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“Bunker” in Coral Gables a point of historical and cultural convergence

Looking at it now, the bunker seems smaller, less imposing—far from the edifice I’d held in my mind’s eye since I last saw it 14 years ago. Now knee-deep in vegetative overgrowth, amid the staccato chirring of grassland insects, my reunion with this strange Cold War relic feels almost anticlimactic. By Jesse Scheckner South Florida Uncovered @SoFloUncovered • Facebook • Instagram The two-story cement ...

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Beautifully Human: How two photographers are positively impacting Miami’s homeless

Two photographers are using the power of the internet to help feed, clothe and raise awareness about Miami’s homeless population. In December 2016, Cheo Sobalvarro went to a photowalk with Igers Miami, an Instagram photo group, where he met Robert, a homeless man who declined to give his last name. Sobalvarro said talking to Robert changed his perception of homeless ...

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Participants of the Magical History Tour boarding a bus to begin the tour. (Photo credit: Nicholas Rodriguez)

North Miami Beach Magical History Tour engages residents

Citizens of North Miami Beach had the opportunity to learn about historic places and artifacts in their city on the Magical History Tour, a free bus outing on Sunday, April 8.    By Nicholas Rodriguez South Florida News Service @SFNS_News • Facebook • Instagram The tour, which ran from 1 to 4:30 p.m., used a school bus and two of North Miami Beach’s Parks and Recreational vans to depart from and return to the North Miami Beach Public Library at 1601 NE ...

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FOX News Vice President and COO Sharri Berg sharing the 10 qualities every leader should have regardless of experience in the field. (Photo credit: Jessica Barrios)

Third annual “Women in Communication” FIU conference features leadership and career advice

For the third consecutive year, women seeking careers in communication at Florida International University learned from industry leaders across a variety of fields, including journalism, advertising and public relations during a daylong event at the school’s Biscayne Bay Campus. The third annual “Women in Communication: Moving Ahead” conference, hosted by FIU’s Lillian Lodge Kopenhaver Center for the Advancement of Women in Communication, began at 9:30 a.m. with a speech from its namesake and director, former FIU dean ...

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Third annual “Women in Communication” conference at BBC set for April 5

Florida International University’s Lilian Lodge Kopenhaver Center for the Advancement of Women in Communication is holding its third annual national conference, “Women in Communication: Moving Ahead,” this Thursday, April 5, at the Bicayne Bay Campus’ Wolfe University Center.  The conference was planned in accordance with FIU’s Diversity Week, which more than 20- events between Friday, March 30, to Sunday, April 8.   “We look at women who ...

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The City of Miami unveiled a new sign honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. From Left to right: Miami Public Works Director Juvenal Santana, Miami Mayor Francis Suarez, State Representative Roy Hardemon, MLKEDC Executive Director Christine King, Miami Commisioner Keon Hardemon and Director of Neighborhood Enhancement Team vonCarol Kinchens

Miami unveils sign honoring Martin Luther King Jr. a day before the 50th anniversary of his murder

The City of Miami unveiled a new sign Tuesday on the southwest corner of 62nd Street and Northwest Sixth Avenue to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who was assassinated 50 years ago tomorrow.    The sign, located by the I-95 ramp on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, depicts King and features two phrases: “Injustice Anywhere Is a Threat to Justice Everywhere” and “The Dream Lives.”  By Gabriel Poblete South Florida News Service @SFNS_News • Facebook • Instagram Miami Chairman and District 5 Commissioner Keon Hardemon, Miami Mayor Francis Suarez ...

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Fulford by the Sea Entrance in North Miami Beach (Image via Wikicommons)

North Miami Beach to host sixth Magical History Tour on April 8

North Miami Beach’s Multi-Cultural Committee will host its sixth Magical History Tour, which gives citizens a great opportunity to learn more about the city they live in.   The free tour will take place on Sunday, April 8, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. and use North Miami Beach’s trolley to depart from and return to the North Miami Beach Public Library at 1601 NE 164th St.   By Nick ...

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Hispanics talk Latino stereotypes, raise humorous contrasts

As we all know, South Florida is rich in Hispanic culture, especially in Miami. The city and its many neighborhoods—Bayside, Wynwood and South Beach, to name a few—are often filled with the smell of arroz con frijoles or empanadas and the sounds of salsa music and accents from all over Central and South America. By Amanda Gala, Clementina Machado, Elizabeth ...

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Since Sandy Hook: Following up on non-accidental school shootings in Florida

Since the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary in 2012, there have been 17 non-accidental incidents involving guns on school campuses in Florida. Several of those incidents resulted in deaths. South Florida News Service followed up on five of the incidents to learn how each school and community is now doing and what’s been done to prevent future shootings.  By SFNS StaffSouth Florida News Service @SFNS_News • Facebook • Instagram Dreyfoos School of the Arts – June ...

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Since Sandy Hook: Agape Christian Academy – Oct. 3, 2013

A school shooting occurred at Agape Christian Academy in Pine Hills, Florida, on Oct. 3, 2013, resulting in two wounded.   The shooter, who did not attend the school, shot a 16-year-old football player in the hip and a 17-year-old boy, who also did not attend Agape, according to WESH 2 News. The identities of the victims were not released to the public.  By Gabriel PobleteSouth Florida News Service @SFNS_News • Facebook • Instagram The shooting occurred ...

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