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CAMPAIGN TRAILER Notes from campaigns and elections in the news, October 18, 2012

By THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA The Public Education Defense Fund, a group affiliated with the Florida Education Association, received $750,000 from national teachers' union organizations between Sept. 29 and Oct. 12, newly filed records show. The fund has received a total of $2.25 million this year, with much of the money going to fight two proposed constitutional amendments on the November ballot. The fund ...

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We’re moving forward Pompano for Obama 2012

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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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