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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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With all the racist, anti-Semitic and homophobic vitriol that will forever emblazon Charlottesville, Virginia in the collective psyche of Americans because of this past weekend's horrific events, Miami will be visited tomorrow by US Attorney General Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III... Continue reading
Posted yesterday 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
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3rd Annual Sankofa Jazz Fest featuring Grammy-winning trumpet player and multi-instrumentalist Nicholas Payton with Amina Scott and Joe Dyson. The lineup includes Miami’s very own New Vision Sax Ensemble, the Ladies of Simply Simone, South Broward High School Jazz Band,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2017 at Blogging Black Miami
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TALLAHASSEE— The Florida Folklife Program and the City of Tarpon Springs recognized 2017 Florida Folk Heritage Award recipient, William “Billy the Kid” Emerson, in a special ceremony today hosted at the Tarpon Springs Heritage Museum. This ceremony honored Mr. Emerson... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2017 at Blogging Black Miami
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Black Miamians of all nationalities and backgrounds will come together to advance a common agenda at the second annual “One Heritage: State of Black Miami” forum. Miami-Dade County Commissioner Jean Monestime and his colleagues on the Miami-Dade Commission in association... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2017 at Blogging Black Miami
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If you are really concerned about public education (and you should be), push away from your computer, put your cell phone done, and participate in this community conversation on education. Opa-Locka Vice Mayor Joseph Kelley and Miami-Dade County School Board... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2017 at Blogging Black Miami
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AARP Florida seeks your help in opposing a bill that is bad for all FPL customers. Please read. Share. Contact the committee members and ask them to vote NO. The proposed Utility Investment in Gas Reserves legislation (House Bill 1043)... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2017 at Blogging Black Miami
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Miami-born, Jacksonville, and Gainesville raised Tallahassee mayor Andrew Gillum has declared his candidacy for governor of Florida. Gillum is going hard and smart in his appeal via social media. His ground game is strong too. He has garnered some high-profile... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2017 at Blogging Black Miami
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At the upcoming School Board Meeting on March 15, District 1 School Board Member and Role Model, Dr. Steve Gallon III, will salute 62 Miami-Dade County Public School students who comprise the 2017 graduating class of the 5000 Role Models... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2017 at Blogging Black Miami
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Miami-Dade County District 1 School Board Member Dr. Steve Gallon III, will be the guest speaker at the upcoming Greater North Miami Chamber of Commerce Business Networking Luncheon, Noon, March 22, 2017, at the Miami Shores Country Club, 10000 Biscayne... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2017 at Blogging Black Miami
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Rev. Sharpton and Rep. Wilson at Pastors and Principals Fighting Crime through Spirituality Summit MIAMI, FL – To address the growing trend of gun violence and crimes against children, Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson (FL-24) hosted the Pastors and Principals Fighting... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2017 at Blogging Black Miami