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11th Annual Jazz in the Gardens

Thousands attended the two-day Jazz in the Gardens music festival at Sun Life Stadium March 19-20. The star -studded event featured performances from Charlie Wilson, Usher, Baby Face, Janelle Monáe, Kool and the

Lifestyle Happenings

The Gold Coast Chapter of Florida A & M University meets every 3rd Saturday at The Urban League of Greater Miami McDuffie Center at 10 a.m. Call 305-370-9026. Miami Northwestern Alumni Association meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month at ...

Opa-locka honors Andre Johnson

Opa-locka commissioners recently presented NFL wide receiver Andre Johnson a proclamation for his achievements in football and for his humanitarian contributions off the field. Johnson will also have the football field at Ingram Park named after him, courtesy of a ...

Bulls making things happen

There is more to high school sports than many might imagine: equipment; participants in good academic standing; those who have passed physical examinations. Then there are coaches, practices, opponents to stage competitive contests; facilities for the games, meets and matches. ...

Aretha Franklin cancels Florida concert dates

Aretha Franklin has canceled her March concert dates in Florida, which includes the City of Miami Gardens’ 11th Annual Jazz in the Gardens (JITG) music festival and Sarasota’s Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall due to lack of band personnel. Charlie ...

Jazz in the Gardens brings local talent, vendors to main event

From her vivacious stage performances to her infectiously rapturous personality, La Vie is a shining example of living life to the fullest. With such a becoming name, “La Vie,” which in French means “The Life,” uses her eclectic contemporary sound ...

South Florida's CriStyle Renae and Lovely’s restaurant call JITG participation a blessing

Two South Florida locals are grateful for the opportunity to showcase their business and talents at one of the most talked about music festivals in the state of Florida — Jazz in the Gardens. The Jazz in the Gardens music ...

Audition for a spot in a new plus-size show

Plus-size clothing retailer Ashley Stewart will make its second stop of its 2016 Love Your Curves Tour March 17-19 in Miami. The fun- and fashion-filled weekend will be all about embracing your curves and connecting with Miami’s most stylish women. ...

Cooking with Chef Sian

On a recent Saturday afternoon I had the pleasure of attending a Travel Chat Dine; Caribbean Mimosa Brunch inside the CubaOcho Museum and Performing Arts Center. The event was one in a series of several hosted by Erica Knowles, editor-in-chief ...

‘The Abolitionists’ film viewing at Nova University

A comprehensive viewing and discussion of the “The Abolitionists” took place as a powerful reminder of where we come from at Nova Southeastern University’s Alvin Sherman Library. Though the film may fall short in some aspects, it sparked an important ...

The Social Whirl

Traditions, traditions. As I continue to write and share, inform, perhaps inspire, epecially during this month that honors women, I remember The Jabberwock, because a group of women, members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, gave our community Jabberwock starting in ...

Chatter that Matters

Gama Alpha Chapter of Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc. sponsored their annual Black History Program on Saturday, February 27th at the Historic Hampton House. The event was held in the multipurpose room and the decorations were beautiful. The walls were ...

Lifestyle Happenings

The Gold Coast Chapter of Florida A & M University meets every 3rd Saturday at The Urban League of Greater Miami McDuffie Center at 10 a.m. Call 305-370-9026. The Surviving Twin Network welcomes the support of twins or siblings, who ...

More than 500 runners expected for inaugural HBCU Greek 5K Run/Walk

Complete Athletes has partnered with the City of Miami Gardens' Councilman Rodney Harris, the 100 Black Men of South Florida, the Academic Hustle and Community Builders to present the inaugural HBCU Greek 5K Run/ Walk during Jazz in the Gardens ...

‘Magic’ promotes good health and education to all students

NBA great Earvin “Magic” Johnson surprised middle and high school students at a Miami public charter school on Friday. The three-time NBA MVP visited Miami’s Sports Leadership and Management (SLAM!) Charter School to discuss the importance of healthy lifestyles and ...