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garveyA bid to secure a posthumous presidential pardon for Marcus Mosiah Garvey, Jamaica's first national hero, has been rejected out of hand by the Barack Obama White House in Washington.

But the Administration's rejection is unlikely to end the campaign in and out of the United States, Jamaica and elsewhere to clear the name of the iconic figure.

cutting-ribbonMiami International Airport now gets passengers from the runway to the roadway faster than ever before with the MIA Mover, a 1.25-mile-long automated people mover system between MIA and the Miami Rental Car Center that opened to the public on September 9, 2011.

More than 200 business and community leaders joined officials from Miami-Dade County, the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau (GMCVB), Parsons-Odebrecht Joint Venture (POJV), Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) and Sumitomo Corporation of America (SCOA) on September 8 for an inaugural celebration and preview of the MIA Mover before its public opening on September 9.

Garvey-2011-IMG_9328The highlight of the 2011 Marcus Garvey Rootz Extravaganza was billed as “An Evening with the Family of Heroes”, and took place back at Carter Park in Fort Lauderdale starting at 7.00 pm on Saturday August 20. The Black Heroes Family Affair featured Dr. Julius W. Garvey MD, son of Pan-African Patriarch Marcus Garvey, as the Guest of Honor and Keynote Speaker, together with Guest Speaker Dr. Umar Abdullah Johnson, great, great, great grand nephew of African-American Abolitionist and Statesman Frederick Douglass.

The Black Heroes Family Affair celebrating the 124th anniversary of Marcus Garvey’s birth was hosted by the Rootz Foundation Inc. in association with the City of Fort Lauderdale Parks & Recreation Department.

A skillful dancer and choreographer, a world acclaimed author, an international media strategist, and an innovative physicist. Those are among the individuals that will be honored by the Institute of Caribbean Studies (ICS) at the 18th Annual Caribbean American Heritage (CARAH) Awards Gala on November 11, 2011. The elegant affair recognizes individuals of Caribbean descent of accomplished and emerging stature in their field of expertise or who have made outstanding contributions to the community.

The CARAH Awards celebrates excellence in literature, science and technology, community service and corporate leadership. Among the honorees are a renowned author, award-winning choreographer, internationally recognized media strategist, prominent scientist, and accomplished technology specialist.