Fleeing your home country might not be a thought that crosses your mind often, but to some it is a reality they live with every single day. Millions of people around the world are either refugees or asylum seekers, and I am one of them. Some would say that the world is now facing
The National Organization of Women at FIU gathered on March 1 at the Modesto Madique Campus in the GC pit to raise awareness of violence against women and to let people know about its upcoming “Slutwalk” event. Linda Guillotti, the president of NOW at FIU, was sexually assaulted and stabbed as a child. Throughout
FIU’s Black Student Union recently hosted a “Culture Fest” in honor of Black History Month Feb. 24 on the Biscayne Bay Campus. The festival celebrated different cultures from the black community through art, dance and food. The festival showcased the cuisine of various black communities, ranging from African-American soul food to Haitian cuisine.
Over 500 people and 40 performing artists took the floor at the Wynwood Yard Friday night in celebration of one of Colombia’s biggest folkloric traditions. According to Rosmy Camargo, the director of Puerta de Oro de Colombia, the Carnival of Barranquilla is among the most popular of festivities in the country.
South Florida Access host Alicia Nwajei covered the second annual Free Spirit fashion show on Feb. 24th in North Miami. This show was put on by local designer Lucy Polimice to showcase up and coming designers, models and entertainers in South Florida.
Tourists from all over the world are drawn to Miami Beach to soak in the sun and sink their toes in the sand. Of course, enjoying their vacation comes at a cost. Tourists can park at metered lots, curbside metered spaces and garages. But what about those who come to the city to work?
Miami-Dade Commissioner Barbara J. Jordan hosted the sixth annual Black Heritage festival on Saturday at Miami Coral City Park where she invited Florida Memorial University students and others to represent their historically black college or university. A junkanoo group walked onto stage to start off the festival. A step team from Miami Norland Middle
OUT Miami’s Fourth Annual Bow Tie Bash Saturday brought together family, friends, and supporters of the LGBTQ community to raise money for the foundation. People like Daniella Bayo, the older sister of Executive Director Jaime Bayo, helped the event run smoothly. “I’ve been at every one,” she said. “The first
LGBTQ advocates in South Florida said they do not believe the alleged hate-crime hoax by Empire actor Jussie Smollett will harm their community, saying people are intelligent enough to see this as a unique case. Information surrounding the January incident continues to unfold. On Wednesday, the 36-year-old was charged with
AfriCOBRA, a movement founded in Chicago, held a panel discussion at the Museum of Contemporary Art in North Miami on Wednesday. Standing for “African Commune of Bad Relevant Artists,” and is focused on creating images to help define the Black Arts Movement. The discussion accompanied a group exhibition of artists from the group, which