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Va-Va
Miami, FL
The South Florida experience from a black perspective
Interests: anything about miami and south florida happenings --- politics; events; movers and shakers; whatever...
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"Kwanzaa: Celebration of Family, Community and Culture" Join us for the 28th ANNUAL MARY WILLIAMS WOODARD LEGACY KWANZAA CELEBRATION in Miami, Florida. This joyous celebration of family, friends and community is the largest and longest-running local public celebration of the... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Blogging Black Miami
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As a surprise to no one, Florida A&M University head football coach Alex Wood will not return to lead the football program next season. Wood resigned a couple of days after a loss to Bethune-Cookman in the Florida Classic. Although... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2017 at Blogging Black Miami
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Prayerfully you enjoyed today with family and friends doing exactly what you desired to do. Watching parades and football games. Or just chilling. I don’t celebrate Thanksgiving the same as many people. I do recall the indigenous people who settled... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2017 at Blogging Black Miami
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If you live in the City of Miami, Miami Beach, Homestead or Hialeah, and you haven’t voted early or by mail, get out and vote TODAY, Tuesday, November 7, 2017. There are races for mayor, councilman, charter amendments and and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2017 at Blogging Black Miami
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Miami, FL – October 30, 2017 – The Fifth Annual Pumps, Pearls & Politics presented by the Connection Committee of the Gamma Zeta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority switches its signature event to a community conversation format with... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2017 at Blogging Black Miami
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Zoetic Stage and the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County present TOPDOG/UNDERDOG By Suzan-Lori Parks A Pulitzer Prize-winning dark comedy about brotherhood and family identity Opens the 2017-2018 season for Zoetic Stage and the Arsht Center’s... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2017 at Blogging Black Miami
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The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), America's largest and original legacy civil rights organization, unanimously elected Derrick Johnson president and CEO. He has a three-year term. Johnson, 49, has served as interim president and CEO since... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2017 at Blogging Black Miami
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The Florida Department of State is scheduled to launch its new online voter registration website on Sunday, October 1, 2017. According to state officials, RegisterToVoteFlorida.gov, offers Florida residents another way to register to vote or update an existing registration. The... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2017 at Blogging Black Miami
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WASHINGTON/PRNewswire/ -- The Black Women's Agenda, Inc. (BWA) celebrated its 40th anniversary, Thursday, September 21, 2017, hosting its Annual Symposium Workshop & Awards Luncheon in the nation's capital and encouraging the more than 1,200 elected officials, journalists, corporate and community... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2017 at Blogging Black Miami
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Today is Labor Day, a federal holiday celebrated here in the United States. Schools are closed. Most governmental entities on all levels are closed. Banks are closed. There is no mail delivery. Many people are not working. They will flock... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2017 at Blogging Black Miami
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Frederick Douglass On this day, the United States of America celebrates Independence Day or the Fourth of July. It is the day the nation published its Declaration of Independence from the British empire. Let us also keep in context, the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2017 at Blogging Black Miami
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Come out and get informed on the Miami-Dade County Public Schools budget for the upcoming 2017-2018 school year. This is all the more important as Florida Governor Rick Scott has called a Special Legislative Session for June 7 - 9.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2017 at Blogging Black Miami
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The County is updating the Comprehensive Development Master Plan (CDMP) to guide growth for the next 20 years. This comprehensive assessment only occurs every seven years. Your input is needed. Your vision can make a positive impact on the future... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2017 at Blogging Black Miami
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The NAACP Florida State Conference releases a statewide Economic Development Report Card upon examining the records of cities, counties, school districts and private sector organizations. FORT LAUDERDALE— Adora Obi Nweze, President of NAACP Florida State Conference and Torey Alston, State... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2017 at Blogging Black Miami
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BALTIMORE –During its April executive committee meeting in Baltimore, the Grand Boule of the Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity, announced a new strategic alliance to increase its support of NAACP’s work in protecting civil rights. The agreement encourages members of the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2017 at Blogging Black Miami
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As a former State Representative of House District 109, it would be impossible for me to sit in a room to create laws that impact our community with someone that has neither regard or respect for those who make those... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2017 at Blogging Black Miami
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As more is learned about the racist, sexist tirade of State Senator Frank Artiles on Monday evening in Tallahassee’s exclusive Governors Club, the calls for his resignation escalate. Some earlier reports of the incident implied Senators Artiles, Gibson and Thurston... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2017 at Blogging Black Miami
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From left, Florida Senate President Joe Negron and Senator Frank Artiles I watched Florida Senate President Joe Negron field interview questions via The Florida Channel online. His responses were a reminder of just how tone deaf, disrespectful and dismissive our... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2017 at Blogging Black Miami
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From left, Florida Senators Frank Artiles; Audrey Gibson and Perry Thurston. Artiles dropped the n-bomb and referred to Gibson as a "fucking asshole," "girl" and "bitch." He also said six Republican niggas were responsible for Joe Negron becoming Senate President... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2017 at Blogging Black Miami
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MIAMI, FL – The Black Owned Media Alliance is excited to announce the 2017 BOMA Awards. The BOMA awards were established to honor agencies, businesses, and individuals who make a positive impact in the South Florida Black community. This year... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2017 at Blogging Black Miami
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-Oakwood University awarded $75,000 institutional grant from Honda -Bowie State University, Florida A&M University and Tuskegee University rounded out the top four teams -Robert Batten, Dean of Bowie State University, named Coach of the Year TORRANCE, Calif., April 11, 2017... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2017 at Blogging Black Miami
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Tonight at 9pm EST, Eric Pettus will guest host The Chief Jimmy Brown Show on 1490 WMBM. To listen, go to the web or download the app. Special invited guests are Darryl Holsendolph, Larry Williams and DC Clark who will... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2017 at Blogging Black Miami
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For several years I've been sharing news, information and commentary through Blogging Black Miami via several social media platforms. It is a labor of love. My mind is so blown that I have been nominated for a #BOMAAward - for... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2017 at Blogging Black Miami
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Call for direct-action from HBCU supporters to urge Congress for resources WASHINGTON, DC - Concerned alumni, students and friends of Historically Black Colleges and Universities are set to gather on Capitol Hill on April 27 for a National Day of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2017 at Blogging Black Miami
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Lucy McBath, mother of Jordan Davis, criticizes passage of HB 245 by Florida House of Representatives. HB 245 Would Effectively Require Stand Your Ground Defendants to Be Convicted Twice, Once in Front of a Judge and Again in Front of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2017 at Blogging Black Miami