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Chloe Herring

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Top stories affecting South Florida's Black communities.

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Top Stories This Week

Top stories affecting South Florida's Black communities.

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Top Stories This Week

Top stories affecting South Florida's Black communities

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Footprints across Haiti

Group holds shoe drive to aid earthquake recovery

In 2010 images of Haiti projected the plight of the small island nation into the hearts of many after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake shook the country’s already weak foundation to bits. Fast forward several years to today and conversations about the state of Haiti that would place its recovery as a top global priority are scarce.

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Top Stories This Week

Top stories affecting South Florida's Black communities.

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Top stories affecting South Florida's Black communities.

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'Colors of the Caribbean' offers island flavor, education

Free event in Hollywood on Saturday

The taste of the Caribbean Islands will come to South Florida this weekend with the third annual Colors of the Caribbean Festival, a free event hosted by the Caribbean American Heritage Foundation Inc. (CAHFI). The event, which will be held this Saturday at Young Circle Park in Hollywood, is in observance of national Caribbean-American Heritage month.

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Students’ final act in the FCAT saw a small increase in performance on the standardized test. In Miami-Dade County, there was improvement in five of seven areas including math, reading and science. Educators hope the upward results will bring future success as the state continues to transition to the national curriculum standards called Common Core.

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$14K put into magnet program art project

Northwestern High School students work on mural and gallery

A mural goes unnoticed, tucked away on a short, empty hallway at Miami Northwestern Senior High School. It's colorful and inspired but it was created on walls near the art classrooms and isn't seen by many. Students may not even know that on that hallway an art gallery exists, but for one art student the seclusion is perfect. “This is a quiet place I can express myself and not be judged. It gave me a place to call home - a sanctuary,” said Garfield Joseph, a junior and manager of the new art gallery on which students are working hard.

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Portraits of Black Success: High School Seniors Graduate

Miami's seniors take to the graduation stage

Black high school students around Miami-Dade County are taking the next step in their lives by graduating.

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Conference sheds new light on Black immigrant experience

Organizers push unity for immigration rights

It was the opening day of a national conference hosted by the Black Immigration Network (BIN). Aly Wane, 37, an immigrant born in Senegal, sat in a group of four Black faces: one, who sported a colorful Ghanaian shirt, was from America; another spoke with a strong British accent; an Asian woman sat among them.

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VIDEO: Members of African Diaspora look to create change for immigrants

Participants in the national conference for the Black Immigration Network came from all walks of life. Some of them were descendants of slaves, while others were Black immigrants from countries all around the globe.

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Overtown resident says final good-byes to family home

Overtown resident Benjamin Brown and family spent one sunny weekend to pack, reminisce and say their final good-byes before handing over the keys to their longtime home.

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Is Black male mental health being ignored?

About 150 people attended an event seeking community-wide solutions to improve mental health in young, Black males last Friday at the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center. The event was a collaborative effort called “Black Male Mental Health Conference” in the series “Empowering the Village to Serve Black Male Youth.” Event coordinators said Friday’s conference was created to foster a community of professionals who are dedicated to improving the mental health of young, Black men.