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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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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
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~NAACP says statements by Florida Department of Education and Polk County School District leadership is deeply concerning and they are watching developments closely statewide. ~ “Polk County Public Schools proudly display a statement across their website that reads “PCPS 2020:... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2020 at Blogging Black Miami
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3:30 pm- Gathering at the Statue of Toussaint L’Ouverture (62nd St and North Miami Avenue) 4:51 pm- Moment of silence 5:00 pm- Processional march to the Little Haiti Cultural Complex (260 NE 59th Terrace) 5:30 pm- Program at the Little... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2020 at Blogging Black Miami
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The week long Pan-African holiday known as Kwanzaa was first observed in 1966 in California. This year marks the 30th consecutive year of the local celebration hosted by the Miami-Dade Chapter of the Florida A&M University National Alumni Association. Recognizing... Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2019 at Blogging Black Miami
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On this Veterans Day, we thank all the men and women who helped to make this world a better place with your courage, sacrifice, and dedication to our country. No words could ever express how much that means to all... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2019 at Blogging Black Miami
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The legislative process has always been about each of us working together to create laws that help our communities rather than hurt us. On Thursday, August 22nd at 7pm, join State Rep. Shevrin Jones for an interactive #ForThePEOPLE Bill Writing... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2019 at Blogging Black Miami
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At today’s regular monthly meeting of the Miami-Dade County School Board, District 1 School Board Member Dr. Steve Gallon III will proffer Agenda Item H-11 on the Review of Student Arrest Data. The item is crucial to the Black community... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2019 at Blogging Black Miami
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On Saturday, July 20, 2019, the Iota Pi Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity collaborated with Miami-Dade Pubic Defender Carlos J. Martinez and Omega Psi Phi member Florida Democratic House Leader State Representative Kionne McGhee to host a restorative... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2019 at Blogging Black Miami
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M-DCPS School Board Member and Vice Chair of CUBE National Steering Committee Dr. Steve Gallon III announces 2019 CUBE Annual Conference in Miami September 26-28, 2019. The Council of Urban Boards of Education (CUBE) will hold its Annual Conference in... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2019 at Blogging Black Miami
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Amendment 4 is one of the most significant Florida constitutional amendments in our lifetime. Florida voters overwhelmingly supported restoration of rights for some returning citizens, formerly convicted felons who had served their time and completed probation. Unfortunately, shortly after the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2019 at Blogging Black Miami
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Today is a significant day in American history. It is the day commemorated as the end of enslavement of African Americans in the United States. So, as the story goes President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, freeing enslaved Africans,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2019 at Blogging Black Miami
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The Honorable Rodney Smith, Judge, US District Court for the Southern District of Florida On June 12, 2019, at 2:43 pm ET, Florida Circuit Court Judge Rodney Smith ascended to the position of judge, US District Court for the Southern... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2019 at Blogging Black Miami
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Today we observe Memorial Day, previously known as Decoration Day, to honor men and women who died in active military service to this country. The very first Memorial Day was on May 1, 1865, in Charleston, S.C. when formerly enslaved... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2019 at Blogging Black Miami
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An anonymous call was made to law enforcement yesterday to report a body floating in a Miami Gardens canal. As word of the discovery spread throughout the community, anxiety increased among many concerned about missing Miami Norland Senior High School... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2019 at Blogging Black Miami
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Miami Norland Senior High School teacher and test chairperson, Kameela Russell is missing. Born in the Bahamas, Kameela is a beloved mother, daughter and friend to many who are praying for her safe return home. Several of her classmates from... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2019 at Blogging Black Miami