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JM Family embarks on grand-scale project to add green spaces, dining hall, sports complex to Deerfield HQ

By Marcia Heroux Pounds JM Family Enterprises has employee benefits and amenities that are the envy of many. It has a Deerfield Beach headquarters that provides day care, health-care clinics and more to workers. And it is consistently featured in Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” rankings. But that’s not good… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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JM Family embarks on grand-scale project to add green spaces, dining hall, sports complex to Deerfield HQ

By Marcia Heroux Pounds JM Family Enterprises has employee benefits and amenities that are the envy of many. It has a Deerfield Beach headquarters that provides day care, a health clinic and more to workers. And it is consistently featured in Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” rankings. But that’s not good enough… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Mysterious closure of New Mexico solar observatory rooted in FBI child porn investigation

By Jessica Schladebeck The sudden closure of a solar observatory in the mountains of New Mexico sparked rumors of a grand extraterrestrial discovery — but newly released court documents reveal the facility was temporarily shuttered to make way for an FBI investigation into a janitor suspected of trading child pornography… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Trump complains about lack of border wall funding in 'ridiculous' spending bill; shutdown possible in 10 days

By Damian Paletta, John Wagner President Donald Trump lashed out at congressional Republicans on Thursday, questioning their strategy of pushing off a messy fight over border wall funding until after the midterm elections in November.His outburst could raise fresh questions about whether Trump will force a government shutdown… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Smelly ‘green gunk’ mucks up million-dollar views

By Brittany Wallman An unsightly outbreak of green goo is blooming in the “Venice of America,” but city officials said it will clear up soon. Residents along the Las Olas Isles — the picturesque, pricey “finger islands” jutting off the city’s premier boulevard — complained Thursday that the green algae has reached… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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Smelly ‘green gunk’ mucks up million-dollar views

By Brittany Wallman An unsightly outbreak of green goo is blooming in the “Venice of America,” but city officials said it will clear up soon. Residents along the Las Olas Isles — the picturesque, pricey “finger islands” jutting off the city’s premier boulevard — complained Thursday that the green algae has reached… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Palm Tran buses undergo big change: Speedier pickup times, altered routes and free Wi-Fi

By Lois K. Solomon Instead of Uber, Lyft or your gas-guzzling car, Palm Beach County officials would like you to consider taking the public bus. Buses that used to come hourly will soon arrive every 20 to 30 minutes. There will be evening and weekend service on many routes for the first time. And in another first,… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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As anger simmers over Trump, Puerto Ricans turn attention to Florida's midterm elections

By Skyler Swisher Puerto Ricans upset over their treatment after Hurricane Maria are hoping to send a message in Florida’s upcoming midterm elections. Activists are registering voters, and about 2,000 Puerto Ricans are expected to rally this weekend near President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach to… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Getting Out the Vote this Mid-term

By Carma Henry By Linda M. Thigpen We are on the precipice of either something great and tremendous in our world of politics or something very scary and dangerous in our state of affairs. To be sure, voting in this midterm’s general election will be the litmus test for either one or the other. For the first time in our history, voters in Florida, Georgia and Maryland have the opportunity to elect its first African American Governors. Andrew Gillum in Florida, Stacey Abrams in Georgia and Ben Jealous in Maryland. While I celebrate Ben Jealous and Mississippi home girl, Stacey Abrams, I have a particular affinity for Andrew Gillum—as the candidate of choice for Floridians. Andrew Gillum is the best candidate for such a time as this! And, with our help, Democratic Nominee, Andrew Gillum, will be Florida’s next Governor. Also worthy of note is candidate Sean Shaw, potentially, becoming Florida’s first African American, Attorney General. Let us not forget looming at our doorsteps Rick Scott, trying to unseat democratic Senator Bill Nelson, for a seat in Congress. The ability to yield favorable outcomes in each of the aforementioned races and obtain successes with proposed amendments happens when we are both intentional …read more Source:: The Westside Gazette       ...
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Heroes of Broward : Jennifer Lockett

