MIAMI (WSVN) - A local basketball legend hosted hundreds of local students for a discussion on issues affecting their lives and futures, Tuesday. The Miami Heat partnered with their former star, Alonzo Mourning, for “Zo’s Winter Groove Youth Summit.” Hundreds of Miami-Dade County high school students were at American Airlines Arena for the event. Students discussed issues like cyber bullying, gun violence and professional development. “It’s a great experience having them tell us what to do in the future and how to get into the business correctly, so I think it’s nice we’re getting that information now instead of later,” Joana Vassort, a high school student, said. This is the second time the Mourning Family Foundation has held the event. Copyright 2016 Sunbeam Television Corp....

Inside the American Airlines Arena, groups of high school students from Miami-Dade County took part in an important discussion that left no topic untouched. Hundreds of teenagers from Norland, American and Booker T. Washington and many other schools attended the Zo’s Winter Groove Youth Summit this morning. The event is hosted annually by former Miami Heat star Alonzo Mourning and his wife, Tracy , with today’s topics ranging from youth dealing with social media, gun violence and the upcoming election. Panelists including Sabrina Fulton, activist and mother of Trayvon Martin, as well as members of the Miami Heat charitable fund. “It’s actually cool to see the other high schools here and knowing that you're not alone,” said Joana Bassort, a senior at North Miami...

Inside the American Airlines Arena, groups of high school students from Miami-Dade County took part in an important discussion that left no topic untouched. Hundreds of teenagers from Norland, American and Booker T. Washington and many other schools attended the Zo’s Winter Groove Youth Summit this morning. The event is hosted annually by former Miami Heat star Alonzo Mourning and his wife, Tracy , with today’s topics ranging from youth dealing with social media, gun violence and the upcoming election. Panelists including Sabrina Fulton, activist and mother of Trayvon Martin, as well as members of the Miami Heat charitable fund. “It’s actually cool to see the other high schools here and knowing that you're not alone,” said Joana Bassort, a senior at North Miami...

MIAMI, Sept. 19, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Former and current Miami Heat players Alonzo Mourning and Wayne Ellington, who lost his own father to gun violence, launched Sandy Hook Promise's gun violence prevention programs in an unprecedented city-wide rollout to all Miami-Dade County middle and high schools today at John A. Ferguson High School. SHP Co-Founder and managing director Nicole Hockley, whose first grade son Dylan was killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School nearly four years ago, and MDCPS Superintendent Alberto Carvalho also spoke with students about the importance of these programs and violence prevention. Wayne Ellington addressed the senior high students, "Two years ago, in 2014, my father was taken from me. He was shot and killed in Philadelphia in...

Bob Metelus, a local Haitian-American photographer, wants you to know the beautiful side of Haiti. Metelus, who was born in Miami, celebrated his 39th birthday Thursday (9/15) by unveiling a collection of photographs from his parents’ homeland, “Haiti: A Cry from a Forgotten Paradise” at Macaya Gallery in Wynwood. Among those on hand to celebrate his milestone and exhibit were Haitian-American fashion designer Fabrice Tardieu; longtime Kool & the Gang manager and former Miami radio DJ Mohamed Moretta; Miami Heat forward Udonis Haslem; and former Miami Heat stars Alonzo Mourning and wife Tracy; and Dwyane Wade. The popular Haitian konpa band KLASS also was on hand but the party was shut down by Miami police —despite organizers insisting that they had all of...