Ky-Mani Marley's first name means "Adventurous Traveler." He is the son of Bob Marley and Jamaican table tennis champion Anita Belnavis. He was born in Jamaica. But he grew up in Liberty City. The new label that he's created is Konfrontation Muzik, and his album of the same name is currently being ... More >>
¡Mayday! has a monthly gig at Transit Lounge where they host the night for one Friday each month. Well, that Friday is tonight. But this particular night at Transit will be extra special as the event will double up as a charity drive in support of Miami's homeless population. Live music featurin ... More >>
Each year, Charity Navigator compiles a list of which American cities' major local charities perform the best and ensure that donors' money actually ends up going to the intended cause.Last year, Miami came in first place. This year, the Magic City fell a bit, to sixth out of the 30 met ... More >>
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Miami-Dade County employees raise more than $300,000 for charity, part of which will go to Food for the Poor. [SFLCN]"Whitney Port and Roxy Olin snacking outdoors on 'yogen fruz' en route to the airport after debuting her new collection, Whitney Eve, in Miami." [FOXnews]Politicians introduce legisla ... More >>
Photo by Ian WitlinBoca Raton's Lynn University was hit especially hard by the Jan. 12 Haiti earthquake -- four students and four professors who were tragically killed there while providing care as part of the Journey of Hope course. Dashboard Confessional's Chris Carrabba, who lives locally, dec ... More >>
Wyclef Jean's Yele Haiti charity has raised millions of dollars since the earthquake in the singer's home country, but numerous allegations have arisen about how the money has been spent and how the charity has been run.Now the Smoking Gun reports Yele paid $105,000 to Zakiya ... More >>
Restaurateurs south of Fifth Street are joining forces to raise money for the tragic situation in Haiti. Held at Smith & Wollensky tomorrow, January 26, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., this gourmet gathering will feature area restaurants such as Joe's Stone Crab, Tap Tap, Clarke's, DeVito, Red, and Chin ... More >>
If you've been paying attention to the news--and it's almost impossible not to at a time like this--you've no doubt witnessed the horrors our poor Caribbean neighbors in Haiti have endured since a major earthquake registering 7.0 on the Richter mag scale all but obliterated the small impoverished co ... More >>
Talia FrenkelIncluding an unprecedented surge of text message donations, people have now contributed more than $150 million to earthquake relief in Haiti, according to figures released yesterday by The Chronicle of Philanthropy. That's five times the amount donated in the days immediately after t ... More >>
Last night, South Florida's two top weekly newspapers (said modestly) Miami New Times and New Times Broward-Palm Beach donated $5,000 to Partners in Health (PIH), perhaps the most important charity in returning Haiti to normalcy after this week's monstrous earthquake.And we are cha ... More >>
Twelve students from Lynn University in Boca Raton are amongst those stuck in Haiti in the aftermath of yesterday's devastating earth quake. One student was able to send a text message to a parent, and reports that all twelve are safe. The group was traveling with Food for the Poor, a charitabl ... More >>
Via Blanca Stella's FlickrGreat people, great intentions, great causes and a great time.Riptide already introduced readers to Social Media for Social Change (SM4SC) when we interviewed Robert Murray (@robertmurray) earlier this month. At long last, the Camillus House fundraiser took place on Thur ... More >>
photo courtesy miamiguitartown.com guitar painted by artist Jeannette Pomeroy Parssi and autographed by the Allman Brothers BandWhile the man is doing all that he can to thwart the arts in Miami (we kid, man, don't hurt us), Gibson Guitar is injecting a bit of it into every corner of the c ... More >>
Sorry, the photo of the day can't always be pretty. Life here isn't alway pretty. We're just assuming this guy is homeless (for all we know, he could be an eccentric European millionaire), but if this doesn't inspire some sort of charity drive to distribute sunscreen to the poor and homeless, we ... More >>
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You might remember Wayne Huizenga's pre-election whining about how he wanted to sell of his remaining stake in the Miami Dolphins before our new socialist dictator can personally tax the hell out of him. "He wants to double the capital gains tax, or almost double it. I'd rather give it to charity th ... More >>
Fallen From the Sky(Photo via the band's MySpace page.)Pat yourself on the back for attending Saturday's early-evening, all-ages extravaganza at Revolution. It's sponsored by Music Saves Lives, a California-based group on its way to nonprofit status that aims to "create opportunities for people to ... More >>
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