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Students learn how to be accountable for success

Shanteria Johnson headed to the office to get paperwork that would free her from a five-day suspension at the 500 Role Models’ Success Center site and back to her regular classroom and friends. “This place is okay, but I’m ready ...

The Social Whirl

Relaxing and enjoying fellowship after the holiday “hectics”, members of Just Us were hosted by Cynthia Mitchell Clarke at Shula’s in Miami Lakes with Happy New Year toasts, conversation and laughter. Enjoying the meeting were: LaVon Moore, Juanita Miller, Emma ...

Peace Rally Jam to take place Friday

SBC Community Development Corp. and Second Baptist Church are pleased to present the 2016 Peace Rally Jam: Our Youth Can Save the World from 6-10:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22, on the campus of Second Baptist Church, 11111 Pinkston Dr., in ...

24th Annual Trumpet Awards

The Trumpet Awards Foundation and title sponsor American Family Insurance present the 24th Annual Trumpet Awards, to celebrate and honor history-making entertainment, humanitarian, political and philanthropic individuals. "The Best Man" actress Nia Long and "Survivor's Remorse" actor Mike Epps, co-stars ...

Chatter that Matters

The article: killing in the project” has brought back memories of how the project was back in my day around the 1928 year. I remember crying at birth in a shot gun house, while my mother tried to close my ...

Nairobi: A special place for a performance

Imagine traveling half way around the world so that people can hear you sing. Well, that is exactly what local reggae artist Kristine Alicia did. She traveled to Nairobi, Kenya to perform at Groove Party, a New Year’s Eve splash ...

Harlem Square Club inspires mobile messages

With such hits as “You Send Me” and “Twistin' The Night Away,” soul pop and R&B legend, Samuel “Sam” Cooke, was a musical force that brought together audiences of all colors and genders in the 1950s and 60's. And in ...

‘Sun Splashed’ illuminates PAMM

Emerging as part of a generation of Black artists in the early ‘90s who interrogated the intersections of art, identity formation and political representation, Nari Ward’s practice of the last 20 years is defined by his use of found objects ...

MC Lyte brings Wealth Experience to South Florida

Hip Hop Sisters Foundation will host its first W.E.A.L.T.H. Experience conference. The W.E.A.L.T.H. Experience, presented by Prudential, will be held Jan. 2-5, at 1 Hotel, located at 2341 Collins Ave., Miami Beach.

Films, TV dominate 2015

Television and the big screen dominated entertainment news in 2015. As of press time Tuesday, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” had topped the $1 billon mark in ticket sales. “Empire” returned and dominated its time slot and Starz had its ...

Funkfest: Miramar hosts throwback

On Jan. 1, South Florida residents will be able to ring in the new year with classic songs from old school artists.

The best films of 2015

Movies have become a great comfort in what has been a tumultuous year. They’ve entertained us. Made us laugh, feel courageous, scared, romantic and educated us too. It’s a perfect time to reflect on the films, performances and Black artists ...

New Year’s Eve Celebration at Bayfront Park

On Thursday, December 31, 2015, the annual New Year’s Eve Celebration will be held at Bayfront Park, located at 301 North Biscayne Blvd.

12 Songs of Black Christmas

For decades, artists have headlined Christmas with songs about Black life, holiday traditions, lovers and dreams. Whether it's the 1970's “The Temptations Christmas Card" or saxophonist Kenny G's "Miracles: The Holiday Album," these records don't get played until this special ...

The Weeknd takes Miami

Black and leather is the best description of the wardrobe most South Florida residents wore to the AmericanAirlines Arena on Dec. 19 to see Canadian R&B singer, The Weeknd. Attendees filled the nearly 20,000-seat arena to capacity for his last ...