It was a breezy and calm evening on the rooftop of the City Hall building in beautiful Miami Gardens. Spectators and connoisseurs alike gathered for the inaugural 2015 Miami Gardens Wine & Food Experience presented by Councilwoman Lisa Davis. The night started promptly at 6 pm with a happy hour and welcome cocktail by the South Florida Fire Fighters which featured Tito’s handmade vodka titled “Tito’s on Fire” and Cigar Lounge presented by Figaro Cigars and Signature Cigar Bar & Lounge for those who indulge. During the reception on the ones and twos was DJ Griot from 99JAMZ playing the best in R&B setting the mood for those in attendance. DJ Griot was accompanied by Jill Tracey from HOT105 who served as the illustrious host for the evening. There was something for everyone, from the sultry sounds of Harpist Mariea Antoinette, to smooth sounds of Jazz artist James Dawkins and we couldn’t forget our poetry lovers, the Viking Freedom Writers gave a special poetry performance.
At a recent meeting of the retired brothers of Sigma Alpha Chapter, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, first on the list for accommodation was Stanley Allen and his wife, Sarah, who along with wives and friends of brothers, came to the meeting. Included were: James and Barbara Anders, Earl and Alice Daniels; Stacey and Mary Jones; Garth Reeves, Barbara Johnson; and Theodore and Kitty Blue. The men gathered in the lounge and the women assembled in the auditorium. The men stayed in the lounge to graciously brought breakfast which consisted of turkey, bacon, eggs, sausage, fish, orange juice and lemonade. While the men met the ladies had a good time socializing with each. President Baljean Smith announced plans regarding , the annual Christmas Luncheon and asked Stacey to open by informing the brothers the area may be found easily, but getting there may be difficult. Stacey eliminated procedure and the brothers continued to look for holes in merging on time at the Country Club. The Hillcrest Golf & Country Club is located at 4600 Hillcrest Drive in West Hollywood. Activities will include live music, DJ, caroling singing by the Men’s Choir, gifts from the men to the ladies on Thursday, December 17, 2015, starting at 11am. Wear Christmas outfits and receive the best lunch you will find in any Country Club. For more information Call Stan Allen at 954-205-7783. Other Brothers in attendance were Willie Branton, Oscar Jessie, Astrid Mack, Anthony Simons II, Richard J. Strachan, John Williams, Henry Mingo, Richard Mitchell, Audley Salahud Din and Johnnie Stepherson.
People United to Lead the Struggle for Equality Inc. has been the driving force in teaching the youth their philosophy to success. The success of P.U.L.S.E. and members of the organization rest on five people who received awards for their contributions: Lydia Neasman for Community Leadership; Daphne Campbell for Political Empowerment; William Dozier for Outstanding Leadership; Gamrel Fleueantim for Youth Leadership; and Reverend Jeffrey Mack for Religious Leadership. According to Mr. Nathaniel Wilcox, Executive Director, the youth have grown remarkably in every task that confronted them, plus more. As a matter of fact, they have energy to burn. Furthermore, the entire group seeks a high altitude by maximizing unlimited complexity. They sang “Lift Every Voice and Sing” with much coordination and harmony. A special “thank you” goes out to the P.U.L.S.E. Executive Director, members of this church, the families of the Second Canaan M.B.C. and Reverend Olden Reese, Senior Pastor/Overseer, for taking and using the community for standing up and standing with the parents of this church. Please take our objective with you and may GOD bless you and keep it high.”
Congratulations go out to the Greater St. James Missionary Baptist Church. Reverend David D. Brown, Pastor Elect: “The Lord is my Shepherd: I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures, He leadeth me beside still waters. He restoreth my soul. Both my wife and I bring Greetings in the name Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” A manifestation of the power of the Lord shall regenerate those hard working members that have shown them their continued dedication. Some of those members are Superintendent/Deacon Jerome Cooper; Deacon Dr. James Green; Deacon John Davie; Deacon Willie Mosley; Deaconess Fannie Mosley; Deacon Terry Jones; and the other members attending service two times a week. The 50-voice choir is led by Roberta Daniels, who was the only one left, along with two singers and two ladies, plus Maria Brioomfield at the Annual Sunday School Teacher on Unity Day. Those members left behind have never missed a day from church. While the members follow the agenda, I played every song in the book. I started by playing out of a second primary music book and learned to play from the musical sheets in the hymn book.
