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Popular hair stylists open His & Hers Parlour in Wynwood, a shop for men and women

Hamlet Garcia, left, gives Marcelo Prado, center, some haircutting tips on Dec. 13, 2014. Garcia has been cutting hair for more than five years and recently opened a new shop with his girlfriend, Rachel Ringwood, 23, in Wynwood called His & Hers Parlour. Together, the couple offers clients, both male and female, haircuts. Photos by Matias J. Ocner/ Miami Herald ...

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Ishkol is a native of Guatemala, where she learned how to speak in her village's dialect but never attended school.  (Photo by Melhor Marie Leonor/South Florida News Service)

Eliminating illiteracy in migrant workers: it’s complicated

Isabel Ishkol’s daughter spots her mom outside her classroom at Le Jardin Community Center in Homestead and quickly tumbles over. It’s close to pick up time for the 3-year-old, but not quite. In what sounds like a whisper, motioning with her hands, Ishkol tells her daughter to join her teacher, now busy wrangling other toddlers. Vanessa lingers, beaming. More than ...

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Gaby Benavente, 20, a transgender student at Florida International University, stands in front of the bathrooms scheduled for renovations at the Graham Center, FIU’s student union. As the bathrooms are renovated in late Spring 2015, a storage closet close by will be turned into the university's first gender neutral bathroom. (Photo by Maria Soledad Lorenzino / South Florida News Service)

LGBT students praise FIU for readying campus’ first gender-neutral bathroom

At home, Gaby Benavente dresses as a man and goes by her legal name, Gabriel, to please her parents. At Florida International University, Benavente, 20, a male-to-female transgender student, is able to express herself as a woman, but she still runs into trouble when using bathrooms on campus that are marked “Men” and “Women.” Benavente uses men’s rooms at school ...

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Crew Concierge serves shipbound workers

James Labossiere, director of operations at Crew Concierge, right, started working with founder and CEO David Hirsch, right, about two years ago. Since then, he has seen the warehouse space fill up and the staff just about doubled. Rebeca Piccardo / South Florida News Service By Rebeca Piccardo Read in The Palm Beach Post When David Hirsch of Wellington worked as ...

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Surfside boutique brings a bit of Moroccan luxury

The Casablanca native and Bal Harbour resident Asmaa Benkirane is the founder and director of Le Beau Maroc, a Moroccan themed boutique located in Surfside. Benkirane is hoping to win a spot in Miami’s dressmaking world. JEFFREY PIERRE / THE MIAMI HERALD     By Amanda Rabines Read in Miami Herald Curiosity and a sense of nostalgia drew Bal Harbour ...

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The Children’s Award Gala

Dr. Troy Frazer received the first Children’s Hero Award in 2009.  Photo courtesy of Pedro Mendez. By Jessica Cohen South Florida News Service Foster care cases are kept confidential. Until 2009, the general public had little knowledge of what was going on. But that year, the situation changed when the Family Resource Center presented the first Children’s Hero Award to Dr. Troy ...

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Miami Herald editor discusses difficulties of covering Guantanamo Bay

Students are engaged, as Dave Wilson explains the inner workings of Guantanamo, and the recent limitations Miami Herald reporters had to deal with while reporting from there. Marisol Medina / South Florida News Service       By Amanda Rabines South Florida News Service It takes a certain kind of journalist to cover Guantanamo Bay, an area in Cuba where ...

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Game show at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital brings fun to patients

Timothy Stahlsmith, 9, a patient at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, calls the contestant line for the live game show ‘Top 3’ on JoeD TV, which is similar to the popular game show ‘Family Feud. ELI VERA/SOUTH FLORIDA NEWS SERVICE       By Eli Vera and Matias Ocner Read in Miami Herald. Every weekday at 2 p.m., Timothy Stahlsmith, 9, sits up ...

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Palm Beach Gardens entrepreneur makes game day dresses

Clara Obradors, right, models a University of Georgia themed dress made by Janet Ledesma, left, part of her Game on Dresses line of clothing. Photo by Richard Graulich.         By Kathleen Devaney Read in Palm Beach Post For college students like Hayley Milam, flip flops and T-shirts are not fashionable enough to wear to a college football ...

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Medical marijuana business seminar coming to Miami

By Maria Soledad Lorenzino Read in Miami Herald In 2004, South Florida native Ata Gonzalez watched his father, Santiago, die at the age of 58 after a battle with lung cancer. Following his father’s death, he began learning about cannabis and its health benefits. Gonzalez said he wishes he knew about the benefits of marijuana when his father was still ...

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