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The highly anticipated crown jewel of the Ginés Serrán Miami Art Exhibit, ÃƒÆ’ƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…“The Union of the World: Monument to World Peace” has arrived in Miami and is here to stay. Measuring 26 feet in height and 17,600 pounds in weight, today this grand bronze sculpture is the largest in the world and will make Miami, the Magic City, its permanent home. On January 23 at 6:00 pm, thousands will gather in Miami’s thriving Mary Brickell Village to watch its unveiling, which will be presided by countless dignitaries and celebrities from around the world including Dr. Dame Evangeline Gouletas, Former First Lady of New York State and developer of SkyPalace at Mary Brickell Village, the Monument’s creator, international artist Ginés Serrán, and the Honorable Mayor of the City of Miami, Tomás P. Regalado who will also present the artist with the Key to the City of Miami.
Hon. Bruce Golding
A short while ago, Mr. Barack Obama was sworn in as the 44th President of the United States of America. He is the first Afro¬American to assume the presidency, a historic feat which, until his election on November 4th last year, many thought to be unlikely, if not impossible. No other American presidential election has so commanded the attention of the world and excited people all over the world.
ImageMy fellow citizens: I stand here today humbled by the task before us, grateful for the trust you have bestowed, mindful of the sacrifices borne by our ancestors. I thank President Bush for his service to our nation, as well as the generosity and cooperation he has shown throughout this transition.
Eugenia B. Thomas, poses in front of the newly renovated courthouse, a replica of the first courthouse at the Black Police Precinct where her late husband, Judge Lawson E. Thomas, the first African American Judge presided.
Mayor Manny Diaz joined Commissioner Michelle Spence-Jones of District 5, City of Miami Commissioners, City Manager Pete Hernandez, Chief John Timoney, members of the Retired Police Benevolent Association, City of Miami Police Officers and neighboring residents on Thursday, January 15, 2009 at 12:30 p.m. to celebrate the opening of the newly renovated Black Police Precinct and Courthouse Museum, located at 1009 NW 5th Avenue.