Patricia Garrett (Literary), M/M ...

People

Our deepest sympathy goes out to the family of “Culmer” Scavella and all other family members of Mrs. Leome Scavella-Culmer. Mrs. Culmer was loved by many and will be missed by all. Get well wishes go out to all of ...

The Sports Brothers

The Miami Dolphins general manager Dennis Hickey and the majority of these NFL general managers and teams are hypocrites. They all tell America that they want what’s best for Michael Sam, the first openly gay player to be drafted into ...

"Soul Train" in the spotlight with new book, broadway plans

Saturday mornings in front of the tube in the 1970s and ‘80s was the place to be for millions of Blacks wanting to learn funky dance moves like "the robot" or "the bump". After devouring breakfast cereal and watching your ...

Give mom some sugar

The words can be as sweet as peach cobbler. Black Mother’s Day cards are becoming as common as fried chicken and collard greens. It’s a tradition for thousands of Blacks in South Florida and across the country who will trek ...

A 'Taste of Haiti' dazzles

The culinary talents of chefs will be on display this Saturday when District 2 Commissioner Jean Monestime teams up with city officials to host a Taste of Haiti, a five-hour long event that will bring Haitian culture and cuisine to ...

Chatter That Matters

Congratulations to Veronica Rahming, president, and Mary Ann Thomas, vice president, for taking the “Men of Tomorrow”, along with The Egelloc Civic and Social Club and elite members, last Saturday, at the Parrot Jungle Island. “The organization began with 55 ...

People

Metropolitan Dade Section (NCNW) and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. “Delta Dears” traveled to Daytona Beach, Fla. to visit Bethune-Cookman University. They toured the campus and visited Dr. Mary Mcloud Bethune’s Foundation and gravesite. Those in attendance were: Alma Brown, ...

Boca Black Film Festival now open for submissions

The inaugural Boca Black Film Festival 2014 kicks off its film and scriptwriting competition this week for talented Black filmmakers based in the United States. The organization’s first cinema arts and education film festival celebrates Black media arts, film producing ...

Lifestyle Happenings

George Washington Carver’s Class 1966 will meet 3 p.m. Sat., May 10 at Virrick Park. Elijah Wells Films LLC presents: The Gift, a stageplay featuring guest star Commissioner Keon Hardemon, 6 p.m. May 11 at Overtown’s Historic Lyric Theater. Call ...

The Sports Brothers

I remember when I despised Floyd Mayweather. I never liked his constant bragging. Showing off his millions on line in what I considered somewhat childish behavior. This past weekend the unbeaten champion showed me something that I had rarely seen ...

Overtown resident says final good-byes to family home

Overtown resident Benjamin Brown and family spent one sunny weekend to pack, reminisce and say their final good-byes before handing over the keys to their longtime home.

The bus stops here: Northwestern students, volunteers transform bus benches into murals

Is it a bus stop or a work of art? To longtime residents, it was a plain, old stone bus bench that included a 10-foot-high back and a curved canopy to shade would-be passengers from the sun.