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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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More than 200,000 fans are expected in South Florida for Rolling Loud Miami 2022 at Hard Rock Stadium. It's that time of year again; Rolling Loud, the world's largest hip hop music festival, will be held at Hard Rock Stadium... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2022 at Blogging Black Miami
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This evening, the Religious Affairs Committee of the Miami-Dade Branch NAACP will continue with their series on local religious leaders, Meet the Pastor. This episode’s special guests are Rev. Dr. Jimmie L. Bryant, Senior Pastor and Lady Estella King-Bryant of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2022 at Blogging Black Miami
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The Fourth of July is a national holiday to celebrate this country's freedom from Britain. In 1776, Black people were not free or equal. It's two hundred forty-six years later and while chattel slavery is no longer legal, Black people... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2022 at Blogging Black Miami
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Juneteenth became a federal holiday when President Joseph Biden signed it into law on June 17, 2021. To much fanfare, the holiday has received much media coverage and commentary. This year, the actual date, June 19, fell on Father’s Day... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2022 at Blogging Black Miami
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Happy Mother's Day to all mothers everywhere. If you can give your mother a hug or talk to her on the telephone, understand that you are blessed. If your mother is no longer with you in the natural, understand that... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2022 at Blogging Black Miami
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As Americans witness the advancement and passage of laws making it more difficult to vote throughout the nation, the Miami-Dade Chapter of the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) is hosting an important symposium on Sunday, February 20, 2022, 6 PM ET,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2022 at Blogging Black Miami
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MIAMI – February 3, 2022 – Community Health of South Florida Inc. (CHI), is proud to host Give Kids A Smile Day on February 4, 2022. The annual event provides free dental screenings, cleanings, vanish, sealants and giveaways to children... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2022 at Blogging Black Miami
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The W.I.S.H. Foundation (Women Involved in Service to Humanity), Incorporated, in partnership with Gamma Zeta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated presents the 2022 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Virtual Youth Symposium on Sunday, January 16, 2022, from... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2022 at Blogging Black Miami
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In the midst of the madness, we continue to experience each day, we give thanks. We celebrate friends and family that make our lives better and worth living each day. We pray for peace, love and understanding during a time... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2021 at Blogging Black Miami
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Tuesday, November 2, is Election Day in various municipalities throughout South Florida. In the City of Miami, races for the mayor and two commissioners are on the ballot. Conventional wisdom dictates Mayor Francis Suarez and District 3 Commissioner Joe Carollo... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2021 at Blogging Black Miami
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The Miami-Biscayne Bay 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 the assets of... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2021 at Blogging Black Miami
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Miami-Dade County School Board Vice Chair and CUBE (Council of Urban Boards of Education) Chair Dr. Steve Gallon III welcomed CUBE 2021 attendees to their national conference, held in Atlanta, Georgia, September 16-18, 2021. Gallon delivered a powerful and insightful... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2021 at Blogging Black Miami
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A critically important community town hall meeting on the Miami-Dade County Public Schools Comprehensive Disparity Study will be held tomorrow, Tuesday, October 12, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. EST. The meeting will be held virtually via Zoom and in-person in the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2021 at Blogging Black Miami
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One of the hottest local political races is the City of Miami District 5 Commissioner race. A forum is being held this evening, Tuesday, October 5 at 6 PM at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, 740 NW 58th Street, Miami, FL... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2021 at Blogging Black Miami
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Almost three million people in Florida have contracted COVID-19, and more than 41,000 have died. Of those statistics, Miami-Dade County represents more than 583,000 of those cases and almost 6,500 deaths. The Delta variant of COVID is much more contagious... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2021 at Blogging Black Miami
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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