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Zeta D.O.V.E. Foundation — ‘Sapphire & Pearls’ 65th Annual Debutante Cotillion and Masters’ Ball

     The Zeta D.O.V.E. Foundation (in collaboration with Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated /Fort Lauderdale Chater) is accepting applications for high school students interested in participating in the 65th Annual Debutante Cotillion and Masters’ Ball. ...

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North Miami Beach Native is Navy Training’s 2018 Junior Enlisted Instructor of the Year

A 2002 graduate of St. Christopher’s Secondary School in Nairobi, Kenya and North Miami Beach, Florida, native was announced as a 2018 Military Instructor of the Year, junior enlisted category, for Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) in Pensacola at a ceremony onboard Naval Air Station Pensacola at the National Naval Aviation Museum Dec. 5. ...

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Creating the space: TILA Studios unites Black female creatives, artists and influencers during Miami’s Art Week

With breath-taking panoramic views of Biscayne Bay and downtown Miami, 250+ women of color were invited to experience an EmpowerHer Brunch curated by TILA Studios at the Perez Art Museum. “It is a dream come true,” Tiffany LaTrice, Founder and Executive Director of TILA Studios said at the event. “I find myself tearing up at every interaction.” The sisterhood was intrinsic. Black female influencers, creativ ...

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Jazzy’s Hideaway: Exclusive Fort Lauderdale venue, opens to public

[caption id="attachment_74333" align="alignnone" width="600"] A regal driveway greets guests upon entry; transformable. (Photo by Arri Henry)[/caption]   Riverland, FL -- Nestled in a lair of palm trees, a wooden door hides the most unlikely of event rental spaces – a private secret garden dubbed ‘Jazzy’s Hideaway’. [caption id="attachment_74329" align="alignleft" width="230"] Naomi, a retired nurse, w ...

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Judge Ilona M. Holmes: Excellence Personified

At the start of the new year, Broward County will be losing one of its best representations of Black excellence. After nearly 24 years, Judge Ilona M. Holmes will be retiring from Broward’s Circuit Court in January 2019. ...

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NAACP demands JNC to reconvene and reconsider Black applicants and calls on Governor elect DeSantis to publicly demand a new slate of candidates reflecting the diversity Florida

     The NAACP Florida State Conference calls for the Florida Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission to reconvene and reconsider the initial six African American applicants.  We also call on Governor-elect DeSantis to stand up to Governor Scott and the Florida Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission appointees and demand what all other prior Governors did with a slate that reflects the diversity ...

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Hundreds attend BCPS Ed Talk 2018/19 Community Forum

     Recently, (Dec. 1, 2018) hundreds gathered from across the community to attend Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) seventh annual Ed Talk, which took place at Charles W. Flanagan High School in Pembroke Pines. ...

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ACLU, ACLU of Florida, NAACP-LDF File Complaint Against Discriminatory Hair Policies in Florida Schools

The American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of Florida, and the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) recently filed an administrative complaint with the Florida Department of Education on behalf of the family of Clinton (C.J.) Stanley, Jr., a six-year-old African American boy who was enrolled at A Book’s Christian Academy in Apopka, Florida. A Book’s denied C.J. entry to his first day of sc ...

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