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  • Fort Lauderdale should move elections to pull the most voters | EditorialFort Lauderdale should move elections to pull the most voters | Editorial

    Aside from mayoral and city commission candidates who came up short in Tuesday's election, Fort Lauderdale residents turned out to be the biggest Election Day losers. Most people aren't paying attention to an election held in January, as evidenced by the paltry voter turnout in Tuesday's city election.

    Fort Lauderdale News / 4 h. 25 min. ago
  • Trantalis and Roberts in runoff for mayor of Fort LauderdaleTrantalis and Roberts in runoff for mayor of Fort Lauderdale

    Fort Lauderdale voters said no to Charlotte Rodstrom for mayor. Dean Trantalis and Bruce Roberts are heading to a March 13 face-off.

    Fort Lauderdale News / 4 h. 25 min. ago
  • Trantalis and Roberts in runoff for mayor of Fort Lauderdale - Sun SentinelTrantalis and Roberts in runoff for mayor of Fort Lauderdale - Sun Sentinel

    Sun SentinelTrantalis and Roberts in runoff for mayor of Fort LauderdaleSun SentinelA fierce battle to lead the city of Fort Lauderdale is on, after voters Tuesday winnowed their choices for mayor and commissioners. Slow-growth candidate Dean Trantalis won the most votes in the mayor's race, and faces a runoff with second-place ...Trantalis, Roberts advance to runoff election for Fort Lauderdale mayorWPLG Local 10Gay Candidates Come Out On Top Fort Lauderdale PrimariesSouthFloridaGayNews.comall 13 news articles »

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  • Save on admission to Fort Lauderdale orchid show kicking off Friday - Sun SentinelSave on admission to Fort Lauderdale orchid show kicking off Friday - Sun Sentinel

    Sun SentinelSave on admission to Fort Lauderdale orchid show kicking off FridaySun Sentinel“It's the most beautiful orchid show in South Florida,” says organizer Michael Schaberl. “We are excited and proud to host the second largest orchid show in the continental United States here in Fort Lauderdale, with over 10,000 blooming orchids on ...

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  • Altitude Trampoline Park Jumping Into Fort Lauderdale, Florida - BenzingaAltitude Trampoline Park Jumping Into Fort Lauderdale, Florida - Benzinga

    Altitude Trampoline Park Jumping Into Fort Lauderdale, FloridaBenzingaAltitude Fort Lauderdale's facility will encompass a large interconnection of wall to wall trampolines and innovative attractions for the amusement and exercise of guests of all ages. The indoor park will include a variety of specific activities such ...

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  • The Wave is bigger than downtown Fort Lauderdale | Opinion - Sun SentinelThe Wave is bigger than downtown Fort Lauderdale | Opinion - Sun Sentinel

    Sun SentinelThe Wave is bigger than downtown Fort Lauderdale | OpinionSun SentinelThe future will see vertical centers sprouting up in more places than just downtown Fort Lauderdale. As the region grows — and it will — significant public investments are essential to create a tolerable commute that is quickly evolving into gridlock ...and more »

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  • New PickUp USA Fitness Franchise Opening in the Fort Lauderdale AreaNew PickUp USA Fitness Franchise Opening in the Fort Lauderdale Area

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla: PickUp USA Fitness announced today that they have awarded a new franchise in Fort Lauderdale, FL. This will be the second PickUp USA gym that will open in Florida, joining their club located at 4515 Oak Fair Blvd, Suite #102 in Tampa.

    Fort Lauderdale News / 13 h. 47 min. ago
  • Military exercises shake up the nightMilitary exercises shake up the night

    Unannounced training missions involving the Broward Sheriff's Office and the U.S. Military had helicopters and planes flying low over Broward and Palm Beach counties. Unannounced training missions involving the Broward Sheriff's Office and the U.S. Military had helicopters and planes flying low over Broward and Palm Beach counties.

    Fort Lauderdale News / 13 h. 47 min. ago
  • They're back: Low-flying helicopters and planes are part of military exercise - Sun SentinelThey're back: Low-flying helicopters and planes are part of military exercise - Sun Sentinel

    Sun SentinelThey're back: Low-flying helicopters and planes are part of military exerciseSun Sentinel“It was particularly frightening, given the missile alarm system [incident] in Hawaii,” said Bruno Renda, who heard and saw the blackhawk helicopters from his Imperial Point condo in Fort Lauderdale. “I was like, Whoa! What do we not know?” In a tweet ...Helicopters flying over Broward as part of tactical training exerciseWPLG Local 10all 4 news articles »

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  • Ex-Miami Dolphins cheerleader Bibiana Julian kicked off 'The Bachelor'Ex-Miami Dolphins cheerleader Bibiana Julian kicked off 'The Bachelor'

    The show, which airs 8 p.m. Mondays, introduced 29 women seeking the heart of new bachelor and former racecar driver Arie Luyendyk Jr. for the show's 22nd season....

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  • North Korea calls Trump a 'lunatic' and a 'loser' in response to nuclear button tweetNorth Korea calls Trump a 'lunatic' and a 'loser' in response to nuclear button tweet

    In this Aug. 10, 2017, photo, a man watches a television screen showing U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during a news program at the Seoul Train Station in Seoul, South

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  • Danish man charged with killing reporter Kim Wall on his submarineDanish man charged with killing reporter Kim Wall on his submarine

    Inventor Peter Madsen was charged Tuesday with killing Swedish journalist Kim Wall during a trip on his private submarine, with prosecutors saying he either cut her throat or strangled her b

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  • Florida golfers find python wrapped around alligator on 10th holeFlorida golfers find python wrapped around alligator on 10th hole

    Several golfers in Naples on Friday had their games interrupted by an unusual, yet very Florida, sight: a python wrapped around an alligator with its head in the gator's mouth.Richard N

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  • 20-year-old wakes up unable to walk20-year-old wakes up unable to walk

    The 200-mile drive from Chicago to his home in Springfield, Illinois, seemed longer than usual as James Weitzel tried, with little success, to relieve the dull pain near his right shoulder b

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  • House panel rolls out hurricane recommendationsHouse panel rolls out hurricane recommendations

    A major highway project, emergency gas distribution centers and mandatory generator requirements for nursing homes are among more than 70 ideas for improving the state's response to hur

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  • AutoNation to use tax-law savings toward employee benefitsAutoNation to use tax-law savings toward employee benefits

    Fort Lauderdale-based AutoNation said Tuesday that it will use its benefit from the new tax law toward retirement savings and a new cancer support program for employees and their families....

