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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 ...

Knight Foundation renews community through arts

According to Tatiana Hernandez, South Florida is experiencing an arts revival. “Right now, South Florida is undergoing a creative renaissance,” said Hernandez, arts program officer of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. “Culturally, Miami is very young. [Prior ...

Young talent big dreams

While finalists from prior competitions entertained crowds at the Coconut Grove Arts Festival, new contestants nervously took to the stage at the Miracle Theatre for the launch of this season’s Young Talent Big Dreams talent competition. From krumping to original ...

Celebrate Haiti's rich culture at Big Night

The Little Haiti Cultural Center wants you to celebrate Haiti with music, art and delicious food at its Big Night in Little Haiti series. The event--held every third Friday--will feature Haiti’s most popular amour singer, Alan Cave whose known for ...

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. ...