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‘Addicted’ event draws strong crowd

A VIP garden party reception and “A Conversation with Zane” drew about 400 to Miramar’s Cultural Center this past Friday. The best-selling author, whose book “Addicted” was made into a film and is now in theaters starring Sharon Leal, Boris ...

McCoy wins Lyric Live championships

It was a golden performance. A packed crowd jammed Overtown’s Historic Lyric Theater on Friday night and crowned three-time Lyric Live winner Arsimmer McCoy as the best of the season-ending All Star Championships. Singing Jill Scott’s funky 2004 hit "Golden," ...

The Social Whirl

The month of November resonates with nostalgia. Memories of days of Thanksgiving past and anticipation of Thanksgiving this year, and yes, it begins to look a lot like Christmas. And, it serves as a reminder that we should never be ...

Hey Jerk!

Chef Jimmie Jackson is on a sizzling winning streak. For years, Jackson, the owner of a food seasoning company, had to settle for second place finishes in cooking contests at major jerk festivals in the South. Now, Jackson sits on ...

EroticA novelist holds court

Take one bored housewife in a northeast suburb, add an overactive imagination and you get series of books about sex, sexuality and more sex. The housewife is Zane, whose real name is Kristina Laferne Roberts, and she will come to ...

Lifestyle Happenings

Miami Central’s Class of 1971 will have a planning meeting for their 43rd reunion on Oct. 25 at the Helen L. Miller Center in Opa-locka. Call 305-627-3457. Those interested in going on a trip to Key West for Fantasy Fest ...

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 ...

Lil Boosie loves Blacks enough

Does Lil Boosie hate Black people? It's the question now raging across #BlackTwitter, ignited by my recent conversation with the Louisiana rap legend whose recent return from prison fueled national headlines. His impassioned rhymes of redemption from street life have ...

Spirit of Togetherness told in a divided world

The uplifting voices of the African continent tell harrowing stories of human suffering and spirituality during the Apartheid era in South Africa, where Blacks lived in harsh and segregated conditions under white rule. Then there is the fury of the ...

Community Fest celebrates Haitian culture

It’s the perfect place for a big party. A colorful mural of Haitian culture serves as a dramatic backdrop to an outdoor stage where artists and musicians can entertain spectators as they mingle in a grand courtyard surrounded by palm ...

Chatter That Matters

Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson took the time to thank special people, such as Dr. Theron A. Clark, 5000 Role Models of Excellence program director, Rick Holton, president, and Role Model Paul Wilson. The Alpha Gamma chapter of Eta Phi Beta ...

Fun & learning

There is no better place to have a great, free time with the kids while learning about after-school enrichment activities, low-cost health insurance, services for children with special needs, and health and nutrition, than at The Children’s Trust Family Expo ...

lifestyle happenings

Booker T. Washington Class of 1962 will meet 4 p.m. Sat. Sept. 6 at the African Heritage Cultural Center. Call 305-691-1333. The American Heart Association will host CPR Day 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. Sept. 6. The Miami Jackson Class of ...

Choir Director 2 hits all the right notes

You just can’t do it. Call it cold feet, bad timing, or whatever – but you just can’t do it. Your feet are dug in. It ain’t happenin’. At least, not now. But, as in the new novel “The Choir ...

Documentary explores the real Miami through tough streets and broken dreams

It’s raw, gritty and electrifying. The new online documentary series The Field: Miami by Worldstar Hip Hop Films, gives viewers a glimpse of Miami beyond the swaying palm trees, ritzy malls and million-dollar beachfront homes. The documentary is the second ...