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  • Report: Latvala accuser goes public with harassment allegationsReport: Latvala accuser goes public with harassment allegations

    TALLAHASSEE -- The Miami Herald this morning has an interview with the lobbyist whose testimony led to the resignation of Sen. Jack Latvala, R-Clearwater, over allegations that he sexually h

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  • Funky Buddha to Bottle No Crusts as Part of Its 2018 Release ScheduleFunky Buddha to Bottle No Crusts as Part of Its 2018 Release Schedule

    For the first time ever, Funky Buddha Brewery will release its award-winning peanut butter and jelly brown ale, No Crusts, in bottles this year as part of a new release schedule. The Oakland-based production brewery will also begin canning its core beers alongside a new lineup that will also include new packaging, a year-round beer, and a year's worth of limited and seasonal beers hitting statewide distribution for the first time.

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  • Uniroyal Global Engineered Products to Present at Noble Capital...Uniroyal Global Engineered Products to Present at Noble Capital...

    Uniroyal Global Engineered Products , a leading global provider of vinyl-coated fabrics and soft trim technologies serving the automotive, recreational, industrial, contract, hospitality and healthcare markets, today announced that its President Howard Curd will present at NobleCon14 - Noble Capital Markets' Fourteenth Annual Investor Conference at the W Hotel, Fort Lauderdale, Florida on Monday, January 29, 2018 at 9:30am Eastern Standard Time.

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  • The Future of Music Is Here, and It Looks Like BrockhamptonThe Future of Music Is Here, and It Looks Like Brockhampton

    The 15-person boy band represents no less than the total future of American pop music.

    New Times / 17 h. ago
  • Of Course, Michael Haneke’s Happy End Doesn’t Live Up to its NameOf Course, Michael Haneke’s Happy End Doesn’t Live Up to its Name

    The film drags when Haneke pulls focus to the other, duller characters, perhaps inevitably, as it seems his intention for those people to lack interiority or thoughtfulness

    New Times / 18 h. 36 min. ago
  • Film Stars Deserve Better Than Film Stars Don’t Die in LiverpoolFilm Stars Deserve Better Than Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool

    When these performers get the chance to exchange dialogue, to react to each other rather than declaim the movie’s themes, Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool rouses to life

    New Times / 19 h. 36 min. ago
  • If Florida's offshore oil rush ever happens, only one side of the state is likely to see itIf Florida's offshore oil rush ever happens, only one side of the state is likely to see it

    While the month-to-month numbers showed some stability, the industry - which, according to private estimates, was looking forward to producing enough oranges to fill 75 million boxes - is still facing its lowest citrus forecast in more than 75 years. More from the Tampa Bay Times and Florida Politics .

    Fort Lauderdale News / 23 h. 13 min. ago
  • Fort Lauderdale voters head to the polls TuesdayFort Lauderdale voters head to the polls Tuesday

    The three candidates for Fort Lauderdale mayor, Bruce Roberts, Charlotte Rodstrom and Dean Trantalis, faced off in a debate sponsored by the South Florida Sun Sentinel at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. The three candidates for Fort Lauderdale mayor, Bruce Roberts, Charlotte Rodstrom and Dean Trantalis, faced off in a debate sponsored by the South Florida Sun Sentinel at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts.

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  • Fort Lauderdale voters casting ballots today for mayor and ... - Sun SentinelFort Lauderdale voters casting ballots today for mayor and ... - Sun Sentinel

    Sun SentinelFort Lauderdale voters casting ballots today for mayor and ...Sun SentinelThe three candidates for Fort Lauderdale mayor, Bruce Roberts, Charlotte Rodstrom and Dean Trantalis, faced off in a debate sponsored by the South Florida Sun Sentinel at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. Sun Sentinel staff. Fort Lauderdale ...and more »

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  • Man shot dead outside Orlando Waffle House was B-CU gradMan shot dead outside Orlando Waffle House was B-CU grad

    A man shot and killed outside a Waffle House early Monday near Orlando was a Bethune-Cookman University graduate in Orange County for his job, his cousin said. Orange County sheriff's investigators identified the shooting victim as Herbert Johnson, 23, said the agency's spokeswoman, deputy Ingrid Tejada-Monforte.

    Fort Lauderdale News / 1 d. 10 h. 31 min. ago
  • People gather for parades in South Florida to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. - WPLG Local 10People gather for parades in South Florida to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. - WPLG Local 10

    WPLG Local 10People gather for parades in South Florida to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.WPLG Local 10Revelers gathered about 9 a.m. at Lincoln Park to watch the traditional holiday parade and unity march in Fort Lauderdale. "This is a tradition for me and my children and grandchildren," Lyne Gaines said. Fort Lauderdale Mayor Jack Seiler kicked off ...King children criticize Trump, decry racism on MLK holidaymessenger-inquirerOn King day, Trump mentioned as much as civil rights leaderMy PanhandleOn MLK day, Trump mentioned as much as civil rights leaderStars and StripesChicago Tribuneall 5,034 news articles »

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  • Senior-level hires and promotions for the week of Jan. 15, 2018Senior-level hires and promotions for the week of Jan. 15, 2018

    Sean Deviney has been promoted from financial planner to director of retirement plan consulting at Provenance Wealth Advisors , based in Fort Lauderdale. He has a bachelor's in business administration from the College of Charleston and an MBA from the University of Florida.

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    Versace is a puzzle the viewer puts together as it goes on, and with this approach the story seems to ripen with every episode as we move deeper and more intimately into Cunanan’s past

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  • With Phantom Thread, Paul Thomas Anderson Stitches Together a Daringly Quiet Love StoryWith Phantom Thread, Paul Thomas Anderson Stitches Together a Daringly Quiet Love Story

    Phantom Thread unfolds so quietly that the questions it’s asking about the nature of desire and attraction, and its delicately confrontational back and forth between Alma and Reynolds, may not register immediately

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  • Airbus could abandon A380 superjumbo amid lackluster salesAirbus could abandon A380 superjumbo amid lackluster sales

    Airbus says it will stop making its costly A380 superjumbo if it can't strike a long-term deal with the airline Emirates for a steady supply of the planes. Airbus chief salesman John Leahy told reporters Monday that "if we can't work out a deal with Emirates, there is no choice but to shut down the program."

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  • Bulls host hot HeatBulls host hot Heat

    CHICAGO -- As much of a competitive corner as the Chicago Bulls believe they have started to turn of late, they may not be catching the Miami Heat at the best time possible. The Heat will carry a sev

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  • Orlando in top 10 nationally for sales, real estate jobsOrlando in top 10 nationally for sales, real estate jobs

    If you want a job in real estate or sales, then Orlando is a great place to be, a new report from Abodo shows.

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  • His legacy is hampered by disease and disaster. Can Floridaa s crop king recover?His legacy is hampered by disease and disaster. Can Floridaa s crop king recover?

    Adam Putnam made his South Florida debut as a candidate for governor at Monday's Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance Luncheon at Hyatt Regency Pier 66 as part of his 10-day bus tour on May 15, 2017. Adam Putnam made his South Florida debut as a candidate for governor at Monday's Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance Luncheon at Hyatt Regency Pier 66 as part of his 10-day bus tour on May 15, 2017.

