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Hillary is qualified but needs humility

The country should be more excited that it could elect the first woman president in its 240-year history. Hillary Rodham Diane Clinton could -- like Barack Obama -- earn an indelible mark in the history books, she as the nation’s 45th president.

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Answers needed on questionable shooting of Charles Kinsey

The narrative surrounding the reason why therapist Charles Kinsey was shot by North Miami police last week is disturbing on many levels. Police say that last Monday North Miami police officer Jonathan Aledda tried to shoot a non-compliant autistic man but ended up shooting Kinsey, a Black man, in the leg.

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Why I can’t just get over it, America. Pt. 1

America we have come to the crossroad. A road that has pitted right against wrong. A road that has brought out the worst in us since slavery was abolished. When I read what Blacks are saying, when I read what whites are saying, when I read what we all are saying I see that The disease of racism is truly alive and running rampant.

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NEW facility opens to assist local military veterans

American Legion Post 29 holds ribbon-cutting in Miami with local officials

It is no secret that the recent killings of police officers in Dallas, Texas and Baton Rouge, Louisiana were both perpetrated by former members of the United States military. It is also no secret that many of our returning military veterans are in desperate need of mental and financial help, as well as physical therapy when they return home from war.

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The Social Whirl

“No one does it like a Bull!” Accordingly, the Class of 1966 at Northwestern certainly did it up at their recent 50 year reunion with the theme; “50 years and the Journey continues.” Reunion activities began on Sunday, July 10th at at Bible Baptist Church with church service, a memorial service all followed by a fellowship brunch.

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‘Married to Medicine’ star gives peek into life, next season

Lisa Nicole Cloud has found success on the reality show, as well as business

Reality stars are known for their messy behaviors and their on-camera personas. One reality star who tries to transcend that and be a model for a good financial foundation is Lisa Nicole Cloud. Cloud is an entrepreneur and a reality star on the Bravo TV series, “Married to Medicine.”

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Florida Memorial students selected to attend an innovation conference

HBCU alumni chosen to develop, pitch business ideas for success

Thurgood Marshall College Fund’s Opportunity Funding Corporation (OFC) Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program held its inaugural three-day entrepreneurial training and development conference at the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel.

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Welcome to Chengdu, China

It’s the home of pandas, a giant Buddha and spicy food

Chengdu, China is a war between peaking temples and severe high-rises. There, modernization duels with a respect for history and nature in one of the oldest civilizations on the face of the globe. If you’re looking for a travel destination where you can climb mountains to striking temples, wander through never-ending shopping districts, and eat all the mouth numbingly spicy food Sichuan province is known for, Chengdu is the place to be

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Dems: ‘Stronger together’

Clinton introduces Kaine as her running mate in Miami

The newly minted Democratic ticket of Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine touched down in Miami Saturday afternoon to give a sneak preview of the duo that will take on Republicans Donald Trump and Mike Pence in the 2016 race for the White House.

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Speech by FLOTUS calls for party unity to beat Trump

A timely balm to heal and unify the Democratic Party came following rifts that challenged the organization’s integrity. Dynamic speeches delivered by said Sen. Cory Booker, D-NJ, and First Lady Michelle Obama both won the hearts and ignited delegates during the kick-off of the Democratic National Convention (DNC), which convened in Philadelphia July 25-28.

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Seasoned, new politicians vie for Senate District 38

Winner should cater to “haves and have nots”

In a district that spans from tony enclaves such as Golden Beach and Aventura to the working class communities of Liberty City and Little Haiti, Senate District 38 arguably is a classic example of the haves and have nots.

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Chinese investors tour North Miami

City hopes group will develop a Chinatown here

A group of Chinese businessmen and women got a bus tour of the sites that North Miami officials hope will lure them in: breakfast at the Gwen Margolis Center, lunch at the highly touted SoleMia development, with stops at City Hall and a reception at a local restaurant.

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Parker creates new mural in Overtown

The piece was inspired by his love for music, soft colors and inspirational figures

Standing at more than 6 feet tall, Addonis Parker may seem intimåidating to some, but the gentle artist's vivid paintings, murals and sculptures get everyone in the room talking.

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Variety of acts at the Overtown music fest

Festival’s growth is apparent as scores of people attend the event

The best seats in the “house” during The Overtown Music & Arts Festival were those at the New Arena Square Apartments — not the front-row seats. The tenants sat in the comforts of their apartment building gazing out their windows watching Grammy recognized artists perform.

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FIU players on preseason All-Conference USA Football Team

Two seniors and one junior named to the 2016 squad

Florida International University seniors Michael Montero and Jonnu Smith and junior Anthony Wint have been named to the 2016 preseason All-Conference USA Football Team, as chosen by the league's 13 head coaches.

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FAMU addresses Black and Blue Lives Matter

University hosts panel discussion with students and law enforcement

A discussion centered on unity and understanding took place at Florida A&M University on July 13 at the Charles Winter Wood Theatre. The conversation entitled, “Healing Voices: Black and Blue Lives Matter,” included a variety of professional panelists such as law enforcement officials and university professors.

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Do Black lives really matter?

North Miami police shooting of Charles Kinsey raises questions

The shooting of the unarmed Black behavioral therapist by a North Miami police officer has added fuel to an already heated fire about racial discrimination, fairness and accusations of injustice for Black people in the United States. Local social justices advocates, pointing to shootings of other unarmed Black men, say people are close to a boiling point.

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Overtown Music & Arts Festival: Year V

Estelle, Jeremih, Eric Benet and more to perform Saturday, July 23

Customarily when the general public attends a concert or an art show there’s usually a hefty price tag associated with it. But this weekend in Overtown there’s going to be a free art show and concert with several Grammy recognized artists.

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Protests, shootings, acquittals: A nation in turmoil

Sharpton blasts effort to mute Black Lives Matter rallies

The Rev. Al Sharpton criticized efforts to mute the Black Lives Matter movement Saturday, saying a sustained protest is the only way to force change. “It's mind-changing time,'' Sharpton told listeners during his weekly address at the National Action Network's “House of Justice'' in Harlem. He urged others to ignore the calls from critics to scale back or stop rallies organized by the Black Lives Matter movement.

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For the love of GOOD food

Chef Troy Tingling talks about cooking and relationships

We all know that love and food go hand and hand. For some, food is romantic, a way to someone’s heart. For others, cooking is the purest form of expression because it is something that is consumed everyday. For many, they just love to eat food. But occasionally you will find  someone who encompasses all those traits and then some.


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