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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 ...

The Social Whirl

Exciting news and announcements are on the horizon. Firstly, save the date cards are circulating regarding the dedication of a United States Post Office (Miami Norland Branch) in honor of the life and community service and dedication shown by Reverend ...

‘I’ll Miss You Too’ written by a mother, daughter

Thirteen long, interesting years. Imagine: more than 115 months of your life spent with your hiney under a school desk. That’s a lot, but now you’ve graduated (or will soon be graduating) from high school and (you can barely believe ...

The Social Whirl

I want this column to be, for all of you readers, as Edith Humes Newbold told me, “Just like we’re sitting together having a conversation.” And sharing with you through many conversations our community connections. So our conversations continue and ...

Lifestyle Happenings

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. Railroad Shop Colored Addition survivors or descendants interested in sharing your stories ...

Taste of the Islands returns

Taste of the Caribbean returns for a fourth year in Miami after being held in various Caribbean countries since its inception in 1997. Each year the Caribbean’s top chefs and culinary teams unite to learn and compete, providing an exhibition ...

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 ...

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 ...

Experience South Africa

JOHANNESBURG, Africa — Imagine the breathtaking scenic view overlooking an entire city up top one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World or the cultural vibe you experience in a country of 11 official languages. From personal stories, as ...

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