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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 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.

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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.

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

In one scene, a motley crew of Haitians, frustrated by the slow effort of the humanitarian community's rebuilding efforts, remove sediment with their bare hands, digging out mounds of debris from pot holes. The next clip shows a woman driving a trailer to pick up slabs of concrete and building remains. This scene is just one of many in director Raoul Peck's vexing documentary, Fatal Assistance, that depicts the complexity of rebuilding Haiti. It focuses on the international community's snail pace toil to disperse development aid at the malaise of Haitians.

Separate but equal? FAMU-FSU engineering program to split

School divided on new amendment

The chairman of the Board of Trustees for Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) sent a stern letter expressing his opposition to an amendment that would create a second college of engineering at Florida State University (FSU). The 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, a research facility, and 26.8 gross acres of developed and undeveloped land at Innovation Park.

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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'Hey that's my seat! Get your own!'

Lyric adds donors to its history

When spectators enter the historic halls of the Lyric Theater on Friday, they may take a second look at their ticket after noticing a name on their seat. It's all part of the Take a Seat sponsorship program, an ongoing capital campaign to raise funds for the historic venue located at 819 Northwest Second Avenue. Philanthropists get to see their names immortalized in stone, through the “Take Your Seat(s)!” campaign, a fundraiser that doubles as a communal memory space.

TV One's series features Cooley High

Unsung Hollywood sheds light on residents of Chicago's Cabrini-Green Homes project

Quarter parties that lead to fights and leave your mother's prized china cabinet in ruins. Gambling friends, smooth talkers and teachers who cared. Slow dancing and kissing in the dark. They are memorable scenes from the classic film, Cooley High, directed by Michael Schultz. One network wants to take you down memory lane.



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