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New York Times Best-Seller Iyanla Vanzant Returns to the Stage at the Broward Center

New York Times Best-Seller Iyanla Vanzant Returns to the Stage at the Broward Center

America’s spiritual life coach, Iyanla Vanzant brings transformative messages of faith  through a live interactive production FORT LAUDERDALE – Iyanla Vanzant, internationally acclaimed spiritual life coach, New York Times best-selling author, and Emmy®-winning television personality is coming to the Au-Rene Theater at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts Thursday, August 1 at 8 p.m. (CITY)’s […]

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Florida’s Tax-Free Holiday is Aug. 2-6, 2019

Florida’s Tax-Free Holiday is Aug. 2-6, 2019

SOUTH FLORIDA – It’s that time of year again!  Florida shoppers will have a “tax-free holiday” in anticipation of the new school year. This year’s sales tax holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, August 2, 2019, and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, August 6, 2019. No Florida sales tax or local option tax […]

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Commentary with Winston Barnes: AIDS and the Caribbean-American Community

Commentary with Winston Barnes: AIDS and the Caribbean-American Community

SOUTH FLORIDA – It has not made the headlines in some time, but it is important to be reminded, as a community that HIV-AIDS never went away. Information has come to me that not only are certain communities facing what is a major crisis but that the Caribbean American community is at the center of […]

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FANM is Uniting its Voice to Ask to End Child Detention

FANM is Uniting its Voice to Ask to End Child Detention

HOMESTEAD — Family Action Network Movement (FANM) children will go to the Homestead Detention Center to show their support to the children in detention that have spent months in detention in condition that will carry long-lasting traumatic effects.  On Friday, July 25th at 11:30 AM ET, the community is invited to come join our kids […]

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South Dade Alphas, County and State Agencies Collaborate to Restore Rights of Local Residents

South Dade Alphas, County and State Agencies Collaborate to Restore Rights of Local Residents

MIAMI – In conjunction with the Miami-Dade Pubic Defenders Office of Carlos J. Martinez and Florida House Representative Kionne McGhee, the Iota Pi Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity hosted a restorative rights resource clinic in Homestead, FL on Saturday, July 20th. Legal experts, and representatives from local and state administrative offices, provided their […]

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Democratic Women’s Club of Greater Lauderhill Host Legislative Wrap Up in Creole

Democratic Women’s Club of Greater Lauderhill Host Legislative Wrap Up in Creole

Ft. Lauderdale – The Democratic Women’s Club of Greater Lauderhill is sponsoring a legislative wrap-up with Florida State Representative Dotie Joseph on Sunday, July 28, 2019. Her commitment to this event demonstrates Rep. Joseph’s willingness to speak directly to the community and to address issues that affect the Haitian community and other residents of the […]

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Hundreds Attend JN Bank Community Connection in Lauderhill

Hundreds Attend JN Bank Community Connection in Lauderhill

LAUDERHILL – Hundreds of patrons attended the JN Bank Community Connection event hosted by the Florida Representative Office in Lauderhill and sought information on the opportunities that exist in Jamaica for saving, vacationing and investing. The event themed “Destination Jamaica” included a mix of vendors such as:  airline providers, tourist destinations and attractions, health and wellness […]

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Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Hon. Edward Seaga in Miami

Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Hon. Edward Seaga in Miami

SOUTH FLORIDA – Join Consul General Oliver Mair, Consulate General of Jamaica, Miami to celebrate the life and legacy of former Jamaica Prime Minister, Most Hon. Edward George Phillip Seaga. The evening of Celebration of Life for the former Prime Minister will be held on Friday, July 19 at 6:30 p.m., at Holy Family Episcopal […]

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Miami Dade County to Start Production of Industrial Hemp

Miami Dade County to Start Production of Industrial Hemp

Miami-Dade County Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava helps kick-start industrial hemp production in Miami-Dade County MIAMI-DADE – The Board of County Commissioners Health Care and County Operations Committee voted unanimously on July 17 to move forward legislation supporting the start of hemp production in Miami-Dade County, positioning South Florida to lead on this booming new agricultural […]

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NAACP South Dade Branch Elects Officers

NAACP South Dade Branch Elects Officers

Former state Sen. Dwight Bullard will lead revised NAACP branch; 14 area civil rights advocates  SOUTH MIAMI-DADE  — In a record turnout of concerned civil rights activists representing South Florida communities from Coconut Grove to Homestead, the newly revised NAACP South Dade branch has elected an impressive slate of new officers. It was standing room […]

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