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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".

TV One's series features Cooley High

Quarter parties that lead to fights and leave your mother's prized china cabinet in ruins. Gambling friends, smooth talkers and teachers who cared. Slow dancing and kissing in the dark. They are memorable scenes from the classic film, Cooley High, ...

Chatter That Matters

The Booker T. Washington forum, sponsored by the King of Clubs of Greater Miami, continues Thu. April 17. The dynamic speaker will be Dr. Willie J. Wright, a former President of Florida Memorial University; a former Bethune-Cookman University Alumni National ...

Lifestyle Happenings

The Miami Dade College School of Education presents “Day of the Young Child: Nourishing the Next Generation” 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Sat. April 5 at the Homestead Campus Central Lawn. Call 305-237-5134 or 305-237-1632. Booker T. Washington Alumni Association, Inc. ...

Chatter That Matters

Miami Northwestern Bulls did celebrated being named an A-School with a stellar parade. The substitute platform came Dr. Alberto Carvalho, Superintendent of Public Schools, congratulating and commending the school for reaching Level “A” after being tested with the FCAT. Joining ...

'Mountaintop' shows Dr. King as everyday man

The play, "Mountaintop" portrays Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. not as the prominent Civil Rights activist but as an everyday man whose susceptible to imperfections and vulnerability. "Unlike other plays about MLK that generally focus on chronicling Dr. King’s life ...

Crowds enjoy wild finish at Lyric Live in Overtown

In the end, it came down to two divas at Lyric Live in Overtown. But the audience at the monthly talent show was divided on which one to crown the winner. Both nailed songs originally recorded by pop diva Whitney ...

Miami Gardens welcomes MSNBC's "Growing Hope"

The City of Miami Gardens is proud to welcome MSNBC, the fastest growing cable news network in the country, to its 9th annual Jazz in the Gardens music festival at Sun Life Stadium March 15-16. MSNBC will host a unique ...

lifestyle happenings

Booker T. Washington Class of 1964 will meet 6:30 p.m. March 12 at the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center. Call 305-632-6506. Miami Northwestern Class of 1967 will meet March 13 at 7 p.m. at Betty T. Ferguson Community Center. Call ...

Jazz in the Gardens

It’s a conch salad like no other. Chunks of conch fill a bowl carved out of a large fresh pineapple. Marinated in lemon juice, small cuts of tomatoes, onions, and peppers provide a flavorful, refreshing combination before the grand finale: ...

Why is Black cohabitation stigmatized in our community?

While white couples are forgoing marriage for cohabitation focusing on child-rearing, their Black counterparts continue to feel the brunt of it from an unlikely source — their own community. Only 10.6 percent of Black couples with at least one child ...

Jon Batiste brings jazz to Miami

One of the hottest young musicians in jazz will grace the stage of the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center. New Orlean's native Jon Batiste is slated to bring his unique voice, virtuosic piano chops and dapper sense of style to ...