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African diaspora festival coming this weekend

The sixth annual African Diaspora Dance and Drum Festival of Florida, presented by Delou Africa Inc., is scheduled to take place from 9 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, at the Little Haiti Cultural Complex, 212 NE 59th Terr., ...

Junkanoo street festival for Saturday canceled

All outdoor activities associated with the Miami Bahamas Junkanoo Festival 2015, including the street festival, has been postponed. In celebration of the 42nd anniversary of the islands of The Bahamas, the Bahamas Consulate General Miami, its Ministry of Tourism and ...

Lifestyle Happening

Inner City Children’s Touring Dance will have free Introductory Classical Ballet Workshops for girls ages 6-8 and 9-12 on Monday and Wednesday evenings. Call 305-758-1577 or visit www.childrendance.net. Miami Northwestern Class of 1995 is celebrating its 20th year reunion July ...

Liberty City kids receive free school supplies

More than 250 children from Liberty City received free school supplies, uniforms and shoes at an event in Key Biscayne on July 11. In an effort to support its sister city, the Village of Key Biscayne brought the children to ...

Chatter that Matters

Sharing with my readers recent correspondence concerning the Historic Hampton House Trust. Dr. Enid Pinkney Dear Ron and Consultants: Thanks for the stimulating retreat. It pointed out several things we need to work on. I like how you press us ...

The Social Whirl

Readers want to read articles that inform, inspire, entertain and enlighten. In the past months since writing this article, that has been my aim as a writer. A pasttime that has always been a passion for me. Wanting to share ...

Common shines, T.I. tanks at Sumfest 2015

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica — Reggae Sumfest 2015, held at Catherine Hall Entertainment Complex in tourist haven Mo’Bay, featured six days of excitement and “bashment,” from July 12-18. From beach parties to international artists to classic reggae artists to modern-day dance ...

Don't let Cosby's demise kill our spirit of good will

Like many who've been watching Bill Cosby's life unravel amid more rape allegations, I'm utterly frustrated. The cause of my angst isn't Cosby himself as many would think. I consider Cosby to be a flawed human being, a very successful ...

Music, art comes to overtown

More than 5,000 people came to the corner of Northwest Third Avenue and 11th Street last summer to enjoy live R&B music at the Overtown Music and Arts Festival. Headliner Market Group, in conjunction with the Southeast Overtown Park West ...

Miami Bahamas Junkanoo parade and street festival commence July 25

For more than a month now the islands of the Bahamas have been celebrating their 42nd Independence in South Florida with Junkanoo-themed events, church services and family-fun days. As part of the festivities, the Grand Bahama Youth Chorale entertained a ...

Get to know works of Brahms, vibe, Afro-Cuban jazz

This summer, through Aug .13, in the Coral Gables Congregational United Church of Christ’s historic Spanish-revival style setting, concert goers will be entertained by some of the music industry’s most-talented and revered classical and jazz figures.

Chatter that Matters

We thank the concert planning committee under the leadership of Mrs. Charlayne W. Thompkins for the time and effort devoted for the Miami Community Mass Choir We thank our sponsors, Miami Dade County Cultural Affairs Council, the Chancel Choir of ...

Celebrating the fourth of July

Fourth of July falls on a Saturday this year, so you have Sunday to recuperate from the holiday grilling and partying. Looking for somewhere to go to watch the fireworks? Check out these recommendations: Discover the Native American way of ...

Artists converge Sunday in Opa-locka

The Opa-locka Community Development Corporation in conjunction with curator Ludlow Bailey and CADA Conversations will present “Islas: Contemporary Caribbean Visions” from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, June 28, at The ARC, 675 Ali Baba Ave., in Opa-locka. Bahamian American artist Alexis Caputo ...

Film review: ‘3 1/2 Minutes, Ten Bullets’

Jordan Davis was born Feb 16, 1995. Contrary to his belief, he was not named after the basketball legend Michael Jordan. His mom, Lucia McBath, insists she named him after the crossing over of the Jordan River, symbolizing a new ...

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