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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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This has been a very exciting election season in Florida thanks to the excitement of the campaign of Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum. According to conventional wisdom and many political folks right here in Miami said he didn't stand a snowball's... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2018 at Blogging Black Miami
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Vennda-Rei Gibson Shock and tremendous sadness overcame many in Miami’s Black community upon learning of the death of Vennda-Rei Gibson, long-time columnist for The Miami Times highly-anticipated weekly record of community social events and celebrations, The Social Whirl. An avid... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2018 at Blogging Black Miami
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Today is the last day of Early Voting in Miami-Dade County. Many churches have collaborated to encourage voting via a “Souls to the Polls” initiative that includes a march and a rally. Several celebrities are in South Florida to maximize... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2018 at Blogging Black Miami
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A video was posted to YouTube two days ago showing a white male customer hurling profanity and racial slurs at a young Black female employee of Dunkin Donuts/Baskin Robbins at 341 W 41 Street (Arthur Godfrey Road and Sheridan Avenue)... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2018 at Blogging Black Miami
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The men of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity will be hosting voter mobilization and education events across Florida on Saturday, October 27. The Miami Alumni Chapter’s event will be held at Miami Dade College North Campus, 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2018 at Blogging Black Miami
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Get informed. Get election ready. Get involved. Florida’s historic upcoming General Election will bring with it a voluminous ballot with candidate races, an unprecedented number of constitutional amendments with some amendments including multiple bundled issues; a school board referendum; County... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2018 at Blogging Black Miami
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Today is the last day to register to vote or change your voter information (address, Party affiliation, etc.) in the November 2018 General Election. If you are eligible to vote, you can submit an application in person or online as... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2018 at Blogging Black Miami
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David Banner and Jasmen Rogers to Keynote while Jawan Strader Hosts ‘Cocktails & Conversations’ Kickoff MIAMI – The 6th Annual South Florida Youth Summit (SFYS), presented by L.E.A.D Nation in partnership with the Knight Foundation, will take place October 18-20... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2018 at Blogging Black Miami
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PVAMU's $500,000 Mellon Foundation Grant matched by anonymous donor gift PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas, PRNewswire/ -- The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU) a grant of $500,000 to support its efforts to establish an African-American Studies... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2018 at Blogging Black Miami
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Deborah Catchings-Smith CARY, N.C. - National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) announced the installation of Deborah Catchings-Smith, International President, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, as chair of the NPHC’s Council of Presidents (COP) for a one-year term effective immediately. In this role, Catchings-Smith... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2018 at Blogging Black Miami
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Black media professionals honored at 2018 BOMA Awards. MIAMI – It’s not often that you’ll hear a faith-based economist quoting the rapper Drake or have the opportunity to sit in a room filled with 150 of South Florida’s most talented... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2018 at Blogging Black Miami
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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