Derrick Deal is celebrating the opportunity of a lifetime thanks to Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc. The senior at Florida International University’s (FIU) Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management was declared the winner of Red Robin’s Golden Robin Contest on February 5th. Deal’s winning recipe earned him a $10,000 scholarship and the chance for his Bubblin’ Brown Sugar Bar-B-Que Burger to be featured as a limited-time menu offering at participating Red Robin® restaurants nationwide in the future.
Stephanie Sylvestre has joined the Children's Trust as Chief Operations and Programs Officer. Sylvestre is known for her volunteerism and community activism as well as for her professional history as a problem solver and team builder who knows how to create efficiencies and improve corporate cultures to build more effective organizations.
Town hall draws questions on how $60 million will be spent
Bad weather did not prevent over 200 residents of Miami Gardens from packing a town hall meeting last Thursday, to drill City leaders on a proposed $60 million dollar bond to fund renovations and new projects. Held at the Betty Ferguson Complex’s outdoor amphitheater, Mayor Oliver G. Gilbert and the City Council’s proposal was met with general confusion from locals who admitted it was their first time hearing anything about it.
Whites lead in trend and Blacks feel pressure
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 chose to cohabit. The figure decreases to 8.6 percent when children are not present.
City to host town hall Thursday
If Mayor Oliver Gilbert has his way, 2014 will be the year of redemption for the City of Miami Gardens. While last year was marked with youth violence which received a great deal of media attention, Gilbert and the City Council are focusing on the community’s potential.
Seeking projects that benefit South Florida
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 to current funding] museums and other art institutions were last funded in the late 1980s based on the small
Collegiates share stories on racism
“What is it about white folks that makes them feel in danger,” asked Reverend Dr. Jeffery Swain, director of Florida Memorial University's (FMU) Centers for Academic Support and Retention.
Problematic question draws many responses
Unlike women of other races, Black women are regularly viewed as angry by society. The Urban League of Greater Miami addressed the disparity by hosting a forum that asked the women of Liberty City, “Why are Black women so angry?”
Venus Williams and more attend unveiling
The host committee for the kick-off celebration 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 in attendance to support the Perez Art Museum Miami Fund (PAMM) for African American Art.
Are we ready to send our at-risk children to boarding school?
When you think of boarding school, a few things come to mind — affluent white children, pristine uniforms and pedigree. What does not come to mind are inner city Black youth — until now. One institution’s solution in overcoming barriers to educational success is unheard of within the Black community--i.e., send students to boarding school.