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Celebrating the Birthday of Bea Hines and the Birth of Miami's Black Scribes


Miami's Black Scribes
Miami's Black Scribes celebrate the birthday of Bea Hines. Seated, from left, Vennda-Rei Gibson; Julia Brown; Bea Hines. Standing, from left,  Maude Newbold; Dr. Dorothy Jenkins Fields; and Vanessa Woodard Byers. Not pictured - Linda Johnson and Andrea Robinson.

Last Thursday, a group of lovely ladies gathered at Soyka's in Midtown Miami to celebrate the birthday of local journalistic legend Bea Hines. The gathering, the brainchild of another legend and history maker, archivist and historian, Dr. Dororthy Jenkins Fields, was multi-purposed. Not only would Ms. Hines, the first Black female reporter at the Miami Herald be celebrated, but it would be the first gathering of a small group of local African-American women journalists and writers informally named --- Miami's Black Scribes.

The inaugural group of Miami's Black Scribes includes Dr. Dorothy Jenkins Fields; Julia Brown; Vanessa Woodard Byers; Vennda-Rei Gibson; Bea Hines; Linda Johnson; Maude Newbold; and Andrea Robinson.


Photo: Courtesy of Vanessa Woodard Byers



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