The Black archives at the Lyric Theater will honor and acknowledge the 95th birthday of board member Garth Reeves, Sr., publisher emeritus of The Miami Times Fri. Mar. 7 with a signature amateur night showcase titled, “Lyric Live.” There will be a 6 p.m. Happy Hour mixer with Mr. Reeves before the show starts at 7:30 p.m. Mizhani Beauty Bar March Madness, March 10, 12-6 p.m at 19321 NE 2 Avenue, Miami Gardens. Come meet the full staff and benefit from the specials.
Meeting on My Brother’s Keeper initiative
Superintendent Alberto Carvalho joined (right) Congresswoman Frederica Wilson at the White House to discuss President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper, an initiative to help Black men stay on track and reach their full potential. Held on February 27th, the President reached out to foundation leaders and the parents of Trayvon
"Today, we honor Trayvon's memory and stand in solidarity with his family,” said Congresswoman Frederica Wilson. “On the second anniversary of his death, we also think about ways to prevent such a tragedy from ever happening again. While sold to Florida legislators as a pragmatic fix to help victims of domestic violence to
Commissioner Monestime welcomed guests to the first annual Commissioner Monestime Black Heritage Festival Event on February 22nd at Gwen Cherry Park.
Michelle Obama spoke to an enthusiastic group inner city youth at Gwen Cherry Park’s NFL/YET center last week
All-expense paid trip for education, mentoring
100 teens including Miami Garden resident KiAundra Kilpatrick, were selected to receive an all-expense-paid trip to the Walt Disney World Resort from March 6th thru the 9th--but they won’t be vacationing. Instead, they will participate in the Disney Dreamers Academy, a four-day, unorthodox educational and mentoring program.
The City of Hallandale Beach proudly honors Black History Month at this month’s 4th Fridays on Foster from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. on Feb. 28 at Foster Park Community Center. Call 954-457-1452.
Honor Black citizens for Black History Month
History Month is a month set aside to learn about the struggle, to honor the courage and to celebrate the achievements of Black men and women throughout history,” said Miami-Dade County Commissioner Monestime.
State Representative Cynthia A. Stafford (D-109) served as the keynote speaker at the Progressive Officers Club annual Black history luncheon
Commissioner Audrey M. Edmonson welcomed the Booker T. Washington High School Football Team to Miami-Dade County Commission chambers on February 19th to celebrate its 14-0 record and 2013 state
Superintendent Alberto M. Carvalho announced that Miami-Dade County Public Schools has selected Promethean as the exclusive supplier of interactive (IT) boards for over 10,000 classrooms that cur"Technology is vitally important to the process of educating our students," said Superintendent Carvalho. "The technology offered here will give our teachers the opportunity to share a myriad of educational resources with students. We are proud to work with Promethean in providing this outstanding educational enhancement to our students."
Winds of Change Ministers Conference hosts The Ministers Network today, Feb. 26 - 28 at 10 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Call 954-560-8269.
Event promotes participation, inclusive competition and transparency
Jackson Health System will host a Small Business Vendor Fair on February 26, 2014 at Jackson Memorial Hospital. During the fair, attendees will learn about doing business with Jackson, the third largest public hospital system in the nation.
North Miami residents target Gold King apartments
Displaced tenants in North Miami filed a lawsuit in Miami-Dade Circuit Court against Gold King Apartments after the roof of their apartment building collapsed during a rain storm. On December 26, 2013, in the middle of the night, the 11 tenants and their families were forced from their homes when the building's roof caved in.
Contest allows local children to reach for the stars
While finalists from prior competitions entertained crowds at the Coconut Grove Arts Festival, new contestants nervously took to the stage at the Miracle Theatre for the launch of this season’s Young Talent Big Dreams talent competition. From krumping to original composition, the styles and art disciplines represented at the opening weekend were as varied and diverse as Miami-Dade County itself.
Miami Dade College’s Medical Campus will hold its 8th annual Community Health Fair on Sat. Feb. 22 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. George Washington Carver/ D.C.T.S. Alumni are sponsoring their annual Alumni Day celebration Fri. Feb. 28, at 2 p.m. in the school auditorium. Call 305-238-7887. Miami Northwestern Senior High will have a parade from 8:30 a.m.-noon on Sat. March 1. Call 305-836-0991.
