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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 South Florida Chapter of the National Alumnae Association of Spelman College will present their "All That Jazz" 2021 Virtual Scholarship Fundraiser and Live Auction on Sunday, June 27, 2021, 3 PM ET. Event co-hosts are Spelman alumnae Christie Grays... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2021 at Blogging Black Miami
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American history will forever remember the 46th President of the United States, Joseph R. Biden, officially signed into law a Juneteenth National Independence Day on June 17, 2021. Juneteenth is short for June 19. On that day in 1865, U.S.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2021 at Blogging Black Miami
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Fathers are our heroes, our protectors, our first teachers, and our biggest cheerleaders. If you can speak to your Dad or hug him, do that. If all you have at this time are memories and mementos of your Dad…smile. Being... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2021 at Blogging Black Miami
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On Sunday, June 6, 2021, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated made history with the chartering of a new chapter serving Wellington and the Western Communities in Palm Beach County, Florida. The Alpha Alpha Upsilon Omega Chapter is the first African... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2021 at Blogging Black Miami
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GRAMMY®-nominated and acclaimed rap artist Cordae has partnered with Disney Dreamers Academy, held at Walt Disney World, and ESPN's The Undefeated to award scholarships to youth from underrepresented communities attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Cordae is a featured... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2021 at Blogging Black Miami
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Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, celebrates the emancipation of enslaved people in the United States. While the holiday is celebrated on June 19, 1865, this year, June 19 falls on a Saturday, so County offices and libraries will be... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2021 at Blogging Black Miami
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Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown Jr., and Daunte Wright, are three young men whose deaths shook the world and re-ignited the focus on racial injustice in America. At noon ET, on Saturday, June 19, 2021, the eve of this nation’s celebration... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2021 at Blogging Black Miami
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Despite recent laws enacted in Florida to suppress the vote, stifle free speech, and whitewash history, now is not the time for Floridians to live in fear. Now, more than ever, Floridians must speak up and speak out. The ACLU... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2021 at Blogging Black Miami
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One of the most controversial legislative sessions in Florida, in recent memory, has concluded and the Connection Committees of Gamma Zeta Omega Chapter and Alpha Alpha Beta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated are presenting a virtual legislative... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2021 at Blogging Black Miami
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On Jan. 17, 2004, Sgt. Edmond L. Randle, Jr. of Miami Gardens became the first documented South Florida soldier to be killed by anti-US insurgents in Iraq. Today is Memorial Day. It is the day we honor those that have... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2021 at Blogging Black Miami
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The Canvassing Board met this morning to certify the May 11, 2021 Regular Election for the City of North Miami. Mary Estimé-Irvin was officially declared the winner of the District 3 Councilperson race. A recount of the votes in the... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2021 at Blogging Black Miami
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Medina Explicitly Calls Out Kevin Burns for Fraudulent Voting Activity North Miami — Dr. Hector Medina, a candidate for North Miami City Council District 2 alleges there was significant fraudulent voting in the latest municipal election. Medina narrowly missed the... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2021 at Blogging Black Miami
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Coach Mickey Clayton and sports reporter Rick Brown bring you another episode of Insiights Sports fast paced conversation on the latest and sometimes overlooked but interesting topics in sports. These two guys are friends so you never know where the... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2021 at Blogging Black Miami
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Incumbents Philippe Bien-Aime and Mary Estimé-Irvin were re-elected in Tuesday’s City of North Miami municipal elections. Bien-Aime won overwhelmingly and returns to the City’s mayoral seat. Estimé-Irvin returns to the District 3 council seat after narrowly avoiding a runoff race... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2021 at Blogging Black Miami
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(Talladega, AL) The Talladega College Board of Trustees authorized Talladega College President Dr. Billy C. Hawkins to employ a consultant to determine the feasibility of reviving the institution’s football program. Trustees voted in favor of conducting a feasibility study during... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2021 at Blogging Black Miami
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The NAACP Florida State Conference, in collaboration with the Florida A&M University School of the Environment and National Technical Association Space Coast Florida Chapter will present a discussion on the very important topic of Environmental and Climate Justice. This virtual... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2021 at Blogging Black Miami
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The university will hold a unique dual ceremony honoring the Classes of 2020 and 2021 ATLANTA/PRNewswire/ -- On Saturday, May 15, Clark Atlanta University will hold a dual commencement ceremony honoring the Classes of 2020 and 2021. Politician, attorney and... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2021 at Blogging Black Miami
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Let’s get informed and stay informed in preparation for the 2022 midterm elections. The Fort Lauderdale/Broward Branch of the NAACP will present a Virtual Legislative Debrief: “Where Do We Go From Here” on voter suppression in Florida. The event is... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2021 at Blogging Black Miami
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NORTH MIAMI BEACH, FL __ The North Miami Beach City Commission has voted to name Northeast 159th Street in honor of Miami-Dade County Commissioner Jean Monestime for his advocacy and trailblazing leadership in the community. The Commission voted unanimously to... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2021 at Blogging Black Miami
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The Ebenezer United Methodist Church (EUMC) in partnership with Young Adult Missional Movement (YAMM) and United Methodist Commission on Relief (UMCOR) Global Ministries announces the re-launch of the EUMC Food Distribution Ministry on Saturday, April 24, 2021, at 2001 N.W.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2021 at Blogging Black Miami
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Striking Cover Image is a Visual Interpretation of the Challenges and Triumphs of the Black Community After Facing an Unprecedented Year Filled with Social Unrest, Police Brutality, Economic and Health Disparities, COVID-19 and More The news of Derek Chauvin’s guilty... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2021 at Blogging Black Miami
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Beacon For Change, Inc., a charitable organization, announced a donation of 21 computers and 14 projectors from Carol A. Gardner, CPA, President of TACOLCY Economic Development Corp (TEDC). This donation of electronics will be delivered to The Beacon School in... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2021 at Blogging Black Miami
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NAACP says this proposal is racist and discriminatory for black and brown Floridians. Yesterday, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed HB 1, his censorship and repression bill, into law as America awaits a verdict in the trial of former Minnesota police... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2021 at Blogging Black Miami
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On this past Wednesday evening, by a 5-2 vote, despite significant constituent opposition, the City of Miami Gardens Council followed through on what residents feared. They reversed the decision of last year’s council and voted in favor of a resolution... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2021 at Blogging Black Miami
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In 2018, Formula One Grand Prix racing on city streets was rejected by residents in downtown Miami due to excessive noise, environmental pollution and traffic chaos. In 2019, real estate developer, sports team owner and philanthropist Stephen Ross sought to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2021 at Blogging Black Miami