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Florida hurricane tax holiday, May 31-June 8

Florida is the new kid on the hurricane sales tax holiday block, but the Sunshine State's event is the longest. Floridians have nine days -- from Sunday, May 31, through Sunday, June 8 -- to get ready for tropical storms and hurricanes. During that period, retailers won't collect the state's 6 percent sales tax on a wide range of storm-related products across six price ranges: $10 or less, $20 or less, $25 ...

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America’s Daughters: Sex Trafficking Is A Global Issue

  As the world mobilizes to safely bring home 276 Nigerian girls who were kidnapped from their school in Chibok, Nigeria on April 14, the subject of human trafficking has risen to the fore. RELATED:  Boko Haram Leader Claims Responsibility For Abduction, Wants To Sell Girls Protests For Missing Girls In Nigeria According to Polaris, an organization dedicated to the eradication of human trafficking, an ...

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Fort Lauderdale Mourns the Loss of Former City Commissioner Carlton B. Moore

From Chaz Adams      Fort Lauderdale - A distinguished politician, outspoken activist, and a voice for the underserved passed away early Wednesday morning, April 2, 2014, in the person of former Fort Lauderdale City Commissioner Carlton B. Moore. Carlton Moore dedicated his life to public service believing that he could truly make a difference in the lives of his neighbors in Fort Lauderdale’s Northwest com ...

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President Obama Presents Medal Of Honor To 24 Veterans

WASHINGTON (AP) — They were heroes who didn’t get their due. On Tuesday, 24 mostly ethnic or minority U.S. soldiers who performed bravely under fire in three of the nation’s wars finally received the Medal of Honor that the government concluded should have been awarded a long time ago. The servicemen – Hispanics, Jews and African-Americans – were identified following a congressionally mandated review to ens ...

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Florida Memorial University among select HBCUs chosen for Distance Learning collaboration FMU Joins Lumen Learning, Oakwood University and Wiley College for Online Education Initiative

MIAMI, FLORIDA – Florida Memorial University, Lumen Learning, Oakwood University and Wiley College have announced their collaboration in support of The Center for Excellence in Distance Learning at Wiley College, with the goal of improving online education at HBCUs through the effective use of open educational resources.  The Universities are forging a new path by tapping into the wealth of high quality ope ...

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“Broward Means Business” initiative offers free Loan Seminars

BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. – Broward County Mayor Barbara Sharief is proud to announce the Business Loan Seminar Series. This is a primary component of the Mayor’s “Broward Means Business” initiative and is designed to increase awareness about the State of Florida’s loan programs for the benefit of small businesses. There will be six free seminars conducted by subject matter experts throughout Broward County begi ...

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5 Days Later, Officials Still Can’t Locate Missing Jet

  KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Malaysian authorities defended their handling of the hunt for the missing Boeing 777 on Wednesday but acknowledged they still are unsure which direction the plane was headed when it disappeared, highlighting the massive task facing an international search now in its fifth day.   The mystery over the plane’s whereabouts has been confounded by confusing and occasionally conflicting ...

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Black Unemployment Rises to 12.1 percent

At 12.1 percent the Black unemployment rate is nearly double the national unemployment rate of 6.6 percent. The unemployment rate for Black men over 20 years old jumped from 11.5 percent in December 2013 to 12 percent in January, compared to White men who  experienced a decrease in their unemployment rate from 5.6 percent in December 2013 to 5.4 percent in January. The jobless rate for Black women over 20 y ...

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