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Trailblazer and Housing Authority joint celebration

It’s the Second Reunion of Dixie Court. Residents who have lived there and current residents will celebrate with the Housing Authority for its 80th Anniversary. Dixie Court was the first of the housing authority properties and arose from the thickets and palmettos in 1938. ...

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Alberto M. Carvalho named 2018 National Urban Superintendent of the Year

     Miami-Dade Schools Superintendent Alberto M. Carvalho has been named the 2018 National Urban Superintendent of the Year by the Council of Great City Schools, which presented him with the distinguished Green-Garner Award. The announcement came last night during the Council’s 62nd Annual Fall Conference in Baltimore. ...

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Broward County – Get the facts: Penny for Transportation

[caption id="attachment_73229" align="alignright" width="300"] Penny for Transportation[/caption] The November 6th ballot includes a transportation question (back of page 3) asking voters whether to levy a 1% local option sales tax funding countywide transportation system improvements. The detailed plan, available by selecting “Project Map” or scrolling through “Projects in your City” in the tabs below, is ...

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“Black people need to love themselves” David Banner shares at the 2018 South Florida Youth Summit

[caption id="attachment_73207" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Photo credit: Godfrey Mead[/caption] MIRAMAR, FL-- In a passionate exchange at the 6th annual South Florida Youth Summit (SFYS) adult-only Cocktails & Conversation event, thought leaders David Banner and Jasmen Rogers-Shaw wrangled on a myriad of topics including the state of Black consciousness, manhood, hip hop and how to empower today’s ...

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Community helps ‘Bring It Home’

Community helps 'Bring It Home' ...

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Amendment 4 offers second chances and a sensible addition to the Constitution

     Amendment 4 would end an unfair, draconian clemency procedure that has its roots dating back to the Reconstruction. If the referendum passes, it will re-instate the vote to 1.5 million citizens of Florida, a number that could significantly impact who gets elected throughout the state  in future elections. ...

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Voter education is the next step and the game changer for Blacks, minorities and Democrats

Voter education is the next step and the game changer for Blacks, minorities and Democrats ...

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Florida Community Bank supports Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Florida Community Bank (FCB) and its more than 725 associates statewide are supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month. With statistics showing one in eight women are diagnosed with breast cancer during their life-time, FCB is doing its part to support patients and their families. ...

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Getting Out the Vote: Restoration of Rights; “Yes” on Amendment 4

Correcting a wrong or getting a second chance to make better is the embodiment of the spirit of redemption—and Amendment 4. One definition of redemption describes the improving of something: “The act of saving something or somebody from a declined, dilapidated, or corrupt state and restoring it, him, or her to a better condition.” Restoring the voting rights of approximately 1.7 million ex-offenders is a si ...

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Bring it home fish fry

As people around the state gather to create and keep the momentum going to elect Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum, members of the historic Sistrunk Community and the surrounding area communities joined for an old-fashioned fish fry to help the Gillum campaign "Bring it Home"!!!  The fish fry was hosted by Burrows Electric Company and The Westside Gazette Newspaper. ...

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