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I was having a conversation the other day after someone asked, is there still racism in America? This may sound like an absurd question, but it is still pops up these days. Especially since we have the first Black president ...

Drag Race

Had anyone told Louvina Jackman hours earlier she would be spending her birthday on South Beach with a 6-foot-plus Black man dressed in drag, she might’ve laughed in your face and called you crazy. But that’s exactly how Jackman, visiting ...

Jazzy season

South Florida’s jazz enthusiasts get ready to get your fill. Outdoor or indoor festivals, the choices are yours, and they run the gamut from purist, Speak-easy type jazz, modern, to funk and R&B strains. If you want a touch of ...

Cop shootings start 2015

As I think about 2015 my head starts to throb because this year is starting off the way 2014 ended. It is like a new version of cops gone wild 2.0, available in a news outlet near you. It’s the ...

Chatter That Matters

The Historic Hampton House Community Trust Program/and Charlayne W. Thompkins, chairperson, continues to draw accolades from the community for the great job she has done on the advertisements and program on the free Handel’s Messiah and Jazz Masterpieces concert that ...

The Social Whirl

The beginning of 2015 has me reminiscing about the unique traditions we've kept through generations in the communities where we lived: Overtown, Liberty City, Richmond Heights, Ojus, Browns Sub, Carvers Ranches, Medley, Bunche Park, Seminola, Perrine, Coconut Grove, Goulds, Princeton, ...

Science is elementary

Miami Gardens 4th Annual Science & Engineering Fair awards ceremony took place Dec. 9 at the Betty T. Ferguson Recreation Center. About 100 elementary students participated in the fair,

Lifestyle Happenings

Miami Northwestern Class of 1995 is celebrating its 20th year reunion July 24 - July 26, 2015. Call (786) 873-6353, (786) 356-9263 or visit the class Facebook page. The Senior Citizens Concern Group, LLC, are calling all potential Assisted Living ...

Uncertain future for FL's big three college footnall teams

Randy Shannon makes his return to Florida. Things are starting to get real interesting among the big 3 of college football in the state of Florida. Well, at least for two of the three anyway. With the Seminoles out of ...

March on Selma

LOS ANGELES — To feel and connect to the movie “Selma,” you have to really know the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. You have to take a moment to peel away the layers of how you project King in ...

Cooking is Cutthroat

In a trailer for Food Network reality show “Cutthroat Kitchen,” South Florida Chef Jouvens Jean is seen in a bunk bed in the kitchen. Yes, on “Cutthroat Kitchen” anything can happen and it usually does. While Jean won’t say if ...

Bass Reeves: Tales of the Talented Tenth

Everybody needs a hero or someone to look up to in life. A friend or classmate might be your hero, or maybe someone you don’t know. In the book “Bass Reeves: Tales of the Talented Tenth” by Joel Christian Gill, ...

I’ve Been Thinking What About You?

Some of you may find it hard to believe but I was actually thinking we could end 2014 on a high note with something good happening. I guess you know I was wrong again. Some Black dude in New York ...

Chatter That Matters

Octavia Elizabeth Noble shed several tears as she walked across the stage at the Al Lawson Center at Florida A & M University (FAMU). During the school’s recent commencement ceremony, Noble graduated cum laude with a bachelor of science degree ...

The Social Whirl

The holiday season doesn’t have to end. Keeping the spirit of peace, love, joy and happiness is a daily way to be gratified, grateful and inspired. Let’s keep it at all times. And for some, the whirl of celebrations are ...