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October 2010

Miami Northwestern football coach fired

Miami Northwestern head football coach Billy Rolle was fired last night by principal Charles Hankerson and replaced by appointment of the JV coach to serve as interim. There is much speculation about Rolle's termination and an official response from Hankerson has yet to be released but there seems to be more to this story. In the meantime the effect of Rolle's termination will likely adversely affect the performance of Northwestern's football team. Whatever the issues the are with Northwestern football, let's hope they are addressed as soon as possible.

WE must have arrived because WE'VE BEEN HACKED!! We may be snarky but nastiness is not allowed on this blog. We strive to educate, entertain and inform the community. The negative behavior that has held back and in some cases paralyzed the black community in Miami is not acceptable in this space.

Don't get it twisted, if you need to be called out, so be it if it's in the best interest of the community. Criticism will be decent and in order. The latest attacks are under investigation. Believe that.

Thanks for the heads up! Smooches...


Please be advised that the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners previously scheduled and advertised November 3, 2010 public hearings are canceled. The public hearings were to address the Draft 2010 Evaluation and Appraisal Report (EAR) and the April 2010 Cycle Applications to Amend the Miami-Dade County Comprehensive Development Master Plan (CDMP).

Information about the Draft 2010 EAR , the April 2010 Cycle and the rescheduled hearings can be accessed on the Department of Planning and Zoning’s website by following the links provided below:

Draft 2010 EAR
April 2010 Cycle Applications to Amend the CDMP

If you have any questions, please contact Patrick Moore, Section Supervisor, or Mark Woerner, Chief, Metropolitan Planning Section at 305-375-2835.

Big sports weekend

This is a big sports weekend and MSM will not cover some of it. Let's start with last night's nationally televised match-up of Bethune-Cookman and North Carolina A&T in Daytona on ESPN-U. As expected, Cookman slaughtered A&T 67-17 and the Wildcats have already proclaimed themselves MEAC champs and victors over my alma mater, Florida A&M, in the upcoming Florida Classic in Orlando. Speaking of FAMU, it's Homecoming Weekend 2010 and that means lots of folks headed to Tally to see the Marching 100 (At HBCUs, half-time is game time!) and partake in Homecoming festivities.

Locally, the sports focus is of course on the season home opener of the Miami HEAT. LeWadeBosh is front and center in the minds of sports fanatics who love the Dream Team and the Heat haters also. It will truly be a circus with the high profile entertainment and let's hope there are no issues because of the protest of City of Miami budget cuts by police and firefighters. Congrats to local hero, Udonis "UD" Haslem who was named team captain along with Dwayne Wade.

Don't forget high school football as the Miami Central Rockets, my Alma mater also, face some team from Prattville, AL at TPS. Central is one of the top rated high school teams in the USA so that game will surely be watched by fans, sports enthusiasts and college recruiters.

Whatever you choose to do this weekend, make sure you vote in the General Election and be safe out there.

MSM - mainstream media
HBCU - historically-black college or university
MEAC - Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
TPS - Traz Powell Stadium

Big sports weekend

The Empowered Woman's Success Summit & Expo

Join me at this fabulous series of workshops for women in business. The last summit drew over 600 upscale, professional, ambitious women over 2-days. Unlike other conferences, the Summit isn't all "rah-rah" or "woo-woo," fluff. You'll walk away with practical, applicable knowledge and skills on how to sell, market and promote yourself. Not to mention the amazing networking you'll do with other like-minded women.

The Empowered Woman's Success Summit & Expo

Lileth’s Couture Collection Feature To be Held on Saturday, November 6, 2010, at the Environ Cultural Center in Lauderhill at 7pm.

Miami-FL-October 2010-The Lauderhill Regional Chamber of Commerce will host an evening of elegance and glamour as they unveil the “Lileth’s Couture Collection” on Saturday, November 6, 2010, at 7pm. The event will be held at the Environ Cultural Center at 3800 Environ Blvd, Lauderhill Fl, 33319.

Twenty-five percent of the proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society. With the daring and unique designs of the collection, this show promises to be unpredictable and enticing to the discerning eye of the fashion-forward residents of South Florida.

While some people at the young age of 71 are retiring, designer, Lileth Hogarth is jump-starting her fashion career to the next level. A designer all of her life, this vibrant and passionate woman fashionista has an innate eye for avant-garde fashion. Spend just a few moments with her as she works on her creations and she will have you believing you are in the dreamy city of Paris.

Her impressive collection is technically solid, and is a potent mixture of style, couture and avant-garde glamour. Although her signature use of fabrics and colors takes many risks, her designs have become a consistent fashion favorite in the celebrity world of the elite trendsetters.

“Lileth Couture is bold, feminine and highly romantic.The line speaks to a strong, confident and modern woman who is not afraid to show her vunerability and her feminity. Women always like to be dressed in designer clothes and are always looking for exclusive designer clothing for themselves. A woman feels more confident if she is dressed in an extraordinary outfit which makes her look different from the crowd. I believe that our collection offers our clients just that, states Lileth Hogarth.

Hogarth’s use of hard fabrics twinned with soft and whimsical fabrics, is not unique in fashion but the effect is totally hers. Dramatic. She has mastered the art of separates and her clothes can be taken apart in pieces and reassembled to form a completely different look. Hogarth is poised to be a mainstay in the fashion industry.

