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The United States Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) has named a dozen counties and cities around the United States to receive a grant to prevent and reduce domestic violence and domestic violence related homicides.

The municipalities, among them Miami-Dade County, will each receive a grant ranging from $100,000 to $200,000.

The grant comes from the first-ever Domestic Violence Homicide Prevention Demonstration Initiative (DVHP Initiative), created by the OVW, which aims to help minimize domestic violence homicides by effectively identifying potential victims and monitoring high-risk offenders.

Sant La, the Haitian neighborhood center in South Florida, will hold its annual fundraiser from 7:30 p.m. to midnight, May 10, at the Alumni Center, University of Miami.

The Broward County public library in Miramar, a South Florida city where many Caribbean Americans call home, will host a series of programs this month.

Among the events, to be held at the Miramar Library, 2050 Civic Center Place, are citizen test preparation workshops; free tax preparation; book fair and bake sale; business workshop; yoga instructions; book club and diet advice.

For more information, call 954-357-8090.

As a prelude to Miami-Dade Public Library System’s “International Art of Storytelling Family Festival Day”, which will be held from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. April 27 at the Main Library, the Library System will present “Tales Under the Stars” at 7 p.m. April 9 at the Key Biscayne Branch Library, 299 Crandon Blvd.

African American storyteller Donna Kokumo Buie, also known as Mama Koku, will headline the evening.

The event is free and open to all ages. For more information, call 305-361-6134 or visit www.mdpls.org.