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Beyoncé bothers the boys in blue

Queen of Pop, Queen Bee, Bey, Miss Carter, or however you call her, Beyoncé has been a part of our lives for almost two decades, and she has never shied away from speaking her mind on political issues. She helped ...

Haitian dance troupe returns to Adrienne Arsht

A Haitian dance studio that literally rose from the ashes of the 2010 earthquake will perform this Thursday and Friday at the Adrienne Arsht Center of Miami-Dade County. Ayikodans, pronounced eye-e-ko-dance, is Haitian’s best dance troupe but it was “on ...

Looking for next generation of the Highwaymen painters

Kelvin Hair, a second generation Highwaymen artist, and son of one of the most famous of the original Highwaymen, Alfred Hair, will be hosting an opening reception, a series of exhibits, shows and workshops, in Fort Lauderdale the first weekend ...

Motown: The Musical

Musicals can be an underappreciated form of entertainment. National interest recently has sparked with the live broadcast of “The Wiz” last year and the recent broadcast of “Grease” last month. South Florida residents are able to see another significant musical ...

Cooking with Chef Sian

Hello Miami. If you missed the Gwen S. Cherry Black Women Lawyers Association (GSCBWLA) Soul Food Cook-Off this past Saturday at the Coconut Grove Gallery and Interiors, you missed a wonderful evening of music, art and food. My evening was ...

Lifestyle Happenings

Women in Transition of South Florida resumes its Basic Computer Skills class for women ages 18 and up. Registration and Orientation is Tuesday, February 2, call 786-477-8548. ASCENT: Black Women’s Expressions Art Exhibition, Feb. 4 – March 4 at Cotilla ...

Soul Food Cooking

This weekend, instead of cooking, join me for the first Gwen S. Cherry Soul Food Cook-off at the Coconut Grove Gallery and Interiors 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30. The Soul Food Cook-off, organized and hosted by the Gwen S. Cherry ...

Celebrating the good life with Patti LaBelle and Ashleigh Smith

The legendary Patti LaBelle will take the stage 8 p.m. Feb. 5 at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County as part of its Black History Month celebrations. The Larry Rosen Jazz Roots Series brings LaBelle ...

Brandon Tartikoff Legacy Awards honor TV’s best

Steve Harvey, host of “Family Feud,” and Quincy Jones, multi-media entrepreneur, were two of this year’s honorees at the NATPE’s 13th annual Brandon Tartikoff Legacy Awards reception. The award ceremony took place on Wednesday, Jan. 20, at the Fontainebleau Resort ...

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 ...