Wednesday, April 29, 2009


One of the Most notable permanent fixtures in Every Black Household(back
in the days), was the Ebony, and Jet Magazine. If you wanted to learn about your history, the plight of Black America, current issues facing Black Americans, how the Political Process of America affects you, how Politics works, who the hottest actors were, what time a particular Black Television show aired, who got married recently, who were the most Eligible Bachelors, and Bachelorettes in your town, what Cities had Black Mayors, Police Chiefs, School Superintendents, how to register to Vote, what cars offer the best value for the buck, who employed Black Americans, how to apply for College Scholarships, etc. More Than Likely, Ebony or Jet Magazine could help you find answers to those questions.

We have recently been informed that the Johnson Publishing Company Organization is currently going through a financial crisis. The company is attempting reorganization in order to survive. Many people have already lost their jobs with a company that has employed thousands of Black Americans during the course of its existence. In order to support this effort to save Our magazine, my friends and myself have pledged to get a subscription to
both, Ebony, and Jet magazine, starting with one year.

We are urging every other club member who comes across this plea, to do the same. Please post, re-post, and post again, to any Blog that you may own, or support. Please email this to every person that you know, regardless of their background.. Let them know that Ebony, and Jet magazine has been part of the Black American culture for 3 quarters of a century, and that there is a lot that they can learn about Black American culture from reading them.

We are currently discussing the idea of throwing an Ebony/Jet Party, where people can eat, drink, and sign up for their Subscription on the spot. Please spread this idea around to all that you know. Your Sororities, Fraternities, Lodges, VFW Posts, Churches, Civic Groups, Block Clubs, Caps Meetings, Book Clubs, etc.

It would be a crying shame, to lose our Historic Magazine, during the same year of such an Historic Event as the Election of our First Black President of the United States.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Mother's Day Contest

Mother's Day Contest
Submit a letter indicating why you or the person you nominate should be selected as the 2009 Mother of the Year. The person nominated must be a member of our class. Deadline for submitting letters is April 30th. The winner will be announced at First Friday May lst. Send your letters to Don Williams-1770 NW 110th Terrace - Miami, Fl 33168. Contact Don @ 954-376-0656 for additional info.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Fish Fry Fund Raiser

Come join us Saturday-4/25 for an evening of Good Food and Good Times for a Good Cause. Please plan on attending our 1st annual Fish Fry Fund Raiser to raise money for our scholarship fund. The Fish Fry is being hosted by Gwen and Victor Covington - 3860 NW 176th St. Miami Gardens. The party kicks off at 7:00 pm. Cards, Domino's, DJ, Dancing, Hot Fish. Come out and meet and greet Classmates and Friends. Don't miss this evening of Food and Fun that will also benefit the future leaders of our community.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

'72 Bull-Pam Braynon's Brother-In Memoriam

Family and Friends,

My brother Michael passed away today. He fought a long hard battle with multiple sclerosis. He was 59 on March 29th; he was diagnosed when he was 28 years old. So he has fought this fight for 31 years. He wasn't in pain during this ordeal, however it was such a struggle for him. Mom and myself are ok. For us there is a knowledge that he no longer has to struggle and he's at peace and he's with God. In lieu of flowers please make your donation to the Multiple Sclerosis Society in memory of Michael Braynon. Please make checks payable to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. You may mail the donations to me at 1270 N. W. 57th Street, Miami, FL 33142 and we will make sure they are forwarded to the society. I may be reached at 305 467-6474. Continue to keep us in your prayers.
Love ya,

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Obama Quilts

Hello Friends,
My friend Barbara, 1st on the left is the designer of the Obama quilt. She is specializing in family tree quilts.
Barbara specializes in Family Heritage Quilts with the purpose of
memorializing families. Of course, they are heirlooms and are passed on for generations, if willed into the right hands. They start at $500.
Barbara can be reached at (615) 812-4656, when someone is interested in commissioning a one of a kind quilt.

Love and Hugs,

Wednesday, April 1, 2009


Even if you do not have a college-aged child at home, please share this with someone who does, and to anyone and everyone that comes to mind. Though there are a number of companies and organizations that have donated money for scholarships to African Americans, a great deal of the money is being returned because of a lack of interest or awareness.

No one is going to knock on our doors and ask if we can use a scholarship.
Take the initiative to get your children involved.! Money shouldn't be returned to donating companies because we fail to apply for it.

Please pass this information on to family members, nieces, nephews, friends with children etc. We must get the word out that money is available. If you are a college student or getting ready to become one, you probably already know how useful additional money can be.
(If clicking on the link doe sn't work, then type in the Web site address manually.)


2) Student Inventors Scholarships

3) Student Video Scholarships

4) Coca-Cola Two Year College Scholarships

5) Holocaust Remembrance Scholarships

6) Ayn Rand Essay Scholarships http:/ /

7) Brand Essay Competition

8) Gates Millennlum Scholarships (major)

9) Xerox Scholarships for Students

10) Sports Scholarships and Internships

11) National Assoc. of Black Journalists Scholarships (NABJ) < /B>< /FONT>

12) Saul T. Wilson Scholarships (Veterinary)

13) Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund

14) FinAid: The Smart Students Guide to Financial Aid scholarships)

15) Presidential Freedom Scholarships

16) Microsoft Scholarship Program

17) WiredScholar Free Scholarship Search _searc

18) Hope Scholarships &Lifetime Credits

19) William Randolph Hearst Endowed Scholarship for Minority Students

20) Multiple List of Minority Scholarships istance/Scholarship/black.html

21) Guaranteed Scholarships

22) BOEING scholarships (som e HBCU connects)

23) Easley National Scholarship Program

24) Maryland Artists Scholarships

26) Jacki Tuckfield Memorial Graduate Business Scholarship (for AA students in South Florida)

27) Historically Black College & University Scholarships

28) Actuarial Scholarships for Minority Students

29) International Students Scholarships &Aid Help

30) College Board Scholarship Search http://cbweb10p.coll! egeboar

31) Burger King Scholarship Program

32) Siemens Westinghouse Competition http://www.siemens-foundationorg/

33) GE and LuLac Scholarship Funds

34) CollegeNet ' s Scholarship Database

35) Union Sponsored Scholarships and Aid http://www.aflcioorg/scholarships/scholar.htm

36) Federal Scholarships &Aid Gateways 25 Scholarship Gateways from Black Excel

37) Scholarship &Financial Aid Help

38) Scholarship Links (Ed Finance Group)

39) FAFSA On The Web (Your Key Aid Form &Info)

40) Aid &Resources For Re-Entry Students

41) Scholarships and Fellowships s.h tml

42) Scholarships for Study in Paralegal Studies

43) HBCU Packard Sit Abroad Scholarships (for study around the world)

44) Scholarship and Fellowship Opportunities http://ccmi.uchicag

45) INROADS internships

46) ACT-SO bEURoeOlympics of the Mind 'A Scholarships 'ttp://

47) Black Alliance for Educational Options Scholarships 'ttp://

48) ScienceNet Scholarship Listing 'ttp://

49) Graduate Fellowships For Minorities Nationwide 'ttp:// < /A>

50) RHODES SCHOLARSHIPS AT OXFORD 'ttp://www.rhodesscholar.org20/info.html

51) The Roothbert Scholarship Fund 'ttp://