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Behind the Byline: Victoria Salas & Jesse Scheckner [Video]

Welcome to the first episode of “Behind the Byline” where reporters reveal the story behind the story. In part one, we talk to Victoria Salas about her story “Local businesses come together for hurricane relief” on how the Miami community came together following Hurricane Irma. In part two we talk to South Florida News Service reporter Jesse Scheckner about his ...

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Javier Montilla, left, the author of “Ultimos Dias con Sara Montiel” sits with Herb Sosa, the director of the “Celebrate Orgullo" festival. (Carlos Castillo / SFNS)

“Celebrate Orgullo” celebrates seventh year

As it concluded its seventh year, organizers praised “Celebrate Orgullo,” South Florida’s first and only Hispanic LGBT Pride festival, as a great success. “The LGBTQ+ community continues to grow and we’ll continue to uplift and support one another,” said Herb Sosa, the director of the festival. One of the featured guests included Barcelona native and television and radio personality Javier ...

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Hurricane Maria making landfall in Puerto Rico. (Image va Wikipedia Commons)

Weeks after Hurricane Irma and Maria, families struggle to keep in contact

Despite the passage of time, families in South Florida and in the Caribbean have struggled to keep in touch following the devastating impact of Hurricane Iram and Maria. Mayra Suarez, 70, was in Puerto Rico with her husband during Hurricane Irma hit. Their house was destroyed and they were forced to survive only with the little bit of food left in ...

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Banner located at the entrance of the Sunrise DRC. (Victoria Salas / SFNS)

FEMA puts a face to disaster relief

Federal officials opened a Disaster Relief Center (DRC) in Sunrise earlier this month to help Broward County residents deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. The center, part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), opened Oct. 9 at 7771 West Oakland Park Blvd. This center operates seven days a week from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. Individuals have the ...

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La obra “Dominó” de  Félix González realizada con técnicas mixtas

“La mano hispana” se instala en Hialeah

Cuatro hombres absolutamente reales a simple vista con sus cigarros en la boca jugando al tradicional dominó nos dan la bienvenida al Milander Center for Arts and Entertainment, que desde el pasado viernes alberga la exhibición de arte “La mano hispana”. Las esculturas de estos caballeros, que nos trasladan directamente a cualquier rincón en la propia Cuba, conforman solo una ...

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Carla Hill vistió su corona de plumas y a ritmo de calipso recordó su pasión por los carnavales de Trinidad y Tobago. (Grethel Delgado / SFNS)

“A mi manera, sin pechos ni cabello”: el cáncer de mama convirtió a Carla Hill en una guerrera

Un almuerzo en honor a los sobrevivientes de cáncer de mama, organizado por la Ciudad de North Miami, se celebró este viernes 13 de octubre en el Joe Celestin Center. En el marco del mes de la prevención del cáncer de mama, el Breast Cancer Awareness Luncheon tuvo como plato fuerte los testimonios de quienes han enfrentado esta enfermedad. Por ...

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Attendees of III Points have mixed feelings following Vegas shooting

The III Points Festival, which began Friday and goes through the weekend, has some concerned about their safety following the shooting in Las Vegas earlier this month — but many say they will be putting their fears aside to rock at the Mana Wynwood. Morgan Canada, a 23-year-old Miami resident, has been waiting for the III Points Festival for an ...

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Left to right: Elias Rosenfeld, Maria Moreno, David Escalante, Romina Montenegro, Adrian Escalante, Daniel Escalante, Maria Juliana Rodriguez and Lorena Malavet. (Photo courtesy of Elias Rosenfeld)

FIU, MDC students attend Washington, D.C. “Dreamer” event

Eight local college students took part in a three-day event in Washington, D.C., speaking to elected officials in oan effort to allow so-called “Dreamers” to attain permanent immigration status. The event, held from Oct. 3 to Oct. 5, included more than 100 recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, including students from Florida International University and Miami Dade College. ...

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Haitianos no se resignan a perder el TPS

  ¿Pelearían por nosotros?- preguntó. Sí -respondieron cientos de personas al unísono. “Miles enfrentarían un proceso de deportación y necesito de su ayuda”. Con estas palabras, Ronhyde Christina Ponthieux, una niña haitiana- americana de 10 años, se paró en medio del escenario del Watsco Center en Coral Gables durante un concierto para alzar la voz por los suyos realizado a ...

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The Banana Flambé French Toast was the featured dish at La Fresa Francesa's fundraiser to help Hurricane Irma victims in Key West on Sept. 17. (Victoria Salas / SFNS)

Local businesses come together for hurricane relief

Within the last few weeks, businesses nationwide have come together to provide aid for victims of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. In South Florida, two small businesses stood out in making a difference. On Sept. 3, La Fresa Francesa, a French restaurant in Hialeah, started to help by conducting a fundraiser for victims of Hurricane Harvey. Along with Councilman Paul ...

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