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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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Kendall Indian Hammocks Park has a skating oasis in its heart

Located almost precisely in the center of its 116.5 acres, Kendall Indian Hammocks Park contains one of less than a handful of skate facilities in Miami-Dade County open to all ages and skill levels. Every day, skateboarders, inline skaters and BMX bikers converge on the 14,000-square-foot fenced-in area to sharpen their skills on concrete ramps, halfpipes, elevated surfaces and staircases. ...

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Local Fort Lauderdale church turned cinema has a rich history

In downtown Fort Lauderdale, squeezed between a courthouse and parking garage in the shadows of towering skyscrapers, stands a little white church. This church does what others cannot: stand against the test of time and the encroachment of new development. The 1926 Great Miami Hurricane, brought death and destruction to many parts of South Florida. The cyclone leveled homes, businesses, ...

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Tattoo enthusiasts unite to fight Lyme disease

Lauren Lovejoy had spent over a year bedridden, under the care of her parents. She’d seen more than 60 medical practitioners who’d diagnosed her with psychosomatic issues or generalized anxiety. Some said she wasn’t sick at all. None had been able to diagnose her with what she really had: Lyme disease. By Janel Rizzo South Florida Uncovered @SoFloUncovered • Facebook • Instagram Lovejoy, who’d worked in a ...

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French Embassy’s new festival spotlights Carribean art, brings famed politician

Over the March 1-4 weekend, francophones from around the world convened in Miami to celebrate the French Antilles and other regions of the Carribean at the inaugural Tout-Monde Festival.   The festival’s namesake comes from Martinique poet and philosopher Edouard Glissant’s concept of the tout-monde, which translates to “whole world.  By Gabriel PobleteSouth Florida News Service @SFNS_News • Facebook • Instagram Founded by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy ...

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Las Olas Capital Arts holds reception for environmental artist and Haiti benefactor, Phoenix

On March 1, 2018, Las Olas Capital Arts hosted the opening reception exhibiting the work of environmental photographer, Phoenix. Las Olas Capital Arts, founded by Jodi-Jeffreys-Tanner, selects artists to display and sell their artwork in the Las Olas Capital Advisors office for a four-month period. The artists keep 100 percent proceeds from sales. Phoenix said she will donate part of her ...

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Little Haiti artist says his new mural is for the community–and those who threaten it

Little Haiti artist Serge Toussaint’s latest mural is for and about his home, but according to him, it’s also for those who threaten to hurt it.   The three-part mural, “Smile Lil’ Haiti,” is meant to serve as a beacon of pride for the community and a warning to developers who want to wipe out its culture.   Its first part features a cameraman wearing a Haitian flag T-shirt recording onlookers on a beach. Flanking him are words written in red. “Smile,” it says ...

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Charlamagne Tha God talks education, individuality and modern opportunities at FIU lecture

Radio personality Charlamagne Tha God encouraged college students to  create their own opportunities by emphasizing individuality, ongoing education and technology in a lecture Thursday evening at Florida International  University’s Biscayne Bay Campus. The 39-year-old New York Times Best Selling author and host of the nationally syndicated morning radio show, “The Breakfast Club,” was a guest speaker at FIU’s Student Government Association Lecture Series for Black History Month.  The event, held in the Wolfe University Center Ballrooms, was free ...

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Equine nonprofit expands horizons of people with special needs

(This story was originally published in December 2017 on MiamiStories.net.) Whispering Manes, a therapeutic horseback riding nonprofit located in Miami Horse Country, has since its inception served hundreds of riders with special needs. It began in 2010 when Nancy Hector, a philanthropist and champion of children’s causes, decided to create a service to meet the needs of children and adults ...

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South Florida’s secondhand bookstores do things differently to stay afloat

Of the seven well-known secondhand bookstores standing in Miami-Dade and Broward in 2015, only four remain in business today, but their owners maintain a reserved optimism for the future. In an age of rapidly advancing technology, allowing readers to purchase books online, bookstores are gradually disappearing. By Maria Gil South Florida Uncovered @SoFloUncovered • Facebook • Instagram Bookstore sales were $684 million in October ...

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