National News

Voting During The Pandemic: What You Should Know About Coronavirus And Casting Ballots

     As the most consequential election in our lifetimes approaches, it could also be the most contagious as the coronavirus remains a steady, unfortunate force to be reckoned within the United States. But there are certain health considerations that have put in place in an effort to accommodate people who want to vote in-person as well as those who prefer to cast absentee ballots — all while adhering to the Covid-19 social distancing guidelines that have shaped our existences for the better part of the past six months. […]

Local News

Pompano Beach CRA Announces Paid Intern Opportunities with GrowCity Youth Program

      The Pompano Beach CRA today announced that Fruitful Field, which manages the Patricia Davis Community Garden, has been awarded a $34,000 grant from the Frederick A. Deluca Foundation. This is the third year the nonprofit organization has received this funding which supports the GrowCity Youth Program. Applications for paid internships for this high school leadership program are due by September 30, 2020. Applications for the program are available by emailing Chris Reesor at Chrisr@thefruitfulfield.org […]

Health

Hyundai Hope On Wheels Awards $11.2 Million To Pediatric Cancer Research And Celebrates September Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Hyundai Hope On Wheels® (HHOW), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, supported by Hyundai Motor America and its U.S. dealers, announces its 22nd consecutive year in the fight to end childhood cancer. September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness month and the organization announces new grant winners in efforts of finding more cures and improving care for children fighting pediatric cancer. When a child is diagnosed with pediatric cancer, s/he is immediately thrust into a scary world of cancer. For a child diagnosed, the journey back to health often includes constant trips to the hospital, medical tests, surgeries, and nights spent away from all things familiar. The non-profit organization has selected 26 grant winners for pediatric cancer research and 23 institutions to receive grants for COVID-19 testing. To date, this brings Hyundai Hope On Wheels donations to just over $172 million to support the fight against pediatric cancer. […]

Opinions

2nd C0VID-19 Stimulus Reductions Subject whites to Black Experiences

     For the record, let’s reflect on the following everyday Black experiences: 1) denied equal opportunities, 2) subjected to job quotas, 3) first fired last hired, 4) told to stop looking for hand-outs, 5) bad schools, 6) labeled welfare queens, 7) police brutality substituted for lynchings, 8) suppressed voting rights, 9) denied equal justice/mass incarceration, 10) stopped and frisked for being Black, 11) more likely to be executed rather than issued a traffic citation, 12) animals more protected by Endangered Species Act than Blacks by the U.S. Constitution, and the list goes on and on! […]

Opinions

Black power not about feelings

     On August 24, 2020, Ratu Janesh posted the following comment on Facebook: “Black people could be in power today if we were not filled with hatred, jealousy, and envy for one another.” Not true. Power is not about feelings. Whites are filled with hatred, envy, and jealousy for one another, yet have all the power. […]