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Letter to the Editor: Florida Senate Passes Bill SB7030 to Arm Teachers

Letter to the Editor: Florida Senate Passes Bill SB7030 to Arm Teachers

To the Editor: I am writing in response to the March 26, 2019 article on South Florida Caribbean News entitled “Florida Senate Passes Bill SB7030 to Arm Teachers”. Really? Strongly opposed by Floridians? “This bill is dangerous, it’s unnecessary, and it’s unpopular.” I think the media does lie, you are lying to your readers. Endangering […]

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Rep. Shalala Announces Launch of the Black Maternal Health Caucus

Rep. Shalala Announces Launch of the Black Maternal Health Caucus

WASHINGTON, DC – As a founding member of the Black Maternal Health Caucus, Representative Donna Shalala (FL-27) announced the launch of the new caucus to primarily serve the Black community and call greater attention to the national crisis of worsening maternal health outcomes for Black women. The Caucus launched under the leadership of Reps. Alma […]

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Miramar, Florida Mayor Wayne Messam Announces Run for President

Miramar, Florida Mayor Wayne Messam Announces Run for President

Wayne Messam: “I’m Running to be Your Champion” MIRAMAR — Today as we mark the 51st anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s last march alongside striking sanitation workers in Memphis, Mayor Wayne Messam announces his campaign for President of the United States. In a new video entitled “Your Champion,” Wayne shares his own story of […]

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Florida Democratic Party Gears Up for 2020 with a Robust Statewide Organizing Team

Florida Democratic Party Gears Up for 2020 with a Robust Statewide Organizing Team

Tallahassee — A year out from the 2020 presidential primary, the Florida Democratic Party is laying the groundwork to take back the White House and elect Democrats up and down the ballot. Under the leadership of Chair Terrie Rizzo, the Florida Democratic Party is growing its data, field, finance, and communications teams and expanding its […]

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Commentary with Winston Barnes: Political Tricks

Commentary with Winston Barnes: Political Tricks

SOUTH FLORIDA – For decades, Jamaicans have named political activity “Politricks”, I suspect not even knowing how accurate the description is and continues to be. Take the firing of a cabinet minister in Jamaica two days ago. Some see this as decisive and just what the country needs. That might be true, but it is […]

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Florida Democratic Party Announces $2 Million Voter Registration Program

Florida Democratic Party Announces $2 Million Voter Registration Program

Florida Democratic Party Commits to Registering 200,000 Voters by 2020 Primary FORT LAUDERDALE – The Florida Democratic Party announced Wednesday it is making a $2 Million investment in Voter Registration ahead of the 2020 Elections. With the investment the party is committing to registering 200,000 voters before the 2020 Presidential primary. “This investment is monumental […]

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President Trump to meet Caribbean leaders at Mar-a-Lago

President Trump to meet Caribbean leaders at Mar-a-Lago

WASHINGTON, DC – President Donald Trump will welcome the leaders of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, the Dominican Republic, the Republic of Haiti, Jamaica, and Saint Lucia on Friday, March 22, 2019, for a meeting at Mar-a-Lago. President Trump’s meeting with the Caribbean leaders will reaffirm our strong friendship with and commitment to these countries, […]

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Leo Gilling Pledges to Continue Pushing His Vision For Miramar

Leo Gilling Pledges to Continue Pushing His Vision For Miramar

Disappointed but not Deterred  MIRAMAR – Despite only receiving 11 percent of the votes in Tuesday’s (March 12th) Miramar elections, a “disappointed, but not deterred,” Gilling said after learning the results of the election. “Tonight, after a long and competitive campaign, I lost my bid for Miramar Commissioner. While I am naturally disappointed, my awesome […]

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South Florida Mayor Wayne Messam to Launch Presidential Exploratory Committee, Website

South Florida Mayor Wayne Messam to Launch Presidential Exploratory Committee, Website

First-Generation American, Football Star, Climate-Conscious Business Owner & Two-Term Mayor to Visit South Carolina March 23rd MIRAMAR — Today, first-generation American, national college football champion, successful climate-conscious business owner and South Florida Mayor Wayne Messam will launch a presidential exploratory committee and new website as he weighs a run for the White House in 2020. […]

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Education Committee to Hold Hearing on Making Higher Education More Affordable

Education Committee to Hold Hearing on Making Higher Education More Affordable

Washington, D.C. – More than 50 years have passed since the enactment of the Higher Education Act of 1965, and the nation’s college and university campuses are indisputably more diverse than ever. What hasn’t changed, however, is that access to post-secondary education opportunities continues to elude many low-income students and students of color, in large […]

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