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Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Homestead Campus will host a “Woman of Empowerment Remembrance Day” event at two convenient times, 11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010, featuring author and motivational speaker Michelle Rosado. The event is free and open to the public.

Rosado is the co-author of Pursuing Your Destiny, a book based on her escape from the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. As a successful business owner, professional speaker, and coach, Rosado has inspired people around the world with her message of hope and perseverance. She has received a Lifetime Achievement Award from New York's Madison's Who's Who, and is recognized throughout the business world as a woman of empowerment.

By Audrey Peterman

On Saturday, August 21, South Floridians will have the opportunity to experience an authentic Black culture that can be traced directly back to the enslavement of Africans from the West Coast of Africa. Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah Geechee Nation, and a contingent of Elders from the Gullah Geechee Wisdom Circle; fishermen; cast net and basketmakers; musicians; historians and artists will convene for a great reunion with Africans from the diaspora and our Seminole and Miccosukee brethren. The African American Research Library and Cultural Centered, located in the Rev. Samuel Delevoe Jr. Park, along the banks of the North Fork of the New River, is the venue for the celebration of this historic event.

“We are the living link to Africa on this side of the Middle Passage, “affirms Queen Quet.

The Broward County Board of County Commissioners unanimously passed a Code of Ethics that governs many aspects of how County business is conducted.

"The Commission has approved this Code of Ethics in its entirety as presented verbatim to us by the Ethics Commission. The Ethics Codes will now become part of the Broward County Code of Ordinances and implementation is underway," said Mayor Ken Keechl.

Key aspects of the Ethics Code include:

Former President George W. Bush ambled into a steamy, fragrant mango warehouse in Haiti on Tuesday and surveyed several long tables neatly packed with the luscious fruit.

He clapped Ralph Perry, the warehouse owner, on the shoulder. He shook hands with farmers, dressed in button-down shirts and ties for the occasion. Then Bush _ who is co-leading a fund to help Haiti since the Jan. 12 earthquake, along with former President Bill Clinton _ talked of rebuilding.

He confidently said that mangoes will help the country "grow into prosperity" and spoke of a half-million dollar grant to help 25,000 mango farmers.

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