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The Southeast Overtown/Park West CRA Makes Affordable Housing a Reality in Historic Overtown

The Southeast Overtown/Park West CRA Makes Affordable Housing a Reality in Historic Overtown

MIAMI – The Southeast Overtown /Park West CRA (“SEOPW CRA”) celebrated the completion of an 18-unit, two-bedroom, affordable housing apartment located at 1767 NW 3rd Avenue, Miami, on Tuesday, November 5, 2019. This rehabilitation project was funded with a $585,000 grant from the SEOPW CRA. “This is a transformative project providing quality housing units for […]

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Jamaican Women of Florida Accepting Applications for 2020 Scholarship

Jamaican Women of Florida Accepting Applications for 2020 Scholarship

Jamaican Women of Florida rolls out the eligibility requirements for their 2020 academic year scholarship SOUTH FLORIDA – The Jamaican Women of Florida (JWOF) is now accepting applications for their “Powerful Women…Next Generation” 4-Year Scholarship. Awarded annually, this scholarship is for a first or second-generation Jamaican-American female, who is graduating from a State of Florida High […]

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Art Africa Miami Arts Fair Continues To Give Life to Cultural Spaces In Historic Overtown

Art Africa Miami Arts Fair Continues To Give Life to Cultural Spaces In Historic Overtown

Annual premier art fair that looks to give life back to the Overtown arts community, as it continues to grow as a creative hub for the world MIAMI – The Art Africa Miami Arts Fair (AAMAF) is a narrative and space for Art, Culture, and Community. Previously voted fan favorite and most visited art fair […]

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Lyft Provides Free Rides to Miami Residents in Need of a Job

Lyft Provides Free Rides to Miami Residents in Need of a Job

MIAMI – Lyft’s newest program is a community-centered initiative focusing on helping residents in Miami-Dade who do not have access to a car find work by providing free rides. Everyone needs access to reliable and affordable transportation, and in an expensive city like Miami that is not always the case, especially for under-resources communities. Lyft […]

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Trinidad and Tobago Music Legend to Perform at Miami Fundraiser

Trinidad and Tobago Music Legend to Perform at Miami Fundraiser

MIAMI – Celebrated Caribbean calypsonian Willard Harris, known on stage as Lord Relator, will be the featured cultural performer at the 2019 Caribbean Media Exchange (CMEx) Leadership Awards on December 14 in Miami. The 1980 National Calypso Monarch of Trinidad and Tobago, who was nicknamed “the local Sammy Davis Jr.,” is also an accomplished guitarist […]

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Registration opens for Voting for Global Jamaica Diaspora Council

Registration opens for Voting for Global Jamaica Diaspora Council

SOUTH FLORIDA – Registration process for voting for Global Jamaica Diaspora Council (GJDC) opened last Friday, October 25. To register persons must complete the registration form for your region by Sunday, November 17. Registration forms are available online at Global JA Diaspora Council. The formal voting for members of the Council will take place Thursday, […]

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County Line Chiropractic Sponsors Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival

County Line Chiropractic Sponsors Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival

MIRAMAR– County Line Chiropractic Medical & Rehab Centers has once again signed on to become a sponsor of the 18th annual Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival, scheduled for November 10th at Miramar Regional Park. Absent from the festival for the last few years, County Line Chiropractic is back this year with extra enthusiasm and will be very prominent […]

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Community groups rally resources to educate all Miamians on census participation

Community groups rally resources to educate all Miamians on census participation

Miami-Dade Counts 2020 awards $475,000 in grants, making it easier to engage hard-to-count communities in next year’s census Miami-Dade – Nationally and locally, certain communities and populations are traditionally undercounted in the U.S. Census, including Hispanics, communities of color and children under five years old. A collaborative of funders and partners have come together to […]

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Marlon Hill Campaign Hosts South Dade Community History Bus Tour

Marlon Hill Campaign Hosts South Dade Community History Bus Tour

MIAMI – As the Fall season opened in South Florida, attorney Marlon Hill hosted a South Miami-Dade Community History Bus Tour with a cross section of residents, community and business leaders to bolster his surging campaign for the Miami-Dade County Commission, District 9. Hill filed in March this year for the expected open seat to […]

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New Florida Majority Opens New Political & Community Space in Broward

New Florida Majority Opens New Political & Community Space in Broward

New Florida Majority is expanding its capacity ahead of 2020 to build community power throughout Florida Fort Lauderdale – The New Florida Majority (NewFM) will celebrate the Grand Opening of its new political and community space in Fort Lauderdale on Thursday, October 24th at 6:00 p.m. New Florida Majority Broward office will be located at […]

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