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Aretha Franklin headlines TV One for Black Music Month

In recognition of Black Music Month, TV One will roll out a special programming slate of new specials, original factual series, original reality series, movies and performance specials this June. The programming will be anchored by the premiere of the ...

Young author striving for greatness with latest book

With his latest book, 22-year-old Zachary O. Cross seeks to stimulate the hearts and minds of readers by introducing them to the exclusive way of seeing themselves and everything else around them. Welcome to the Exclusive Zone: Equip your mind ...

Chatter That Matters

Congratulations are in order for John McMann, director of the Miami Central Marching Rockets for providing the community with its Annual Band Concert, last Tuesday, in the school’s auditorium before a capacity crowd of students, staff and parents. McMann took ...

lifestyle happenings

The Parkway Junior/Middle Alumni Association will have a luncheon 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sat., June 7 at Parkway Middle Community School. Call 305-624-9613 Ext 2207. Pillars of Strength no. 2 Masonic Lodge will host its 4th annual Father’s Day party boat ...

Heat 3-peat won't be easy

A whole lot of basketball fans must be asking themselves, “What did we do to deserve this?” One year after an epic Spurs-Heat matchup in the NBA Finals, here we are again. As rapper Jay Z would say “Can I ...

100 Black Men of South Florida take over Zoo Miami

Hundreds of people made their way to Zoo Miami for the 100 Black Men of South Florida (100 BMSF) 5K Zoo Walk/Run and Kid’s Dash. On May 24 the race to healthier living began in the parking lot of the ...

Chatter That Matters

5000 Role Models of Excellence Project completed its 21st annual graduation and scholarship awards ceremony with a transaction program script exploring how the program is by the selected persons. It took place at the Historical St. Agnes Episcopal Church with ...

Lifestyle Happenings

Miami Jackson’s Class of 1974 will celebrate their 40th class reunion May 19-25. Call 305-688-6806 or 305-992-4986. Miami Northwestern’s Class of 6T6 will host a dance on May 31. Call 305-333-8539. The Parkway Junior/Middle Alumni Association will have a luncheon ...

Meet me in Miami

Miami Fashion Week wrapped up its 16th year in style as thousands of guests made their way to the Miami Beach Convention Center last week for the latest fashions amid the glitz and glam of star-studded parties. In collaboration with ...

Soul food festival bigger for food, music lovers

For those seeking a break from the busy details of hosting a backyard barbecue this Memorial Day Weekend, the Kinfolk Soul Food Festival returns to South Florida to offer thousands of food lovers a relaxing alternative to celebrate the unofficial ...

Atlanta draws music lovers for jazz festival

Blacks in South Florida are heading out Memorial Day Weekend during the busiest travel period of the year to experience the spectacular ending of Atlanta’s Jazz Festival. "This year’s Atlanta Jazz Festival is going to be one of our best,” ...

'Black in Time' encourages a discourse on race

In 1935, the National Conference of Christians and Jews established a branch in Miami. NCCJ’s signature program became the Intergroup Youth Council, designed for students attending the racially segregated Booker T. Washington Junior-Senior and other Miami High schools. Under the ...

Chatter That Matters

Congratulations to Miami Northwestern scholar athlete, Jontavia Dykes, the first in family history to receive a full-ride athletic scholarship. She will be attending the University of Florida this fall. Jontavia is also a four-year participant of the Lady Bull volleyball ...

People

Attention Lincoln Memorial Cemetery: I and many others are appalled at the condition of our 46th Street cemetery in Brownsville. The condition of our cemetery is deplorable. No one is working there anymore and our once beloved pioneer cemetery is ...

The Sports Brothers

It is rather interesting that ex broadcaster Steve Kerr signed a whopping 5 year 25 million dollar contract last week with the Golden State Warriors. That is a huge deal for a man who never coached a day in his ...