Youth sports team honored at meeting
County Commissioner Jean Monestime honored two outstanding Miami-Dade County citizens and a spectacular youth sports team at the Board of County Commissioners meeting. Held on February 4th, Commissioner Monestime presented a proclamation to award-winning Miami
Board supports Black affairs in MD-C
The Miami-Dade County Black Affairs Advisory Board elected Stephen Hunter Johnson as its chairman. “Supporting the needs of Miami-Dade County’s Black World Community has always been a part of my life and career,” said Johnson. ”Continuing the great work carried on by my predecessor and immediate past chair, Priscilla Dames-Blake, is an honor.”
Hope to stir youth’s creativity
Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson (FL-24) announced the first Congressional Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Academic Competition. Established by Members of the U.S. House of Representatives the new competition is designed to engage student’s creativity and encourage their participation in STEM education fields. For 2014, the nationwide competition will be an App Challenge.
Donard St. Jean, owner of the Dade Institute of Technology was selected as one of the participants of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program, a curriculum that's designed to help business
The Miami Foundation is accepting applications for its 2014 Community Grants Program, the Foundation’s signature grantmaking program awarding $1.2 million to nonprofits serving Greater Miami. Interested organizations must first submit a pre-proposal application by 4 p.m., Thursday, February 13, 2014. Finalists will be invited to complete a full proposal.
Florida Memorial University Homecoming
Will focus on minority affairs for municipal contracts
Becker & Poliakoff announced attorney Jeff P. H. Cazeau as a shareholder of its Government Law & Lobbying Practice Group. He will work directly in the firm’s Miami office. Cazeau is a municipal and government affairs attorney who serves as the City Attorney for the City of Florida City and represents small and mid-sized companies in land use, zoning issues and resolving government contract disputes like bid protests. He will lobby on behalf of private clients on the state, feder
Miami Dade College’s Medical Campus will hold its 8th annual Community Health Fair on Sat. Feb. 22 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Booker T. Washington Class of 1965 will meet Sat. Feb 15. at 3:30 p.m. at the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center. Call 305-213-0188.
Fortress Women Foundation helps women in distress
From the age of 12 until she became 23, Shay who asked that her last name not be used says,“I went through conditions and situations that most young girls have never gone through and I hope never has to. I was abused, in a volatile relationship, had low self-esteem and basically felt that I was not worth being around anyone who was of good character.”
Mt. Hope Fellowship Baptist Church, Opa-locka invite the public to celebrate with them their 22nd anniversary that continues Feb. 12-14 nightly at 7:30. Call 305-493-9635. The Teen Upward Bound Give Back Event being sponsored by Chili’s in Miami Gardens on Feb. 12, invites the public to let Chili’s do the cooking and with each flyer presented on Wed. 10 percent of that day’s sales will be given back to Teen Upward Bound. Call 305-722-7187.
Former Alvin Ailey dancers bring unique show
According to artistic directors Dwight Rhoden and Desmond Richardson the world has become more fluid, changeable and culturally interconnected than ever before--similar to their ballet, Complexions. In the 19 years since its inception, the troupe of 14 dancers have brought their unique brand of contemporary dance to the world with their groundbreaking mix of methods, styles and cultures that challenge traditional ideas.
Dr. Jannifer Drake Harper was named the new vice president of Medical Operations and chief medical officer at Florida Blue. Harper will be responsible for the development of the overarching clinical strategy and will serve as Florida Blue’s organizational clinical representative to many key external and internal stakeholders.
City calls program a ‘success’
On January 25th, the Opa-locka Police Department hosted their Gun Buy Back Initiative, a program that aims to curtail the increasing level of gun violence occurring in the northern region of Miami-Dade County.
Residents of Homestead and Florida City were given the opportunity to attend special performances of the revival, I Have A Dream by playwright Josh Greenfeld.
Alleges complacency on Black issues
Governor Rick Scott learned that the Florida Legislative Black Caucus decided to forgo their annual meeting with him the old fashion way: through a Dear John letter. South Florida’s Governor received a terse letter from the FLBC charging him with neglecting issues relevant to the Black community amongst other allegations.
Clark Atlanta University’s South Florida Alumni Chapter will meet on Sat, Jan. 18, at 3 p.m. at Piccadilly restaurant on Hollywood Blvd. Call 305 651-8097. South Miami invites you to their “Gospel Explosion” 4 p.m. Jan. 19 at St. John AME Church, 6461 SW 59th Pl. in South Miami.
A variety of minimally invasive, advanced surgical weight-loss procedures are available today. After a medical evaluation, the surgeon will discuss which of the following surgical options may work for you, based on your health, needs and weight-loss goals.
