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National College Fair Comes to Miami, Sunday March 13

The Miami National College Fair returns to an in-person event on Sunday, March 13 with representatives from nearly 100 colleges and universities ready to meet with students and their parents to discuss topics such as financial aid, college planning and admission requirements.

New 645 Area Code Announced for Miami-Dade County and the Florida Keys

TALLAHASSEE, FL —  A new area code, 645, will soon join the existing 305/786 area codes to serve Miami-Dade County and the Florida Keys. Approved on February 1 by the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC), the new area code will ensure residents and businesses have access to a sufficient supply of new telephone numbers to serve this area.

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The 2022 Keon Hardemon Small Business Grant Program is Now Available

MIAMI-DADE – Small Business owners in District 3 may apply for the Keon Hardemon Small Business Grant Program. Business owners who meet the eligibility requirements can receive up to $10,000. Grants awarded may be used to purchase equipment, supplies, advertising, marketing, inventory, building liability insurance, security systems, local or state licenses, software, rental deposits, and minor renovations.

The City of Miramar Education Advisory Board Announces Its 2022 Annual Scholarship Application is Now Open

MIRAMAR, FL – The City of Miramar Education Advisory Board (EAB) is pleased to announce the opening of its 5th Annual Scholarship on Friday, February 18, 2022. The Board is excited to provide a scholarship opportunity for the fifth consecutive year to support the academic achievements of the City of Miramar’s high school seniors. To date, the EAB has awarded $10,500 in scholarships and an additional $50,000 in education assistance through its partner in excellence, Keiser University of Pembroke Pines.

Fifth Annual Afro-Caribbean Black History Gala & Awards to be Held in Boston

Boston, MA - The Authentic Caribbean Foundation (ACF) will be holding its fifth annual Afro-Caribbean Black History Gala & Awards on Saturday, February 26, 2022, at the Florian Hall, Boston, MA. The gala evening will begin with a cocktail reception at 6:00 p.m. followed by an exciting program at 7:00 p.m. which will feature a live band. State, City and County representatives as well as Community Leaders, Caribbean Diaspora members and other invited guests, are expected to be in attendance.

Guests at the Afro-Caribbean Awards 2021 Pose for the Camera. (Photo credit: ACF Photography)

Brightline Commemorates Black History Month With in-Station Art Exhibit

MIAMI, FL – Brightline, the only provider of modern, eco-friendly, intercity rail in America, has partnered with The Black Archives History and Research Foundation of South Florida for Black History Month to host an art installation featuring original works by Purvis Young, a renowned artist who was born in Liberty City and lived and painted in historic Overtown. Brightline’s headquarters and MiamiCentral station are also located in Overtown, and the collaboration underscores its commitment to support and positively impact local communities throughout South Florida.

Timothy Barber, Michele Burger, Patrick Goddard, Commissioner Sally Heyman, Dr. Dorothy Fields, Commissioner Keon Hardemon
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