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Miami-Dade Suppliers & Business attend final call for Super Bowl LIV Business Connect Program

Hundreds of business owners gathered to network and understand what it takes to do business with the National Football League (NFL) when South Florida hosts Super Bowl LIV in 2020. In its final session to reach Miami-Dade County disadvantaged businesses & suppliers, the Super Bowl LIV Business Connect program sponsored an informational session on Saturday March 16, 2019 at Florida International University. ...

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Homeless Black Teen Gets Accepted into 17 Colleges — And He Was Not Part of a Cheating Scandal

Dylan Chidick, a 17-year-old teenager from New Jersey who has had several challenges including homelessness, has recently been accepted to 17 colleges. He is determined to be the first in his family to go to college. ...

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Dr. Johnnie Barto, a sexual predator pediatrician, gets up to 158 years in prison

     Dr. Johnnie “Jack” Barto, 71, was hit with a sentence of 79 to 158 years in prison, virtually guaranteeing that he will die behind bars, Attorney General Josh Shapiro said. ...

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Missing Black Girls and the Individuals and Organizations Trying to Help

The two are among the estimated 64,000 Black girls and women across the United States that have gone missing. Iniaya and Skylar are also among an unfortunately growing number of young people listed in the “critically missing” section of the expansive database of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. ...

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Voter Suppression a Lasting Legacy of the Transatlantic Slave Trade  

In Federalist No. 54, James Madison wrote about the chief concern of the representation of slaves concerning taxation and representation, Thorne said.      “This federalist paper states that slaves are property as well as people, therefore requiring some, but not full, representation. Ultimately a decision was made to count every three out of five slaves through the creation of the Three-Fifths Compromise,” ...

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FAMU Presented with $15,000 for Scholarships at Jazz in the Gardens Music Fest

Mayor Gilbert presented representatives from Freeman’s alma mater, Florida A&M University (FAMU), with a $15,000 check that will establish a scholarship fund in Freeman’s name at the University. ...

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50 years after his death PFC Gregory Carter gets grave marker

     His gallant services in Vietnam lasted just three months. A Dillard High School teenager 50 years ago, Pfc. Carter was drafted into the Marines, and on the Fourth of July his tour of duty in Vietnam began. ...

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Circle of Brotherhood engages in Operation Hunger Strike

     Gun violence has been a serious issue in Miami. Many lengths have been taken to stop this issue before more lives are taken. The latest act to solve this problem is an anti-gun violence campaign organized by the Circle of Brotherhood called Operation Hunger Strike. ...

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No Charges Filed Against Officers Who Killed Stephon Clark

     At a press conference, Sacramento County District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert said the officers were justified in unloading 20 shots at Clark while they were chasing a suspect in the Meadowview neighborhood in south Sacramento March 18, 2018. ...

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Senator Kamala Harris and Rep. Yvette Clarke Reintroduce Legislation to Commission Statue Honoring U.S. Representative Shirley Chisholm

     “For the first time in history, there are more than 20 Black women serving in the United State Congress—and we all stand on the shoulders of Shirley Chisholm,” said Senator Harris. “Shirley’s legacy inspires us to continue our fight to give a voice to the voiceless and pursue justice and equality for every American. Her legacy deserves to stand tall in the United States Capitol.” ...

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