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The City of Miami Gardens has a new Vice Mayor. At its October 26, 2016, City Council Meeting Councilman Erhabor Ighodaro was appointed by a unanimous vote of his colleagues to service as Vice Mayor for a two year period. Vice Mayor Ighodaro is an educator with a solid background in public management, urban justice, urban education, curricula design and implementation of best practice methodologies, educational public policy and the intervention and resolution of school and community based conflict.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Miami; Oct. 27, 2016) – Raquel Regalado, a candidate for Miami-Dade mayor, filed a complaint Thursday against Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez and Miami-Dade County Supervisor of Elections Christina White for declaratory and injunctive relief. The lawsuit seeks to disqualify Gimenez and void any votes for him in the Nov. 8 election and both Regalado and her attorney will be available at a press conference Thursday morning.
Broward County, FL. (Oct 25, 2016)—The Broward Supervisor of Elections Office is pleased to announce the first day of early voting was historical. Over 31,400 voters cast their ballot on Monday. First day early voting numbers have tripled since 2008. That is the highest number in a single day since the start of early voting in 2004. On Oct. 4th, the office mailed out 173,000 vote by mail ballots. More than 86,000 have been voted and returned.
MIAMI – October 25, 2016 – The Black Owned Media Alliance (BOMA) is pleased to announce their general election recommendations. Organization President, Dexter Bridgeman, says that there is a level of accountability that the Black Media has to oblige. “Here at BOMA, we embrace the opportunity to propose to our community the individuals that we feel will best represent our community. The endorsements we have selected for the general election will assist our community in making an informed decision at the polls.” The candidates are as follows:
Why Bother To Vote In the November 2016 General Election?  Since 2000, a group of concerned Caribbean-Americans in South Florida, has developed Voters’ Guides to help you 1) select the better candidates who may promote the interests of Caribbean-American people in South Florida, and 2) provide guidance on constitutional ballot amendments. We have watched various political news programs, read local and national newspapers, attended town hall meetings, and consulted with non-partisan advocacy organizations and local community leaders. We have assessed the candidates based on their positions on a variety of issues, including, but not limited to, the economy, education, the American justice system, civil rights, healthcare, social services, affirmative action, economic opportunity among others.
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