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Yvonne Johnson, M.D., Medical Director of South Miami Hospital Emergency Services John Braden, M.D., and Diane Amado-Tate.
Celebrating half a century of healthcare excellence and community service, South Miami Hospital held its 50th Annual Mercury Ball, raising funds to renovate and expand the hospital's Emergency Center, operating suites and imaging services.
Commissioner Barbara J. Jordan (center) is crowned by His Majesty King Tettey Tsuru III of Accra, Ghana (second from left) as “Queen Mother” during a special Ghanaian Festival at Florida Memorial University.
Commissioner Barbara J. Jordan was crowned during a special ceremony at a two-day Ghanaian Festival at Florida Memorial University. On May 23, Commissioner Jordan and her colleague Commissioner Audrey M. Edmonson were crowned “Queen Mothers” by His Majesty King Tettey Tsuru III of Accra, Ghana. The title of “Queen Mother” is traditionally given to Ghanaian women who are recognized for determining and addressing the needs of their constituents. These women become “Women Warriors” who campaign for the betterment of their respective communities. The commissioners participated in an authentic Ghanaian ceremony, where they received the traditional armament worn by women of the Ga Tribe.
Commissioner Barbara J. Jordan (second from right) honors Louis Maxwell, Jr. for saving U.N. employees from a Taliban attack in Afghanistan.
Louis Maxwell, Jr., a resident of the City of Miami Gardens, was honored on May 24 for his role in staving off a terrorist attack against United Nations employees in Afghanistan last year. Commissioner Barbara J. Jordan, along with Miami Gardens Mayor Shirley Gibson, dedicated a portion of NW 37th Avenue from NW 199th Street to County Line Road as “Louis Maxwell, Jr. Street.”
ImageFor those who may be undecided about whether to open the door for the census enumerator and fill out their 2010 census form, Phyllis C. Hope, School Board of Broward County Board member representing District 6, encourages residents to consider how census data helps fund public school education.