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The Movement for Black Lives Honors the Life of Marielle Franco, Stands with Black Freedom Fighters in Brazil

“We are outraged and devastated by the political assassination of Marielle Franco, a powerful freedom fighter and defender of the rights of Black people, favela dwellers, and other targets of police violence in Brazil ...

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Attorney Johnny McCray, Jr. to receive Broward Criminal Defense Lawyers Association highest honor

   Pompano Beach Attorney Johnny L. McCray, Jr., will be the 2018 recipient of the Harry Gulkin Award. The Harry Gulkin Award, named for the late Broward County criminal defense lawyer and judge is the highest honor presented by the Broward Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys (BACDL).  ...

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Children’s Services Council of Broward County hosts family fun and resource fair in recognition of Child Abuse Prevention Month

The free event is held in recognition of National Child Abuse Prevention Month, observed each year in April to bring awareness to human trafficking, child abuse and neglect. ...

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Florida congressman on defense over gun record in Democratic primary

      Florida Rep. Al Lawson has found himself on defense over his gun record in his Democratic primary as opponent Alvin Brown has made firearms a central issue in the wake of last month’s mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. ...

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Dean Trantalis sworn in as the fifth Mayor of the City of Fort Lauderdale

Dean Trantalis sworn in as the fifth Mayor of the City of Fort Lauderdale since the terms changed in 1982. Under the new terms the Mayor of Fort Lauderdale serves a three-year term, no greater than six consecutive terms, for a maximum of 18 years. ...

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Maude Storr, A Local She-ro

Maude Storr, A Local She-ro ...

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Donna Brazile Keynotes the State of the Black Press in 2018

     Political analyst and author Donna Brazile delivered a stirring address about the “State of the Black Press in 2018” at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., capping off the National Newspaper Publishers Association’s (NNPA) annual Black Press Week. ...

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New Bill Cosby trial on old allegations begins April 2

Bill Cosby’s criminal retrial on sexual assault charges set to begin with jury selection on March 29 after Montgomery County, Pennsylvania Judge Steven O’Neill rejected the comedian’s request to have the charges against him dismissed. ...

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Florida Prosecutors to seek Death Penalty in Parkland School Shooting

Prosecutors intend to seek the death penalty for the former student charged with killing 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last month even though attorneys for Nikolas Cruz indicated he would plead guilty if his life was spared. ...

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HIV and Syphilis Outbreak Reported In Milwaukee Public Schools

     At least 125 people have tested positive for HIV, Syphilis or both in the latest outbreak of the two diseases, says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Milwaukee public health officials. ...

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