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Veterans Breaking Barriers Empowerment Fair

In honor of Nation Veterans Day, the City of Pompano Beach in collaboration with the Pompano Beach Community Redevelopment Agency and other community partners, is hosting a Veterans Breaking Barriers Empowerment Fair on Tuesday, November 5th at 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Pompano Beach Amphitheater, 1806 NE 6th Street. […]

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Atatiana Jefferson, killed by Police Officer in her own home

     “Nobody looked at this video and said there’s any doubt that this officer acted inappropriately,” Forth Worth Police Chief Ed Kraus noted. “I was going to fire [Dean] even before he quit. We had already taken his badge and weapon. There were violations in his use of force, and he didn’t follow de-escalation protocols. His conduct was unprofessional. There are times for officers to act as warriors and defenders, and there are times for them to act as public servants and humble servants.” […]

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NBA Legend Michael Jordan Pledges $1 Million to Bahamas

The former Chicago Bulls great has pledged $1 million to help the Bahamas in its efforts to recover from Hurricane Dorian.“I am devastated to see the destruction that Hurricane Dorian has brought to the Bahamas, where I own property and visit frequently,” Jordan said in a statement. “My heart goes out to everyone who is suffering and to those who have lost loved ones,” he said. […]

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‘I am still strong, still standing’

     Cheers went up as Hunter moved into sight as she walked alone to the jail release area door. After receiving a bouquet of roses from her sister, Erica Hunter, she was escorted toward a SUV parked on the street, however, stopping midway to read a lengthy statement about her journey from juvenile court judge to her release from jail and vowed to fight to overturn her conviction and fully clear her. She was then escorted to the vehicle and taken home. […]

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Tyrus McCloud

So, when I look back over my life, I saw the domestic violence during and loneliness of my childhood; The sexual abuse my sisters went through, the crimes and illegal acts my brothers committed. I’ve done a lot of disgusting things behind closed doors I’m totally embarrassed talking about.  I see the lies I’ve told, the manipulation I was so good at, but also I see a lot of good things like my sons being born and raising them, my marriage, becoming an All-American colligate football player, being drafted into the NFL, my charity work, and working in ministry. […]

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Celebrating 100 Years

Margaret Campbell-Hatcher-Paine will be celebrating her 100 birthday October 27, 2019. She moved from Winter Garden, Florida to Fort Lauderdale in 1925 and remained there with her five siblings: Author Campbell, Mildred (Johnson), Lonnie Campbell, Mattie Lou (Willis), and Mar Lou (Barner). […]

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A Tribute to Tony Thompson

Anthony Reginald (Tony) Thompson was the youngest child of five of Will and Dossie Thompson born in Greensboro, North Carolina on November 1, 1945. A good student, Tony graduated from the historic James B. Dudley High School in 1963 and participated in the historic Woolworth Sit-Ins in 1960 which inspired other similar demonstrations around the United States. He matriculated at Winston Salem State Teachers College his freshman year and then transferred to the University Of North Carolina at Greensboro (Woman’s College) in 1964, the first year that men were admitted where he earned a double B.S. Degree in Business Administration and Economics in 1971. […]

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Civil Rights Activist and ‘me too ’ Founder Tarana Burke to Receive Harvard Kennedy School’s Gleitsman Award

Tarana Burke, civil rights activist and founder of the global ‘me too.’ movement for survivors of sexual assault, has been chosen as this year’s recipient of Harvard Kennedy School’s Center for Public Leadership Gleitsman Award. The annual award honors Burke for her leadership of the global fight for survivor justice and her decades-long campaign to heal individuals and communities affected by sexual violence. […]