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Souls to the Polls in Broward County

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Barack Obama vs. Mitt Romney

The second presidential town hall debate between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama in the run up to the general election in November. ...

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Humanities Scholarship Banquet

Bill Jong-Ebot, MBA (Int'l), Ph.D. Associate Professor,  Journalism & Mass Communication Coordinator, Communication Florida Memorial University 15800 NW 42nd Ave Miami Gardens, FL 33054 Phone: 305 626-3162 webot@fmuniv.edu http://www.fmuniv.edu ...

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STATE CAPITAL BRIEFS: TUESDAY, OCT. 16, 2012

  APPEALS COURT WON'T QUICKLY HEAR VOTER ROLL CASE A federal appeals court declined to quickly consider a challenge to Florida's effort to clean the voter rolls of ineligible, making it clear that voters who aren't citizens won't be removed before Election Day on Nov. 6. It was already unlikely that would happen, because of the ongoing legal fight and the fact that the process is lengthy, allowing thos ...

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Rep. Perry Thurston Statement On Governor Scott’s Retreat from Race-based Education Plan.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Rep. Perry Thurston (D-Plantation), the incoming Florida House Democratic leader, issued the following statement:   “It is a favorable sign that Governor Scott has decided today to disavow himself from a highly controversial element of the Strategic Plan for public schools offered this month by the state Board of Education. I am hopeful that the Board of Education will recraft the p ...

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Jay-Z The Power of Our Voice Barack Obama

  Obama for America today released “The Power of Our Voice,” a new web video featuring hip hop artist, entrepreneur and longtime supporter of President Obama, Jay-Z.  In the video, Jay-Z talks about the importance of voting and using the power of one’s voice – and one’s vote – to keep moving our country Forward.  The self-made artist embodies the President’s belief in the promise of America —that no matter ...

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NNPA Annual Convention 2012

The National Newspaper Publishers Association, the nations largest group of black newspaper publishers, met in Atlanta this summer for their annual convention. This opportunity gave some of the nations most influential African Americans the chance to chat and exchange ideas. The Hyatt Regency in downtown Atlanta hosted the convention, which was full of seminars, workshops, and speakers on a host of topics. ...

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Local rapper fatally shot at Liberty City car wash

Last night local rapper Robert Labranche AKA Chowtime AKA Bizzle, was fatally shot at a car wash and window tinting business on northwest 54th street between 7th and 8th avenues. Details are sketchy but it appears Labranche may have been involved in an argument when he was shot. He had two young children with him but they did not witness the actual shooting. A crowd gathered after the incident and some emot ...

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The Virgin group founder says America’s approach to illegal drugs is ‘racist’ and calls for legalisation of marijuana

The Virgin group founder says America’s approach to illegal drugs is ‘racist’ and calls for legalisation of marijuana RICHARD BRANSON has slammed America’s drugs policy for being “racist” and a “war on black people” in an interview with US freesheet Metro. “The fundamental difference [in drug policy] in America is that it is a war against black people. 85 percent of people who go to prison for drug use in A ...

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STATE CAPITOL BRIEFS: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2012

REPUBLICAN SENATORS DEFEND SUPREME COURT JUSTICES Three Republican senators called Friday for their party to step back from its stance against three Supreme Court justices facing voters in November. Sens. Paula Dockery, R-Lakeland, Rene Garcia, R-Hialeah, and Dennis Jones, R-Seminole, issued a joint statement asking the Republican Party of Florida to reconsider its position on Justices R. Fred Lewis, Barbar ...

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