Tallahassee, Fla. – Governor Rick Scott recently announced the selection Marvin Davies, Dr. Reverend Willie Oliver Wells Sr., and John Dorsey Due Jr., to the Florida Civil Rights Hall of Fame.
Deerfield Beach, Fla. – The 26th annual African-American Achievers awards ceremony gifted a total of $40,000 to eight charitable organizations while honoring five remarkable individuals for their contributions to the South Florida community. Nearly 1,000 guests attended the event, sponsored by JM Family Enterprises, Southeast Toyota Distributors and JM Lexus.
MIAMI – The Miami-Dade County Community Relations Board (CRB) under the Office of Community Advocacy held its Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Committee meeting on April 25 at the City of Miami Police Department-North District Station. This meeting focused on the increase in youth/gun violence in Liberty City, and the steps that the City of Miami Police Department, Miami-Dade Police Department, and the Circle of Brotherhood are taking to help curb the violence; as well as the role of the CRB.
Miami, FL – Elected officials and South Florida based community development organization, Urban Philanthropies (UP) broke ground at “The Urban,” a new open-air space slated to open this summer in Overtown, one of Miami’s oldest neighborhoods.