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City to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr., with ceremony NORTH LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Officials and staff from the City of North Lauderdale will celebrate the incredible life of Martin Luther King Jr., during a ceremony at City Hall Thursday, Jan. 17 at 10 a.m. The ceremony is open to the public and will feature a keynote address by Broward County School Board member Dr. Rosalind Osgood, historical readings, vid ...

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida A&M University (FAMU) is continuing its negotiation efforts with one of the candidates for the director of marching and pep bands. The university will not make an announcement about an appointment today, but will make an announcement if all details are finalized. “We felt we had a firm commitment on Monday, but there were concerns expressed by the candidate regarding the new ...

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Alcee L. Hastings Commemorates Signing of the Uninterrupted Scholars Act

Washington, DC) Today, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) commemorated President Obama’s signing of the Uninterrupted Scholars Act (S.3472). The Uninterrupted Scholars Act is bipartisan legislation that Hastings co-sponsored, which amends the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act to grant a child welfare agency direct and unencumbered access to the academic records of young people in their care, while ...

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By JIM SAUNDERS THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, January 15, 2013.........After seeing their trauma-center proposals get shelved, two hospitals in Miami's Jackson Health System have filed legal challenges contending that the Florida Department of Health has made "selective" decisions about allowing new trauma facilities. Jackson North Medical Center and Jackson South Community Hospital ...

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I-95 Project Development & Environment Study – Woodlawn Cemetery

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is conducting a Project Development and Environment (PD&E) Study for the addition of lanes to I‐95 in Broward County, Florida. The PD&E Study limits extend from Stirling Road (SR 848) to north of Oakland Park Boulevard (SR 816). The primary purpose of this project is to enhance operational capacity and relieve congestion along the I‐95 corridor by conv ...

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Happy Birthday To Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.!

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (pictured center) may be the most-iconic African-American figure of all time. The clergyman, activist, and Civil Rights Movement leader managed to impact race relations during one of the most-turbulent periods in America. His tireless devotion to promoting racial equality via peaceful means stands as an indelible footprint in the annals of Black History. Today, NewsOne honors Dr. ...

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A state senator says he has an idea to fix the long lines that plagued Florida's 2012 election. Democratic Sen. Jeff Clemens says since the Republican-led Legislature stacked the ballot with 11 constitutional amendments last November, he thinks voters should get the chance to limit the number of amendments from lawmakers. Sen. Clemens has filed legislation that would prohibit state lawmakers from placing mo ...

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History Maker: Little Black Girl Becomes Youngest Nominated For An Oscar!

by _YBF Nine-year-old Quvenzhané Wallis walked away with the Critic's Choices Award for best young actor/actress last night.  And that means she's the one to watch at the 2013 Oscars! Find out about her adorable acceptance speech and what's up next for this shining star.... With her smartphone in her hand, 9-year-old actress Quvenzhané Wallis stole the hearts of viewers as she acceptedher Critic's Choice Aw ...

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Florida slashes estimated cost of Medicaid expansion to $3 billion

By Michael Peltier, Reuters     TALLAHASSEE, FL - In a dramatic about-face, Florida's health agency now says the cost to state taxpayers of expanding Medicaid under President Barack Obama's healthcare reform law would be barely more than a tenth of its original estimate. Governor Rick Scott, a Republican who had fought hard against the reform law known as Obamacare, had complained earlier last week that the ...

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FAMU Lyceum Series Presents Langston Hughes? Ask Your Mama: Twelve Moods for Jazz

Lyceum Series Presents Langston Hughes’ Ask Your Mama: Twelve Moods for Jazz TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida A&M University (FAMU) Lyceum Series will present Langston Hughes’ Ask Your Mama: Twelve Moods for Jazz featuring the Ron McCurdy Quartet with special guest spoken-word artist Malcolm-Jamal Warner on Friday, January 25.  The performance is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. in Lee Hall Auditorium. Tickets are av ...

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