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  • Versace's former mansion now luxury hotel in Miami BeachVersace's former mansion now luxury hotel in Miami Beach

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  • Israel says it destroys Hamas tunnel under key Gaza crossingIsrael says it destroys Hamas tunnel under key Gaza crossing

    The Israeli military says it has destroyed a tunnel built by the Hamas militant group that stretched from the Gaza Strip, though Israel and into Egypt. Military spokesman Lt.

    Fort Lauderdale News / 3 d. 1 h. 22 min. ago
  • Cops' Crackdown on MLK Day Bikes Up, Guns Down Movement Is MisguidedCops' Crackdown on MLK Day "Bikes Up, Guns Down" Movement Is Misguided

    South Florida law enforcement has put a bull's-eye on the Bikes Up, Guns Down movement that will take over local streets and highways this Monday, Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

    New Times / 4 d. 14 h. 7 min. ago
  • Black Rebel Motorcycle Club's Robert Levon Been on Translating Music to the StageBlack Rebel Motorcycle Club's Robert Levon Been on Translating Music to the Stage

    For those who have been waiting patiently for new Black Rebel Motorcycle Club music, Christmas came late when the band finally released Wrong Creatures in January after a five-year album hiatus. "We tried to do the album in two pieces, focusing on six songs at a time rather than doing all 12 songs at once.

    New Times / 4 d. 14 h. 23 min. ago
  • Jewish resistance and the generation after the Holocaust to be discussed in Fort LauderdaleJewish resistance and the generation after the Holocaust to be discussed in Fort Lauderdale

    The organization Next Generations will present the event, "Jewish Resistance and the Generation After the Holocaust" on Jan. 28 in Fort Lauderdale. Next Generations is a Boynton Beach-based nonprofit organization founded in 2004 primarily by children and grandchildren of Holocaust survivors. The...

    Sun Sentinel / 4 d. 16 h. 38 min. ago
  • Gay-ish Series Outlandish Brings John Waters and Jackie Hoffman to Fort Lauderdale"Gay-ish" Series Outlandish Brings John Waters and Jackie Hoffman to Fort Lauderdale

    Outlandish, which debuted last year, consists of six live acts that are iconic in the LGBTQ community. The performance series, running January 20 through March 17, will take place at the Sunshine Cathedral in Fort Lauderdale.

    New Times / 4 d. 17 h. 11 min. ago
  • Economic development still a top issue in Fort Lauderdale District 3 - Sun SentinelEconomic development still a top issue in Fort Lauderdale District 3 - Sun Sentinel

    Sun SentinelEconomic development still a top issue in Fort Lauderdale District 3Sun SentinelSun Sentinel Editorial Board interview with Fort Lauderdale City Commission District 3 candidates Marie Glendel Huntley and Donna Guthrie. Robert McKinzie is also running but was not available for this interview. Brittany WallmanContact ReporterSun ...Dean Trantalis best choice for Fort Lauderdale mayor | EditorialBroward Politics (blog)all 4 news articles »

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  • Brightline to begin passenger rail service Saturday between West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale - TCPalmBrightline to begin passenger rail service Saturday between West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale - TCPalm

    TCPalmBrightline to begin passenger rail service Saturday between West Palm Beach, Fort LauderdaleTCPalmIntroductory fares for the 35-minute trip service between West Palm and Fort Lauderdale will be $10 each way for Smart Service, Brightline's coach class, and $15 for Select Service, Brightline's business class, the company said. Seniors, active ...Finally, you can ride Brightline trains for $10, this weekendSun SentinelBrightline sets maiden train run between West Palm Beach and Fort LauderdaleFlorida Politics (blog)Schedule - BrightlineBrightlineall 114 news articles »

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  • Family sues over woman's death in Fort Lauderdale airport shooting - Sun SentinelFamily sues over woman's death in Fort Lauderdale airport shooting - Sun Sentinel

    Sun SentinelFamily sues over woman's death in Fort Lauderdale airport shootingSun SentinelThe family filed suit this week in Broward Circuit Court against four entities including Delta, the Broward Sheriff's Office and the Broward County Commission, which oversees the airport's operations. The suit appears to be the first filed by a victim ...Family Sues Delta, Others Over Mass Shooting at Fort Lauderdale AirportLaw.comall 2 news articles »

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  • An Evening with Ta-Nehisi CoatesAn Evening with Ta-Nehisi Coates

    The author of the new book that sparked a Twitter attack from Cornel West will speak from ‘We Were Eight Years in Power,’ at the Miami Dade Wolfson Campus on Jan. 11. PHOTO COURTESY OF FACEBOOK Staff Report MIAMI – Cornel West is decidedly not a fan, based on a tweet from the Harvard professor about Ta-Nehisi Coates that resulted in Coates shutting down his Twitter account. The book that promoted the social media battle, ‘We Were Eight Years in Power,’ is the topic of discussion at ‘An Evening with Ta-Nehisi Coates’ on Thursday, Jan. 11 at 7pm in MDC’s Wolfson Campus Chapman room. Tickets are $30 per person and include a copy of the book. Sponsored by Books & Books and Miami Book Fair, the conversation will be moderated by Nadege Green, who covers social justice issues for WLRN. In 2008, National Book Award-winning author Ta-Nehisi Coates is said to have gone from believing that a black president was impossible, to being challenged by the sudden prospect of one. In his new book, ‘We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy,’ Coates recalls the moment: “I remember how Obama caused me to question myself and my basic relationship with my country. All my life I had seen myself, and my people, backed into a corner. Had I been wrong?” More than an analysis of our first black president, is Coates’ personal narrative that examines the symbiosis of Obama’s influence on American culture, the author’s intellectual and professional growth, and the inspiring new voices, ideas, and movements that emerged together over this period. Comprised of eight fresh essays, Coates revisits each year of the Obama administration through his own experiences and observations, and nine iconic essays previously published in ‘The Atlantic,’ including “Fear of a Black President,” “The Case for Reparations,” “The Black Family in the Age of Mass Incarceration,” and more. In a tweet, West said Coates, “fetishizes white supremacy. His analysis/vision of our world is too narrow & dangerously misleading, omitting the centrality of Wall Street power, US military policies, & the complex dynamics of class, gender, & sexuality in black America.” A white supremacist agreed with West, and Coates, despite having more than 1.25 million followers, decided to deactivate his Twitter account with “peace y’all, I’m out. i didn’t get in it for this,” apparently as a result. For tickets, go to booksandbooks.com or call 305-442-4408.

