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Change Florida’s Unfair Bright Future Scholarship Eligibility Requirement

     African American graduating seniors in Florida are at yet another disadvantage. According to the October 2022 addition to the Bright Futures Handbook (a scholarship program providing 75%-100% of college tuition coverage for graduating Florida seniors), ONLY College Board National Hispanic Recognition Award recipients (no other demographic!) will be able to bypass the SAT score (1210 for 75%,1330 for 100%) eligibility requirements necessary to receive a Bright Futures scholarship. […]

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Welcome FRESH Book Festival —  A Reading Revolution

     The three-day event starts with the F.R.E.S.H. Book Film Festival, sponsored by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University on Thursday, February 23, 2023, at 6:30 p.m. at the Captain Willie Miller Instructional Center. The evening will feature two films and a workshop by renowned filmmakers Marlon Mccaulsky and Lamont Gant and purchasing of movie tickets are only $5.00. […]


Stereotyping patients impacts access to life saving services and quality care

     One Saturday morning over 20 years ago when my son was 8 years old, he woke up with a very dry cough. He continued to cough throughout the day. It got worse in the night and his breathing became more strained. I knew then something was seriously wrong, and I decided to take him to the emergency room, although it was the middle of the night and at this time our family was without health insurance. Worryingly, I had gotten laid off from my job and was the one who had the family health insurance and my husband’s enrollment period hadn’t come around yet, so we were without health insurance for about six months. […]