Democratic candidates try to stand out during gubernatorial debate in Miramar

Large crowds turned up to the Democratic primary gubernatorial debate Tuesday evening at the Miramar Cultural Center to support their preferred governor candidates. The four candidates: former Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine, Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, former U.S. Representative Gwen Graham and founder of Elevation Financial Group Chris King, debated on topics ranging from education and

2018-06-12T19:45:15+00:00 June 12th, 2018|News, Politics|

Large turnout in Hollywood for march focusing on ocean conservation

Thousands of citizens and visitors participated in the March for the Ocean in Hollywood Beach Boardwalk, marching alongside a marching band for approximately 2 miles. The march focused on creating environmental awareness through music, art and education.  Several non-profit organizations participated, including Surfrider Foundation, whose Broward chapter helped organize the event along with Free Our

2018-06-12T12:17:20+00:00 June 12th, 2018|Enviroment, News|

Local chapters from non-profit join national program to reduce plastic pollution

Concerned with the impact of plastic on Florida beaches, Surfrider chapters in Miami-Dade and Broward counties have joined a nationwide program aimed at reducing harmful trash on the shoreline. The Surfrider San Diego chapter started the Rise Above Plastics program in 2008, according to Caroline Canter, the chapter coordinator of Surfrider San Diego. Since then

2018-06-09T19:48:07+00:00 June 9th, 2018|Enviroment, News|

Miami Rescue Mission relocating its women & children’s center to bigger facility

Miami Rescue Mission’s Center for Women & Children is being moved to a larger facility to accommodate the growing number of single women and mothers seeking aid, said Lianner Navarro, the community development associate for the not-for-profit. The organization recently sold the 40-bed facility in Wynwood and is currently in the midst of transitioning to

2018-06-09T10:30:10+00:00 June 7th, 2018|News, Public Safety|

More millennials buying guns in wake of school shootings [Video]

Though the majority of gun owners are still older, the organizer of the state’s largest series of gun shows said millennials are buying firearms in increasing numbers. Khaled Akkawi is the owner of Shoot Straight, a chain of stores in Florida. “Yeah, actually we do see a lot more young people coming to purchase firearms,”

Miami Fashion Week talk addresses importance of embracing digital revolution

At the Miami Fashion Week Summit this past weekend at the Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus, one of the talks focused on how the digital landscape is changing the fashion industry. At the “The Impact of the Digital Revolution on Fashion Business Sustainability” talk, Juan Pedro Moreno, president of the marketing agency Accenture for Spain,

2018-06-05T21:07:56+00:00 June 5th, 2018|Arts & Culture, Education|

Young fashion designer promotes consumer responsibility at Miami Fashion Week

A Venezuelan fashion designer and activist took the stage at Miami Fashion Week to dig into the dark side of fast fashion and marginalized women, and gave tips for creating more socially conscious fashion. “I came here to follow that American Dream,” said Carmela Osorio Lugo. She studied fashion at Savanah College of Art and

2018-06-05T13:48:36+00:00 June 5th, 2018|Arts & Culture, Education|

FIU Ph.d student researches saltwater intrusion in the Everglades [Video]

Sea level rise is a growing problem in the South Florida community. It is a threat to drinking water aquifers and growing infrastructure, which makes it not only an environmental issue but also an economic and societal matter. Miami-Dade County’s drinking water comes from the Biscayne aquifer, which is located underneath the Everglades. Scientists are

2018-08-21T15:06:31+00:00 June 5th, 2018|Enviroment, News, Potential Award Entries, Video/Audio|

FIU screens documentary on sustainable housing for natural disasters

Florida International University hosted the premiere of “Built to Last? Saving our Homes in the Age of Disasters” Wednesday at the Modesto A. Maidique Campus. The documentary focuses on sustainable infrastructure and how architectural innovations can mitigate the harm caused by natural disasters. The film was inspired by “Resilience—The Ultimate Sustainability,” a book written by

2018-06-04T22:27:04+00:00 June 3rd, 2018|Enviroment, News|

Local wildlife rescue provides care for rare, injured bird

Earlier this month a local Miami wildlife rehabilitation center released a rare Great White Heron, its tenth in nearly four decades, after nursing it back to health. Yaritza Acosta, a manager at the Pelican Harbor Seabird Station, said the rare heron was found in Key Biscayne, wet and unable to stand with a bloody right

2018-06-05T20:33:59+00:00 May 31st, 2018|Enviroment, News|