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Common shines, T.I. tanks at Sumfest 2015

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica — Reggae Sumfest 2015, held at Catherine Hall Entertainment Complex in tourist haven Mo’Bay, featured six days of excitement and “bashment,” from July 12-18. From beach parties to international artists to classic reggae artists to modern-day dance ...

Don't let Cosby's demise kill our spirit of good will

Like many who've been watching Bill Cosby's life unravel amid more rape allegations, I'm utterly frustrated. The cause of my angst isn't Cosby himself as many would think. I consider Cosby to be a flawed human being, a very successful ...

Music, art comes to overtown

More than 5,000 people came to the corner of Northwest Third Avenue and 11th Street last summer to enjoy live R&B music at the Overtown Music and Arts Festival. Headliner Market Group, in conjunction with the Southeast Overtown Park West ...

Miami Bahamas Junkanoo parade and street festival commence July 25

For more than a month now the islands of the Bahamas have been celebrating their 42nd Independence in South Florida with Junkanoo-themed events, church services and family-fun days. As part of the festivities, the Grand Bahama Youth Chorale entertained a ...

Get to know works of Brahms, vibe, Afro-Cuban jazz

This summer, through Aug .13, in the Coral Gables Congregational United Church of Christ’s historic Spanish-revival style setting, concert goers will be entertained by some of the music industry’s most-talented and revered classical and jazz figures.

Chatter that Matters

We thank the concert planning committee under the leadership of Mrs. Charlayne W. Thompkins for the time and effort devoted for the Miami Community Mass Choir We thank our sponsors, Miami Dade County Cultural Affairs Council, the Chancel Choir of ...

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 ...