MIAMI, FL – Today Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson joined Republican Congressmen Carlos Curbelo and Mario Diaz-Balart at a press conference to applaud the passage of a continuing resolution that includes $1.1 billion to combat the Zika virus. The funding is part of a stopgap spending bill to keep the federal government open through December 9. Congresswoman Wilson has been at the forefront of the fight for Zika funding since July, when the first local transmissions were confirmed in Wynwood, which is in the heart of her district.
News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. Sept. 27, 2016: A Caribbean-American New York politician is responding to racist hate mail by holding a discussion on racial inequality in America. New York City Councilman Jumaane Williams, whose roots extend to Grenada, has been targeted with racist hate mail since he refused in protest, like NFL Player Colin Kaepernick, to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance in protest of the rise of cases of discrimination in the US including police brutality.
News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. Sept. 27, 2016: NBC Nightly News Host Lester Holt had the honor of being the first moderator of the first U.S. Presidential debate of this election cycle. But not only did Holt drop the ball with poor moderating skills where he consistently lost control of the debate, but his questions too were pitiful at best and completely ignored one of the hottest issue that Republican Presidential hopeful Donald Trump has made central to his campaign – immigration.
Washington, D.C.—Over the weekend, several unidentified bodies believed to be of Cuban migrants were found off Islamorada, Ramrod Key, and Little Palm.  “I was saddened to learn the news of a group of Cubans who lost their lives while trying to reach our shores. It has been a rough few days for our South Florida community. Regrettably, President Obama's new policy toward the Castro dictatorship has created much anxiety and desperation on the island, leading many to dangerously risk their lives in an effort to escape.
Today, Chair Dwight Bullard has suspended Carlos Pereira as a member of the Democratic Executive Committee (DEC), the governing body of the Miami-Dade Democratic Party, for violating his loyalty oath. The loyalty oath, a document signed by all members of the DEC, clearly states "I will not support the election of the opponent of any Democratic nominee".
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