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Alicia Garza and Black Futures Lab Bring Black Census Findings to Miami

Alicia Garza and Black Futures Lab Bring Black Census Findings to Miami

Black Census Florida Respondents Concerned About Affordable Healthcare, Local Schools, Housing & Minimum Wage MIAMI – The Black Futures Lab announces the second stop in its national tour to discuss the findings of the Black Census specific to 6 major cities across the U.S. The Black Futures Lab is partnering with Miami Workers Center, New […]

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Trump Administration to Terminate the Haitian Family Reunification Parole Program

Trump Administration to Terminate the Haitian Family Reunification Parole Program

Trump’s Racism Against Haitians on Display Again: Ending the Much-Needed Haitian Family Reunification Program Hurts Thousands of Haitians! SOUTH FLORIDA – Trump’s DHS on August 2nd announced its intention to end the Haitian Family Reunification Parole Program (HFRP), which it began strangling when he took office in January 2017. From “shithole countries” and saying Haitians […]

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Founder of Atlanta Caribbean Jerk Festival Passes Away from Heart Attack

Founder of Atlanta Caribbean Jerk Festival Passes Away from Heart Attack

  By Howard Campbell ATLANTA – Glen Simmonds, founder of the Atlanta Caribbean Jerk Festival, has died. The Jamaican entrepreneur and broadcaster passed away August 12 in Atlanta from a heart attack. His wife, Cheriel, confirmed his death. She said they were in a planning session for next month’s festival when her husband said he was […]

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Celebrating Jamaica’s Independence with Stamps

Celebrating Jamaica’s Independence with Stamps

SOUTH FLORIDA – A Jamaican National living in South Florida celebrates Jamaica’s Independence with stamps collected years ago while growing up in Jamaica. Some people collect music albums, art, sports trading cards, books and other keepsake items but I decided to collect stamps not knowing that one day this would become a lost art. A […]

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NBC 6 Anchor Jawan Strader to Host NABJ’s Breathing While Black Town Hall

NBC 6 Anchor Jawan Strader to Host NABJ’s Breathing While Black Town Hall

National Association of Black Journalists South Florida Chapter Breathing While Black Town Hall MIAMI – The South Florida chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ-South Florida) is hosting a Town Hall meeting entitled “Breathing While Black.” This public event precedes NABJ’s Convention and Career Fair, Aug. 7-11 at the JW Marriott Miami Turnberry. […]

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Andrea Mercado, “White Supremacist Terrorism is Killing Us”

Andrea Mercado, “White Supremacist Terrorism is Killing Us”

The last shootings call for our nation’s leaders to stop the rhetoric of hate and address gun violence  MIAMI – In the wake of three mass shootings in just two weeks, two of them in heavily Latinx and immigrant communities, leaders from the New Florida Majority respond and demand immediate action from the White House […]

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Habitat for Humanity of Broward Breaks Ground on Six Homes in Historic Miramar

Habitat for Humanity of Broward Breaks Ground on Six Homes in Historic Miramar

MIRAMAR – Habitat for Humanity of Broward held a groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday, July 25 to commemorate six new homes for deserving families in Historic Miramar. “We now dedicate the ground upon which six future homeowners will build their homes with Habitat Broward, its generous sponsors, its faithful volunteers and our partner, the City of Miramar. […]

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Marlon Hill’s Commemoration of Jamaica’s Emancipation and Independence Day

Marlon Hill’s Commemoration of Jamaica’s Emancipation and Independence Day

MIAMI – As a proud product of Jamaica, I am honored to share my warmest greetings for the 57th anniversary of Jamaica’s independence to the extended family of Miami-Dade County, Florida, and Southern United States residents who share the rich history and heritage of the island nation of Jamaica. Over the 57 years of independence, […]

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57th Anniversary of Jamaica Independence Message – CG of Jamaica, Miami 

57th Anniversary of Jamaica Independence Message – CG of Jamaica, Miami 

My fellow Jamaicans and friends of the Diaspora in the Southern USA, on behalf of the Consulate General of Jamaica I extend greetings as we give thanks for another milestone in the life of our beloved country, celebrating 57 years as an independent and sovereign nation. Jamaicans, we stand proud as our theme for this […]

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Mayor Wayne M. Messam Presents the City of Miramar’s Jamaican Emancipendence Celebration

Mayor Wayne M. Messam Presents the City of Miramar’s Jamaican Emancipendence Celebration

MIRAMAR – Join the City of Miramar and Mayor Wayne M. Messam as he invites you to Jamaica Emancipendence Day Celebration. The city of Miramar celebrates Jamaica’s Emancipation Day and fifty-seven years of independence. The festivities will take place on Thursday, August 1, 2019, from 5:30pm to 9:30pm at Miramar Cultural Center, 2400 Civic Center […]

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