For ticket information please call Lauderhill Chamber of Commerce at 954.318.6118 or 954.608.9200.

Lileth’s Couture Collection Feature To be Held on Saturday, November 6, 2010, at the Environ Cultural Center in Lauderhill at 7pm.

Meek not dropping out of U.S. Senate race

Someone is lying. Either U.S. Senate candidate Kendrick Meek was encouraged by President Bill Clinton to drop out of the race as reported by Politico or he was not. For sure, Meek is taking advantage of what appears to be a bad situation and talking to every media outlet that will give him a mic and an audience.

Meek again says he's not dropping out. How many times must we deal with this issue?

It's the Friday before the final General Election vote; Meek can stay in the race or he could drop out but he says he's not going to so let's keep it moving. The folks at Politico stand by their story. Someone is lying.

Politics is a contact sport.

Meek not dropping out of U.S. Senate race

Trilogy at Mansion

We Rock Hip Hop and Rich Paul Productions presents Trilogy A-List Party hosted by Lebron James with music by DJ Irie at Mansion Nightclub in Miami Beach.

Fri., Oct. 29 at 11:00pm

1235 Washington Ave.
South Beach, FL 33139

Trilogy at Mansion

2010 These Are All Our Children Too Gala & Award Ceremony

Benefitting the Youth of Art Studio Miami on Friday, November 12, 2010
at the Raleigh Hotel in Miami Beach, Florida from 6:30pm-11:00pm

“These Are All Our Children” in partnership with Art Studio Miami Continues to Make A Lasting positive Impact on the lives of impoverished youth in Miami’s Little Haiti community.

Miami, Fl-October 2010-“These Are All Our Children” will hold their 2nd Annual Gala to benefit at-risk and impoverished youth in Miami. This Gala makes it possible for Art Studio Miami to continue to bring healing arts programs to impoverished youth with a goal of “Halting the Cradle To Prison Pipeline”.
The Gala takes place on Friday, November 12, 2010 at the RALEIGH HOTEL at 1775 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, Fl, 33139, from 6:30PM to 11:00 PM. Individual tickets are $75 ($100 after October 31, 2010).

CBS News Anchors Marybel Rodriguez and Jawan Strader will host the gala. The evening will include an exclusive VIP welcome reception, silent auction, delectable food & beverages and a diverse musical selection to enliven the senses. All in support of Art Studio Miami , a 501c3 npo organization committed to providing a safe location where young people are inspired and guided by teaching artists and professional mentors who support the student’s education and career development through the integration of creative holistic arts.

Miami’s poorest neighborhoods are producing young people who lack the skills and resources necessary to compete in the job market today. Many who grow up in poverty have few options to pursue gainful employment or higher education. The programs that the Art Studio Miami offers to youth living in the Little Haiti community concentrates on building the creative thinking skills necessary to gain stable employment and escape systemic poverty. Art Studio Miami utilizes the arts to focus on cultivating vital life skills, including etiquette, public speaking, and interpersonal relationship building. The students also learn resume building, graphic design, website construction, writing, culinary preparation, and are partnered with mentors to further develop skill sets in fields that interest each unique student.

“Our goal is to build awareness on behalf of our youth and raise the necessary funds need to make sure every child that wants to participate can attend our programs. Together we are committed to empowering the youth of our community to lead successful lives and have hope filled futures”, states Dee Dee Green,
Development Director, Art Studio Miami, and founder of “These Are All Our Children”.

To purchase tickets visit or call Dee Dee Green at p.305.528.3017 or email [email protected].


Event is FREE to the public! Full-time, part-time and seasonal employment opportunities available!

WHO:​ The Parent, Teacher and Student Association (PTSA) of North Miami Beach Senior High School with the support of the Faculty and Staff of North Miami Beach Senior High School and the Greater North Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce.

WHAT:​ The Parent, Teacher and Student Association (PTSA) of North Miami Beach Senior High School will host its 1st Annual NMB Charger Job Fair in an effort to help improve our community and make our neighborhood a better place to live and do business. The NMB Charger Job Fair is targeted to North Miami Beach Senior High School Parents and Guardians, however, all adults are welcome to attend for employment opportunities. Confirmed employers include Allied Barton Security Services, American Guard Services Inc, Babies"R"Us, Florida Highway Patrol, Herbalife, Home Depot, Home Instead Senior Care, Kuppa Koffee, Miami Dade College, Mount Sinai at Aventura, and The United States Army. Career service providers include Advanced Technical Centers, Beauty Schools of America, and Everest College. Health service information for the under and uninsured will be provided by Miami Beach Community Health Center. The City of North Miami Beach will provide complimentary bottled water, and The North Miami Beach Senior High School Chapter of National Honor Society will have snacks for sale.

WHEN:​ Thursday, October 28, 2010, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

WHERE: ​North Miami Beach Senior High School 1247 NE 167 Street North Miami Beach FL, 33162
WHY:​ Gerri Lazarre, President of North Miami Beach Senior High School PTSA said, “We are committed to improving the quality of life for our students and their families. Lack of resources and funds are stressors that prevent families from reaching their full potential. Our most recent initiative is our 1st Annual NMB Charger Job Fair. We look forward to linking businesses with open positions together with area job seekers, which will help remove a major stressor in our community.”