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The Sneaky Chef
By Roniece Weaver, MS RD LD Can’t get your kids to...
Florida Governor’s Disregard of Black Voters Could Seal Re-election Fate
By Gayle Andrews On Martin Luther King, Jr’s Birthday,...
A Tale of Two Sisters and a Kidney Transplant
By Sharon Fletcher Jones Ewodaghe Harrell was born to...
Bethune Legacy Celebration: An Evening of Honor and Diversity
By Tsopie D. Trottie The 2013 Bethune Legacy Celebration...
The Mediterranean Way
By Steven King Washington DC is a fabulous city....
J. Anthony Brown: Comedian, Actor and Businessman
Some of you may know J Anthony Brown from...
Social Media: Can You Have Any Privacy?
By Bill Kunneke The phrase social media and privacy...
OIA hosted the Annual AMAC Airports Economic Opportunity and Policy Forum
Orlando International Airport recently hosted the Annual AMAC Airports...
Education is Key
By Sharon Fletcher Jones Kietta Mayweather-Gamble is no stranger...
From the Managing Editor
“Madiba” a term used for older people, particularly men,...
Five Recipe Makeovers
Ways to Create Healthy Recipes Use these techniques to...
Onyx on the Move: Jacksonville Jazz Fest
Haitian Flag Day Celebration
By Elena Kennedy-Kunneke The month of May...
Michelle Tatom
The Greater Orlando Aviation Authority measures success by the...
LET THEM EAT CAKE!
By Desnee Young ONYX Magazine would like to say...
Standing Ground in the Face of the New Discrimination
Standing Ground in the Face of the New Discrimination...
Local Author Introduces New Harlequin Romance Trilogy
Local author, Yahrah St. John, announces the release of...
The Highwaymen: Redefining the Florida Scene
Beginning in the mid 1950s, when young African Americans...
Congresswoman Corrine Brown: How Can I Help You?
Public Service is the giving of oneself to the...
Take Control of Your Health
Did you know that African Americans are at a...
Celebrating the Contributions of Black Businesses & Talent
The ground-breaking Civil Rights Act of 1964 made it...
Mayor Buddy Dyer’s Vision For Orlando Watching History Unfold
By Desnee’ E. Young Mayor Buddy Dyer has been...
Lean Forward!
It’s over.  It’s okay to exhale. The people have...
Standing Ground in the Face of the New Discrimination
There is no doubt about it.  The National Association...

Onyx Magazine Florida’s Premier African-American Publication

Onyx Magazine, Florida’s most respected publication aimed at African-American readers, celebrates the accomplishments and contributions of African-Americans and those of the African Diaspora in the Sunshine State.

By Roniece Weaver, MS RD LD Can’t get your kids to eat their veggies? Frustrated with...

By Gayle Andrews On Martin Luther King, Jr’s Birthday, members of the Florida Conference...

By Sharon Fletcher Jones Ewodaghe Harrell was born to a Nigerian mother and African-American...

By Tsopie D. Trottie The 2013 Bethune Legacy Celebration Reception and Silent Auction was...

By Steven King Washington DC is a fabulous city. I recently visited in search...

  • March/April 2014

    4 weeks ago
    March/April 2014

  • By Elena Kennedy-Kunneke Commissioner Daisy Lynum of District 5 announced her retirement after sixteen years of service with the City of Orlando. She also announced that her son, Juan Lynum, would be running for her council seat. Amidst the hub this created around City Hall and in the City’s newspapers and media outlets, she agreed […]

  • By Elena Kennedy Kunneke Tai Babalonia became the first Winter Olympian of African American heritage in 1976. In 1980, American bobsledders Willie Davenport and Jeff Gadley became the first African-American men to compete in a Winter Olympics. Eight years later, in Calgary, ice skater Debi Thomas, a Stanford University student, became the first African-American Winter Olympian to win a medal. In […]

  • By Deborah Barrs Paul Bob Buckhorn was sworn in as the 58th mayor of the nation’s 55th largest city on April 1, 2011. He believes Tampa’s strength is in its diversity and is focused on building an environment that will move Tampa to the next level and generate new economic opportunities. As Tampa’s Mayor, Buckhorn […]

  • Mayor Rick Kriseman was born in Detroit, Michigan in 1962 and moved to St. Petersburg at age nine. He attended Pasadena Elementary and Azalea Middle School and Boca Ciega High School. Rick received his BS in Broadcasting from the University of Florida then returned to Pinellas County to attend Stetson University College of Law in […]

  • In what is believed to be the first of its kind in the nation, Orlando leaders unveiled a new initiative this month to educate, train and employ residents who might not get a chance to work in the healthcare field — and take advantage of opportunities where they are needed most: Orlando’s Medical City. Surrounded […]

  • by Desnee E. Young Editor-In-Chief, of ONYX Magazine, Richard Black and I are sitting in the conference room awaiting our interview with Mayor Teresa Jacobs. No, she is not late, we have been seated, offered water or coffee and are comfortably chatting when she comes in accompanied by two of her staff members. She is […]

  • New Issue Release

    3 months ago
    New Issue Release

Onyx Health Special Issue ››

Special Issue: Onyx Travels ››

  • The Sneaky Chef

    By Roniece Weaver, MS RD LD Can’t get your kids to eat their veggies? Frustrated with your kids telling you what they refuse to eat? Listen up moms and dads; let me ask you one question. Who’s buying the groceries? So why are you catering to your children’s unhealthy habits when they are not paying for it.