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  • Tyler Perry to headline 5000 Role Model MLK breakfastTyler Perry to headline 5000 Role Model MLK breakfast

    Filmmaker Tyler Perry is scheduled to speak at the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Breakfast on Jan. 15. PHOTO COURTESY OF BILLBOARD.COM Staff Report MIAMI – His “rags to riches” story is one of America’s most inspirational. Wearing multiple hats as a director, screenwriter, playwright, author, producer and songwriter, Tyler Perry will bring his message of empowerment to this year’s 5000 Role Models of Excellence Project’s 25TH Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Breakfast on Monday, Jan. 15 at 8:30 a.m. This annual signature fundraising event and celebration brings together members of South Florida’s diverse community to commemorate the life and teachings of Dr. King and to demonstrate community-wide support of the mentoring program. The event, to be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton, raises scholarship money for graduating seniors of the 5000 Role Models of Excellence Project. The program has awarded millions of dollars in scholarships since its founding in 1993. This year, 58 Wilson Scholars in the Class of 2018 will be awarded scholarships. The program’s founder, Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson (D-FL 24) stated that “she is extremely proud of the determination to succeed demonstrated by these deserving young men who never dreamed that college would be a part of their portfolio.” IF YOU GO WHAT: 5000 Role of Excellence Project 25th Silver Anniversary Annual Dr. Martin Luther, Jr. Scholarship Breakfast WHEN: January 15, 2018 at 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. WHERE: DoubleTree by Hilton ~ Miami Airport & Conference Center ~ East Hall ~ 711 NW 72nd Avenue ~ Miami, FL 33126 CONTACT: For more information please call the 5000 Role Model of Excellence Project Office at 305-995-2451 ext. 2 or 786-238-8663

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  • Expungement workshop to be held in Pompano BeachExpungement workshop to be held in Pompano Beach

    STOCK PHOTO POMPANO BEACH, FL – Living with a criminal record can be difficult. Future employers might pass on your job application; landlords might be hesitant to have you as a tenant; and it could be difficult to apply for loans or other aid. To help qualitied juveniles and adults avoid these scenarios, Broward State Attorney Michael J. Satz is offering to have a single Broward criminal charge sealed or expunged from public view at a Sealing and Expungement Workshop. The one-stop-shop event is Thursday, Jan. 11 at the E. Pat Larkins Center, 520 Martin Luther King Blvd, Pompano Beach. The free workshop is from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Close to 300 citizens are expected to attend. More than 1,300 adults have qualified to apply to FDLE for sealing or expungement in the first ten countywide workshops. That translates into a 52 percent success rate for individuals who apply for assistance at these events. “Even though a person has been cleared of a criminal allegation, or they have successfully completed a diversion program or probation and paid their debt to society, that person can still be negatively impacted by public use of such information,” said State Attorney Satz. “Expunging or sealing that record may help eliminate the impact that charge might have on a person’s life going forward.” Any person who wants to know if they qualify for sealing or expungement under Florida Statute 943 should attend this workshop with their vaild photo ID. The State Attorney’s staff, with assistance from the Broward Clerk of Courts and the Broward Sheriff’s Office, will assist qualifying applicants, at no charge, to prepare the state application required by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE). The FDLE website describes its process and also lists a number of reasons under state law for possible denial such as a prior adjudication of guilt for offenses, including DUI charges, and violent offenses. FDLE charges a $75 processing fee that the applicant sends directly to that state agency after paperwork is completed. For more information, contact Constance Simmons and Kristi Grimm at 954-831-7910.

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  • Sunset Lounge renovation beginsSunset Lounge renovation begins

    The Sunset Lounge was a popular entertainment venue in West Palm Beach during the 1940s and 1950s. PHOTO COURTESY OF WEST PALM BEACH CRA Staff Report The Sunset Lounge will close effective Jan. 15, to begin the renovation process for the notable structure located in the Historic Northwest District of West Palm Beach. As part of the West Palm Beach Community Redevelopment Agency’s (CRA) work to revive the Northwest District of West Palm Beach, the agency is spearheading the renovation project of the neighborhood’s historic building. Interior selective demolition is slated to commence on Jan. 30 to prepare the structure for future renovation. The West Palm Beach CRA has selected Cooper Construction Management for the rehabilitation project, and Hedrick Brothers Construction will provide historic restoration consulting. As part of the first phase of selective demolition, the apartments on the 2nd and 3rd floors of the building will be removed to convert the structure back to a ballroom with a large elevated stage and 3rd floor mezzanine. The demolition will also renovate the current bar on the first floor as the upcoming redesign will include a full-service eating establishment along with a new bar. The detached buildings that are adjacent to the Sunset Lounge will also be demolished at the end of January. A proposed addition to the east side of the historic structure will house elevators and pre-function space as well as green rooms for the ballroom performers. The West Palm Beach CRA will reveal redesign plans once complete. The general concept is to transform the Sunset Lounge into the epicenter of a new African-American cultural tourism destination. In the 1940s and 1950s, the famous jazz venue drew hundreds of patrons to watch the notable artists of the time including Ella Fitzgerald, Count Basie and Louis Armstrong. The redevelopment of this celebrated site will pay homage to the rich jazz and black history of the area and celebrate its significant legacy and impact. “The renovation of the Sunset Lounge is an important project for this West Palm Beach neighborhood,” said Jon Ward, Executive Director of the West Palm Beach CRA. “It highlights the community’s contributions to the city and promotes widespread knowledge and appreciation of the extensive black history of Florida.”

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  • Create your family tree at Black Archives’ genealogy eventCreate your family tree at Black Archives’ genealogy event

    PHOTO COURTESY OF WIKIMEDIA Staff Report You’ve probably seen celebrities react with astonishment to discover where they’re from and who their family’s ancestors are. Finding Your Roots is a hit T.V. show, people are doing DNA tests, and National Geographic is embarking on the study of the human race through genealogy research. Creating your family tree and discovering your history can be an amazing and fun process. Learning that you have shared genetic roots with other cultures can be life-changing. You can get in on the fun at this lunch and learn workshop, where members of two Miami pioneer families Oscar and Patricia Braynon will share highlights from their journey tracing their families’ history. Patricia, Chairperson of the Black Archives History & Research Foundation of South Florida will review the different platforms available for performing a genealogy search, and you can start your family tree. Bring a bagged lunch or purchase from a vendor on site for the event on Wed., Jan. 17, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at CIC Miami, 1951 NW 7th Ave., #Suite 600 in Miami.

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  • Broward kicks off ‘Big Read’ with ‘Chalk Lit’ family festivalBroward kicks off ‘Big Read’ with ‘Chalk Lit’ family festival

    Staff Report PHOTOS COURTESY OF CHALK LIT Bringing the sidewalks and streets of downtown Fort Lauderdale to life with Broward’s inaugural chalk festival Chalk Lit, the Main Library and Cultural Division are gearing up for a day of free, family-friendly fun. An outdoor festival showcasing the multidimensional works of street artists, Chalk Lit kicks off The Big Read, a nationwide literacy program that engages the public through storytelling and events as colorfully diverse as Broward County. Filling the historic library’s north plaza with live music, on-site chalk art, food truck vendors, face painting and 3D printing stations, the free festival will feature hands-on crafting with Blick Art Materials, museum-curated workshops, a kids-only chalk zone and a People’s Choice Award presented by Jerry’s Artarama. Headlining the 20-plus pavement artists featured at Chalk Lit, acclaimed artist and arts educator Carrie Bennett commits herself to sparking creative growth in artists of all ages and backgrounds. Directing public art collaboration in communities across South Florida, the Lighthouse Point-based artist specializes in the creation of large-scale chalk murals locally and internationally. The event happens on Jan. 13th, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the North Plaza, Broward County Main Library, 100 S Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale.

