Homestead Names Biggest Park After FMU Employee

 FMU Congratulates Roscoe Warren



The Honorable Roscoe Warren, Former Homestead Mayor 

MIAMI GARDENS, FL  – Homestead residents recently celebrated the grand opening of Mayor Roscoe Warren Park. The park, named after former Mayor Roscoe Warren, is located at 1400 E. Palm Drive. It offers a variety of fields for sports, pavilions, a playground, and will soon hold two dog parks. The park is a milestone in Homestead’s Park Master Plan.

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MDC Homestead Campus to Host Day of the Young Child Festivities April 9

Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Homestead Campus and the School of Education invite the community to celebrate the Day of the Young Child from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 9, on the campus’s central lawn in Homestead.

The Day of the Young Child is a family event that is fun, informational and interactive. It celebrates young children and all those who make a difference in the lives of children and families. Families will enjoy a variety of educational and creative activities, including music and movement, face painting, a “fantabulous” marching parade, storytelling, creative art experiences and much more.

The event will kick off the National Association for the Education of Young Children’s Week of the Young Child (April 10-16, 2011) and is a time to recognize the importance of early learning and early literacy, as well as to celebrate the teachers and policies that bring early childhood education to young children.

“We are proud to be hosting the tenth annual Day of the Young Child at MDC’s Homestead Campus and spreading awareness of the importance of early childhood education. It is vital to preparing children for success in school and in the community,” said Dr. Jeanne F. Jacobs, president, MDC Homestead Campus.

“The early childhood education program at Miami Dade College provides an excellent education to meet the needs of our diverse community.” 

The event is free and open to the public. Food and drinks will be available for purchase.

WHAT:   Day of the Young Child Event Hosted by MDC’s Homestead Campus and the School of Education

WHEN:   Saturday, April 9

             11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

WHERE:  Miami Dade College Homestead Campus, Central Lawn, 500 College Terrace, Homestead

COST:     Free admission

For more information, please contact Beverly Tate, professor of early childhood education, at 305-237-5123 or



Homestead, FL -- In response to thethreat of Arizona-style racial profiling legislation in Florida, WeCount! isorganizing a series of activities from March 19 - 24, 2011 to show a unitedcommunity front against anti-immigrant laws and educate the community about the legislation being considered in Tallahassee.

The week of events kicks off on Saturday, March 19 with a “Women’s and Children’s March” at 5: 00 pm, leaving from the First Methodist Church, located at 622 North Krome Avenue, Homestead, FL. The March ends atLosner Park, 104 North Krome Avenue, Homestead, FL, with a “Cultural Night” at 6:30 pm.

"We Are Homestead" is part of a statewide campaign by the Florida Immigrant Coalition (FLIC), "We Are Florida" to stop Arizona copycat immigration bills.  FLIC is organizing a demonstration against Arizona-style legislation in Tallahassee on Thursday, March 17.

"These bills would have the same or worse effect as SB 1070 of Arizona," said Jonathan Fried, executive director of WeCount!.  "They would force police to act as immigration agents and increase the profiling of persons because of their race, appearance or accent," he added.  "They would also impose a great economic burden on our local governments with no support from the state."

Other events include:

Tuesday, March 22 at 6:30 pm: “We are One: One Faith, One God, One Cry" -  an Interfaith Service outside the First Methodist Church of Homestead, located at 622 North KromeAvenue, Homestead, FL.

Thursday, March 24 at 7:00 pm: Town Hall Meeting on "Civil Rights and the Threat of Anti-Immigrant Legislation," co-sponsored by the Greater Miami ACLU, at the Everglades Village Community Center, 19308 SW 380th Street, Florida City, FL.  Panelists will include John De Leon, President of the Greater Miami ACLU; Maria Rodriguez, Executive Director of the Florida Immigrant Coalition, and one of the "Trail of Dreams" youth who walked from Miami to Washington, DC, in 2010.

For more information about these events, contact Jonathan Fried at: 305-281-9377 or via email at


Career Opportunity: After-School Teachers/Tutors wanted in Homestead/Florida City area

New Beginnings International, Inc. seeks after-school teachers/tutors to provide academic support to at-risk youth in the Homestead/Florida City area from 2-6:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Candidates must have experience working with youth, preferably certified. For more information, call (305) 254-3403 or email To download an application, click here.

Save the Date To Save Our Students!

PTA Urban Family Engagement Initiative

Experience a new way to contribute to the academic success of the children in your community through a new PTA® initiative that offers a variety of parent/caregiver engagement tools and strategies to ensure opportunity and equity for students in urban communities.

