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Happy Birthday Dr. King: The dream of one America

         It is with profound pride and sincere humility that the Westside Gazette Newspaper trumpets and indorses the vision, life, inheritance, and the spirited leadership of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Happy Birthday! ...

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How can a child choose a healthy snack if none are available? #KEEPAHAPPYHOME

Affordability and convenience has led us to fill our children up with junk food; barely getting the nutrients their little bodies need to perform well and packed with sugar that allows disease to thrive. We must rethink what’s put in our kitchens, grocery carts or why some of communities suffer in food deserts (nothing nutritious nearby). Remember: little changes add up. ...

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Hastings’ statement on undergoing treatment for pancreatic cancer

Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement announcing that he is undergoing treatment for pancreatic cancer at the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center: ...

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Porgy and Bess set to Inspire!

      With each step toward the stage, I had no idea what to expect. Three people had already made the comment “Can you believe it, Porgy and Bess is here!” The fact that I had no idea what they were speaking of made the suspense increase with each passing minute. So imagine my surprise when the entire cast shared something in common with me, yet the audience consisted primarily of our Caucasian counterpart ...

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National Park Service Now Owns the Home Where Martin Luther King Jr. was Born

     The National Park Foundation, the charity arm of the park service, bought the home from the King Center for $1.9 million. Money for the purchase came from private gifts by anonymous donors, and the home was turned over to the National Park Service on Nov. 27, Will Shafroth, the foundation president, said on Friday. News of the sale surfaced this week. ...

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LOCAL NFBPA HOSTS NATIONAL LEADERS AND LEADERSHIP SUMMIT

     From January 24 to January 27, 2019, the South Florida Chapter of the National Forum of Black Public Administrators (NFBPA) will be hosting the NFBPA Board of Directors for their Winter Leadership Meeting at the B Ocean Hotel in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. On Friday, January 25, 2019, the local NFBPA will hold a 1-Day Leadership Summit at the hotel that will bring together the National, State, and Local ...

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Heroes Of Broward

Hello, my name is Roderick J. Parker. I am a loving husband to my wife Georgina F. Parker and  proud dad to my two children Taylor (14) and Roderick J. Parker Jr. (11). Sometimes in life you have to go through some things in order to figure out your purpose. At the age of 39, I realized that one of the best investments a person can make is investing in the youth. ...

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CALLING ALL TEENS! Let’s Talk

     The Links of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chapter is hosting Four Townhall Sessions focusing on Black History including Black Lives Matter, Blacks in the Arts, International Issues, Health and Human Services and HOW these issues are connected to our communities locally and internationally. Our hope is to have a dialogue on issues not covered in our school curriculum or not covered in depth. ...

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Public Awareness Campaign Aims to Keep Children’s Safe, Nurtured and Healthy with Series of Community Events

The Children’s Services Council (CSC) of Broward County, in partnership with Mt. Bethel Human Services Corp., On Call Leadership, Inc. and dozens of other organizations, presents the 33311 Walk and Family Festival on January 26, 10 a.m. 2 p.m., at Joseph C. Carter Park, 1450 W. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. ...

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Florida Technical College Mom overcomes addiction and life’s hurdles, attending school with her son

     Like any other mother and son who share a close bond, Robin Stafford-Smith and Chris Stafford love to spend time together. For these two Cutler Bay Florida Technical College students, this includes accompanying each other on the journey to earn a college degree. ...

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