Happy birthday to Ms. Eleanor Reddish. She celebrated her big day with family at the Golden Corral restaurant in Pembroke Pines. There to wish her well were, her brother, Todd Elbert, sons Arthur “AB” Barber, Robert Reddish and his wife Vernisha, daughter Mercedes, grandchildren and a host of family and friends. There was a moving tribute to her twin sister, Eleanora R. Davis, a.k.a. Bolly, who passed away in May. Red balloons were released into the night air to symbolize how much she is missed by all.
Congratulations to Robert and Vernisha Reddish, who were married in a lavish ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 3, at the Coral Gables Country Club, which was beautifully decorated with cream and gold, the colors of the wedding. The ceremony took place in a glass encased room just as the sun was setting in the west. Ushering in the bride were the mother of the groom and mother of the bride, followed by the wedding party, which included the groom’s brother Arthur “AB” Barber, the bride’s sister, Shanese and Robert Reddish (the groom’s daughter and son). Best man, Todd Elbert, stood watching while Robert was all smiles as the bride was escorted in by her brother. Vernisha wowed the guests as she made her way through the pool area, entering the room where she would take her vows to becoming Mrs. Reddish, wearing a jeweled headdress, teardrop earrings and a matching necklace to compliment her beautiful strapless gown adorned with jewels.
Tears streamed from the eyes of Dorothy “Dottie” Johnson, HHHCS member, as she reported her dire need for the organization and she screamed of wanting to move ahead, rather than going down. Her emotion touched President Edith C. Pinkney. Other officers joined in and expressed their positive opinions to accept the motion, to forget the past and to move forward with the organization raising the funds themselves and not jump the ship but believe in the man above. Therefore, the motion concluded to accept the motion unanimously and to go for broke and let the chips fall where they may. The atmosphere changed while the volunteers planned the objectives: Moving the desks in the two rooms; purchasing necessary tables and chairs; equipment from paid expense; hire The Psi Phi Band for 6 months as a slow start and to evaluate this band to determine how it fits in to what is expected.
Hats off to those who are members of Catholic churches, especially Daphne Johnson, Lona B. Mathis and thousands of you, including Robin Mathis. The Historic Hampton House Trust Inc. is moving closer to the full opening of the once bright lights, dance music, featuring the Psi Phis Memories of Jazz. The band will perform starting at 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. Remember, the Café will stay open until the event ends. Proposals shall be prepared at the bidder’s expense and become the Trust record and therefore a public record. The services that are submitted shall equal or exceed the specifications outlined in the guide where this statement is recorded in the REF.
Sylvia Williams-Garner celebrated her 70th birthday with a party with friends and a family reunion September 17th at Emerald Lake Estates featuring the Bahamas Junkanoo; Sept. 18th at the Pompano Beach Marriott Hotel and Sept. 19th beach day picnic - Pompano Beach Public Park. This was the most fantastic gathering I had ever attended. She chose the site and location because of the many family from Washington, DC, Maryland, New York, Orlando, West Palm Beach, FL, local family and friends and people she has grown to love in Miami, FL. according to emcee LaShon Lennon Toyer. At 4 p.m. the Psi Ohi Band started the music for the party as everyone awaited honoree presentation and her three children, Jimmie, Jr, Mitzi and Jamal Williams in the ballroom. The DJ played in the background while the tables filled up promptly with family and friends. She was escorted by her youngest grandson, Sylvester Sanders. Those coming in were Dr. and Mrs. James Bridges, Miami Northwestern Sr. High School classmates of 6t5, Real Estate Agents, Sorority Sisters, Lodge members, Alf Administrators, Mt. Tabor Baptist Church MOVERS org. and members.
We have a correction from last month’s issue of Chatter That Matters. We mentioned that Kathryne Wyche Latimore graduated from Bethune Cookman University when we should’ve said that she graduated from Florida A&M University. We apologize for this error.
The Family Foundation Inc. continues to keep members of the community standing on nails as they continue to educate and raise awareness in the community about HIV/AIDS. President and Founder Reverend Darryl K. Baxter held the 25th Annual AIDS Benefit & Awards Banquet on Aug. 29 at the exclusive Airport Marriott Hotel in Miami. The souvenir booklet pages were packed with accolades from very important persons such as
Sixty years of BULLS PRIDE turned out to march down the aisle in blue and gold colors.
