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Florida Memorial University among select HBCUs chosen for Distance Learning collaboration FMU Joins Lumen Learning, Oakwood University and Wiley College for Online Education Initiative

MIAMI, FLORIDA – Florida Memorial University, Lumen Learning, Oakwood University and Wiley College have announced their collaboration in support of The Center for Excellence in Distance Learning at Wiley College, with the goal of improving online education at HBCUs through the effective use of open educational resources.  The Universities are forging a new path by tapping into the wealth of high quality ope ...

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“Broward Means Business” initiative offers free Loan Seminars

BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. – Broward County Mayor Barbara Sharief is proud to announce the Business Loan Seminar Series. This is a primary component of the Mayor’s “Broward Means Business” initiative and is designed to increase awareness about the State of Florida’s loan programs for the benefit of small businesses. There will be six free seminars conducted by subject matter experts throughout Broward County begi ...

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President Obama’s Budget Proposal Includes $50 Million for Fort Lauderdale’s Wave Streetcar Project

FORT LAUDERDALE - U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx recently announced that President Obama's Fiscal Year 2015 Budget includes a recommendation to provide approximately $50 million for Fort Lauderdale's Wave Streetcar project. The project is being managed by the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority (SFRTA), in partnership with the City of Fort Lauderdale, the Downtown Development Authori ...

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Senator Geraldine Thompson Florida Legislators announce two new Bills to protect the right to vote

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Pushing back against repeated state actions to restrict voting, today a group of Florida legislators announced two new bills to comprehensively protect the right to vote: The Florida Voting Rights Act (SB 1246 and HB 1079), co-sponsored by Senator Geraldine Thompson (D-Orlando) and Representative Reggie Fullwood (D-Jacksonville), would prohibit any voting procedures that discriminate on ...

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No Health Insurance? Why You Must Sign Up By March 31 – Or Pay Up

    If you lack health insurance right now, a big deadline is coming up in a few weeks, and the price of ignoring it will be a penalty at tax time next year. Are you ready? The deadline for uninsured Americans to obtain health insurance is  March 31. After that deadline, you must have coverage. If you were thinking about getting “Obamacare,” know that after March 31 individuals will not be eligible to ...

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5 Days Later, Officials Still Can’t Locate Missing Jet

  KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Malaysian authorities defended their handling of the hunt for the missing Boeing 777 on Wednesday but acknowledged they still are unsure which direction the plane was headed when it disappeared, highlighting the massive task facing an international search now in its fifth day.   The mystery over the plane’s whereabouts has been confounded by confusing and occasionally conflicting ...

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Westside Gazette Newspaper Fish Fry

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NAACP spends lion’s share of Image Award ad budget with non-Black media What could they be thinking?

By Natalie Cole Our Weekly Publisher and CEO   The primary and most trustworthy source of news and information to Black Americans has been and continues to rest in the bosom of the Black Press. So why is it that in the year of our Lord 2014—during Black History Month no less—the NAACP needs to be reminded that the Black Press is interested in the “Advancement of Colored People” too, everyday? What woul ...

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’12 Years A Slave’ To Be Incorporated Into Public High School Curriculum

The award-winning film 12 Years a Slave, a striking and brutally vivid retelling of the true story ofSolomon Northup, will be incorporated into public high school classrooms around the nation beginning in September 2014, according to a The National School Boards Association (NSBA) press release. The NSBA is partnering with New Regency, Penguin Books, and the filmmakers to distribute copies of the acclaimed ...

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