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Hastings Calls for an End to Gun Violence on National Day to Demand Action

(Fort Lauderdale, FL) Today, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) issued the following statement on the National Day to Demand Action: “Gun violence is a scourge on our community. Our nation’s policies on guns are no longer driven by common sense and reason, but instead by fierce ideologues. Over 3,000 Americans have died as a result of gun violence since the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School ...

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15th Annual National Action Network Convention Begins Today

Wednesday marks the opening day for the 15th Annual National Action Network Convention, a gathering of civil rights, religious, and LGBT rights leaders headed by the Reverend Al Sharpton(pictured center).   This year’s convention focuses on crucial issues affecting African-Americans, including Supreme Court hearings on the Voting Rights Act, Affirmative Action and same-sex marriage. Special attention w ...

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Broward County Vice Mayor Sharief Wins Approval to Aid Broward Homeless

Broward County Commissioners have approved funding for technology that will connect homeless people with appropriate and necessary services to assist in getting the homeless off the streets and support them in their efforts to become productive, independent members of society. At the request of Vice Mayor Barbara Sharief along with the commitment of Sheriff Scott Israel, Commissioners have approved $350,000 ...

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Miami Dolphins Press Release – MIAMI DOLPHINS CHEERLEADERS HOST OPEN AUDITIONS FOR 2013 SQUAD

MIAMI, FL – The upcoming football season is fast approaching and the Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders begin their search for enthusiastic, charismatic and talented women to represent one of the most prestigious teams in the NFL.  Open call for auditions for the 2013 squad are set for 9:00a.m., Saturday, April 13, 2013 at Sun Life Stadium.   “2013 is an exciting year for the Miami Dolphins and the Dolphins C ...

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CONTENTIOUS ATHLETICS BILL PASSES

By BRANDON LARRABEE THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Posting or forwarding this material without permission is prohibited. Contactnews@newsserviceflorida.com. THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, March 20, 2013.......A bill that would place new restrictions on investigations by the Florida High School Association passed its first committee Wednesday, reopening a legislative battle from last year about the association's rol ...

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More youth priced out of college

BY JESSE JACKSON March 18, 2013  Morehouse College, one of the most distinguished historically black colleges — with graduates like Dr. Martin Luther King, former Atlanta Mayor Maynard Jackson, film director Spike Lee and others — literally shut down for spring break this week. As its 2,000 students took their break, every member of the faculty and staff was furloughed without pay as the college struggles t ...

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Nielsen Column -RULE WOMEN

RULE WOMEN As I write, Chaka Khan’s empowering “I’m Every Woman” loops in my head – like a soundtrack. (By the way, have you seen her lately? All slim, trim and more fabulous than ever).  It’s Women’s History Month and the lyrics to that iconic anthem should be resonating with all women, and those who love us, as we celebrate ourselves and the countless contributions we make everyday – both large and small ...

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CARROLL RESIGNS AS LG AMID GAMBLING PROBE

By DAVID ROYSE THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, March 13, 2013…. Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll has resigned the post amid a gambling investigation into a non-profit for which she once did consulting work, an official with the governor's office said Wednesday. Carroll, the first African-American woman to hold the post of lieutenant governor, represented a suburban Jacksonville district in th ...

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ARRESTS, CARROLL RESIGNATION PUT LONG ODDS ON FUTURE OF INTERNET CAFES

THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, March 12, 2013......The Internet Cafés that have popped up around the state, which some say are essentially strip mall gaming parlors, appear about to be finished as an industry in Florida. The president of the Senate and the speaker of the House both said Wednesday that the cafes should be shut down, and a bill doing that is likely to be heard on the House floor as soon as next we ...

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By BRANDON LARRABEE THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, March 5, 2013......The House passed an elections overhaul bill by an overwhelming margin Tuesday, tacitly admitting that lawmakers went too far in 2011 with a bill that had reduced early voting days and is now blamed for some of the snafus that plagued the 2012 elections. House members voted 118-1 to approve the measure (HB 7013), whi ...

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