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What happens when cops leave us alone?

The images of twisted limbs and fallen forms of far too many Black lives vanquished by heavy-handed justice now haunts indefinite. So much so, societal angst towards law enforcement has reached an all-time high leaving a young generation wired to ...

Black Music Month

Back in 1979, President Jimmy Carter said the month of June would be observed as Black Music Month. Since then, every president who succeeded him announced America's need to celebrate African-American contribution to music. In honor of Black Music Month, ...

The Social Whirl

High school commencements began last week and to all of the 2015 high school graduates in our community I share these words to inspire, uplift and encourage each of you. They were penned by Dr. Seuss, William Shakespeare and Minor ...

Chatter that Matters

The wheel is turning so fast with rejuvenation of the Historic Hampton House Trust until membership is having a time keeping up with its speed. Just last Monday, the Hampton House demonstrated its love for the people that put out ...

Party be-Cause you should support the cause

In celebration on the season closing of its Black Freedom exhibit and the birthdays of artist Jerome Soimaud, Nicole “DJ Lady Terra” Letren and gallery patron Marlon Hill, Yeelen Gallery hosted an all-inclusive benefit party on Saturday, May 30 at ...

Senior housing soon ready in Richmond Heights community

Under the leadership of Reverend Alphonso Jackson Sr., SBC Community Development Corp., a faith-based, non-profit affiliate of Second Baptist Church and Cornerstone hosted a meet-and-greet informational seminar on Tuesday, May 26 in anticipation of the grand opening of the John ...

Barry basketball player invited to combine

Barry University men's basketball player Deric Hill was invited to participate in the iBall Pro Combine in Pottstown, Pennsylvania. The combine will feature some of the nation's top prospects and free agents. Players will compete in front of National Basketball ...

BTW alumus wins national coaching honor

Head Coach George Williams of Saint Augustine’s University was named NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field Men’s National Head Coach of the Year by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). Williams is a native ...

Len Bias had much promise

The late Len Bias was the greatest basketball player that I ever saw. Yes, I saw young Michael Jordan at North Carolina and followed with the rest of America as we all wanted to be "Like Mike." Jordan, of course, ...

Mayor honors Miami Heat Wheels

Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez and county commissioners presented a proclamation to the Miami Heat Wheels wheelchair basketball team on May 20. The team recently won the NWBA Division 3 National Championship. The ceremony, which took place at the Miami-Dade Commission ...

Dolphins host Special Olympics clinic

Miami Dolphins General Manager Dennis Hickey and all 22 rookies recently hosted Special Olympic athletes from Miami-Dade and Broward counties at the Doctors Hospital Training Facility at Nova Southeastern University. The purpose of the clinic was to promote physical fitness ...

Urban Beach Weekend fun, safe

Urban Beach Weekend wrapped up Monday in South Florida and early reports show that the some may have stayed away. “The crowd was much smaller than in some past years but still significantly large. I spent Sunday evening on the ...

Miami Gardens is a city that's under media siege

Last Tuesday, the courtyard outside Miami Gardens City Hall echoed with the banter of Black enterprise at the annual State of the City address. A host of local luminaries, business and civic leaders gathered to listen to the leader of ...

The Social Whirl

In the passing of time we are poised to greet the month of June. Of course time speaks and says, “Ready or not here I come.” Our conversations continue as I’d like to take the opportunity to have a conversation ...

Chatter that Matters

Bethany Seventh-Day Adventist Church, located at 2500 NW 50th St., formatted a design to cooperate and involve families into their days service. Minister Curtis Powell, senior pastor, headed the vision, beginning with his family members, his wife and children. Worship ...