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Rev. Dr. R.B. Holmes Jr.Saying that “we have been silent for too long,” a group of African-American newspaper publishers have enlisted the support of Black colleges and churches as they prepare to wage a war against HIV/AIDS using their own media outlets to inform readers, advocate for prevention, and hopefully save lives.

By next January, the publishers of more than 50 Black newspapers, most of them weeklies, in Georgia, Tennessee, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Alabama and Mississippi say they plan to start regularly carrying advertising, running columns, publishing news stories, and posting video on their official websites that address the AIDS crisis and what their readers can do to protect themselves against the disease.

Consul General of Jamaica to New York, Geneive Brown Metzger recently partnered with the America Jewish Committee (AJC) Westchester Chapter for “An Evening celebrating the History and Culture of Jamaica’s Jewry.” 

The event, held at the offices of the Consulate General in New York, sought to bring attention to the rich and historical significance of the Jamaican Jewish community. The idea was conceived approximately one year ago, when  the Consul General met with the AJC’s Diplomatic Outreach Team with a view to drawing attention to the Jamaican-Jewish Community and to interest them in seeing Jamaica as a destination of choice for their vacations. 

A very dignified event which was coordinated  by State Representative Hazelle Rogers, District 94 provided a very special Thanksgiving meal , clothing and personal hygiene items for over 100 homeless and needy families in and around the Lauderdale Lakes Community. 

The event was held on Saturday November 19th from 3pm – 6pm inside the Garden Center at the Lauderdale Lakes Wal-Mart. The Wal-Mart Garden Center area was transformed into a Dining area with tables covered with white table cloth and enough seating for the evening guests.

boatPort Everglades logged a record 3.66 million multi-day cruise passengers in Fiscal Year 2011, which ended September 30, 2011, and Port officials anticipate an equally active cruise season in 2012.

During 2012, Port Everglades is expecting another estimated 3.6 million multi-day passengers, nine days with eight cruise ships, and on two of those days (November 26, 2011 and March 17, 2012) Port Everglades may break its world record for the highest number of cruise guests embarking and debarking in a single day.