Miami is a major city located on the Atlantic coast in southeastern Florida, in the United States. According to the U.S. Census Bureau the population was 433,136.
In 2008, Miami was ranked as "America's Cleanest City" according to Forbes Magazine for its year-round good air quality, vast green spaces, clean drinking water, clean streets and city-wide recycling programs. In 2009, UBS study of 73 world cities, Miami was ranked as the richest city in the United States and the world's fifth-richest city, in terms of purchasing power.
Miami's explosive population growth in recent years has been driven by internal migration from other parts of the country as well as by immigration. Miami is regarded as more of a multicultural mosaic, than it is a melting pot, with residents still maintaining much of, or some of their cultural traits. The overall culture of Miami is heavily influenced by its large population of Latinos, and Blacks, mainly from the Caribbean, from islands such as Jamaica, Haiti, Trinidad and Tobago, and The Bahamas.
The northern side of Miami includes Midtown, a district with a great mix of diversity with many West Indians, Hispanics, European Americans, bohemians, and artists. Edgewater, and Wynwood, are neighborhoods of Midtown and are made up mostly of high-rise residential towers and are home to the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts. The wealthier residents usually live in the northeastern part, in Midtown, the Design District, and the Upper East Side, with many sought after 1920s homes and home of the MiMo Historic District, a style of architecture originated in Miami in the 1950s. The northern side of Miami, also has notable African American and Caribbean immigrant communities such as Little Haiti, Overtown (home of the Lyric Theater), and Liberty City.
Public schools in Miami are governed by Miami-Dade County Public Schools, which is the largest school district in Florida and the fourth-largest in the United States. As of September 2008 it has a student enrollment of 385,655 and over 392 schools and centers. The district is also the largest minority public school system in the country, with 60% of its students being of Hispanic origin, 28% African American, 10% White (non-Hispanic) and 2% non-white of other minorities.
The Kampong, a botanical garden in Coconut Grove.Miami is also considered a "hot spot" for dance music, Freestyle, a style of dance music popular in the 80's and 90's heavily influenced by Electro, hip-hop, and disco. Many popular Freestyle acts such as Pretty Tony, Debbie Deb, Stevie B, and Exposé, originated in Miami. Indie/folk acts Cat Power and Iron & Wine are based in the city, while alternative hip hop artist Sage Francis, electro artist Uffie, and the electroclash duo Avenue D were born in Miami, but musically based elsewhere.
The 80's and 90's also brought the genre of high energy Miami Bass to dance floors and car subwoofers throughout the country. Miami Bass spawned artists like 2 Live Crew (featuring Uncle Luke), 95 South, Tag Team, 69 Boyz, Quad City DJ's, and Freak Nasty. Examples of these songs are "Whoomp! (There It Is)" by Tag Team in 1993, "Tootsee Roll" by 69 Boyz in 1994, and "C'mon N' Ride It (The Train)" by the Quad City DJ's in 1996. These songs all reached the top 10 in the pop charts and gave Miami Bass a new commercial success.
There are also several rap and hip hop artists out of Miami. They include Trick Daddy, Trina, Pitbull, Pretty Ricky, DJ Khaled, Jackie-O, Rick Ross, DJ Laz, and the Miami Bass group 2 Live Crew.
Miami has a tropical monsoon climate with hot and humid summers and short, warm winters, with a marked drier season in the winter. Hurricane season officially runs from June 1 through November 30, although hurricanes can develop beyond those dates.
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Afrikin is a celebration of history, culture, people – us. Through music, talks, exhibitions, and food, we’ll highlight the ingenuity, economic, and social opportunities of Africa and the African diaspora.
Evenings are dedicated to Afrikin Music Fest, which will showcase the most influential and celebrated musical acts of the African diaspora.
Afrikin Talks will be held during the daytime of the Festival. Notable guest speakers such as Mutabaruka, Dr. Sonia Sanchez, and Dr. Gregory Tate will inform, empower, and share human and capital resources with festival goers.
Afrikin Fest will also host a platform for innovators to gain exposure and connect with leaders in various industries. Through our exhibitions and workshops, we’ll encourage collaborations between influencers and emerging ingenues, while contributing to the vibrant culture in the city of Miami.