    The Sneaky Chef
  • Florida Governor’s Disregard of  Black Voters Could Seal Re-election Fate

    By Gayle Andrews On Martin Luther King, Jr’s Birthday, members of the Florida Conference of Black State Legislators cancelled their annual legislative meeting with Governor Rick Scott. It was not only an unprecedented rejection of political protocol, but a stunning rebuke of Scott’s consistent disregard of the critical issues facing Black Floridians presented to him

    Florida Governor’s Disregard of Black Voters Could Seal Re-election Fate
  • A Tale of Two Sisters and a Kidney Transplant

    By Sharon Fletcher Jones Ewodaghe Harrell was born to a Nigerian mother and African-American father in South Carolina. Her family moved to Orlando where she attended the Center for International Studies at Dr. Phillips High School. Ewo, as she is called, later attended Union College in New York and graduated with a BA in Political

    A Tale of Two Sisters and a Kidney Transplant
  • Bethune Legacy Celebration: An Evening of Honor and Diversity

    By Tsopie D. Trottie The 2013 Bethune Legacy Celebration Reception and Silent Auction was presented by the Jacksonville Section of the National Council of Negro Women. This event honored and commended the chapter’s life members and community partners that have supported the organization. The event, held at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront Hotel located in

    Bethune Legacy Celebration: An Evening of Honor and Diversity
  • The Mediterranean Way

    By Steven King Washington DC is a fabulous city. I recently visited in search of unique culinary experiences and was not disappointed. Many ethnicities populate the nation’s capital but the Mediterranean cuisine inside the beltway was amazing. Olive oil can be as diverse in flavor and consistency as wine. I am sure you are all

    The Mediterranean Way
  • J. Anthony Brown: Comedian, Actor and Businessman

    Some of you may know J Anthony Brown from the Tom Joyner Morning show cracking jokes or murdering hits. Some of you may know J Anthony Brown from the comedy circuit or from television. Wherever you know him from, he is definitely going to leave a lasting impression on you with his quick wit and

    J. Anthony Brown: Comedian, Actor and Businessman

Entertainment ››

Special Issue: Health ››

  • Dancing For Health

    4 weeks ago
    Dancing For Health

    by Deborah Barrs-Paul Dancing- A type of art that generally involves movement of the body, often rhythmic and to music. It is performed in many cultures as a form of emotional expression, social interaction, or “EXERCISE”, in a spiritual...

  • The Sneaky Chef

    4 weeks ago
    The Sneaky Chef

    By Roniece Weaver, MS RD LD Can’t get your kids to eat their veggies? Frustrated with your kids telling you what they refuse to eat? Listen up moms and dads; let me ask you one question. Who’s buying the groceries? So...

  • You probably have been approached outside office buildings, courthouses and other places and asked to sign a petition for the legalization of Medical Marijuana. For those of you not familiar with the argument, The Food and Drug Administration’s stance...

  • By Sharon Fletcher Jones Ewodaghe Harrell was born to a Nigerian mother and African-American father in South Carolina. Her family moved to Orlando where she attended the Center for International Studies at Dr. Phillips High School. Ewo, as she...

  • BY YVONNE COLEMAN Medicine is changing – in many ways for the good. Medicine is becoming more personalized, more individualized, taking the differences in each person into mind when diagnosing and prescribing. Health care providers are moving past the...

  • by Sharon Fletcher Jones Physicians, scientists, and researchers consider bone marrow transplant the only real “cure” for illnesses including forms of leukemia and aplastic anemia and more than sixty other diseases. In most cases of sickle cell disease, bone...

  • Dr. Velma Scantlebury is the first African American female transplant surgeon. She is currently the Associate Director of the Kidney Transplant Program at Christiana Care in Delaware. With more than 200 live donor kidney transplants throughout her career, she...

  • Hello my Onyx readers! It’s the beginning of the year and you’re making your personal resolutions and vows to yourself, Again, yes I said it. Do you look the same as last year? Do you weigh the same or...

  • By Harinder K. Sindhu M.D. ”In Dr. Sidhu’s office, after a very thorough medical history is discussed and documented you are led into the acupuncture room. Once you are comfortable, she turns down the lights, closes the blinds, and...

  • By Liza Colimon, MD Gynecologist Minimally Invasive Surgeon & Pelvic Pain Specialist, Orlando, FL As I have been in the trenches caring for and educating women, a common question I encounter on a weekly basis sounds something like this,...

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