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  • Jobs! Jobs! Jobs!Jobs! Jobs! Jobs!

    Broward County’s Human Resources Division will hold an Open House on Friday, Jan. 12 from 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. on the sixth floor of the Main Library. Learn about employment/volunteer opportunities with County agencies including Human Resources, Animal Care, Aviation, Environmental, Libraries, Parks, Port Everglades and Transportation. Talk to providers about the County’s excellent benefits, network and get free resume and interviewing critiques. The program is free and open to the community. For more information, contact Nick Cowart at 954-357-6020 or ncowart@broward.org.

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  • Rev. Sherri James to deliver anniversary message at The Universal Truth CenterRev. Sherri James to deliver anniversary message at The Universal Truth Center

    LIMITLESS LIVING: Rev. Charles M. Taylor is celebrating his two-year anniversary at the Universal Truth Center. Rev. Sherri James will deliver the anniversary sermon. PHOTOS COURTESY OF UFBL Staff Report MIAMI GARDENS – The Universal Truth Center (UTC), located in Miami Gardens, will celebrate its pastor’s second anniversary on Sunday, Jan. 14 at 10 a.m. A native of Chicago, Rev. Charles M. Taylor was installed as UTC’s senior minister in 2016 following the 2013 death of UTC founder and senior minister, the late Rev. Dr. Mary Tumpkin. Taylor had been involved in the UTC ministry for 25 years prior to being selected as its senior minister. Delivering the anniversary message will be Rev. Sherri James, senior minister of Understanding Principles for Better Living (UP Church). The California church was founded and led by the late actress and ordained minister, Della Reese Lett, who passed away on Nov. 19. James will also facilitate the ‘Prosperity is Your Birthright’ workshop at UTC on Saturday, Jan. 13 at 12:30 pm. James is expected to preach a sermon that aligns with UTC’s January theme: Limitless Living: Creating a Life You Truly Love Living. UTC is a member church of the Universal Foundation for Better Living, Inc., an International New Thought Christian organization consisting of churches, study groups, satellite centers, and discussion groups dedicated to demonstrating the abundant life teachings of Jesus the Christ. A Biblebased New Thought Christian church, UTC follows the philosophy of Charles Fillmore, co-founder of the Unity School of Christianity, and offers the freedom and empowerment message of Jesus the Christ. The church is located at 21310 NW 37th Ave. For more information, visit utruth.org or call 305-624-4991.

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  • The next mayor of Fort Lauderdale will have his/her work cutout for themThe next mayor of Fort Lauderdale will have his/her work cutout for them

    The next mayor of Fort Lauderdale will have his/her work cutout for them Will it be Democrat Charlotte Rodstrom  or Dean Trantalis or the Republican Bruce Roberts for mayor By Bobby R. Henry, r. On Jan. 16, voters in Fort Lauderdale will choose a new City Commission in a vital election concerning the city’s future. “We have an opportunity to elect those who won’t be influenced by developers and special interest people,” stated Elizabet Rolle. The election concerning commissioners or con-missioners has been one of extreme controversy and one that has split the historic Black community and District 3 of Fort Lauderdale. It is reported that campaign signs have been torn down, stolen and placed on homeowner’s property without their permission thereby trespassing which, has led to police reports filed for theft of signs from Commissioner candidate Donna Guthrie and home owner Robert Larsen. Donna stated, “Those signs cost a lot of money and I had no other choice than to file the reports. Not only were my signs stolen I had them torn down and replace with my opposition and his team signs.” Robert Larsen who is out of town said by phone that he had not given permission to McKinzie or Roberts to put signs on his property. “I didn’t give them permission nor did I allow them to go inside my gated yard to place any signs, that is why I filed a police report. Some campaigned materials have been omitted of facts that partially tell the true story. The one in particular is the one that says Commissioner Trantalis who is now a candidate for mayor, voted to not rename a portion of Sistrunk that crossed into a ‘White ‘ neighbor. That’s true because he did what his constituents wanted however, he later changed his vote to the renaming.(see photo) Yes, this particular race is one of concern that has cracked the foundation of this community by using unscrupulous tactics. Both democratic candidates Rodstrom and Trantalis are against developers coming in and removing the current footprint of the Black residences but, Mckinzie and Roberts have opposing views. Regentrification is at our doorsteps and most of our current commission is acting like a welcoming doormat; economic development, crime, homelessness and law enforcement are areas of interest from the citizens that need immediate attention. Charlotte Rodstrom, a mayor candidate says she is for keeping and improving culture communities. “I am for preserving history and landmarks throughout the city including the historic Sistrunk Corridor. I think more can be done to beautify and enhance the corridor and surrounding neighborhoods. Keeping in the scale that the community desires.” “Our community is suffering, no jobs, can’t find  homes that we can afford and our Black businesses need  a helping hand  and not a handout,” says residence Louis Griffin. City of Fort Lauderdale does not seem to understand how to adequately deal with its homeless problem. There are way too many finding homes in parks, under bridges and  living on the streets. “I’m homeless not helpless but when I ask for help people think that I’m just no good,” homeless man that wants to remain anonymous. “Let’s stop this social engineering. We should address the actual needs of our community and not try to dictate them. We need to be tough on overdevelopment while allowing the city to grow smartly in ways that respect our neighborhoods, the character of our community and our quality of life,” says Dean. Dean has often been the sole voice of the current commission in the battle for accountability from City Hall to its citizens. “During eight years as a city commissioner, I’ve been the strongest advocate for responsible redevelopment, maintaining the character of our neighborhoods and keeping them safe,” says Dean. The present condition of the city’s storm water, sewer and water systems is inexcusable because of years of neglect. The disastrous infrastructure crisis keeps getting worst. The city has spent over $12 million the past months trucking sewage from one man hole to another because the main sewer line has collapsed through downtown. According to sources the city is paying private contractors to run some 40 sewage trucks round-the-clock at a fee of $250,000 a day in the after math of Hurricane Irma. According to campaign information from Dean: “More than 20 million gallons of sewage has spilled into our streets, yards and waterways over the past two years as a result of broken pipes. The state Department of Environmental Protection has now mandated that we make repairs and stop putting at risk the health and welfare of our citizens. We are threatened with major fines if we fail to do so. Some $16 million has been spent on this task alone. “As a perspective business owner of I would wanna have my business located in the heart of the Black community to show our young people that there is hope  and they too can be business owners. But most importantly I would like to be in a ‘safe’ neighborhood,” says owner of Not Your Average Girl Apparel, Tawanna Taylor. Fort Lauderdale Police Department, has a 40 percent vacancy right now as compared to last year and no permanent chief. The Sun-Sentinel reported this headline: “Fort Lauderdale ranked the least safe of 182 U.S. metro areas” “Fill the vacant police positions immediately, before crime worsens to the detriment of our residents. Even though one of my opponents is a retired police chief, he has done nothing to improve the safety of our residents. This Commission has utterly failed in their obligation to protect the public,” stated Charlotte. Dean questioned the acts of the sitting commission when focus on police and fire unions contract. “What’s the focus of the current commission? Not to beef up law enforcement to catch criminals, but approving extremely lush contracts with the police and fire unions.” This was done without any workshops to gain public input. The decisions came at a meeting held during the holidays when people were enjoying families and friends; it appeared to be done purposely for the lack of attention. Charlotte continued, “My opponent has not filled  vacant police positions, which have been vacant for over a year, despite the fact that these salaries have been approved and allocated to the police department budget.” Mayoral candidate Dean Trantalis stated, “The next mayor and commission must overcome these issues if the community is to reach its full potential as a great place to live, visit, build a family or start a career. Some will be hard fought. We need responsive, accessible leadership with the fortitude to make the tough choices and that’s why  I am running for mayor.” Charlotte says she’s running on the same principles that she has followed for years by giving back to the community and “Making Our Lives Better!” The next commission will have a lot on its agenda instantly concerning these and more impending crisis. A commission that can openly work together, and make the desirable changes to uplift all communities is what is needed-RIGHT NOW.The post The next mayor of Fort Lauderdale will have his/her work cutout for them appeared first on The Westside Gazette.

