How a New York Times reporter humanized the AIDS crisis

Two Columbia University professors spoke this week to a packed FIU auditorium about the life and work of a New York Times reporter and editor who gave a human face to the AIDS crisis in the 1990s, before dying of the disease three years later. Samuel G. Freedman, who formerly worked at the New York Times and

2016-04-06T15:40:58+00:00 March 3rd, 2016|Categories: Business, News, Politics|

Student receives certification of appreciation from Hialeah City Mayor

The Hialeah City Council meeting last Tuesday included more than just purchase orders, bids and zoning permits. Mayor Carlos Hernández presented a certificate of appreciation to Ivan Echemendia, 15, in recognition of his volunteer work with the Little Havana Activities and Nutrition Centers. “He is a young man who serves his community from his heart.

2016-04-06T16:12:57+00:00 September 23rd, 2015|Categories: Politics|

PBandJ Project: Local Non-Profit Organization Feeds The Homeless In Downtown Fort Lauderdale

When Laura Florio, 33, and her husband, Micah Harris, 38, were at a local grocery store with a cart full of food for themselves, Florio decided she wanted to make a difference in the community.  She began filling the cart up with food for others: loaves of bread, bologna, cheese, two cases of water, mustard

2016-04-06T17:38:31+00:00 June 22nd, 2015|Categories: Business, Politics|

Couples, families lock their love on bridge at Kendall mall

  When Joy Medlock went to Paris two years ago, she was inspired to see a bridge with thousands of locks, known as Love Lock Bridge, where couples put padlocks by the river Seine to show their love for each other. Back in Florida, Medlock, vice president and general manager of The Palms at Town

2016-04-06T17:38:51+00:00 April 28th, 2015|Categories: Arts & Culture, Lifestyle, Politics|

Deaf community pushing for state to license interpreters

In a second-floor meeting room at West Dade Regional Library, Lissette Molina Wood recently stood in front of a group of deaf people. Halfway through her first term as president of the Florida Association of the Deaf, Molina Wood, 37, also deaf, is trying to build support for a bill that would require all American

2016-04-06T16:51:12+00:00 March 12th, 2015|Categories: Education, News, Politics|

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.

2016-04-06T17:32:01+00:00 December 7th, 2014|Categories: Education, Politics|

Go Inside The Trip Of A Lifetime

In January 2013, six Florida International University School of Journalism and Mass Communication students got the opportunity of a lifetime. Accompanied by a professor/editor, they headed to Washington, D.C, to cover the second inauguration of President Barack Obama. Here is a mini-documentary the students shot and edited about their trip to the capital with the

2016-06-09T16:00:14+00:00 May 21st, 2013|Categories: Politics|