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Jimmie Davis Jr.

Stories by Jimmie

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Variety of acts at the Overtown music fest

Festival’s growth is apparent as scores of people attend the event

The best seats in the “house” during The Overtown Music & Arts Festival were those at the New Arena Square Apartments — not the front-row seats. The tenants sat in the comforts of their apartment building gazing out their windows watching Grammy recognized artists perform.

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Overtown Music & Arts Festival: Year V

Estelle, Jeremih, Eric Benet and more to perform Saturday, July 23

Customarily when the general public attends a concert or an art show there’s usually a hefty price tag associated with it. But this weekend in Overtown there’s going to be a free art show and concert with several Grammy recognized artists.

Protest demands justice for dead inmate

Scalding shower leads to death of Darren Rainey four years ago

It has been four years since Darren Rainey died after he was locked in a 180-degree shower until the skin fell off his body, and members of the community want to know why there hasn’t been any arrests in the case.

Core DJs holds major conference in Miami to form alliance with Black Press

At a three-day conference this past weekend on South Beach, Core DJs World Wide celebrated the organization’s 10-year Anniversary at the Four Points (Sheraton)and highlighted a newly formed alliance with National Newspaper Publishers Association [NNPA]to address many challenges facing many music executives.

Veteran gets shortchanged on education benefits

For the last two semesters Army Veteran Billy Leonard, 54, has been working towards his Associate of Science degree in Funeral Service Education at Miami Dade College [MDC] to become a funeral director. The problem is his Veterans Retraining Assistance Program [VRAP] only pays for one year of educational benefits, but they specify that his curriculum must lead to an Associate Degree.

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Community celebrates the life, legacy of Arthur E. Teele, Jr.

Late Commissioner remembered for dedication and compassion

Arthur E. Teele, Jr. received a “Purple Heart” for being wounded while serving in Vietnam, and rightfully so he could have came back home and retired but he didn’t. Teele did the unthinkable and returned back to duty and was shot down a second time out of the helicopter.