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March, 2017

 

College Scholarships Awarded in Brevard High School Senior Awarded $80,000

By Teri Jones On January 28, 2017, Infinite Scholars Foundation sponsored a College Fair at Rockledge High School and during the course of the College Fair awarded seniors fully paid scholarships to primarily Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). I spoke to Pam Rendel, the mother of Andrea Rendel, a Viera High senior. She said, “I have never seen anything like this! The students stopped at the college tables, and if they met certain criteria, they were given scholarships on-the-spot!” Unfortunately, Mrs. Rendel did not have her daughter with her,Read More


Second Annual Heritage Freedom 5K Run

By:  Michelle Harmon On a crisp sunny day with the background noise of birds chirping in a small town with only a population of approximately 7, 200 people, you could feel the anticipation of an amazing Freedom Heritage 5K Run/Walk as people were gathering from all over Brevard County.  Participants for all socioeconomic levels entered the Harry T. & Harriette V. Moore Memorial Park & Museum pavilion, visiting the time-lined museum, gift shop, and replica home of the Moores’ before the race.  The pavilion quickly filled with volunteers and visitors,Read More


U.F. Gibbs Fund Awards 3 Scholarships

By Ralph Newell Three students who are pursuing academic excellence in higher education were recently awarded scholarships by the U.F. Gibbs Scholarship Fund, Inc. The awards presentation was held at the Golden Corral Restaurant in Palm Bay. Mr. Ronald Holmes presided and fifty persons attended the event to show support and encourage the scholarship recipients. The host and hostesses were: Mr. Foster Thayer, William Holt and Joseph McNeil; Ms. Ruby Jackson, Lessie Davis, Pat Whitfield and Harriet Harris. The U.F. Gibbs Memorial Scholarship Fund, Inc. is named after former StoneRead More


EFSC Hosts Annual Soul Food Regala

Eastern Florida State College, Titusville Campus, held their Annual Soul Food Regala on Thursday, February 23rd inside of the gymnasium.  Vendors were lined up from wall to wall displaying African art, African dresses, handbags and designer sheets. Books entitled Before His Time by Ben Green were made available from the Harry T. & Harriette V. Moore Cultural Center. In addition, Kathy Turnquest of VITAS set up a table regarding hospice care. You could feel the electricity of the event when you walked through the front door, as you noticed theRead More


CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS TO AWARD KEYS TO THE CITY TO MOONLIGHT ACADEMY AWARD WINNERS AND MIAMI GARDENS’ RESIDENTS ALEX HIBBERT AND JADEN PINER AT THE 12TH ANNUAL JAZZ IN THE GARDENS MUSIC FEST

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla.,  /PRNewswire/ — Dreams come true with hard work and determination and yesterday, dreams and hard work were realized when Moonlight, the Miami-based movie, won the coveted Academy Award for Best Picture. Part of the amazing Moonlight ensemble, were two students from Miami Norland Middle School’s Theater Magnet program, Miami Gardens’ Residents Alex Hibbert and Jaden Piner.  It is said that opportunity is when luck and preparation meet and for Hibbert and Piner, luck and preparation came in the form of their theater instructor Tanisha Cidel. Cidel, a Miami Gardens’ native, began her own theatrical journeyRead More


FASTEST GROWING DESTINATION JAZZ & R&B FESTIVAL, JAZZ IN THE GARDENS, RETURNS FOR 12TH YEAR OF MUSIC, SUN, AND FUN

In one of America’s hottest cities of sun and sand, nestled in the city of Miami Garden is the fastest growing destination jazz & R&B festival in America, the Jazz in the Gardens (JITG) Music Festival. The annual music festival which attracts concert goers from across the U.S and the Caribbean Islands, will celebrate its twelfth successful year with a mix of new stars and old-school acts over two days, March 18 and March 19, at the newly named Hard Rock Stadium. Renowned for its soulful vibe, the festival hasRead More