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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 ...

From riches to rags

The once elegant rooms are now decorated with pigeon droppings. Termites infest the closets that held designer coats and shoes of the rich and famous. The kitchen, once a hub for sophisticated dinner parties is rotting away from a leaky ...

Oprah is coming to Miami

The media mogul recently announced her “The Life You Want Weekend,” an eight-city arena tour set to kick off this fall. In addition to Miami, Oprah is slated to stop in Atlanta, suburban Detroit, Houston, Newark, Seattle, Washington and San ...

A scandalous affair comes to Miami

Acclaimed author and crisis management expert Judy Smith, who is best known for being co-executive producer and the inspiration behind the popular ABC television series Scandal, was in town for an annual book and author luncheon, on March 29th.

Norm Lewis: The Man Behind The Mask

Tony Award nominee Norm Lewis will become the first African-American to play the lead role in the broadway musical, "The Phantom of the Opera".