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More Than 7 Million Americans Sign Up For Health Care By Deadline

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says 7.1 million Americans enrolled for health care coverageby Monday’s midnight deadline. He’s praising the achievement of overcoming lost weeks at the start of sign-ups last fall. Obama says the law has not fixed the health care system but it has made it a lot better. He says there is no reason to go back, in an apparent reference to Republican efforts to repeal the law ...

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Kid President Lands His Own TV Show!

Kid President, aka Robby Novak proclaimed on Wednesday via YouTube, “I want to make the world a little more awesome!  So it’s T.V. y’all!” That’s right, the pint-sized politico has landed his very own docu-variety series that will be featured on the family-friendly Hub Network entitled, “Kid President:  Declaration of Awesome.”   The 10-episode, 30-minute program will begin in June and be produced by the So ...

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Fort Lauderdale Mourns the Loss of Former City Commissioner Carlton B. Moore

From Chaz Adams      Fort Lauderdale - A distinguished politician, outspoken activist, and a voice for the underserved passed away early Wednesday morning, April 2, 2014, in the person of former Fort Lauderdale City Commissioner Carlton B. Moore. Carlton Moore dedicated his life to public service believing that he could truly make a difference in the lives of his neighbors in Fort Lauderdale’s Northwest com ...

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Fund-Raiser Hits $60K For Homeless Mom Arrested for Leaving Kids In Car For Job Interview

When the news broke that Scottsdale, Ariz., homeless Mom Shenesha Taylor (pictured) had been arrested on March 27th because she left her two young children in her SUV with the doors locked and windows cracked while she went on a job interview, the story touched countless folks. Consequently,Amanda Bishop was inspired to start a fund for Taylor in order to cover the costs of her bail, legal costs, and living ...

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Oprah To Launch Eight-City ‘Empowerment’ Tour

Beloved talk show maven Oprah Winfrey (pictured) could be headed to your town this September as she prepares to embark on an eight-city ”The Life You Want” tour, according to The Hollywood Reporter.   The weekend conferences will offer a two-day self-help experience spearheaded by the mogul herself, along with a host of cherry-picked, life-affirming experts, such as the author of  ”Eat Pray Love,”Elizabeth ...

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President Obama Presents Medal Of Honor To 24 Veterans

WASHINGTON (AP) — They were heroes who didn’t get their due. On Tuesday, 24 mostly ethnic or minority U.S. soldiers who performed bravely under fire in three of the nation’s wars finally received the Medal of Honor that the government concluded should have been awarded a long time ago. The servicemen – Hispanics, Jews and African-Americans – were identified following a congressionally mandated review to ens ...

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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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