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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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Under the leadership of Miami-Dade County School Board Member, Dr. Steve Gallon III, the education community is excited about the relaunch of the Miami-Alliance of Black School Educators Black School Educators (MABSE), the local affiliate of the National Alliance of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2018 at Blogging Black Miami
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Great morning, great people! Finally. Today is the day. It’s Primary Election Day! I voted by mail so long ago, it didn’t seem as if this day would come. Every election is important and it seems that in recent times... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2018 at Blogging Black Miami
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Thanks to a $1.1 million grant included in last year’s budget, black-owned businesses across the state can now apply for a loan through a program administered by the Florida A&M University Federal Credit Union in partnership with the Florida Department... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2018 at Blogging Black Miami
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Lakeland, Florida medical doctor Jeffrey Epstein is tackled by Orlando Police as he has a meltdown at Orlando International Airport. Jeffrey Epstein, a white medical doctor based in Lakeland, Florida acted a complete fool at the American Airlines counter at... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2018 at Blogging Black Miami
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EBONY magazine releases its Fashion issue, featuring ISSA RAE on the cover. In the accompanying exclusive interview, EBONY has an intimate conversation with the producer and Emmy Award-nominated actor who took her award-winning web series, The Misadventures of Awkward Black... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2018 at Blogging Black Miami
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Bethune-Cookman University Marching Wildcats are the subject of a 12-episode docu-series on Netflix. “Marching Orders,” an original unscripted series, takes viewers inside the Marching Wildcats of Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach, Florida. The band’s rich history includes being showcased at... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2018 at Blogging Black Miami
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Please share this opportunity with individuals who meet the required criteria. Let's help people help themselves. Thanks! Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2018 at Blogging Black Miami
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Today is the first day of Early Voting in Miami-Dade County. Don’t squander your power. Get out and vote. During the early voting period, you may vote at any early voting location in Miami-Dade County. Vote close to your home…close... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2018 at Blogging Black Miami
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On Friday, August 10, at 4 p.m., the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department and Miami-Dade County District 2 Commissioner Jean Monestime will officially dedicate the new Arthur Woodard Park, named in honor of my Dad. My family... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2018 at Blogging Black Miami
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Affirming YOUth Foundation has been providing assistance in the community even before the organization officially opened its doors this past Saturday, August 4, 2018. The Social-Emotional Learning (SEL)-TechKnowledgy Computer Lab officially opens when students return to school at the end... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2018 at Blogging Black Miami
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Citizens of Wakanda, election season is upon us. Primary election day is August 28, 2018. If you are registered to vote in Florida, remember that you can vote by mail, vote early at any early voting site in your county... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2018 at Blogging Black Miami
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The Gwen S. Cherry Black Women Lawyers Association (GSCBWLA), the Dade County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., the South Florida Chapter of the National Action Network, the League of Women Voters, the ACLU of Florida, and the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2018 at Blogging Black Miami
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BALTIMORE — The NAACP Florida State Conference calls on the U.S. Department of Justice to open an immediate investigation and immediately intervene into the murder of Markeis McGlockton. “We know the misapplication of this horrendous idea of a law of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2018 at Blogging Black Miami
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Remember her name. Florida A&M University's Cori Renee Bostic, an Atlanta native, has made history as the first female drum major of its world renown, incomparable Marching 100 band. This move is so major. The Marching 100 tradition didn’t allow... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2018 at Blogging Black Miami
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Last Sunday night's episode of Hot Talk with Jill Tracey was the personification of HOT. It was LIT! Click Jill's photo to listen. The fireworks start about 56:15. Last Sunday night’s episode of Hot Talk with Jill Tracey was smoking... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2018 at Blogging Black Miami
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The Board of Directors of the St. John Community Development Corporation (St. John CDC) will host its 18th Annual Fundraising Gala titled Things Are Cooking in Overtown on August 24th. Gala proceeds will be used to provide scholarships to college-bound... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2018 at Blogging Black Miami
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Monday, July 30, 2018, is the deadline to register to vote or to update voter information for the upcoming August 28, 2018 Primary Election in Florida. If you are a registered independent voter and you want to vote for a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2018 at Blogging Black Miami
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Join me, my friend Andre Joyce, the owners and staff of Lil GreenHouse Grill, and other politically-minded individuals as we enjoy edgy neo-soul cuisine, complimentary hors d'oeuvres (courtesy of Lil GreenHouse Grill), and adult beverages 5pm-8:30pm, on Wednesday, August 1,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2018 at Blogging Black Miami
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Valarie Hollingsworth-Baker, 25th International President of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated WASHINGTON, July 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated, a 98-year-old international women's service organization, held its Grand Boulé in New Orleans from July 18 – 22,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2018 at Blogging Black Miami
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(Miami, FL) – Community Health of South Florida Inc. (CHI) is celebrating National Health Center Week with several free events Aug. 11-18, 2018. The events highlight the resources provided by community health centers like CHI and help to get children... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2018 at Blogging Black Miami
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The 6th Annual Pumps, Pearls & Politics forum presented by the Connection Committee of the Gamma Zeta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. This highly anticipated event will take place Saturday, July 28, 2018, at the Smith Conference... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2018 at Blogging Black Miami
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The City of Miami Police Department, in conjunction with the ladies of the Miami Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, is holding a gun buyback event to reduce gun violence in the city. The buyback allows anyone to surrender... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2018 at Blogging Black Miami
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The general meeting of the Miami-Dade Branch of the NAACP will take place 7 p.m., Monday, June 18, 2018 at the New Way Praise & Worship Center, 16800 NW 22 Avenue, Miami Gardens, FL 33056. The meeting is open to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2018 at Blogging Black Miami
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Nationally-syndicated radio host Papa Keith announces free People Matter Fest to combat gun violence on Saturday, June 16. MIAMI, FL – Nationally-syndicated radio host Papa Keith, in conjunction with 103.5 The Beat and Miami-Dade County Commissioner Jean Monestime, are proud... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2018 at Blogging Black Miami
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The first South Florida Gubernatorial Debate of the 2018 election cycle will be held this evening, June 11, at 7 PM EST at Miramar Cultural Center, 2400 Civic Center Place, Miramar, FL 33025. SEIU (Service Employees International Union) has partnered... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2018 at Blogging Black Miami