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Khali to urge FMU to embrace Afrocentric beauty

Photographer and poet Saddi Khali wants people of African descent to accept themselves just as they are. He brings his message of what he calls “self-love” this month to Florida Memorial University. “There’s a dominant standard of beauty that is ...

Chatter That Matters

Congratulations go out to Rheta Boone Fye for the presentation of Office Black Affairs Annual Black History Program featuring Arcola Lakes Singing Angels, Little Willie, DJ, and a host of members from the Office of Black Affairs, while the Commissioners ...

PAMM kicks off Black art show

The host committee for the Perez Art Museum Miami Fund (PAMM) for African American Art sure knows how to throw a star-studded party. Tennis champion Venus Williams, award-winning playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney and artists Faith Ringgold and Rashid Johnson were ...

People

Hearty congratulations go out to the following persons who were voted on the “vestry” as the results of the “vestry election” at Saint Agnes on Jan. 29. 3 year term: Torin Wallace, Oscar Branyon, Sr., Steve Carroll, George Wellington Davis. ...

Tracy Mourning’s Honey Bugs get the “Shine” they deserve

The name of this supportive mentoring program, Honey Shine Inc., derived from a term of endearment that many Black women can share and relate to . . . when greeting one another: “Hey, honey child!” or even the scandalous-yet-loving-filled, “Oooo, ...

Chatter That Matters

Dennis Fruitt, director, Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, was asked by Dr. Enid C. Pinkney, Founder, Historical Hampton House Trust, to conduct a workshop on “Strategic Plan for The Second Century.” Fruitt was welcomed by HHHT Board including Pinkney, President, Dorothy ...

Lifestyle Happenings

BTW Alumni Association Inc. will meet Thu., Jan. 16 at 6 p.m. in the BTW cafeteria. Call 305-333-7128. The Dade County Deltas will hold their “Founder’s Day Celebration” on Sat., Jan. 25, 2014 at noon at the JW Marriott in ...

Stories of positive Black men in the ‘hood’

A recent study just released by the National Center for Health Statistics shows that contrary to longstanding stereotypes about Black fatherhood, those who live with their children are just as involved as other dads who live with their kids – ...

Black boys learn the real message of Mandela

What makes for a legend? That is the question that is addressed in the recently-released biopic, “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.” While the filmmakers wanted to show the more personal side of Nelson Mandela, they also faced the arduous task ...

Lifestyle Happenings

The African Heritage Cultural Arts Center will host its 30th annual Winter Arts Workshop from Dec. 23 to Jan 3, 2014 (excluding Christmas and New Year’s Day). The workshop features dance, drama, visual arts, vocal and instrumental music. Call 305-638-6771. ...

Fort Lauderdale’s “top dawg” in the world of spoken word

Jerris Evans, a proud Ft. Lauderdale native, was recently reminded by his third grade teacher, Mrs. Maltimore at Nova Middle, that he has always had a penchant for reciting poetry and being the center of attraction. Since those formative years, ...

Famed muralist premiers film about the power of art

“I want to treat ‘Art of Life’ like an organic piece of public art — we capture everyday normal life and incorporate it into our film,” says Kyle Holbrook, who recently made his debut as a film director after establishing ...

Black Male Revisited to make its world premier in South FL

When conversation moves to the Black male body, the dialogue rarely evokes positive images worthy of celebration. Instead, what we more often find throughout society, particularly in the U.S., are views that criminalize, demonize and sexualize the Black male body. ...

Blacks represent with pride under The Fusion MIA banner

Black artists from across the Diaspora are finally getting their just due as part of the now internationally acclaimed event known as Art Basel. And as Miami continues to make its name in the global art world, one of the ...

Alpha Phi Alpha marks 107th Founder’s Day

At the beginning of the 20th century, the few Black students that had been admitted to universities in the U.S. were often excluded from associations enjoyed by the mostly-white student populations in the form of fraternal organizations.