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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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FAMU President Larry Robinson, Ph.D., will be joined by presidents from Howard University, Spelman College and South Carolina State University for the University’s annual Black History Month Town Hall. The 90-minute virtual event, themed “The Rise and Relevance of HBCUs,”... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2021 at Blogging Black Miami
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Kamala Harris pledging Alpha Kappa Alpha at Howard University in 1986. The organization was founded on the campus with 16 students in 1908; it has grown to more than 300,ooo members. On Tuesday, August 11, 2020, history was made when... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2021 at Blogging Black Miami
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Miami-Dade County Commissioner Kionne McGhee and staff clean up public areas in Florida City on Saturday, January 16, 2021, in tribute to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on MLK Weekend. South Dade community members keep Reverend Dr. Martin... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2021 at Blogging Black Miami
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At noon tomorrow, Saturday, January 9, 2021, the Florida Democratic Party will elect a state chair and other officers. 1. A Democrat has not been elected governor of Florida in almost three decades, and the result of the 2020 general... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2021 at Blogging Black Miami
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Each year, the theme for Kwanzaa is posted on the Official Kwanzaa Website which can be found here: https://officialkwanzaawebsite.org/index.html. The website is also replete with information on the history of Kwanzaa, the meaning and significance of its symbols and principles,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2020 at Blogging Black Miami
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This week we celebrate Kwanzaa. It was created in 1966 and is celebrated each year from December 26 - January 1. Kwanzaa (notice the extra ‘a’) means “first fruits”. Kwanzaa pays homage to harvest festivals and was designed to unite... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2020 at Blogging Black Miami
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On this beautiful and chilly day in South Florida, we give thanks for another day of life, strength and health. Inarguably, 2020 has been a year that we will not forget. Our lives have been disrupted. Many have experienced job... Continue reading
Posted Dec 25, 2020 at Blogging Black Miami
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Inarguably, 2020 has been a year of many changes and challenges. If you have been paying attention, as have many of us, you are just grateful to be alive. Almost 270,000 Americans are not due to COVID-19. More than 12... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2020 at Blogging Black Miami
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It's finally here! It's Election Day! From the presidential race to other races on the federal, state and local level, TODAY is our LAST DAY to voice our choices in this election cycle. Every election is important and every vote... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2020 at Blogging Black Miami
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Perhaps the Black community in Miami is on the precipice of a political and cultural revolution. Perhaps this generation of millennials will usher in a resurgence of Black unity and Black power reminiscent of Miami’s past. On Sunday, November 1,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2020 at Blogging Black Miami
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This 2020 election season seems to have gone on forever. Many voters are exhausted from the vitriol, divisiveness, and outright lies. Well, in less than three days, the 2020 General Election will be over -- at least voting would have... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2020 at Blogging Black Miami
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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