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"Soul Train" in the spotlight with new book, broadway plans

Saturday mornings in front of the tube in the 1970s and ‘80s was the place to be for millions of Blacks wanting to learn funky dance moves like "the robot" or "the bump". After devouring breakfast cereal and watching your ...

Give mom some sugar

The words can be as sweet as peach cobbler. Black Mother’s Day cards are becoming as common as fried chicken and collard greens. It’s a tradition for thousands of Blacks in South Florida and across the country who will trek ...

A 'Taste of Haiti' dazzles

The culinary talents of chefs will be on display this Saturday when District 2 Commissioner Jean Monestime teams up with city officials to host a Taste of Haiti, a five-hour long event that will bring Haitian culture and cuisine to ...

People

Metropolitan Dade Section (NCNW) and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. “Delta Dears” traveled to Daytona Beach, Fla. to visit Bethune-Cookman University. They toured the campus and visited Dr. Mary Mcloud Bethune’s Foundation and gravesite. Those in attendance were: Alma Brown, ...

Boca Black Film Festival now open for submissions

The inaugural Boca Black Film Festival 2014 kicks off its film and scriptwriting competition this week for talented Black filmmakers based in the United States. The organization’s first cinema arts and education film festival celebrates Black media arts, film producing ...

Lifestyle Happenings

George Washington Carver’s Class 1966 will meet 3 p.m. Sat., May 10 at Virrick Park. Elijah Wells Films LLC presents: The Gift, a stageplay featuring guest star Commissioner Keon Hardemon, 6 p.m. May 11 at Overtown’s Historic Lyric Theater. Call ...

Fun pools, swim lessons to help reduce drownings

Who can forget Aug. 3, 2010? That day, the family of Dekendrix Warner was having a picnic at a park in Shreveport, La. The 15-year-old was playing in the Red River when he slipped onto a thick clay surface before ...

Overtown's Historic Lyric Theater hosts ‘Living Legends’

FAMU’s world-renowned Strikers Dance Troupe will join the Mahogany Dance Theater to celebrate the “Living Legends, 25 Years in Dance” on Saturday at 8 p.m. at the historic Lyric Theatre, 819 NW 2nd Avenue in Overtown.

Lifestyle Happenings

The New Beginning Enrichment Center is hosting Y.E.S. Conference 2014 B R.E.A.L: Ready, Empowered, Authentic, Ladies April 24-26 at 7:30 p.m. The conference will begin 10 a.m. on April 27. All events are free. Call 305-681-0119. Attachable Inc. promotes unity ...

Lifestyle Happenings

Booker T. Washington Alumni Association, Inc. will have a photo session and meeting 5 p.m. Thu. April 17 at the BTW courtyard and cafeteria. Call 305-213-0188.

Bon Appetit!

So this is how the other half eats. In an elegant dining room, a four-course dinner was about to be served. It started with heirloom tomato and a caprese salad that featured watermelons soaked in a apple cider, vinaigrette, honey ...

'Fatal Assistance' sheds light on Haiti’s slow relief efforts

Throughout director Raoul Peck's vexing documentary, Fatal Assistance, viewers are bombarded with images depicting the complexity of rebuilding Haiti.

Chatter That Matters

PACT (People Acting for Community Together) held its Nehemian Action Assembly, March 31 at New Birth Baptist Church before a packed church of members featuring Notre Dame d’Haiti Youth Choir, Anointed Men of Prophecy, Rev. Dr. Joreatha Capers,

Lyric Live crowns new champion of the stage

It was the end of the road for Mailyn Cuadra. The defending champion of Lyric Live was no match for “Diamonds in a Ruff”, a young, all-male group that took away the crown on a tough night for performers at ...

Haitian director accuses U.S. government of corruption

While in town, filmmaker Raoul Peck discussed the politics of representation through visual media to a group of students at Florida International University (FIU). Peck answered questions about his controversial documentary, Fatal Assistance, that alleges the majority of donated funds ...