Within three months of re-election, Mayor Tomas Regalado appointed two positions in Miami’s City Commission. On Dec. 31, 2013 Regalado appointed Commissioner Wifredo
The African Heritage Cultural Arts Center will host its 30th annual Winter Arts Workshop from Dec. 23 to Jan 3, 2014 (excluding Christmas and New Year’s Day). The workshop features dance, drama, visual arts, vocal and instrumental music. Call 305-638-6771. The American Legion post #0165 invites all honorably discharged veterans to a free breakfast Sat. Jan. 11, 2014 at 8:45 a.m. Call 305-621-2376 or 305-836-8622.
During a press conference on Dec. 30th at Gibson Park in Overtown, Commissioner Audrey M. Edmonson and City of Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado urged the public, as they do every year to not celebrate New Year’s Even with gun fire. With the recent string of gun violence in our Black communities, Edmonson encourages everyone to make this a safe holiday season by reminding the public that “One bullet kills the party”.
Little Haiti Optimist Club, Chef Creole and Commissioner Monestime play Santa Claus
Children and families in the Little Haiti community received added holiday cheer thanks to the Fourth Annual Little Haiti Optimist Club [LHOC] and Chef Creole Holiday Celebration and Toy Giveaway. The event, held on December 14th, was organized by the LHOC and supported by community groups and elected officials including Miami-Dade County Commissioner Jean Monestime.
Mt. Calvary M.B. Church invites the community to their Watch Night Service at 9 p.m. Tue. Dec. 31 Call 305-459-8226. New Seventy-ninth Word Church International invites the public to their Watch night service at 9:30 p m. Tue. Dec. 31 Call 305-606-3816. Northside Church of God invites the public to their Watch Night Service Tue. night at 10. Call 305-793-5425.
Judge: Allegations are full of political intrigue
Despite defeating two high-profile corruption charges, Miami City Commissioner Michelle Spence-Jones found herself at the losing end of a racketeering-conspiracy suit against the state attorney, mayor and senior prosecutors.
North Shore Medical Center and Florida Medical Center Team Up to Donate Hundreds of Toys to “Big Mama” and the Team of Life Organization
Larry Handfield to serve one year probation, pay $78K
Criminal defense attorney, Larry Handfield, has pleaded guilty of filing false tax returns — two misdemeanor charges — and must pay $78,842 in restitution along with serving 12 months of probation. The conviction comes as a shock to Miami’s Black community in which Handfield, 57, grew up and which he continually supported through his time and financial gifts. Now he faces an inquiry from the Florida Bar whose responsibilities include monitoring the State’s attorneys.
Clarence Pittman, Jr: A man for all seasons
Since the mid 1960s, Miami native Clarence Pittman, Jr., dedicated his life to his community in areas that included education, politics, religion and social, progressive organizations. But it was in the labor union movement that his star truly shined and his accomplishments may have been most evident. He first joined the Union in 1957.
A young and vibrant senior at North Miami Senior High is consistently demonstrating the qualities of a role model according to a recent press release. Albert D. Lewis is focused on serving his community and taking his education further.
Black attorney selected by Governor Rick Scott
Mario J. Bailey, a member of the Becker & Poliakoff’s government relations and lobbying team, has received an appointment from Governor Rick Scott to serve on the South Florida Regional Planning Council.
Smiles, laughter and sincere messages of gratitude greeted Miami-Dade County Commissioner Barbara J. Jordan and record mogul Ted Lucas as they delivered Thanksgiving baskets to several needy families in North Miami-Dade County
Keon Hardemon’s swearing-in ceremony attracted hundreds including family, friends, fraternity brothers and other political leaders from South Florida. The honorable Judge Orlando Prescott presided over the swearing-in.
The Miami Gardens Super Soul Steppers will hold their “South Florida holiday celebration” at Gwen Cherry Park on Fri., Dec. 6, from 7-11 p.m. Donation required. Right Away Car Care, 2601 NW 95 Street, will give a free car wash to those who donate an unwrapped toy Sat., Dec. 7.
At the beginning of the 20th century, the few Black students that had been admitted to universities in the U.S. were often excluded from associations enjoyed by the mostly-white student populations in the form of fraternal organizations.
Former State Representative, James Bush III, was the guest preacher at Ebenezer United Methodist Church [2001 NW 35th Street] last Sunday as the pastor, Dr. Joreatha Capers, and the congregation celebrated their annual Bethune-Cookman University [B-CU] Day. Participants in the service, including Richard Strachan, Jr.,
Filthy Rich Life presents "I Do Hair Expo 2013", Sunday, Dec. 15th at G5ive. For more info email email@example.com. Alabama State University Miami Alumni Chapter will sponsor a bus trip to the Thanksgiving Day Classic vs. Stillman College in Montgomery, Alabama on Nov. 28. Call 305-439-6600.