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Over 80 children and staff of the SOS Children Village in Tamarac will be able to attend the 10th annual Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival, on Sunday, November 13 at Markham Park in Sunrise, for a day of fun, food and culture, compliments of The Victoria Mutual Building Society (VMBS) Florida Representative Office. The children will be admitted free to the event and hosted in the Kidz Zone by VMBS, where they will enjoy activities such as the bounce house, rock climbing wall and face painting. They will also be treated to a delightful puppet show and see magic happen right before their eyes by a magician with more than a few tricks up his sleeve.
The Honorable BJ Penn; Sam Tidwell; Capt. James Ware, USNS ComfortThe American Red Cross and members from all five branches of the United States armed forces invaded the Hyatt Pier Sixty-Six for the First Annual Salute to the Armed Forces and Humanitarian of the Year Dinner.Occurring on April 30, the event hosted local and visiting military leaders as the South Florida community saluted their valiant efforts and honored Mr. E. Roe Stamps IV, this year’s recipient of the Red Cross Humanitarian of the Year Award, the American Red Cross’s highest distinction.
It's no mystery that since the beginning of the recession the number one topic on voters’ minds has been job creation. But what happens when politicians fail miserably in reaching this goal? For North Carolina legislator Frank Iler, the answer is simple: create a smoke screen of anti-immigrant laws.Iler was elected in 2010 to the State House of Representatives for District 17, Brunswick County. During his election campaign, Iler supported a plan called ‘100 Days That Will Change North Carolina.’ This document stated that if Republicans won the elections, within three months, they would eliminate burdensome restrictions on private enterprise, which would generate more jobs.
FABOM members Gayle Andrews- Andrews Plus; Frank M Powell III- The Florida Star and The Georgia Star; S. Kaye Andrews- Florida Sentinel Bulletin; Krystal Glass -Deputy Press Secretary, Alex Sink Democrat for Governor; Kevin T. Collins- the Orlando Times; Chairman Bobby R. Henry, Sr.- Westside Gazette; Karen Thurman- Chair Florida Democratic Party; Marilyn D. Davis -Outreach Coordinator for Alex Sink Democrat for Governor; Johnny Hunter- Tempo News; Dianne Speights- The Weekly Challenger; and James Madison- The Florida Sun and Tammy Johnson- In Touch News Tampa—Florida Democratic Party Chair, Karen Thurman continued her outreach efforts in trying to reach the state’s 4.6 million registered Democrats and equally important, the 1.2 million that are registered Black Democrats.Thurman’s headway efforts included the African American community in a meeting with the Florida Association of Black Owned Media (FABOM), an organization of Black media owners from across the state.
BROOKLYN, New York – A United States District Court has sentenced a Guyana national to four years in prison for his role in a failed plot to blow up New York’s John F.Kennedy International Airport in 2008.Donald Nero, 51, who testified against his co-conspirators, pleaded guilty in 2008 to conspiring to attack a public-transportation system.“I am actually, really, truly, very sorry for the part I played in the early stages of the plot on JFK,” Nero told U.S. District Judge Dora Irizarr before sentencing late last month.