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Jazz spurs teen's musical career

Classical music and jazz mix for a funky combo

It's rare that a young girl born in this generation would enjoy jazz music more than pop music, but that's the case when it comes to 18 year old Ft. Lauderdale native Carla Robinson.

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No clemency hearing for Giles or Alexander

Two Black Florida residents who are in separate self-defense trials will have to wait longer to have their clemency cases reviewed by state officials. Despite Senator Dwight Bullard's (D-39) ongoing efforts to obtain pardons for Michael Giles and Marissa Alexander, neither parties are mentioned as topics on the agenda for the Executive Board of Clemency's June 18 meeting.

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Overtown Plaza: Groundbreaking celebration

Comm. Hardemon and SEOPW CRA aligning dreams with reality

Community and city leaders were on hand Friday for a groundbreaking ceremony to usher in a new era for the decades-old Overtown Plaza. The plaza, located at 1490 NW 3rd Avenue, will receive a new look and a new name as part of a million dollar makeover to spruce up the area and meet the needs of residents.

FAMU appoints new athletic director

College & Pro Football Hall of Famer Kellen Winslow

College and pro-football Hall of Famer Kellen Winslow was named Florida A&M University's (FAMU) new athletic director in an announcement by President Elmira Mangum, Ph.D on April 9. Winslow will start his new role May 15.

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Stylish new senior facility with pool opening at Arcola Lakes Park

A swank, new recreation facility in the West Little River neighborhood is turning heads among senior residents as park officials are set to unveil their latest addition to the sprawling Arcola Lakes Park.

Is Miami-Dade College moving to Opa-locka?

In new annexation plans, North Campus may become part of city

Tucked in Westview, Miami-Dade College North Campus is moving to Opa-locka without having to move at all, due to an annexation plan that features a 1.4 square mile increase to the city limit. If approved, it will add 822 acres of land, increasing the city's boundaries to 5.9 square miles from 4.5. The expansion would begin from Northwest 107th Street to Northwest 127th Street and from 27th Avenue to 37th Avenue to the West.

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'Fatal Assistance' sheds light on Haiti’s slow relief efforts

Throughout director Raoul Peck's vexing documentary, Fatal Assistance, viewers are bombarded with images depicting the complexity of rebuilding Haiti.

Separate but equal? FAMU-FSU engineering program to split

School divided on new amendment

The chairman of the Board of Trustees for Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University (FAMU) sent a stern letter expressing his disapproval to an amendment that would split the university's shared college of engineering with Florida State University (FSU) into a separate facility. The amendment to the budget has become a popular topic of conversation among the Black community, shedding light on the racial inequality between historically Black colleges and universities (HBCU) such as FAMU and their state counterparts.

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Leon County invests in education

Sells facility and prime real estate land to FAMU

Leon County, the region that boasts the highest level of education average among Florida's 67 counties, is re-investing into academia. Last week Leon Country Research and Development Authority (LCRDA), chaired by Leon County Commissioner Kristin Dozier, signed an agreement that names Florida A&M University (FAMU) as the new owner of the Centennial Building. This unprecedented move falls in line with the county's high education goals, cementing a research facility and 26.8 gross acres of developed and undeveloped land within Innovation Park for residents.

A scandalous affair comes to Miami

Author Judy Smith talks Shonda Rhimes, career and more

Acclaimed author and crisis management expert Judy Smith, who is best known for being co-executive producer and the inspiration behind the popular ABC television series Scandal, was in town for an annual book and author luncheon, on March 29th.



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