PTA’s Urban Family Engagement Initiative in partnership with Miami Dade County PTA/PTSA, Miami Dade County Public Schools & La Familia Inc. invites you to

Family Institute Day Mini Conference

Workshops offered:”Parents Rights and Responsibilities”, “Building Relationships that Support Student Success” & “Structure and Function of the School Site and School District”

Saturday, October 9, 2010
8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Gateway Environmental K-8 Learning Center

955 SW18th Avenue

Homestead, FL 33035


Childcare, Meals & Conference Materials Will Be Provided

The FAMU Rattlers take over Miami! “Rattlers in the Gardens Weekend” Oct. 9 -11

The trash-talking is in full effect as the undefeated FAMU Rattlers come to town to challenge the nationally-ranked University of Miami Hurricanes Saturday night at LandShark Stadium in Miami Gardens.

The home of the original orange and green and the swagger masters are ready for the challenge and the Marching 100 will surely be crowd favorites with their post game performances at LandShark and on Sunday at Harris Field in Homestead.

Here's a schedule of activities with more to follow.


The Miami-Dade Chapter

of the

Florida A&M University National Alumni Association

and the

City of Miami Gardens



“Rattlers in the Gardens Weekend”





Rattler Meetup and Welcome Reception

Legends Lounge – 9th floor

El Palacio Sports Hotel & Conference Center

21485 NW 27th Avenue

Miami, Florida  33056

5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Admission: FREE

FREE Hors d’oeuvres




Scholarship Breakfast

Honoring Dr. Julian White and the

Incomparable Marching 100 Alumni

El Palacio Sports Hotel & Conference Center

21485 N.W. 27th Avenue

Miami, Florida  33056

8:00 a.m. – 11:00a.m.

$25 each or $250 for a table of 10




FAMU Rattlers vs University of Miami Hurricanes

Land Shark Stadium

Miami Gardens, Florida

Time: 7:00 p.m.


Rattler Victory Meetup

Legends Lounge – 9TH floor

El Palacio Sports Hotel & Conference Center

21485 N.W.  27th Avenue

Miami, Florida  33056

After the game…. until




Clash of the Titans

FAMU Marching 100 and

South Florida’s Best High School Marching Bands

Harris Field – 3:00 p.m.

1034 N.E. 8th Street

Homestead, Florida

Tickets: $15.00 - 305-835-0321


Contact: Romania   or



Curry calls the Homestead-Florida City Chamber of Commerce cancellation of their 2009 Veterans Parade an “ostrich” response


The Miami-Dade Branch of the NAACP, under the leadership of Bishop Victor T. Curry, President has remains relentless regarding the display of the Confederate Flag during the 2008 Homestead Veterans’ Day Parade.


The NAACP and the coalition of organizations and concerned Americans does not desire the cancellation of the Parade but rather a Parade that will truly honor U.S. Veterans and not insult significant numbers of citizens. The NAACP is appalled by the actions of the Florida City/Homestead Chamber of Commerce in their failure to conclude US Department of Justice mediation in good faith and releasing statements to the media implying that they had banned Confederate Flags when in fact they had not done so. Until the Chamber bans the display of ALL Confederate flags and symbols in any future parades the issue is not resolved.  Banning one version of the Confederate Flag is subterfuge for a “rose by any other name is still a rose.” 


The NAACP commends the Florida City Commission, Community Health Centers Inc., the Red Cross, the Boy Scouts and several school bands that decided not to participate in the parade and support such display of the Confederacy. 


Confederate symbols are symbols of support for white supremacy, resistance to desegregation and fighting to maintaining slavery.  They are as offensive as the NAZI Swat sticker.


“The NAACP calls on members of the Chamber such as Miami-Dade County, the Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Miami-Dade College and others to use their influence to have the Chamber adopt a no Confederate symbols policy. Homestead has giving a bad name to Chambers of Commerce throughout the county. The Sons of the Confederate Veterans organization and the confederate flag have no place in a Chamber of Commerce sponsored and taxpayer supported event” said Bishop Victor T. Curry, President of the Miami-Dade Branch NAACP.


Clash of the Titans - FAMU Marching 100 and South Florida's Best High School Marching Bands!

FAMU Battle of the Bands

RATTLER MEETUP, Fri., 9/11, 5 PM, LEGENDS Lounge, El Palacio, NW 214th St & 27th Ave, Miami Gardens, 2 for 1 Drinks 5 - 7

Fatal automobile accident in Homestead

Three Dead After Car Plunges Into Homestead Canal

HOMESTEAD (CBS4) ― A deadly car accident in Homestead early Sunday morning has claimed three lives.

Witnesses told police it all began around 3:40 a.m. when four men in car were involved in an accident in a parking lot of a shopping center at 296th Street and Southwest 162nd Avenue. The men took off across 296th Street, crashed through a fence, drove through a vacant lot and then plunged into a canal. A Good Samaritan dove in and rescued one of four individuals who had been in the car.



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