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  • Rolle runs into Hall of Fame achievement this oneRolle runs into Hall of Fame achievement this one

    Rolle runs into Hall of Fame achievement  By Shakey Daddy Monroe      DAYTONA BEACH, FL – It’s been said that good things come to those who wait. Well, the wait is over for Phillip Rolle. It’s a done deal. Rolle officially cemented his place in track and field history on January 5, 2018 with his induction into the Florida Track & Field Hall of Fame. “It really knocked me off my feet, because I wasn’t expecting it.” Rolle said of his induction. “So, it really caught me by surprise. I was shaking the whole day after learning about it. “It’s truly an honor and I truly feel blessed.” Rolle, a Fort Lauderdale native, was among five new inductees who were honored during the Florida Athletic Coaches Association (FACA) Track Clinic last weekend at the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanwalk Resort. Other honorees include Derek Monroe, Alice Bennett-Sims, Lorraine Deleveaux and Ira Welborn. Monroe, also a Fort Lauderdale native, and Rolle were high school teammates at Fort Lauderdale High. Monroe earned his way into the Hall of Fame as one of the top officials in the state. Deleveaux also has south Florida roots. She’s a long-time assistant girls track coach at Miami Northwestern High School, which boasts one of the most dominating girls programs in the nation. Rolle can truly rest on his laurels. The accomplishments of this former Ft. Lauderdale High School and Florida State University track star didn’t go unnoticed, even as the years rolled passed. His achievements were numerous. Rolle was one of the most dominating middle-distance runners in the nation during the late 1970s and early ‘80s. His personal best in the 800 was 1:46.58 set at the 1981 NCAA Outdoor Championships. That time ranks No. 3 all-time in FSU history. Rolle also was a member of the Seminoles’ 4×400 relay team that ranks No. 6 all-time (3:04.66), also set in 1981. “There was always something special about Phillip,” Derek Monroe said. “You always knew he could accomplish great things if he continued to run because the talent was there. “I’m really happy for happy for him and for us . . . Two teammates getting inducted into the Hall of Fame together is really special. We really had some exceptional athletes on our team back then (in high school). Guys like Jarvis White and Vernon Dooling. They, just like Phil, were difference-makers. But Phil kept going and I’m proud of him.”   Kip off the old block Rolle’s high school teammates dubbed him “Kip”, after the legendary Kenyan distance runner Kipchoge “Kip” Keino. Heralded as the greatest distance runner during his era, Keino won gold medals at the 1968 Olympics (Mexico City) and 1972 Olympics (Munich) in the 1500 and 3000-meter Steeple, respectively. Keino is best known for his astounding performance in defeating U.S. sensation Jim Ryan in the 1500 meters at the 1968 Olympics. “I guess his style of running or either my style of running resembled his style of running,” Rolle chuckled. “So that’s how I acquired the nickname Kip Keino.” Like Keino, Rolle took no prisoners on the track. He was able to turn heads the same as Keino. Rolle had a knack for blowing by opposing runners on the backstretch just like passing cars on I-95. Those feats caught the eye of Miami-Dade Community College South Campus coach Jerry Isom, who signed Rolle to a scholarship. Rolle’s talent continued opening doors, earning a scholarship to FSU. As a Seminole, Rolle garnered numerous All-American honors and set several school records. After FSU, he joined the military and represented the U.S. Army in several national and international meets, including the 1980 U.S. Olympic Trials in Eugene, Ore. “Over the years, there were always guys that ran for time and whatever,” Rolle recalled. “But every time I got in a race, it was to beat somebody. It wasn’t about the time. “It was about winning. The best advice I can give to anyone is stay true to your dream and at some point, along the way, they’ll realize that it’ll take a little bit extra . . . and it’s always going to be that little bit extra that gets you to the next phase.” The race is not given to the swift nor the strong . . . There are many ways to describe Rolle as a runner. He was competitive. But he also had his own unique style of running. Rolle would lean his head back every time he forged his trademark kick on the final straightaway . . .  much to the delight of the crowd. He was a crowd-pleaser. Of course, one could never forget Rolle’s flashy style either . . . wearing long white socks that extended up to his knees. “Every time I think about Phil and what kind of runner he was, it reminds me of Ecclesiastes 9:11,” Monroe said. “The race is not given to the swift nor the strong but he who endures until the end. “It fits him like a tailor-made suit. It’s the best way to describe him. Phil wasn’t the fastest or the strongest, but you couldn’t beat him. He’d battle you all the way to the finish line. That’s why he’s Hall of Fame.” Ron Coleman (left), chairman of the Hall of Fame committee presents Phillip Rolle with his Hall of Fame plaque.         The post Rolle runs into Hall of Fame achievement this one appeared first on The Westside Gazette.

