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Raheem Devaughn headlines Overtown Music Festival

Grammy-nominated Raheem Devaughn will headline the fourth annual Overtown Music and Arts Festival (formerly named Overtown Rhythm and Arts Festival), which will take place in the heart of the Overtown Business District, NW 3rd Ave between 9th and 11th Streets ...

Chatter That Matters

Back in the 50s Miami-born Archie Ayers started delivering mail for the U.S. Postal Service while Georgia Jones led the fight to preserve “Rail Road Shop” as home. Archie spent some time in World War II and graduated from Booker ...

Lifestyle Happenings

Booker T. Washington’s Class of 1965 will have throwback night 8 p.m. July 11 at the Shantel Lounge. Call 305-213-0188. Booker T. Washington’s Class of 1965 Inc. will meet 3:30 p.m. Sat. July 19 at the African Heritage Cultural Arts ...

Lifestyle Happenings

Booker T. Washington’s Class of 1965 will have throwback night 8 p.m. July 11 at the Shantel Lounge. Call 305-213-0188. Booker T. Washington’s Class of 1965 Inc. will meet 3:30 p.m. Sat. July 19 at the African Heritage Cultural Arts ...

'Colors of the Caribbean' offers island flavor, education

The taste of the Caribbean Islands will come to South Florida this weekend with the third annual Colors of the Caribbean Festival, a free event hosted by the Caribbean American Heritage Foundation Inc. (CAHFI). The event, which will be held ...

The final chapter

After 63 years of gracing the coffee tables of American homes and barber shops, the iconic JET magazine bid farewell to millions of Black readers with its last issue that hit the stands last Monday.

lifestyle happenings

The Parkway Junior/Middle Alumni Association will have a luncheon 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sat., June 7 at Parkway Middle Community School. Call 305-624-9613 Ext 2207. Pillars of Strength no. 2 Masonic Lodge will host its 4th annual Father’s Day party boat ...

100 Black Men of South Florida take over Zoo Miami

Hundreds of people made their way to Zoo Miami for the 100 Black Men of South Florida (100 BMSF) 5K Zoo Walk/Run and Kid’s Dash. On May 24 the race to healthier living began in the parking lot of the ...

Chatter That Matters

5000 Role Models of Excellence Project completed its 21st annual graduation and scholarship awards ceremony with a transaction program script exploring how the program is by the selected persons. It took place at the Historical St. Agnes Episcopal Church with ...

"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 ...