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Students helping students

A partnership between Broward College and the Broward County School Board aims to narrow the achievement gap among minority males by pairing high school students with college mentors. The program kicked off in December with students from Deerfield Beach and ...

Celebrity Chef Chicken

Want to experience how an Ethiopian-Swedish makes the quintessential American staple, fried chicken? Then go and see Marcus Samuelsson, owner of the renowned Red Rooster in Harlem, New York, as he demonstrates his version of fried chicken at this year’s ...

March on Selma

LOS ANGELES — To feel and connect to the movie “Selma,” you have to really know the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. You have to take a moment to peel away the layers of how you project King in ...

Cooking is Cutthroat

In a trailer for Food Network reality show “Cutthroat Kitchen,” South Florida Chef Jouvens Jean is seen in a bunk bed in the kitchen. Yes, on “Cutthroat Kitchen” anything can happen and it usually does. While Jean won’t say if ...

I’ve Been Thinking What About You?

Some of you may find it hard to believe but I was actually thinking we could end 2014 on a high note with something good happening. I guess you know I was wrong again. Some Black dude in New York ...

Chatter That Matters

Octavia Elizabeth Noble shed several tears as she walked across the stage at the Al Lawson Center at Florida A & M University (FAMU). During the school’s recent commencement ceremony, Noble graduated cum laude with a bachelor of science degree ...

The Social Whirl

The holiday season doesn’t have to end. Keeping the spirit of peace, love, joy and happiness is a daily way to be gratified, grateful and inspired. Let’s keep it at all times. And for some, the whirl of celebrations are ...

Hell and back: Black chef crowned Hell's Kitchen winner

Chef La Tasha McCutchen performed well throughout Season 13 on Fox Network’s “Hell’s Kitchen.” So when she was selected from four chefs to face emotional chef Bryant Gallaher in the final two, she knew she could win. “Honestly, I was ...

12 songs of Black Christmas

For decades, artists have headlined Christmas with songs about Black life, holiday traditions, lovers and dreams. Whether it's the 1970's "The Temptations Christmas Card" or saxophonist Kenny G's "Miracles: The Holiday Album," these records don't get played until this special ...

The Social Whirl

In the spirit of this season of giving, The Miami Alumni Chapter, Tennessee State University provided funding for one hundred dinners for the homeless for the third consecutive year during Thanksgiving. This is a priority project for the chapter. Santa ...

Lifestyle Happenings

Miami Northwestern Class of 1995 is celebrating its 20th year reunion July 24 - July 26, 2015. Call (786) 873-6353, (786) 356-9263 or visit the class Facebook page. Inner City Children’s Touring Dance will have free Introductory Classical Ballet Workshops ...

Sony's next film will star Reverend Al Sharpton

By now most of America has at least heard of the racially charged email exchange between Sony executive Amy Pascal and Scott Rudin. The embarrassing exchange made public by hackers shows Pascal and Rudin mocking President Barack Obama's possible taste ...

Battle of the beats

A short stretch of Ali Baba Avenue pulsated with bass booming from huge speakers. Night had fallen in Opa-locka and cool lights set the scene for the beat-heavy mania that was about to ensue. It was time for six DJs ...

Nite Cap

Miami is like that beautiful Bentley on the lot everyone dreamed of but after a few test drives they bring it back frustrated, opting for the less flamboyant Honda. If you're like me, your heart sank when you got the ...

The Social Whirl

November. This month seems to be flying by. I want to send a welcome to Jerry Rushin, a fellow Miami Times columnist who I’m delighted to share the pages of the paper with. “I’ve been thinking too.” Love the euphemisms, ...

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