Religion

Beverly Martin Lewis Succumbs

  Beverly deeply cherished her family and her role as the family historian and record keeper. She was a proud member of the Harlan-McBride community, where she had many loving neighbors and friends. Beverly loved to eat, talk, and fellowship. She enjoyed connecting with people and collecting various memorabilia. She also enjoyed gardening and was an avid, lifelong fan of the Miami Heat. Beverly was an active member of Plantation Baptist Church and the American Lung Association’s Better Breathers Club. […]

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Healthier Church Challenge Uplifts Black Women’s Health

     According to a recent study,Black women have three times the risk of sudden cardiac death compared to White women. That’s why the American Heart Association, with the help of its sponsor, WW International, Inc. (Weight Watchers Reimagined) is establishing the EmPOWERED & Well Healthier Church Challenge to support and expand the ongoing health and wellness activities of Black women and their faith-based communities in Los Angeles. […]

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Prominent Haitian Leader and Human Rights Advocate Jean-Robert Lafortune died on October 15, 2019 after a long, chronic illness. He was 63- years-old.

   Jean-Robert Lafortune was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti on April 24, 1956. He was an only son. Forced out of Haiti under the Duvalier dictatorship, he ended up in Costa Rica where he resided for a year as a political asylee. He made it to the U.S. in 1980. He earned an Associate Degree from Miami Dade Community College, Undergraduate and Graduate degrees in Public Administration and International Education from Florida International University. After a 7-year stint as Assistant Director at Ideal Vocational School, Jean-Robert spent most of his professional years (21 years) working for Miami Dade County as a Community Organizer and Director of Citizen Participation at the Community Action Agency. […]

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Legendary Morgan State and New York Knicks Assistant Coach: Nat Frazier Passes Away at 84

“My dad was a bigger believer in good basketball… basketball was basketball to him, and I think he recognized early the impact that women could make, before a lot of other people did,” Kevin continued. “He loved and appreciated the contributions that women could make in basketball and even though his particular franchise didn’t exactly work out, he was still so supportive of the WNBA.” […]