By Carma Henry Heroes of Broward : Jennifer Lockett Since the inception of modern media, certain narratives have consistently been promoted and only a handful of individuals receive positive recognition publicly. Our mission is to correct this imbalance and give the little guy and gal an opportunity to express themselves. We are determined to give those who deserve a platform an opportunity to control their narrative and share their story. Our Heroes of Broward initiative will exclusively focus on acknowledging the unsung heroes of our community. From the schoolteachers that spend extra hours and extra money out of their own pockets to provide their students an atmosphere that is conducive for learning. To the childhood friend who opened the doors to their home without hesitation to raise someone else’s child. We feel an obligation to identify and praise these remarkable people. These are our Heroes and here are their stories. “I’ve always had a passion for helping others. God gives us all talents and my talent happens to be having a way with people. I thank God for this every-day. I started a girl’s mentoring group years ago way before teaching was ever on my mind. The purpose of this group was to follow an at-risk …read more Source:: The Westside Gazette       ...
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Puerto Rico marks 1 year since Hurricane Maria with choirs, protests

By Danica Coto The uplifting strains of one of Puerto Rico’s most beloved songs filled the air at 6:15 a.m. on Thursday as a choir stood in the coastal town where Hurricane Maria made landfall at that moment exactly one year ago. The serenade in Yabucoa, a fishing and farming town of 37,000 still struggling to… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Dolphins Edge Out A Win Against Rival Jets

By Carma Henry Byler Henry By Byler Henry The Dolphins and Jets have had a long rivalry and on Sunday, the Dolphins left New York with a victory, defeating the Jets 20 to 12. Since both teams are in the AFC East Division, they play each other twice a year. The Jets are leading the all time series 54-51-1; they have only met in the postseason one time which the Dolphins won 14 to 0 in the 1982 AFC Championship. This rivalry of bad blood goes back to 1966. In the first half the Dolphins scored all of their 20 points, holding the Jets to 0 points. The Jets didn’t put any points on the board until the second half. Ryan Tannehill had a decent game completing 17 passes on 23 attempts, 168 passing yards with 2 touchdowns and 0 interceptions; however, he was also sacked 4 times. He also added 44 rushing yards. Tight end A.J. Derby and receiver Albert Wilson caught the two touchdown passes. A.J. Derby had one reception for 19 yards and Albert Wilson had 3 receptions for 37 yards. “I think it’s much …read more Source:: The Westside Gazette       ...
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Dillard gridiron great heralded as game changer

By Carma Henry By Shakey Daddy Monroe It’s safe to say that Charles “Cartoon” Lane will forever rest on his laurels. This former Dillard High School football legend passed away September 14th at North Broward Hospital. He was 64. Services will be at 11 a.m., Friday September 28 at Elijah Bell Funeral Home & Cremation, 3750 N. State Road 7, Lauderdale Lakes 33319. Lane, a 1972 graduate and former all-state linebacker for the Panthers, was always publicized as one of the fiercest defensive players ever. His unrelenting play helped transform Dillard into one of the state’s top defensive teams in the early ‘70s. Younger Charles “Cartoon” Lane “He was an icon,” said Herman Lovett, who played with Lane at Dillard. “No doubt about it. “The whole town was talking about him when he played. So, when the whole town is talking about you like that . . . you know it’s something special.” Players who can impact a defense or offense are called game changers. In football, players like Lawrence Taylor, Khalil Mack and Von Miller are considered game changers on defense. Lane was Dillard’s game changer, according to Lovett. Lane spearheaded Dillard’s defense into the county’s best. It included Lovett, Maurice Pressley, William “Fish” Heastie, Bobby Jackson, Lonnie …read more Source:: The Westside Gazette       ...
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OneUnited Bank President and BB&T Regional President will receive top honors at the BOMA Awards

