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Making music in Miami

One room has a huge soundboard that has 120 knobs. The new recording booth can fit at least three people. It's time to make some music. Music executives from all over the country helped open the sleek, new Midtown Studios ...

Cyclists confront stigmas with ride through Black communities

Bikers ride by a Liberty City bus-stop in a blur. Young men on the block stare blankly at the scene. It’s not every day that outsiders decisively visit some of Miami's most notable Black neighborhoods. But on a recent Saturday ...

'Ebola, a trending topic?'

In this era of social media everyone has a voice, but what exactly are we saying? In the case of Ebola, a growing number of folks are choosing to say that this scourge ravaging West Africa and now threatening us ...

The Sports Brothers

It’s a crazy thought once you think of it but . . . the Dallas Cowboys may very well be the best team in the NFL. Yes they could be America's team again just like the good ole days when ...

Accuser reneges on sex assault claim; details Harris to play again

Former Booker T. Washington athlete Treon Harris is back on his college football team and set to play this Saturday at home.

Resident one of few to celebrate Halloween on grand scale in the Black community

It’s the bewitching hour. A death train with a corpse chugs along the driveway. Body parts fill a makeshift cemetery in the front lawn. It's an unusual scene at Victoria Washington’s house in West Little River where hundreds flock to ...

World-record holder brings hair-raising experience to Liberty City

Her hair is 55 feet long and Asha Mandela brought all 40 pounds of it to the Natural Styles hair salon at the Northside Flea Market in Miami. Dozens of onlookers were star-struck as they took photos with the famous ...

Excuse me old man, it's my turn

I saw the two elderly gentlemen walking toward me and my two female companions and I felt relieved. I don't mind the company of beautiful women, but my days of trying to pick up women at galas like this one ...

Chatter That Matters

Dr. Frederica S. Wilson, founder 5000 Role Models of Excellence, has patterned her three officers in delivering the message: Regional Tie Tying Ceremonies scheduled as follows: MDCKC: Wed, Oct. 15, Coral Gables High; Oct. 22 Miami Carol City High; and ...

The Social Whirl

As October continues, we enjoy the blessings of autumn. On Sunday, October 5 members of the Black Nurses Association celebrated the birthdays of two of their members. First, they gathered at The Episcopal Church of the Incarnation in honor of ...

New Miami Times pop culture columnist introduces himself to the community

I always wanted to give a voice to the disenfranchised. However, in that pursuit I’ve found demons amid even the down-trodden and angels among those most-often labeled the oppressor.

A message in the sky: Breast cancer survivor gains new purpose

A seasoned flight attendant, Patricia Johnson was rocked by the turbulence of a breast cancer diagnosis that later turned her into a flying foot soldier who took her message 30,000 feet into the air.

Al Golden must fix this mess

After another humiliating defeat in which the Miami Hurricanes defense surrendered over 300 yards on the ground to the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, Al Golden stood defiantly and quite adamantly that his defensive scheme is not the problem. Al Golden ...

The Social Whirl

The first weekend in October brought the feel of fall along with a whirlwind of activities both social and inspirational. When Florida Memorial University held their President’s Inaugural Scholarship Gala on Saturday, Oct. 4, they were supported by hundreds in ...

Chatter That Matters

Recently, an email went out to the Hampton House Board updating the importance of surveying the Hampton House Building. President Commissioner Dorothy “Dottie” Johnson zeroed in on the answer to who is the owner of the building. According to her ...