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Congressman Kendrick Meek, Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate, speaks with reporters Monday, October 18, 2010, after voting at the Miami-Dade Government Center polling station in downtown Miami. Looking on are his mother, former Congresswoman Carrie P. Meek, left, and his wife Leslie.
Despite political polls showing large gains by the Republican Party will make large gains in Congress in the general election, a new report by a well-regarded think-tank says that Kendrick Meek and other Democrats can retain Congress if black voters show up at the polls with the same energy as they did to propel Barack Obama to victory in 2008.

Peter Webley
Journalists and pubic relations professionals throughout the US and Caribbean will converge on Montego Bay, Jamaica, for the first annual Media Makers Unite Conference, November 12-13, 2010, at The Wexford Hotel. The conference, created to foster a better exchange of news between the US and Caribbean, will also explore the increasing role of PR in generating news content.

ImageFor the 6th year, a group of Caribbean businesses and organizations, known as D’ Limers, have teamed up for the Annual Komen Race for the Cure taking place on Saturday, October 16, at Bayfront Park, in Downtown Miami. In 2008, the Susan G. Komen Foundaiton celebrated its 25th anniversary of the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, the largest series of 5K runs/fitness walks in the world, with well over one million participants since 2005. The Komen Race for the Cure Series raises significant funds and awareness for the fight against breast cancer, celebrates breast cancer survivorship, and honors those who have lost their battle with the disease.

Commissioner Jordan (far right) with Anne Manning, of Habitat for Humanity, City of Opa-locka Commissioner Timothy Holmes, and Mayor Joseph L. Kelley.
The demolition of dilapidated property by Opa-locka’s Washington Avenue became a symbol of a new beginning. On October 6, Commissioner Barbara J. Jordan, joined by officials from the City of Opa-locka and Habitat for Humanity, celebrated what will soon become 26 single family homes, making homeownership possible for several families in the area.