Big Blue and You gearing up for fun-filled day at the beach
It’s that time of the year again, when The Big Blue and You wants you to roll-up those sleeves, throw on your bathing suit and get hands-on at the Fourth Annual ‘Art by the Sea’ event. On Saturday, March 8th from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m, the Big Blue and You organization wants you to join them at the historic Virginia Key Beach.
For the past nine years, Neighborhood Housing Services of South Florida [NHSSF] has hosted its Community Paint and Beautification Day. This spring is no different than the rest, and NHSSF has all hands on deck once again.
South Beach Food and Wine Festival features ‘Plant it Forward’ initiative
As South Beach transformed into the home of Food Network’s biggest stars for the weekend, some local talent got some exposure of their own. Students from Miami Northwestern Senior High showcased their blender bikes — pedal-powered stationary bicycles fitted with blenders — at the South Beach Wine and Food Festival’s “Fun and Fit as a Family” event.
President Obama’s initiative creates opportunity for scholars
Jonte Myers, 31, has made significant strides while attending Florida Memorial University [FMU]. So much so he has been recognized by the White House, among 75 students from 62 Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Last week, the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities [WHIHBCU] announced its first class of HBCU All-Stars. Myers, a graduate student, learned of the program from a faculty member. “Dr. Riley brought it to my attention and she had already done her part, of filling out the faculty recommendation that was required for the application,” Myers said.
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Richard Yulman, Alonzo Mourning fund new dinner program
The Overtown Youth Center [OYC] has become a guarded sanctuary for hundreds of children in its community. With its large, colorful and extra-personable staff, its no wonder that such an amazing initiative has conjured up to ensure that no child goes home hungry. Richard Yulman and former Miami Heat basketball star, Alonzo Mourning, launched OYC’s new Dinner Program to benefit students at the center. Yulman is the retired co-chair and owner of Serta International. “It’s a very disturbing thought to think that children go to bed without a meal; we have so much here in abundance to make sure they don’t go without,” Mourning said.
Office of Economic Opportunity still facilitating jobs for Blacks
Could the old saying, “good things come to those who wait” be needing a revision? Those at the Office of Economic Opportunity [OEO] would say yes. More like, “good things come to those who go out and take opportunities.”
City of Miami Gardens tests groups of students on Black History facts
The City of Miami Gardens alongside Mayor Oliver Gilbert held its 10th Annual Heritage Bowl at Florida Memorial University. The competition kicked off in the Lou Rawls Center for Performing Arts. Both middle and senior high school divisions of the competition began that morning at 10 a.m. and finals later that afternoon at 2 p.m.
Local boutique raises funds for St. Jude Children’s Hospital
With the growing use of social media marketing, V74 Boutique has been able to make its mark in Miami’s fashion market. Vanessa Floyd, a Miami native who graduated from American High School, found triumph in the midst of a horrible tragedy — losing her mother. “Ever since I was a child, I was fascinated with the act of shopping. . . it has always been something that I love to do,” Floyd said.
Hair salon caters to women of color
“Love what you do, and do what you love” is a mantra attorney turned entrepreneur of one of the hottest and most affordable salons in Miami, Weaves, Etc. is all too familiar with. Jamila Powell, who was once litigating in criminal court took her future into her own hands and made the decision to break into the hair care industry.