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Think outside the Protest Box

     Protest. Petition. Call your senators. Nothing changes, right? No matter how large our demonstrations get, no matter how many millions of people write and petition politicians, no matter how many people get arrested in front of the White House or at our state capitols, it seems that our (supposedly) elected officials keep turning a blind eye and deaf ear to our cries for change. ...

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Normalizing Violence

Normalizing Violence ...

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Students: Time is ripe to add gender to gun debate

It’s time to listen to the students. Across the country, teenagers have walked out of classes, stood in holy silence, and delivered stirring speeches calling out their elders for failing to prevent their schools from becoming shooting ranges for raging men. ...

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In the 1950s, Topeka, Kansas, where Linda Brown lived, like a lot of America had dual de facto school systems. One for Black children and one for white children. Black children might be living only a few blocks away from a school but could not attend that school if it was a “white” school.  Instead Black children would be shuttled miles away from their neighborhood school to a “Black” school. ...

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Florida congressman on defense over gun record in Democratic primary

      Florida Rep. Al Lawson has found himself on defense over his gun record in his Democratic primary as opponent Alvin Brown has made firearms a central issue in the wake of last month’s mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. ...

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Dean Trantalis sworn in as the fifth Mayor of the City of Fort Lauderdale

Dean Trantalis sworn in as the fifth Mayor of the City of Fort Lauderdale since the terms changed in 1982. Under the new terms the Mayor of Fort Lauderdale serves a three-year term, no greater than six consecutive terms, for a maximum of 18 years. ...

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Maude Storr, A Local She-ro

Maude Storr, A Local She-ro ...

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Donna Brazile Keynotes the State of the Black Press in 2018

     Political analyst and author Donna Brazile delivered a stirring address about the “State of the Black Press in 2018” at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., capping off the National Newspaper Publishers Association’s (NNPA) annual Black Press Week. ...

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The 2nd Annual Gentlemen’s Brunch of South Florida

The purpose of this event was to provide an intimate social gathering for men, indulging in candid conversations about empowerment, business, society, and of course Fashion and Style, all the while partaking in a delicious brunch! ...

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