We’re curating the finest in African inspired cuisine that will be available at our full-service pop-up restaurants. Please your palate and enjoy a glass of South African wine while people watching from our “restaurant row” style setup, reminiscent of Miami’s famous Lincoln Road cafes.
Proceeds from Afrikin will benefit Give Me Dignity, an organization that raises awareness about Childhood Sexual Abuse (CSA), as well as Hurricane Matthew relief efforts.
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(BPRW) Bishop Victor T. Curry’s legacy continues through his daughter
(Black PR Wire) MIAMI, - It is a father’s most bittersweet moment to walk his daughter down the aisle. It was no different for prominent pastor and community activist Bishop Victor T. Curry. Usually the headliner in the room, Bishop Curry was happy to let his daughter Victoria have the spotlight as she married John Hicks III on a recent Saturday afternoon.
Bishop Curry has been a tireless community advocate in the South Florida community for more than 25 years, and is the founder and senior pastor of New Birth Baptist Church Cathedral of Faith International. He has three daughters - Victoria, Veronica, and Victory - but his influence on his namesake and the eldest of his three daughters is easy to see. His commitment to education is reflected in Victoria’s choice to study Elementary Education and her work as a second grade teacher at Henry E. S. Reeves Elementary School in Miami. His dedication to serving the underserved and disadvantaged is evidenced in her work with Londyn’s Closet, a non-profit organization that provides teenage mothers with the tools and resources they need to live their best lives. His life’s work in the ministry was so much of a part of her own life that she started The Pastor Kids Coalition, and became the host of The Life of a PK on AM 1490 WMBM. Ultimately, Victoria joined the ministry herself, becoming the assistant youth pastor at New Birth Baptist Church Cathedral of Faith International – her dad’s church.
“My dad has been my example, my mentor, my cheerleader all my life,” said the new Mrs. Hicks about her dad. “I owe so much of who I am to him and much of that was reflected in my wedding ceremony.”
The ceremony, coordinated under the theme “Grace walk to the altar,” was deeply religious. The couple incorporated several church rites, including a call to worship and a communion, into their wedding. They also included the two generations of clergy in both their families. The groom serves in full-time ministry at New Birth, and is the president and CEO of JBH Sound and Production Company. His parents are Pastor Johnie Hicks Jr. and Mrs. Glistine Hicks-Moore. His grandmother is Evangelist Mildred Hicks. Bishops Billy and Catherine Baskin are the bride’s grandparents.
The bride was a vision in a white gown with lace and beading across the bodice. The groom was dashing in a Miguel Wilson suit. Bishop C. E. Glover, senior pastor at Mt. Bethel Baptist Church in Fort Lauderdale officiated and the couple was flanked by a 27-member bridal party of close friends and family. The couple’s vows spoke of their love of family and their love for the ministry. The bride repeated her grandmother’s words to her own husband, vowing “never to be outdone being [her husband’s] wife. Guests entered on a 125-foot red carpetcomplete with an Oscar statue and photo op backdrop. The sanctuary was bedecked with thousands of flowers and a custom wedding canopy as part of an “Old Hollywood” decor. The Curry-Hicks private family reception was fun, whimsical and lavish and included Great Gatsby dancers at the entrance. The highlight of the evening was Bishop Curry’s hip choreographed dance performance with his daughter for the father-daughter dance.
“It was such a fitting thing for us to do,” Victoria Curry-Hicks said. “My father and I work together but we also have great fun together. It was great getting to share that with our guests.”
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Black Miami Weekly - Category: African American Newspaper - 6025 NW Sixth Court, Miami, FL, 33127 (305) 754-8800
C Jones & Associates Public Relations - Category: Public Relations - 14 NE 1st Ave., Suite 232 (786) 454-9835 Miami, Florida
Concerned African Women - Category: Social Issues - 1505 NW 167th St # 101, Miami, FL 33169 (305) 621-3700 - (visit website)
Family Discount - Category: Shopping - 3015 NW. 79th St. #C-45, Miami, Fl 33147 (305) 836-7138
Florida Memorial College - Category: Historically Black College - 15800 Nw 42 Ave., Miami, FL, 33054-6199 (305) 626-3600
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