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In this week’s edition of Chatter, the Historic Hampton House Community Trust Inc. will host its first “Home Grown Success Achievers” Fundraiser Banquet at 5 p.m. Saturday, June 25, at The Historic Hampton House, 4240 NW 27th Ave., in Miami. This event will honor Miami’s Home Grown Achievers 2016 honorees: J.D. Patterson, retired Miami-Dade director of public safety; Martha Welters, pharmacist; and Ellis Rowe, entrepreneur. Donations are $70 per person. For more information or to RSVP, please call the Hampton House at 305-638-5800. Proceeds will benefit the Historic Hampton House. Donations are tax-deductible according to the law.

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In this week’s edition of Chatter, we begin with Publix Super Market Charities’ 100 Outstanding Women of Broward County, presented by Erica Stowers of Florida Luxurious Properties. The event was held at the Signature Grand in Davie, FL. The 100 Outstanding Women of Broward County dinner brought the community together to celebrate how far women have come in leadership roles in the business, community and philanthropic fields. Among the honorees was our very own Kendra Bulluck-Major. We are extremely proud of Kendra and all that she has done and will continue to do for our community.

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In this week’s edition of Chatter, the Beehive was in formation and ready to slay as “Queen Bee” Beyoncé herself came to town to kick off her Formation Tour at Marlins Stadium in Miami. The show kicked off with Miami’s own DJ Khaled. Khaled got the crowd crunk and ready for the lady of the hour. He brought other artists like Trick Daddy, Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, Yo Gotti, Kent Jones and 2Chainz. After the crowd was hyped up by the sounds of some of today’s hottest rap tunes, the lights went out and the crowd went crazy. It was time for Beyoncé and of course she started with her chart-topping hit “Formation.” From that moment on, it was hit after hit, two hours of nonstop dancing and singing. Beyoncé is a force to be reckoned with, a true entertainer and

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In this week’s edition of Chatter, the music world mourns an icon. This past Thursday we lost Prince (born Prince Rogers Nelson). He was 57 years young. The legend was found unconscious in an elevator at his Paisley Park Compound. CPR was performed but unsuccessful and he was later pronounced dead. News of his death spread quickly and everyone that was a fan began to post their condolences on all of the social media outlets to the late singer. We have lost another one of

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Introducing the 2016 King of Clubs Scholarship recipients in Chatter this week. Three young men received the Dr. T.S. Greer Memorial Scholarship: Richenet Lafluer - Miami Edison Senior. Besides participating in varsity sports, he is a member of College Summit, 5000 Role Models, National Honor Society, Take Stock in Children, and the President of Brothers Reaching Out and Sisters Influencing Sisters. His community service includes volunteering with the Urban Alliance, mentoring elementary students at the Dolphin All-Star Academy, and also with his church

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The Historic Hampton House Trust will have “The Greatest” Muhammad Ali make an appearance in the coming days. It will be a trip back down memory lane bringing “The Champ” back to the place he visited decades ago. The visit will be a trip to remember. There will also be two bands performing on Saturday and Sunday. Come on out and enjoy a night of music and entertainment. We look forward to seeing you there. The Historic Hampton House Trust has put together a request for proposals for food and beverage service/café. All proposals must be sealed and will be received by the Historic Hampton House Trust. They will be accepting proposals from qualified vendors for the operation of a limited food and beverage service café at the Historic Hampton House. Proposals should be delivered in a sealed envelope, plainly marked: “HHH Café RFP” and mailed to 4200 NW 27th Ave. Miami, FL 33142. This will be a small scale food service operation in the main lobby of the Historic Hampton House, which has undergone a major phased renovation. The vendor

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Gama Alpha Chapter of Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc. sponsored their annual Black History Program on Saturday, February 27th at the Historic Hampton House. The event was held in the multipurpose room and the decorations were beautiful. The walls were adorned with historical pictures of historical greats who stayed at the Hampton House during segregation. Each table was created and decorated by Angela Jones. Mary Dunn introduced the emcee, O. Leanne Smith. The invocation was given by Angela Jones, followed by the singing of the Negro National Anthem, while Dr. Ivis Richardson played the piano. Hattie Burnett gave the welcome address and Snojia Reese introduced the

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It took the staff a while but we were taken to an area with closed streets, parking was limited and participants found danger in the enclosed section. Finally, the City of Miami Dade workers saw the dilemma and rushed to the closed area for comfort and proper direction, especially Dr. Richard J. Strachan who carried instruments for the youth to perform on the makeshift stage. Meanwhile, Dr. Enid C. Pinkney used her early arrival time to match her trophies with the names aligned in her area.

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The Hampton House held its monthly board meeting on Feb. 16. Led by Founder and CEO Dr. Enid C. Pinkney, the meeting objectives included: roles and responsibilities of the board; overview of Hampton House board members, election of secretary and treasurer; approval of budget proposal; discussion of committee structure; treasurer report and complete budget. Dorothy Johnson, chair, called the meeting to order at 4 p.m. followed by prayer. Those in attendance were: Dr. Enid C. Pinkney, founder, Richard J. Strachan, Vice President, Ronald Frazier, Treasurer, Isabella Rosete, Secretary, Cecilia Stewart, Juanita Johnson, Member, Ruby Rayford, Member, Dr. Edward G. Robinson, Vice President, Emma Martin, Nominee, Dr. Larry Clapp, and Nykeah Cohen.

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Chatter That Matters is perusing people, from King Of Clubs of Greater Miami; Dr. Enid C. Pinkney, African American and Dade Heritage, as well as The Hampton House Historic Club of Brownsville. This column touched bases with the writing of Lori M. Strachan,who is following with her father Richard Strachan, whose style is unique and full of surprises. Furthermore, her uniqueness will allow the readers to want more each week. Ron Butler, newly elected President of King of Clubs of Greater Miami, and who, at the age of 41, has shown administrative skills as Principal of Hialeah Miami Lakes Senior High, will be assisted by Dr. Astrid Mack, corresponding recorder whose job will be to train him as a protégé in King of Clubs.

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