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  • Luereen Flournoy dies at 102Luereen Flournoy dies at 102

    Luereen Flournoy dies at 102 She lived a long and beautiful life and would have marked her next birthday on April 11, 2018. She had many dreams that were fulfilled, passions shared, and magnanimous love for her fellowman, the arts and nature during her earthly sojourn. Mrs. Flournoy, a gentle and kindhearted woman, was born and reared in Coolidge, Georgia by her grandparents. She came to Miami in 1939 following her dreams to become a dress designer. She moved to Fort Lauderdale 10 years later with her husband Clarence. She moved to Castle Gardens in Lauderhill in 1995. As a member of (New) Mount Olive Baptist Church since1949, she sang in the choir to age 75, taught Sunday school, and actively participated in Circle #4. As a tribute to her faithfulness, she was honored as a Landmark Member in 2009 at the 91st Church Anniversary. She was also honored by the Friends of the Library (AARLCC) in 2010 during their annual celebration of Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things.” Family, Friends, Fort Lauderdale and Lauderhill Communities, and Adoring Church Family will Celebrate Her Spirit for her home going; service will be held on Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 1 p.m., New Mount Olive Baptist Church. The post Luereen Flournoy dies at 102 appeared first on The Westside Gazette.

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  • Annual 33311 Walk and Family FestivalAnnual 33311 Walk and Family Festival

    Annual 33311 Walk and Family Festival The Children’s Services Council of Broward County and Mt. Bethel Human Services Corporation believe all children have the right to grow up healthy, safe and nurtured.  As part of the Broward AWARE! Protecting OUR Children Campaign, families are invited to attend the free Annual 33311 Walk and Family Festival on Saturday, January 27, 2018 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Joseph Carter Park, 1450 W. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. This year’s theme is “There’s a” “Super-hero” in all of us,” and serves as a reminder that every action in service can help others and make a huge impact. As Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “Everybody Can Be Great Because Anybody Can Serve”. Thus, the “Superhero” in all of us. In addition to participating in a 2.3-mile community walk, attendees will enjoy free refreshments, raffle prizes, and fun activities for the entire family. Entertainment will be provided by iHeart Radio’s Stichiz and DJ Ivory. Also, there will be mini-workshops and resources on keeping children safe and healthy. The 33311 Walk and Family Festival is a part of a four-month Broward AWARE campaign to ensure the community knows of programs and resources that can help prevent child abuse and neglect. The Broward AWARE campaign celebrates its 10th year and is dedicated to: * Recognizing and preventing human trafficking and the commercial sexual exploitation of children. * Preventing injury and death from unsafe sleep practices, drowning, and leaving children in unattended vehicles. * Providing family strengthening resources to help keep children at home or with relative caregivers to avoid placement in the foster care system. *   Providing resources to keep youth with non-violent infractions from entering and being stuck in the Juvenile Justice System. * Providing supports for youth that can help them achieve their goals through mentorship, education, job internships and training. * Engaging fathers in the lives of their children as positive role models and primary caregivers. Other upcoming Broward AWARE! Campaign events include the Healthy Families Graduation (February 24), Me and My Dad Challenge (March 10), and the Family Fun and Resource Fair (April 14).   The post Annual 33311 Walk and Family Festival appeared first on The Westside Gazette.

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  • January 2018 — The Hastings Monthly ReportJanuary 2018 — The Hastings Monthly Report

    January 2018 — The Hastings Monthly Report Dear Friend, Last month, Republicans in Congress pushed through a tax reform bill that will affect every person in our country. I strongly opposed this measure, H.R.1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which was signed into law before the New Year. The tax code enshrined by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is one that favors wealthy corporations and the richest people in our nation. It established new tax breaks for corporations that ship American jobs overseas, undercuts healthcare, and cut billions from Medicare and Medicaid. In addition to ending critical tax deductions that hardworking families rely upon, the tax plan added an estimated $2 trillion to the national debt. Even worse, when automatic deficit-saving components of this bill take effect in 2027, more than 80 percent of lower income Americans will see their taxes increase. I am very disappointed that Republicans pushed this bill through using a completely closed process, without a single hearing, and without allowing a single Democratic amendment to be considered. Make no mistake: this was not a bipartisan effort in any shape or form, and it was orchestrated this way from the very beginning. Republicans are ignoring the tens of millions of Americans who rely on federal programs, including education, affordable healthcare, homeownership assistance, unemployment insurance, veterans benefits, loans for small businesses, food assistance to prevent hunger, and support for farmers growing essential crops. Eviscerating spending for these programs will not reduce the deficit or solve our long-term financial difficulties. They have punted on critical issues like the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and disaster relief because they can’t agree on how to pay for it. And yet, they have no problem exploding the debt and raising taxes on 86 million middle class households to provide handouts for the one percent. I believe that it is past time to close the tax loophole that permits corporations to dodge their fiscal responsibility to pay their fair share of taxes. I have consistently fought to close this tax loophole and support small businesses. I will continue to prioritize investments in vital programs, as well as a tax code that spurs job creation, helps us achieve energy independence, provides for the public health, supports education, and implements the policies that enable our country to maintain its global leadership. Our nation succeeds when the middle class prospers. For more information on the various issues that I am working on, visit my official website at www.alceehastings.house.gov. With warm personal regards, I remain,   Sincerely,     Alcee L. HastingsMember of Congress20th District of Florida www.AlceeHastings.house.gov     The post January 2018 — The Hastings Monthly Report appeared first on The Westside Gazette.

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  • Fact CheckFact Check

    Fact Check Action Summary Tuesday, November 5, 2013 6:00 PM City of Fort Lauderdale City Hall 100 N. Andrews Avenue Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 www.fortlauderdale.gov City Commission Chambers RESOLUTIONS R-1 13-0673 STREET NAME ADDITION – SECONDARY NAME OF SISTRUNK BOULEVARD TO SECTION OF NE 6 STREET FROM NORTH ANDREWS AVENUE TO U.S. 1/FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADOPTED Aye: 5 – Mayor Seiler, Vice-Mayor Roberts, Commissioner Trantalis, Commissioner DuBose and Commissioner Rogers City of Fort Lauderdale Page 5 This mailer is further evidence of the underhanded politics that is currently tainting our community.  It is a lie and was distributed in our community with the intent to deceive.  Commissioner Dean Trantalis  DID NOT vote against renaming Sistrunk all the way to Federal Hwy.  The City of Fort Lauderdale website shows the minutes from the November 5, 2013 Commission meeting and the voting report of all issues.  It clearly states that the Sistrunk Blvd renaming item received a unanimous vote- all 4 commissioners and the mayor voted in favor of the renaming!!!!  The truth of the matter is that Dean was against the renaming at first because he was listening to his constituents in Flagler Village – the people whom he represents.  They did not want to rename the street through their neighborhood. As a responsible elected public servant, Dean was actually listening to his constituents and speaking on their behalf.  Isn’t it a good thing and nice to have a Commissioner who actually listens to his constituents!!!!  However for the good of the entire city, Dean met with our community at Carter Park and listened to us; he also spoke again with his constituents and in the end voted in favor of the renaming.  This is a wonderful example of the kind of leadership we need for mayor and district commissioners!!!  District 2 was blessed to have such a commissioner; District 3 does not enjoy the same benefit.  We need to elect a commissioner for District 3 that will first listen to and then speak for our community and not for their own interest or special interest. It a good thing to have an elected representative that actually understands what public service really means — it means serving and uplifting the people of the community NOT the com-munity serving and up-lifting the elected representative. There is no place for kings or dictators forcing their own will on the people they are elected to serve. We need the positive forward thinking and inclusive leadership of Dean Trantalis and Donna Guthrie!!!   The post Fact Check appeared first on The Westside Gazette.

