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Statement from President Dr. Elmira Mangum on the passing of Sybil C. Mobley

The Sybil C. Mobley School of Business and Industry was created in 1974 by founding Dean Sybil C. Mobley. She started her career at FAMU in 1963 when there was no business school, established an accredited program, gathered educated and experienced staff and faculty and shaped a business school that occupies more than 130,000 square feet. Her dedicated service spanned 40 years.

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Remembering Civil Rights Activist Connie Tucker

Today we remember civil rights activist Connie Tucker.

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Rochelle Lightfoot selected to travel to DC to perform the national anthem

Native Miami Artist, Rochelle Lightfoot, "The Sweetheart of Song" was present at this year's Congressional Black Caucus convention and was selected by the Caucus Board to kick off the 30th Annual Jazz Concert Celebration for Congressman Conyers.

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Viral Vybez

If it's viral, it's here!

In today's Viral Vybez, Rick Ross is off the market ladies, Pastor Jamal Bryant drops out of congressional race, Empire season 2 comes back with a bang and more!!

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Keep your hands off Overtown, residents warn

City Commission backs off plan to rename part of historic neighborhood

Angry Overtown residents packed Miami Commission chambers late Thursday afternoon to hammer at lawmakers over a zoning plan they say encroaches on their neighborhood and will drive out more poor people. City commissioners were set to approve a proposal to rezone a parcel of land from industrial to mixed use as part of the Wynwood Business Improvement District. The proposal would also create a new advisor committee related to development of the area. But before they could, Overtown activists and old-timers took to the mike to slam the plan. They accused city commissioners of creating a zoning map that brings Wynwood to Northwest 20th Street, which is long considered in their neighborhood.

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Shady redistricting plan by the GOP

Republican lawmaker says inmates key to defeating Corrine Brown

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FAMU to host weekend of family, food, fun, and appreciation

This weekend, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) has a lot to celebrate.

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Opa-locka needs serious help with budgeting

Opa-locka for the third year in a row will end the fiscal year with a deficit. A city manager who tried to preach reason about the city’s spending habits has resigned. A new city manager, with a questionable past, especially in the area of managing public money, has taken the reigns. Many residents are outraged. And, rightly so.

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Street renaming black eye for commissioners

Missteps and mistakes have been the hallmark of county leaders these days. In recent weeks, short-sidedness about fairness and ignorance about diversity have plagued County Hall. On Sept. 1, some county leaders decided to name a street in West Miami-Dade after a developer whose companies had faced three housing discrimination law suits, one whose

Do Black lives matter to all of us Blacks?

I’ve come to realize over the years that the era of slavery and civil rights were more than just suppression. Though those seasons were plagued with horrific travesties that we, as a community will never forget, that time forced us to depend upon one another, to be united and on one accord. We’ve come to a point in time, where despite gaining civil liberties, we have forgotten core family values. As a community, we find ourselves demeaning and

Redistricting: Do right; Respect the voters

The Legislature was called into special session for 12 days in August, responding to the Florida Supreme Court and its July ruling that declared the congressional district maps drawn by the House and Senate unconstitutional. The court invalidated the entire

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ALC CBC 2015 Weekend Recap

Congresswoman Wilson welcomes long list of South Floridians

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Anxiety can overwhelm your life in so many different ways

I walked out to the study to escort my next patient into the office. He was 19. When I walked to the study, I expected to see him waiting alone.  He sat with his parents — a Black male appearing his stated age, of Jamaican and Haitian descent. He was dressed in basketball shorts and T-shirt.  He looked at me directly, maintained eye contact and followed me back to my office.

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Selloane sings at Cirque Du Soleil

Welkom, South Africa’s voice behind Cirque Du Soleil’s ‘La Nouba’

Attending the circus is a familiar part of American culture and arguably a childhood must. But a new trend under the big top exists with the innovation of Cirque Du Soleil’s “La Nouba” at Walt Disney World Resort. The extraordinary, Quebec-based experience defies tradition and will mesmerize every generation with sunbursts of colorful imagination and a

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‘Hoops to Hippos!’ a big treat for kids

NBA player Boris Diaw shares stories of wildlife, photography

Peanut butter and jelly. Bacon and eggs. Rock & roll, Mario & Luigi, whip & nae nae, Batman & Robin. Some things just naturally go together; they belong in pairs. And for NBA player and author Boris Diaw, there are two things he likes to add together. Read “Hoops to Hippos!” (with Kitson Jazynka), and see what they are.

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The Social Whirl

As I begin this week’s conversation, I am reminded that next week is the last week in September, and today, September 23 is the first day of fall or what is titled the autumnal equinox. “My how time flies ….”September came and will leave with many observances and HBCU recognitions, as many organizations continue in the drive to passionately #supportHBCUs. In this vein, on Saturday, Sept. 12 the South Florida Alumni Chapter of Saint Augustine’s

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Chatter that Matters

When words came out of her mouth, she proudly smiled from the office room to her office and came out smiling as she informed the board of having a box of keys to the building which is not complete but will done in the near future. Because of the unfinished work on the Historical Hampton House Inc./Trust (HHHT) work can begin to meet on incomplete portions.

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Carol City Middle brightened by murals

The project was created by 30 artists and 100 volunteers

A swimmer bedecked in orange and black bathing suit shows off her medals with a strident stare; another student with a thirst for knowledge does homework sitting atop books by famous black authors; a man with a Moorish hue wears his crown under a blazing heat in Miami Gardens.

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School district launches iAttend

Attendance initiative aimed to stop absenteeism

On any given day, nearly 20,000 Miami-Dade County Public Schools students are absent from school. Going to school every day is one of the simplest and most important contributing factors to a child’s academic success. This is why Superintendent Alberto M. Carvalho and School Board members – along with municipal leaders and community and cultural organizations

UNCF and FMU to host first Miami Masked Ball

The United Negro College Fund (UNCF) will host its first Miami Masked Ball to honor local supporters who enable UNCF to get deserving Miami students to and through college. Civic, business and educational leaders across South Florida will gather at 7 p.m. Oct. 3 at the Hyatt Regency Miami. Calvin Hughes, Local 10 anchor, will serve as Master of Ceremonies for the Ball with musical performances by Arlene Coutee and SUGA.

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