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Tracy Mourning’s Honey Bugs get the “Shine” they deserve

The name of this supportive mentoring program, Honey Shine Inc., derived from a term of endearment that many Black women can share and relate to . . . when greeting one another: “Hey, honey child!” or even the scandalous-yet-loving-filled, “Oooo, ...

Chatter That Matters

Dennis Fruitt, director, Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, was asked by Dr. Enid C. Pinkney, Founder, Historical Hampton House Trust, to conduct a workshop on “Strategic Plan for The Second Century.” Fruitt was welcomed by HHHT Board including Pinkney, President, Dorothy ...

Lifestyle Happenings

BTW Alumni Association Inc. will meet Thu., Jan. 16 at 6 p.m. in the BTW cafeteria. Call 305-333-7128. The Dade County Deltas will hold their “Founder’s Day Celebration” on Sat., Jan. 25, 2014 at noon at the JW Marriott in ...

Stories of positive Black men in the ‘hood’

A recent study just released by the National Center for Health Statistics shows that contrary to longstanding stereotypes about Black fatherhood, those who live with their children are just as involved as other dads who live with their kids – ...

Black boys learn the real message of Mandela

What makes for a legend? That is the question that is addressed in the recently-released biopic, “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.” While the filmmakers wanted to show the more personal side of Nelson Mandela, they also faced the arduous task ...

Lifestyle Happenings

The African Heritage Cultural Arts Center will host its 30th annual Winter Arts Workshop from Dec. 23 to Jan 3, 2014 (excluding Christmas and New Year’s Day). The workshop features dance, drama, visual arts, vocal and instrumental music. Call 305-638-6771. ...

Fort Lauderdale’s “top dawg” in the world of spoken word

Jerris Evans, a proud Ft. Lauderdale native, was recently reminded by his third grade teacher, Mrs. Maltimore at Nova Middle, that he has always had a penchant for reciting poetry and being the center of attraction. Since those formative years, ...

Famed muralist premiers film about the power of art

“I want to treat ‘Art of Life’ like an organic piece of public art — we capture everyday normal life and incorporate it into our film,” says Kyle Holbrook, who recently made his debut as a film director after establishing ...

Black Male Revisited to make its world premier in South FL

When conversation moves to the Black male body, the dialogue rarely evokes positive images worthy of celebration. Instead, what we more often find throughout society, particularly in the U.S., are views that criminalize, demonize and sexualize the Black male body. ...

Blacks represent with pride under The Fusion MIA banner

Black artists from across the Diaspora are finally getting their just due as part of the now internationally acclaimed event known as Art Basel. And as Miami continues to make its name in the global art world, one of the ...

Alpha Phi Alpha marks 107th Founder’s Day

At the beginning of the 20th century, the few Black students that had been admitted to universities in the U.S. were often excluded from associations enjoyed by the mostly-white student populations in the form of fraternal organizations.

Lifestyle Happenings

Right Away Car Care and Mobile will be giving FREE car washes with your donation of a new unwrapped toy Sat., Dec. 7 at 2601 NW 95 Street. The event is in preparation for our Toy Pick-Up Dec. 21. Toys ...

Miami Broward 2013 Carnival

Beauty was everywhere during last weekend’s annual Miami Broward 2013 Carnival. These local gems look like they just belong shimmering in the sunshine.

Chatter That Matters

In mid-July, Carolyn Frazier, Minnie Cox Moore, Marilyn D. Randall and Juanita Matthews took a 12-night Scandinavia and Russian cruise along the Baltic Sea. The group flew from Atlanta to Amsterdam, where they boarded the Celebrity Constellation.

Lifestyle Happenings

Booker T. Washington Alumni Association Inc. will meet Wed., Oct. 16 in the cafeteria of BTW at 6 p.m.