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MIAMI-DADE ALPHAS, AKAS HOST “PHIRST PHAMILY” VOTER REG BLITZ ON SEPT. 22

MIAMI-DADE ALPHAS, AKAS HOST “PHIRST PHAMILY” VOTER REG BLITZ ON SEPT. 22 MIAMI – September 13, 2012 – Miami’s two oldest black Greek-letter organizations are joining forces to register hundreds of voters in time for the November general election. Their target: local beauty and barber shops. The ladies of Gamma Zeta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and the men of Beta Beta Lambda Chapter of Alpha ...

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HIV-Positi​ve Inmates In Alabama Allege They Are Being Violated

        Alabama prisoners who say they are unfairly penalized for being HIV-positive are taking their accusations of discrimination to federal court today. Lawyers from the American Civil Liberties Union will begin arguments today in a court in Birmingham on behalf of approximately 250 HIV-positive Alabama inmates whose rights, they say, are being violated under the Americans with Disabilities Act. The ...

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Judge: No new trial in Fla. teen burning case

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.  A Florida judge refused Tuesday to grant a new trial, for now, for the alleged ringleader in an attack in which a teenager was drenched in alcohol and set on fire. But Broward County Circuit Judge Matthew Destry nevertheless left the door open for a second trial for 18-year-old Matthew Bent based on allegations of juror misconduct, including racial animosity. The judge plans to interv ...

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SCHOOL LAWSUIT CAN GO FORWARD

  By BRANDON LARRABEE THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, September 11, 2012..........A trial court will decide whether state lawmakers are adequately funding public education after the Florida Supreme Court turned aside a last-ditch effort by Senate President Mike Haridopolos to block the suit. The Supreme Court's decision Tuesday largely hinged on a procedural issue. In November, the 1st ...

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STATE, COUNTIES PUT MEDICAID CASE ON HOLD

[caption id="attachment_3217" align="alignleft" width="150"] Money[/caption] By JIM SAUNDERS THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, September 11, 2012.....After months of political and legal wrangling, counties and the state have put on hold a lawsuit about the constitutionality of a new law that would cost counties tens of millions of dollars in disputed Medicaid charges. A document filed Mo ...

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FAMU Student Troy Harris Named Intern of the Year at Top Advertising Firm

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Growing up in Decatur, Ga., Florida A&M University (FAMU) School of Business and Industry student Troy Harris II never knew what he wanted to be. He was not interested in being a doctor, lawyer, engineer or anything else his mom suggested. It was while watching the Mel Gibson movie, “What Women Want” in 2000, that Harris became impressed by the advertising industry and the platform f ...

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In this case art does not inmate life

     By Natasha Dowdy Gordon     The elements of hate, intolerance, and ignorance have combined once again to wreak havoc, cause fury, and claim the lives of innocent people. The United States Ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens was killed in an attack late Tuesday night. John Christopher Stevens and three other Americans were killed as they fled a consulate building that had been invaded by gunmen who ...

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PRESS RELEASE Broward Teachers Union

Dade, Broward, Palm Beach Educators Join Forces for Children and Communities MIAMI--Leaders of the United Teachers of Dade (UTD), the Broward Teachers Union (BTU), and the Palm Beach Classroom Teachers Association (CTA) will hold a news conference at 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 12, 2012, to discuss plans to combine forces on issues of vital concern to the students and the communities they serve. UTD Presid ...

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STATE CAPITAL BRIEFS: MONDAY, SEPT. 10, 2012

  STATE CAPITAL BRIEFS: MONDAY, SEPT. 10, 2012 THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Posting or forwarding this material without permission is prohibited. Contact news@newsserviceflorida.com SACHS SEEKS TIGHTER RESTRCTIONS ON PARASAILING COSResponding to a tourist's death last month off Pompano Beach, Sen. Maria Sachs, D-Delray Beach, said Monday she will file legislation to place safety and insurance requirements on ...

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