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Engage Miami holds get-out-the-vote event in Little Haiti

Engage Miami officials say sometimes it takes a party to get people to vote. “Sometimes elections have a bad rep as being boring,” said Rebecca Pelham, executive director of the group, which focuses on getting young people to vote. “We wanted to create something celebratory.” The party, held in the

2018-11-05T18:29:30+00:00 November 5th, 2018|News, Politics|

Activist groups target young voters for midterm election

As the midterm elections approach, activist organizations like NextGen America are focused on increasing voter registration and turnout among young people. Two and a half months after the Parkland’s shooting, Florida experienced an eight percentage point gain in youth voter registration, according to TargetSmart. In the August primaries, young people 18 to 25 turned out to vote in higher numbers than in 2014. However,

2018-11-02T08:11:05+00:00 October 26th, 2018|News, Politics|

Restroom in downtown Miami improving lives for homeless

Business owners, residents, and people without a permanent home in Miami say that the public bathroom that opened last month has been very convenient for all who are in the area. Miami officials unveiled the facility, the first of its kind, on Sept. 19 at 101 W. Flagler St. The new public bathroom, which

2018-10-26T16:32:23+00:00 October 26th, 2018|Business, Enviroment, News|

The little understood, but powerful job of Agriculture Commissioner

Despite the immense amount of power that the Florida Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services holds, not many voters are aware what the position entails. The job description is extensive and requires the commissioner to oversee 19 offices and about 3,600 employees. Ana Gomez, a student at Florida International University,

2018-10-26T14:54:51+00:00 October 26th, 2018|Enviroment, News, Politics|

FIU, MDC students say on-campus voting is a hit

College students at early voting sites on their campuses in Miami-Dade County say they are enjoying the convenience of being able to vote between classes, with some saying they believe it will significantly boost turnout. A decision allowing the sites was handed down July 24, a result of a lawsuit filed by the League

2018-10-26T14:29:34+00:00 October 26th, 2018|Education, News, Politics|

Davie thrift store raises money for animals 

The manager of a thrift store in Davie is approaching her 10th year raising  funds for abused and abandoned animals.       Helping Animals Thrift is owned by Stacey Sherman, a women who says she loves animals more than people and donates all the store’s proceeds to animal shelters. The shop, which she says is the only one of its kind in South Florida, opened in 2016.      “I have been thrifting for

2018-10-26T10:43:41+00:00 October 18th, 2018|Arts & Culture, Lifestyle|

Overtown’s Beautification Team improves both sidewalks and people

A program funded by the city of Miami employs members of the community to maintain and landscape the historic Overtown area, improving both the lives of those involved and the neighborhood as a whole, say officials. Also known as “Blue Shirts,” members of the Beatification Team can be seen around the Northwest Third Avenue

2018-10-26T14:24:20+00:00 October 18th, 2018|Business, Enviroment, News|

GrowFest festival takes over Homestead

On Saturday and Sunday, Redland’s Fruit & Spice Park hosted its sixth annual GrowFest festival. The festival, said organizers, focused on educating people about the importance of agriculture and sustainability. It also showcased many local vendors and growers who were ready to share their knowledge and expertise on all things grown and organic.

2018-10-17T14:46:18+00:00 October 17th, 2018|Food & Dining, Lifestyle|