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Grace Kennedy Foods To Celebrate National Jamaican Jerk Day With a Twist

Grace Kennedy Foods To Celebrate National Jamaican Jerk Day With a Twist

[SOUTH FLORIDA] — Grace Kennedy Foods, USA and jerk food lovers from around the world are gearing up to mark the second annual National Jamaican Jerk Day, USA on Sunday, October 24. Jerk Day will bring food connoisseurs and lovers of jerk together to highlight spicy, flavorful jerk dishes, with a dash of history. Plus, […]

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Jamaican Diaspora Leaders Pay Tribute to Colin Powell

Jamaican Diaspora Leaders Pay Tribute to Colin Powell

by Howard Campbell [SOUTH FLORIDA] –  He was born in Harlem, New York but Colin Powell always acknowledged his Jamaican roots. It was fitting that on October 18, the day he died, Jamaica celebrated National Heroes Day. Powell died at age 84 from complications of COVID-19. His family, in a statement, said the former Secretary of […]

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Jamaica Heritage Month and National Heroes Day Commemoration Oct. 17

Jamaica Heritage Month and National Heroes Day Commemoration Oct. 17

[MIAMI] – On October 17, 2021 at 6:30PM EST, the Jamaica Heroes Modernized (JHM) BACK THE CULTURE SHOW under the patronage of the Jamaica Consul General Miami will commemorate Jamaica’s National Heritage Month and National Heroes Day through a live stream event on the Jamaica National Heroes Facebook page. Jamaica’s leading historians, cultural stalwarts, academics, […]

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Girl Power Vibes at the Queen Activators Event Produced by Askcolestars

Girl Power Vibes at the Queen Activators Event Produced by Askcolestars

[MIAMI] – The Queen Activators program, held earlier this month, inspired over 40 young girls from the Homestead and South Dade area community organizations. Askcolestars, who produced the girl empowerment event at the Womanish Exhibit in Wynwood, continued their mission of producing projects that connect women in business, government, nonprofit, and faith-based organizations to better […]

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Carib Brewery USA Partners with Keep Brevard Beautiful

Carib Brewery USA Partners with Keep Brevard Beautiful

Together We are Committed to our Environment [COCOA BEACH] – Carib Brewery USA has partnered with Keep Brevard Beautiful and adopted Alan Shepard Park, a local Beach/Park to execute monthly clean ups to preserve the environment. The 5-acre ocean front park was named after astronaut, Alan Shepard and within close proximity to the Brewery. Beach […]

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Attorney for Miya Marcano’s Family Questions Sheriff’s Investigation

Attorney for Miya Marcano’s Family Questions Sheriff’s Investigation

[ORLANDO]  – The family of Miya Marcano are in the process of finalizing funeral arrangements and will be releasing those details later today. Tenant Complaint Submissions Attorney Washington is urging any tenants that reside at the Arden Villas or any surrounding apartment complex who had any encounters with Armando Caballero to submit their complaints and […]

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Attorney Daryl K. Washington Addresses Media on the Death of Miya Marcano

Attorney Daryl K. Washington Addresses Media on the Death of Miya Marcano

[ORLANDO] – On October 2, 2021, Sheriff John. W. Mina of the Orange County Sheriff Department held a press conference and revealed that they located the body of whom officers believe to be Miya Marcano. The detectives indicated that a body of a woman was located at the Timber Skan Apartments in a wooded area. […]

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FCSA Sends Condolences to the Marcano-Scarbriel Family

FCSA Sends Condolences to the Marcano-Scarbriel Family

[ORLANDO] – Florida Caribbean Student Association (FCSA) expresses their heartfelt condolences to the Marcano-Scarbriel family. A young soul gone too soon. Condolences to the Marciano-Scarbriel Family on the loss of Valencia College Student, Miya Marcano. We extend our love and support around your family. As college students of Caribbean descent across the state of Florida, […]

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Miami Broward Carnival Family Extend Condolences to Miya Marcano’s Family

Miami Broward Carnival Family Extend Condolences to Miya Marcano’s Family

  [SOUTH FLORIDA] – With a heavy heart, the extended Miami Broward Carnival family extends their deepest condolences and prayers to DJ Eternal Vibes (Marlon Marcano), Yma Scarbriel, and Giselle Wassi One Blanche on the loss of their daughter Miya Marcano. Miya, a beautiful spirit who played mas at our Jr. Carnival and a student […]

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LGBT crimes account for 22% of all hate crimes in Florida

LGBT crimes account for 22% of all hate crimes in Florida

Second only to race, LGBT crimes are the most common category of hate crime in Florida. Sexual orientation-related hate crimes have surpassed religion, putting the LGBT community particularly at risk in Florida. In response, Floridian laws have increased the penalties for hate crimes towards the LGBT community. Transgenders have been increasingly included in such hate […]

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