By Carma Henry Terri Williams, president of OneUnited Bank MIAMI, FL – The Black Owned Media Alliance is excited to announce the 2018 BOMA Awards. The BOMA awards was established to honor agencies, businesses, and individuals who make a positive impact in the South Florida Black community. This year the ceremony will be on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018 at 11:30 a.m. at the Hilton Miami Airport, 5101 Blue Lagoon Dr., Miami, Fla., 33126. The top honors for 2018 will go to Teri Williams, President of OneUnited Bank and Tony Coley, Regional President South Florida of BB&T Bank. They will both be honored for their commitment to go above and beyond the call to support and advocate for equality in the media and support for the South Florida Black community. They will receive the BOMA Champion of the Year Award. As President of OneUnited Bank, the largest Black owned bank in the country, Teri Williams is responsible for the implementation of the Bank’s strategic initiatives, as well as the day to day operations of the bank, including all retail branches, marketing, compliance, lending, information technology, customer support, legal, and human resources. Tony Coley was named Regional President of BB&T Central Florida in April 2012. Prior …read more Source:: The Westside Gazette       ...
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Historic capture: How undercover agents hunted down a Nazi in hiding

By Susannah Bryan He almost got away. But fate — and a relentless team of Israeli secret service agents — had other plans for Adolf Eichmann, the Nazi war criminal who found safe haven in Buenos Aires after World War II ended in 1945. The compelling story of his capture in 1961 and subsequent trial is told in the… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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Music, food, change on the menu at MSD benefits in Palm Beach County

By Ben Crandell A diverse list of upcoming events designed to promote healing and discussion in the wake of the Parkland shooting includes country singer Justin Moore, the sunny disposition of Michael Franti and the eclectic turntabling of DJ Sam Ronson. …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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James C. Boyd Funeral Home Services

By Carma Henry MARC Funeral services for the late Gertrude Marc – 79 were held September 15 at St Bartholomew Catholic Church with Father Andrew Chan-A-Sue officiating. Interment: Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens (Central). WILLIAMS Funeral services for the late David Leon Williams – 87. Interment: Rising Daughter Baptist Church, Waverly, GA. ANDERSON Funeral services for the late Rosanna Anderson – 67 were held September 8 at First Baptist Church Piney Grove with Rev. Johnny Williams officiating. Interment: Westview Cemetery.BLACK Funeral services for the late Randolph Black, Sr. – 65 were held September 8 at Community Church of God with Apostle Janice L. Dillard officiating. Interment: Sunset Memorial Gardens.FRAZIER Funeral services for the late C onnie Casandra Frazier – 51 were held September 8 at Community Church of God with Elder Dewayne Jackson officiating. Interment: Sunset Memorial Gardens. BROWN Funeral services for the late Evangelist Gladys Brown – 76 were held September 1 at Emmanuel House of Prayer; Inc with Elder Marcia English-Police. Interment: Sunset Memorial Gardens. GEORGES Funeral services for the late Baby Girl Georges.JACKSON Funeral services for the late Johnny Lee Jackson – 58 were held September 1 at Church of God Christian Center with Pastor Daniel N. Boyd, Sr. officiating. Interment: Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens (Central). FELDER Funeral services for the late James A. Felder …read more Source:: The Westside Gazette       ...
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Florence's death toll includes millions of animals

By Michael Sasso and Justina Vasquez For Chris Smith, whose North Carolina farm is home to 30,000 chickens and 150 acres of sweet potatoes, the fight to survive Hurricane Florence is not yet over. As torrential rains from the storm filled local waterways and flooded nearby roads, Smith, one of hundreds of local farmers in a state… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Stressed out? Destroy TVs and blenders with a sledgehammer at this Miami ‘rage room’

By Phillip Valys Smash the Rage in Miami is South Florida’s first ‘rage room,’ where customers destroy beer bottles, old TVs and kitchen appliances as a form of stress therapy. …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Support for assault-weapons ban slides in months since Parkland shooting

By Anthony Man Public support for banning assault weapons — an idea that had sky-high support from Florida voters immediately after the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre — has declined. Banning assault-style weapons, such as the AR-15 used in the Feb. 14 shooting at the Parkland high school, is still… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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