Dr. Enid C. Pinkney recently took a trip to Nassau, Bahamas as a part of cousin Alvin’s marriage to Gloria Clark in the New Covenant Baptist Church. More than 300 guests supported the wedding. Dr. Pinkney stole the show, dancing to the Electric Slide. She and Frank went a few rounds with their homemade steps. When the bridal party returned, the Soul Food was waiting, including lobster, shrimps, grouper and potato salad. The bride and groom danced to “I Love You Truly” and did a two-step waltz, while protecting the bride’s trailing
It is very sad that this has happened to such a great man as former Director Robert “Bobby” Parker. Parker worked tirelessly to ensure the safety of residents in our county for more than 30 years and made history by becoming the first African-American director of that police department. Parker, widely known as “Bobby,” modestly downplayed his history-making rise within the department after he replaced Carlos Alvarez, who had resigned from the post to run for Miami-Dade Mayor.
Coaxum Enterprises Inc. saluted the Hampton Historic House by donating more than $10,000. Coaxum is headquartered in New Orleans, Louisiana. Coaxum Enterprises Inc. (CEI) was founded in 2002 by Henry L. Coaxum as the management arm for his three McDonald’s franchises. CEI has grown in both scope and depth and now operates seven McDonald’s restaurants located throughout the city of New Orleans.
We thank the concert planning committee under the leadership of Mrs. Charlayne W. Thompkins for the time and effort devoted for the Miami Community Mass Choir We thank our sponsors, Miami Dade County Cultural Affairs Council, the Chancel Choir of the Church of the Open Door, United Church of Christ, Gershwin Blyden, M.D., Douglas Seeber, Landmark Corporation, Link Construction Co., and Bethany Seventh Day Adventist Church.
Raymond “Ray” Thornton, Sr. (April 15, 1928- June 2, 2015) was eulogized on Friday June 12, at 10 in the morning from Mt. Herman A.M.E Church, Miami Gardens. “The true measure of a man is the impact he has had on the world he left behind.” A loving host of family and friends, and community shaped by his presence is proof that Ray lived a life worth living. Raymond was born in Dawson, Georgia to Homer and Idella Thornton and was the youngest of eight children, growing up in a bustling household of five sisters and two brothers. After the passing of his mother, Raymond’s family moved to Jacksonville where he attended Stanton High School. It was there that he was able to showcase his natural athletic abilities. He gravitated toward football and immediately drew attention on the gridiron due to his uncanny skills as a quarterback. After
The football players at Miami Central Rockets are still cheering Coach Roland Smith, since he was named Coach of the Year after transferring from Miami Northwestern former State Championship. The past season, Central went 14-1 and earned a top national ranking in several polls. The Rockers culminated the season with two victories over Bothell (Washington) in the Burger King Brown Championship Series. Smith earned the prestigious accolade this past week in recognition for leading the Rockets Football to its third consecutive state and fifth consecutive state final appearance. He joins former St. Thomas Aquinas coach as the only South Florida coaches to win the award. He’s the state’s third, along with longtime Jacksonville Bolaes coach Charles “Corky” Rogers.
Members of the Board of Trustees of the Historic Hampton House Community Trust Inc. and the Advisory Board held its 12th annual Fundraiser and fourth annual Homegrown Achievers Awards Luncheon, which honored Miami’s own “Home Grown Success Achievers.” Namely, they are the Honorable Milton D. Vickers, public administrator; Dr. Kathryne W. Latimore, O. D. of Optometry; and Derrick W. Smith, architect. Dr. Enid Pinkney thanked everyone for taking the time to share this historic moment of honoring Miami’s own successful stories.
The wheel is turning so fast with rejuvenation of the Historic Hampton House Trust until membership is having a time keeping up with its speed. Just last Monday, the Hampton House demonstrated its love for the people that put out a spread consisting of baked chicken, potato salad, collard greens, string beans, pigeon peas and rice, cake and ice cream. The center was focused on those who had difficulty parking their vehicles in the spots reserved. Dr. Enid Pinkney split the men up and the males gave it up to the females. The males accepted the closeness and brought out the dessert to show appreciation.
Bethany Seventh-Day Adventist Church, located at 2500 NW 50th St., formatted a design to cooperate and involve families into their days service. Minister Curtis Powell, senior pastor, headed the vision, beginning with his family members, his wife and children. Worship in praise were Elder Nathaniel Stephens, while greetings came from Elder Stephens with hostess Kim Fleurinard and their families. The occasion included Sister Clova Jabson, musical selection by Angie Pierre and prayer by Deacon Cosmore Lawrence. Children cooperated highly with one another with special attention guided by Kenisha Gage.