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  • Dr. Terriel R. Byrd to speak at the 42nd Annual Celebration Service to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.Dr. Terriel R. Byrd to speak at the 42nd Annual Celebration Service to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

    Dr. Terriel R. Byrd Dr. Terriel R. Byrd to speak at the 42nd Annual Celebration Service to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. New Mount Olive Baptist Church, 400 N.W. Ninth Ave., Fort Lauderdale, Fla., will host the 42nd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Service on Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018 at 4 p.m. The service is sponsored by the Zeta Alpha Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. This year’s celebration will include Kenny Smith, and the Voices of New Mount Olive, Dr. Terriel R. Byrd, A.S., Cincinnati Bible College and Seminary, Cincinnati, Ohio; B.A., M.A., Miami University, Miami, Ohio; M.Div., United Theological Seminary, Dayton, Ohio; Ph.D., The Union Institute, Cincinnati, Ohio,  will be the guest speaker. Dr. Byrd has more than 20 years’ experience as a senior pastor, and is founding pastor of Living Word Christian Community, Inc. Prior to planting LWCC, he served as Teaching Pastor at Revival Church of God, Riviera Beach, Florida. Formerly, he served as senior Pastor of Inspirational Baptist Church Cincinnati, Ohio, from 1987 to March of 1999.  Prior to coming to Cincinnati, he pastored the First Baptist Church of Oxford, Ohio, for eight years.  He has served as campus minister at two universities in Ohio. In 1999 he came to South Florida to teach in the School of Ministry at Palm Beach Atlantic University, West Palm Beach, Fla. Dr. Byrd also serves as co-ordinator of Evening Ministry Programs at PBAU. He has served as workshop facilitator for the Cultural Sensitivity Seminar in Jacksonville, Fla., and was a member of the Strategic Planning Committee meeting for the African American Church Division of the Florida Baptist Convention. He served as 2011-2013 president of the North American African American Caucus, Academy of Homiletics. Byrd was the recipient of the Omicron Upsilon Lambda Chapter Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Post-Secondary Educator of the Year Award. His authorship and presentations include the “History of the First Black Church,” “The Non-African Perception of the African American Religious Experience” and “Inter-ethnic Cultural Communication,” presented for the American Association of Behavioral Sciences and National Association of African American Studies, “Hermeneutical dialog of Liberation, Black, Feminist, and womanist theologies: Parallel or Paradox”. “King the Church-man: An Examination of the Ecclesiology of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.” presented at the National Association of African American Studies.  Commentator contributor for Young Adult Sunday on The African American Lectionary’s 2010 Lectionary Calendar, published by Hope for Life International, Inc. Byrd also was a contributor to the Lectionary Volume, Preaching Social Justice from the Lectionary Series: Epiphany of the Lord (Westminster John Knox Press through 2011-2013). He has preached and taught throughout cities in Ro-mania and Moldova in Eastern Europe, and the Caribbean. Dr. Byrd published extensively with the Baptist Press. He has published the History of the Union Baptist Church now archived at the Cincinnati Historical Society Library. His first full length book, I Shall Not Be Moved was an international bestseller. His second book, By This Shall We Be Known: Interpreting the Voice and Message of Dr. King , Jr. His most recent scholarly work, a textbook, Let the Church Be the Church: Social Teachings of the Christian Church. In 2007, he received the Charles and Hazel Corts Award for Out-standing Teaching. Dr. Byrd is married to Toni D. Byrd and has three daughters. For further information, contact the church at (954) 463-5126 or Judge Michael A. Robinson at (954) 831-7258.   The post Dr. Terriel R. Byrd to speak at the 42nd Annual Celebration Service to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. appeared first on The Westside Gazette.

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  • Horses Give Hope Education Foundation ends year with a BangHorses Give Hope Education Foundation ends year with a Bang

    Yunghanns speaks to audience. Horses Give Hope Education Foundation ends year with a Bang By Peter Yunghanns Horses Give Hope Education Foundation led by Peter Yunghanns, III ended 2017 with a bang making a difference in the lives of others. This young CEO decided that he wanted to educate other youths regarding the polo sport and his family’s love for polo and equestrian activities. Yunghanns started his own non-profit organization whose mission is to advocate for education, build character and provide equestrian career opportunities from cradle through college. This non-profit organization ended the year doing charitable deeds. Horses Give Hope Education Foundation; made wishes come true for over 100 youths at HANDY and Youths who live in Atlanta Housing Authority.  Horses Give Hope Education Foundation focuses on orphans and foster care youths as one of their target populations. This organization educated numerous foster care and disadvantaged youth before the end of 2017 on the importance of understanding horses, the sport of Polo and equestrianism. The youths were introduced to the sport of polo which has been known as an elitist sport for many years. One of the purposes of Horses Give Hope Education Foundation is to help Foster care and disadvantage Youths understand the importance of this equestrian sport and other equestrian activities and help them to understand that they too can have access; not only were over 200 youths educated regarding the Polo sport, but their Christmas wishes were granted by Horses Give Hope Education Foundation. This organization provided education and made wishes come true to several programs in South Florida and Atlanta Georgia. Horses Give Hope Education Foundation al-so gave end of the year scholarships to two local equestrian related organizations. The organization has eight programs areas of focus which include college students as well as middle and high school students and plans to continue educating on equestrian activities and equine science career opportunities. For more information please visit our website at www.horsegivehope.org or call (561) 349-5401.   The post Horses Give Hope Education Foundation ends year with a Bang appeared first on The Westside Gazette.

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Imam Dr. Nasir Ahmad, who had led the janaza, or funeral services, and officiated the day’s services, explained that his friend also was an imam or minister. “Melton was on the staff here at the masjid, and the responsibility for this community rested on his shoulders, when I was not here. So to let you know the dignity we are talking about, he was truly a wonderful man. He taught me humility. He didn’t show any ego problem. Melton taught me how to be a true leader: Don’t push yourself, push God.” The classic tune “Song For My Father” has increasingly been heard in tribute to Mustafa. During the testimonials, Yamin, second-best trumpet player in what some have called “South Florida’s First Family of Jazz,” said of his father: “When you think about him, say a prayer.”

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