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Initiative buoys up for Miami’s booming technology scene

Miami is most known for its palm trees, sizzling weather and sunny beaches —but as of late it has become home of something least suspecting — technology. Those at the Young Professionals Network [YPN] and the Miami-Dade Economic Advocacy Trust ...

FL college students receiving Pell grants more

Approximately 36 percent — that’s 17,117 of Florida International University students depend on the federal Pell grant to help pay for their studies during 2013. This accounts for a total of $77,143,267.60 in aid. According to reports, the number of ...

Wholistic Growth seeks cure for childhood obesity

Seventeen percent of all children in the U.S. are currently obese — tripling the percentage from one generation ago. Well, obesity, Founder/CEO Kraig McHardy, says that you have met your match. Bringing the South Florida area the unique

Early childhood advocates pay a visit to select daycares

Last week Wednesday, three daycares received a visit from some of Miami’s top advocate programs for early childhood education. David Lawrence, executive director and founder of the Early Childhood Initiative Foundation was in attendance when he and others stopped by ...

Excel Kids academy Daycare business offering lifelong learning curriculum

Exposure, excellence and experience are the three things that Shawntravia Pointville lives by when running her three daycare locations. As a young adult, Pointville began a career as a correctional officer that showed exemplary skills in management, interpersonal communication and ...

Alumnus gives FIU $1 million

Miami native Gerald C. Grant, Jr. can testify to the statement that “life is a marathon and not a sprint.” While attending Miami Edison Senior High, Grant, 57, made $2 an hour and, in college, worked two jobs. With ambition ...

Albert Lewis, looking to jump into career world

A young and vibrant senior at North Miami Senior High is consistently demonstrating the qualities of a role model according to a recent press release. Albert D. Lewis is focused on serving his community and taking his education further.

Miami Gardens hosts science and engineering fair

Several years ago, the City of Miami Gardens hosted its first Science and Engineering Fair — this year tradition stands true. The third annual fair is set for December 9-10 and the City of Miami Gardens is urging students with ...

UTD president and others dig in their own pockets to fund ideas

For the first time ever, United Teachers of Dade [UTD] reached into their own pockets to grant 13 deserving Miami-Dade County Public School [M-DCPS] teachers with funds to advance creative classroom projects. Fedrick Ingram, president, received matching voluntary contributions from ...

Local student competes for Miss National UNCF

Keyandra Berry, a junior at the historic Florida Memorial University [FMU] hailing from South Florida, is preparing to compete in the 2013-2014 Miss National United Negro College Fund [UNCF] Scholarship Pageant next February. Berry is majoring in music with a ...

Norland Senior High celebrates groundbreaking

Students and faculty of Miami Norland Senior High School [MNSH] have been walking the same hallways since 1958. Now, after a promise was made last year by Miami-Dade County Public Schools, a brand new school is on the horizon. On ...

Northwestern High receives $5,000 grant for teachers

Recently, Miami Northwestern Senior High School [MNSH] was the recipient of a generous offer from the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organization [AFL-CIO].

Lil TerRio promotes staying in school

Who would have thought that an overnight celebrity would come from a six-year-old just being himself? With his loving personality, TerRio Harshaw [also known as Lil’ TerRio] has captured the hearts of thousands around the nation. And his popularity has ...

Allapattah Middle School walks for breast cancer cure

Over 250 students from Allapattah Middle School [AMS] recently decided to come together to make a stand for those battling breast cancer. They said that because October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, they wanted to show their support in finding ...

UF celebrates dreams fulfilled

The University of Florida’s [UF] Association of Black alumni hosted its annual Black alumni weekend to celebrate the 50th year of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. The theme ...