John Pryor, a graduate of North Dade Jr. Sr. High School, got started in 1960 becoming involve is plays under the late Jim Randolph. He attended FAMU and involved himself with numerous plays, and many more at a theatre started by him and two others. Moreover, he accepted a position with Miami-Dade Community College teaching drama and made a very successful career. Pryor began to succeed in dramatic and stared in many plays that made Jim Randolph very proud of his accomplishments along with Betty Tucker Ferguson a fellow student. Currently, he is directing “Mahalia”, a gospel musical by Tom Stolz and starring: Deana Rahming, Johnny Sanders, Framcone Ealey-Murphy, and featuring Elijah Gee, pianist in a theater close to home this month.
The Bethel Temple Community Development Corporation of South Florida began as the community service arms of Bethel Apostolic Temple. Incorporated in 2005, it exists to facilitate the social and economic empowerment of the South Florida community. Future plans include the development of a charter school service, a senior care service, senior housing and a community center. The mission of the Bethel Temple CDC
Nelson Jenkins, treasurer for the King Of Clubs of Greater Miami, made his final report at the last meeting before the membership. Furthermore, it was a masterpiece based on his technique of bookkeeping from his New Jersey hometown and former businesses he raised his children on. The format included a unique style that demonstrates writing of checks and deposits, unlike Profit & Loss Statement I was taught back in the days. More importantly, they were above reach, especially closures of views, writing of checks deposits and accurate total to summarize amounts. Reading it back to the membership gave the membership more pride as a member and could not wait to release their gut feeling when the balance exceeded the current ones. Mr. Jenkins continued his report by laying out the need for a larger gathering than last year, while Dr. Mack looked for his bag of invitations to be disseminated to their guests. Some one indicated to say, “look under the seat.” A broad grin covered his face as he realized an old Army joke was played on him. Therefore, he laughed with the gang and everyone laughed it off.
It has been authorized by founder Dr. Enid C. Pinkney that the Historical Hampton House Trust declared the opening on Friday, April 10, at 2525 NW 27th Ave. The meeting was called to order by Chairperson The Honorable Dorothy “Dottie” Johnson. Reports were given by Dorothy Johnson; Dr. Pinkney; Dr. Edwin T. Demeritte: Hugo Velasquez, up-dating Project Status: Status of Operations/Program: Luncheon Report: and Construction Completion. Everyone waited until the auditing committee was voted upon: Ron Frazier, Ron Butler, Dr. Larry Capp, and Plans for Grand Opening to include Parking, Translation, Planning, Lease and guidance for the lease before the building is turned over to HHHCT, INC.
Mary Ann Thomas, president, Ms. Baxter-Akman, Cora Johnson, Mary Dunn, club members, parents and young lady escorts all have been preparing for the Egelloc Civic and Social Club’s presentation of the 2015 Men of Tomorrow. The final rehearsal will be held at the Omega Psi Phi Center, April 23 and the presentation on Saturday, April 25, at Jungle Island at 12.
One of the great meetings of the Hampton House Trust was held last Tuesday with Dorothy “Dottie” Johnson in her seat as chairperson. Others present were Dr. Enid C. Pinkney, founder; Edwin T. Demeritee, treasurer; Isabella Rosete, secretary; Hugo Velasquez, project manager; guests, K. Name, A. Butler and J. Johnson; Dr. Edward Robinson, vice president; Dr. Larry Capp, organizational
Miami Norland stood tall among Blanche Ely, Fort Lauderdale Cardinal, and Lake Center. Norland became the first Miami-Dade County school to win four consecutive state titles as the Vikings won their sixth title in a decade with a 54-46 win over Gainsville in the Class 6A final. With their teams’ respective wins, Norland coach Lawton Williams, III and Blanche Ely Coach Melvin Randall each have six state titles during their illustrious careers.
Bishop Herman Ezekial Dean could be known as a giant of all men, but to God he was the prince of peace and a strong lover of God. Dean’s large photo on the obituary looks magnificent. If Bishop Dean were a politician running for office or even the White House, he would win every time.
