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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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Miami, FL -The Miami-Biscayne Bay (FL) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated will host an Estate Planning Virtual Conversation designed to educate communities of color on the importance of drafting a will to communicate final wishes and determine inheritance rights to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2020 at Blogging Black Miami
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Today is the first day of early voting in Miami-Dade County. There are 33 early voting sites. They will be open from 7 AM until 7 PM everyday until November 1. You can also deposit your absentee ballot, also called... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2020 at Blogging Black Miami
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Miami, FL — This year’s November general election ballot includes six questions proposed to amend Florida’s constitution. The Miami-Biscayne Bay (FL) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated, wants to make sure the community is informed when ballots are cast on these... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2020 at Blogging Black Miami
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A Sunshine Meeting is scheduled for 1 p.m., tomorrow, Monday, September 14, 2020 regarding the renaming of the Miami International Airport. The meeting is between Commissioners Esteban Bovo, Vice-Chairwoman Rebecca Sosa and Chairwoman Audrey Edmonson. We don’t know any additional... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2020 at Blogging Black Miami
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For more information regarding times and locations for meals distributions visit https://parentacademymiami.com/school-meals-near-me/ Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2020 at Blogging Black Miami
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With so many students using distance learning this Fall because of COVID-19, parents need not become frustrated if they lack certain subject-area expertise. The Miami-Dade Public Library System provides certified teachers to help your K-12 students. Do take advantage of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2020 at Blogging Black Miami
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Bahamian government officials have reopened their borders to U.S. travelers, but upon arrival, visitors are expected to quarantine in a government facility for 14 days. The change was made to create a uniform standard for visitors during the coronavirus pandemic.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2020 at Blogging Black Miami
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MIAMI – The Heritage Planning Committee of the Black Affairs Advisory Board will host its annual “Community Pillars” awards and scholarship presentation at 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., on Saturday, August 1, 2020, via the Zoom virtual platform https://miamidade.live/PillarAwards. The... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2020 at Blogging Black Miami
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Florida Court rules in favor of the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Program’s Right of First Refusal provision (Opa-locka, FL) – On July 7, 2020, the Circuit Court of the 11th Judicial Circuit in Miami-Dade County ruled to preserve the housing... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2020 at Blogging Black Miami
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Effective immediately, all travelers to The Bahamas will be required to complete an electronic Bahamas Health Visa application before departure from the place of embarkation. This can be found at travel.gov.bs. Travelers are required to upload a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2020 at Blogging Black Miami
Miami-Dade schools superintendent Albert Carvalho was a guest on Meet The Press on July 12, 2020. He discussed re-opening schools, including instructional delivery options, as our nation deals with the COVID-19 pandemic. He also stated that conditions may be appropriate... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2020 at Blogging Black Miami
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Attention Parents! The survey deadline has been extended until July 15 , Miami-Dade County Public Schools (MDCPS) is asking you to complete a questionnaire to declare intent for your child's educational experience for the 2020-2021 #MDCPSReopening Phase 2 via the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2020 at Blogging Black Miami
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See Public Notice below. A Public Hearing has been scheduled to be held on Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at 9:30 AM, to address issues including the establishment of a West Grove Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) and to prepare a community... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2020 at Blogging Black Miami
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Election 2020 could be historic for the School Board of Miami-Dade County. Joining Dr. Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall who is not up for re-election and current Vice Chair Dr. Steve Gallon III who was re-elected without opposition, could be long-time, Miami-Dade County... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2020 at Blogging Black Miami
The City of Fort Lauderdale’s Housing and Community Development office will offer rental assistance to eligible residents of Fort Lauderdale who experienced job loss due to COVID-19. Funding is limited and assistance will be provided on a first-ready, first-served basis.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2020 at Blogging Black Miami
The City of Fort Lauderdale’s Housing and Community Development office will offer rental assistance to eligible residents of Fort Lauderdale who experienced job loss due to COVID-19. Funding is limited and assistance will be provided on a first-ready, first-served basis.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2020 at Blogging Black Miami
The City of Fort Lauderdale’s Housing and Community Development office will offer rental assistance to eligible residents of Fort Lauderdale who experienced job loss due to COVID-19. Funding is limited and assistance will be provided on a first-ready, first-served basis.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2020 at Blogging Black Miami
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Miami-Dade Public Library System to provide Reemployment Assistance Applications at 26 library locations Printed copies will be available in English, Spanish and Creole MIAMI ( April 06, 2020 ) — In an effort to help Miami-Dade County residents applying for... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2020 at Blogging Black Miami
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Joint Press Release on behalf of 20 Florida organizations on the urgent need for equity in accountability policy All children, including Florida’s quarter-million English learners, deserve schools with policies that help them to achieve their highest potential. Forcing children to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2020 at Blogging Black Miami
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The bill ensures protections for pregnant incarcerated women and their babies Tallahassee, FL — Today, the Tammy Jackson Act (SB 852, titled Restrictive Housing for Incarcerated Pregnant Women) by Senator Jason Pizzo (D-West Park) passed the Florida Senate. With newly... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2020 at Blogging Black Miami
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The Florida Secretary of State has closed the books on voter registration for the 2020 Primary and, for the first time this cycle, there is an accurate read of voter registration numbers in Florida. Democrats have added more voters to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2020 at Blogging Black Miami
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Early voting starts today and goes through Sunday, March 15, in the Florida Presidential Preference Primary. Florida is a closed primary state so only Democrats can vote for Democrats and only Republicans can vote for Republicans. At stake are the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2020 at Blogging Black Miami
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Turning Around Public Schools or Taking Away Public Schools? The public school Turn Around bill (SB 1498), which would push privatization to new levels, advanced out of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Education meeting today. As written, this bill would:... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2020 at Blogging Black Miami
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We are less than two weeks away from the deadline to be registered to vote in Florida’s presidential preference primary in March. Former Minority Leader of the Georgia House of Representatives Stacey Abrams will be in Miami today for a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2020 at Blogging Black Miami
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The WISH (Women Involved In Service to Humanity) Foundation, Incorporated and Gamma Zeta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated invite youths, mentoring groups, and auxiliary groups in Miami-Dade County and Broward County to attend the Dr. Martin Luther... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2020 at Blogging Black Miami