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Hiding in the Light

Hiding in the Light is a young adult, action-adventure, coming of age story about the effects of bullying and the measures one rakes to be accepted. Set in the South in the late 1960’s, it’s the journey of Joseph Graham’s efforts to find himself and accept himself while facing the injustices of adversaries. They mock his differences: His looks, his speech, and his thoughts are different from the other boys. This brings unwanted attention from the neighborhood bullies. […]

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Florida A&M University and the Medical Marijuana Education and Research Initiative announce Recipients of Medical Marijuana Research Grants

Florida A&M University (FAMU) today awarded 14 grants totaling $98,000 to more than 20 faculty members to conduct research on marijuana as it impacts diverse minority communities. This research is a component of the University’s Medical Marijuana Education and Research Initiative (MMERI), which was launched in response to the Florida Legislature’s funding allocation to educate “minorities about marijuana for medical use and the impact of the unlawful use of marijuana on minority communities.” As part of the 2017 legislation, FAMU receives $10 for every $75 identification card purchased by individuals approved to buy medical marijuana.   […]

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Construction of Quiet Zone Completed along FEC Railway in Fort Lauderdale and Broward County

It’s about to get a whole lot quieter in Fort Lauderdale! The City received outstanding news regarding the Brightline (Virgin Trains USA) quiet zone, an initiative designed to eliminate the use of train horns along the Florida East Coast Railway (FEC) corridor in Broward County.  Late yesterday, the Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) informed the City that construction work on the quiet zone has been completed. […]

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BSO’s Sheriff Tony Meets with Broward County Black Elected Officials

     Broward Sheriff Gregory Tony’s planned meeting on Saturday with members of Broward County Black Elected Officials and other community leaders was intended to be another opportunity for him to get better acquainted and hear their concerns. But, a Black teenager’s rough arrest by deputies in a local McDonald’s parking lot on Thursday, and a widely shared video of it, put a test on the young relationship. […]

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Student gets face slammed into asphalt by deputy, now what

    Several community leaders, clergy and parents have been extremely outspoken concerning the conduct of these deputies who are shown on video pepper-spraying, body slamming and punching students and forcefully smashing one face into the asphalt. This all occurred at a McDonald’s restaurant near J.P. Taravella High school. Broward Sheriff Gregory Tony recently stated he would have a “thorough investigation” concerning the deputies response to this situation. […]