What a great time members of the African Committee of the Dade Heritage had at it’s recent 22nd Annual Commemorative Service and the 7th Annual Youth Talent on Parade. The cool weather made it a perfect
The King of Clubs of greater Miami demonstrated served its true purpose recently when it helped the family of Jerry Miller bury their loved one. Dr. Astrid Mack, president emeritus of the King of Clubs, led the effort to put together a great memorial service. James Fayson opened the service singing “Great is Thou Faithfulness”. Later in the service, Fayson uplifted the mourners with “Someone Greater Than You”. As President Richard J. Strachan played the keyboard, Reverend Harvey Lockhart, Chaplain, spoke of Miller’s spirituality and as a Godly man who always pursued righteousness.
While the county-owned Joseph Caleb building in Liberty City undergoes a $27.5 million renovation,Dr. Enid C. Pinkney’s Hampton House organization is settling into their new, but temporary home at The Martin Luther King Building, 2525 NW 62nd St. Also new are officers at of the Hampton House Board. They include Dr. Edward G. Robinson, Vice
Gwen Cherry Bulls National Pop Warner Champions/Junior Pee-Wee Team joined the Board of Directors to entertain first lady Michelle Obama. She was given the red carpet treatment by County Commissioner and Chairman Jean Monestime, H. T. Smith, attorney, Elaine Black, Erica N. Wright, Jerry C. Sawyer, Bobby Johnson, manager, employees and others.
The popular saying “Where does the time go, rings true as we recognize that this month is almost gone, and well, February is waiting to make its entrance. Every day is a blessing with hours to fill. On Sunday, State Senator (District 39) Dwight Bullard made a brief, informative presentation to members of the Dade County Chapter, The Links, Inc. at their monthly meeting. The meeting was held on the UM campus in the Hurricane Room/Bank Atlantic Center. All Links in the state are preparing for Florida Links Day at the Capitol in March. Bullard, who chairs the Miami-Dade Democratic Party is also Chairman, Florida Legislative Black Caucus, and he spoke about the Black Caucus agenda. Knowledge is power for the people as we collectively join and lend our voices.
The African Committee of Dade Heritage Trust will celebrate Black History month by sponsoring the 22nd annual Commemorative Service and Youth Talent on Parade and Essay Competition at 3 p.m. Feb. 15 at the City Cemetery, 1800 NE Second Ave. Honorees will include Christopher C. Scott, USA American Incorporator of the City of Miami, Leome Scavella Culmer (21 years) and Wilfred McKenzie. The outstanding talent will include Keya, Lausia, and Kaysia Curtis, Jaquan Cannon, Lonnie McCarty, Althea Sample, David Smith, Bradon Goins, Addnnas Jones and Destinee Romain.
On Dec. 25, 2014 Mr. Roscoe Ross and Mrs. Annie Ross celebrated 50 years of marital bliss with their immediate family. The Reverend Dr. Jimmie L. Bryant performed the ceremony. Those in attendance included Lucille Hioks, Rose Harrell, Johnny Ross, Persheila Cammon, Nebraska Harrell, Michelle King-Kelly and Malcolm Kelly.
The Historic Hampton House Community Trust Program/and Charlayne W. Thompkins, chairperson, continues to draw accolades from the community for the great job she has done on the advertisements and program on the free Handel’s Messiah and Jazz Masterpieces concert that was held during the holidays at the Church of Incarnation in Liberty City.
Octavia Elizabeth Noble shed several tears as she walked across the stage at the Al Lawson Center at Florida A & M University (FAMU). During the school’s recent commencement ceremony, Noble graduated cum laude with a bachelor of science degree in psychology and a minor in sociology. Cheers came from her entourage, which included her grandmother, aunts, cousins and sisters. Noble will continue to work on her M.S. degree at FAMU. Noble thanked her grandmother, Jean Perry for her family upbringing while a student at Booker T. Washington High School, where she graduated with honors. After receiving her degree, she proudly recited the BTW motto: “It’s not the biggest, but the best.” There may be a huge party from the family, so stay tuned to “Chatter” and save your gifts just in case more festivities are held.
