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North Miami official runs against Frederica Wilson

A 31-year old Haitian-American from North Miami seeks to unseat Congresswoman Frederica Wilson, one of South Florida’s most formidable politicians. Michael Etienne, who is running in the Aug. 26 primary against Wilson, will rely on the support of predominate Haitian-American population in North Miami, one of several municipalities that lies within District 24, which also includes Opa-locka, Miami Shores and Little Haiti and Brickell . The district also extends north to Miramar.

Frederica S. Wilson launches campaign for return of girls

Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson (FL-24) is urging the U.S. and the international community to create a twitter storm, of millions of followers, in support of the kidnapped Nigerian school girls, their rescue and the arrest of terrorist group Boko Haram.  The extremist group abducted more than two hundred girls in April. Congresswoman Wilson called for the international twitter campaign today at a press conference held with Congresswoman Shelia Jackson Lee (TX-18), Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22),

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5000 Role Models host conference at Sun Life Stadium

As high school seniors prepare to march down the aisle in their caps and gowns, many are still undecided on what to do after graduation.

Congresswoman Wilson leads effort to reunite Haitians families  

On Monday Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson (FL-24) sent a passionate letter to President Barack Obama urging him to create a Haitian Family Reunification Parole Program to promptly reunite families, foster economic development and save lives. Congresswoman Wilson argues that the program’s creation is one of the most broadly supported executive actions the President could take to speed Haiti’s recovery.

Wilson’s statement on second anniversary of Trayvon Martin’s death

"Today, we honor Trayvon's memory and stand in solidarity with his family,” said Congresswoman Frederica Wilson. “On the second anniversary of his death, we also think about ways to prevent such a tragedy from ever happening again. While sold to Florida legislators as a pragmatic fix to help victims of domestic violence to

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Congresswoman Wilson announces STEM Competition

Hope to stir youth’s creativity

Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson (FL-24) announced the first Congressional Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Academic Competition. Established by Members of the U.S. House of Representatives the new competition is designed to engage student’s creativity and encourage their participation in STEM education fields.  For 2014, the nationwide competition will be an App Challenge.

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Unemployed emergency assistance to end soon

Plight of long-term jobless remains as serious as ever

While many unemployed Black Floridians were able to remain financially afloat due to government-funded budget extensions, New Year’s Day may prove to be a day of reckoning as scheduled budget cuts kick in. As of the week ending December 28th, nearly 119,000 Floridians will have their emergency unemployment compensation [EUC]terminated,