The Historic Hampton House Community Trust, Inc. provided the community with a concert classic at the Episcopal Church of the Incarnation. The pews were filled with pews music lovers. The stars included guest artist Nicole Yarling, Jean Collahuazo, soprano soloist, Denise Anderson, alto soloist, Josef Spencer, tenor
Residents and business owners were well represented at the Florida Department of Transportation’s State Road 7/US 441/NW 7th Avenue Corridor Study Public Workshop held last Thursday evening at the Joe Celestin Center in North Miami. Each workshop provides the community an opportunity to interact with the FDOT Corridor Team, give their feedback and share their priorities on proposed transportation improvements for the major thoroughfare. Representative Daphne Campbell, Judy Brown, Henry Michel,
Big hats are off to the Church Of God of Prophesy Miami No. 1, Bishop Noward E. C. Dean, pastor, Dr. Edwin Demeritte , assistant chairperson, Sister Elaine Evans, assistant chairperson and Bishop Timothy F. Davis, state overseer. They put their minds together to honor Deacon R. Ferguson and Ms. “Bea” Hines at a beautifully designed banquet held at Tropical Gardens Park.
Dominique Jackson, a sophomore at Bethune-Cookman University, is a member of the Marching Band Flag Corps. She is also great grand daughter of Helen Young, B-CU and a graduate of Miramar High School, class of 2013. Her grandparents are Donald and Gwen Jackson, loving aunt, Desiree Jackson.
For many years, Tampa Bay housed the annual Florida Classic until it found its way to Orlando with the rivalry game being played every September, while the fans grew closer together as a family. Therefore, winning the game became an option, while 70,000 people changed their mode of interest to families having fun in the hotels, enjoying quality restaurants in the city, and great entertainment, all within walking distance of Disney World. Back at the game, fans anticipate the performance of the FAMU Marching Band and the BCU exciting band with 12 dancing diamond girls. Both bands compete against each other and the families make their choice at home or on the way back home. Interestingly, the fraternal groups are still setting up outside the Citrus Bowl, where Omega Psi Phi tailgate parties serve hunks of ribs, hamburger, hot dogs, and music to their liking.
Congratulations to the Booker T. Washington Alumni Athlete Club for taking the time to select inductees for the 2014-15 year in basketball, cheerleading, football, soccer, swimming track and field, and wresting. The hall of fame banquet and induction ceremony was held, Saturday, Nov. 8, at the Renaissance Ballroom Inc. Willie Warren, president, blessed the effort and included Edward Young, Kathryn Hepburn, Secretary, Lawrence Johnson, James Green, chaplain, and Richard Demerit, parliamentarian. Warren indicated we have come to recognize and honor former athletes for distinguished achievements highlighting their distinctive abilities. As we
Men of Tomorrow candidates were honored by the ladies of Egelloc Civic and Social club incorporated. The Egelloc Civic and Social Club is proud to be an organization that sponsors an activity that identifies 11th grade young men in the Dade and Broward communities who are destined to become successful leaders for a generation to come. This year’s theme is “Today We Prepare . . . Tomorrow We Achieve.”
Dr. Bradford and wife, Mabel, attended the 80th birthday celebration of John Due, an internationally known civil rights attorney. Bradford joined a group of 100 people, including Due’s daughter, Tananarive, and attorneys Jonneta and Lydia and family at the Four Points Sheraton Hotel in Tallahassee on October 25. Judge Leah Sims and Bob Sims, First Director of the Community Relations Board, FAMU College of Law Dean Leroy Pernell, Gadsden County Sheriff, Morris A. Young and many more.
T. Willard Fair opened the 23rd Citizen Crime Watch, Miami-Dade Police Department Northside District by commending Annie Hicks Ross for more than 25 years of service with 14 groups as well as a reduction in crime. The celebration theme was “Celebrating Safe Street”.
Dr. Frederica S. Wilson, founder 5000 Role Models of Excellence, has patterned her three officers in delivering the message: Regional Tie Tying Ceremonies scheduled as follows: MDCKC: Wed, Oct. 15, Coral Gables High; Oct. 22 Miami Carol City High; and The Hilton Hotel (downtown Omni) Oct. 30.
Recently, an email went out to the Hampton House Board updating the importance of surveying the Hampton House Building. President Commissioner Dorothy “Dottie” Johnson zeroed in on the answer to who is the owner of the building. According to her response it belongs to the Hampton House Board until further clarification including the Dade County Board, in short. These who attended the builder’s surveys beamed with pride.
We proudly announce that the 2014-15 Jacki Tuckfield Memorial Graduate Business Scholarship Fund have awarded $442,000 in scholarships to 11 applicants. The 17-year partnership has allowed 399 master’s and doctoral business tuition awards to be granted to Blacks in South Florida from 12 different Florida universities.