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Rasaan Hollis, senior at Xavier University and Gateway to Leadership Scholar, speaks at UNCF’s 2015 Student Leadership Conference. (Image: Lionel L. Foreman, DLL Production)

New UNCF Partnership Encourages African American Students To Choose Healthcare Careers

UNCF and Health Care Navigator partner to expose array of careers in healthcare

We want to invest in students and expose them to the rewards of careers in…

By Robin White Goode

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High School Students Nationwide Chosen For 2016 Disney Dreamers Academy

100 Dreamers selected from thousands of applicants

The teens, along with a parent or guardian, will take an all-expense-paid trip to Walt…

By Robin White Goode

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Does Powerball Really Fund Education?

Where does the money go when you buy a lottery ticket?

Many states claim that their Powerball revenues are used to fund education budgets, but experts…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Beyond South Beach: 5 Off-the-Beaten-Path Hot Spots in Miami

Venture off the strip for a taste of the real Miami.

You’ve enjoyed Cuban cuisine at the flurry of outdoor restaurants tightly packed along the strip,…

By Kandia Johnson

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Disney Dreamers Academy Application Deadline Draws Near

Oct. 30 is the last day students can apply

The deadline for Disney Dreamers Academy, a unique mentoring and educational program that helps teens…

By Robin White Goode

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A Grand Stay: Review of The Shelborne Wyndham Grand South Beach

Here is a review of The Shelborne Wyndham at Grand South Beach.

By Aniesia Williams

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How Failing Schools Are Made

Five once-average schools remade into the worst in Florida

Pinellas County in Florida is the most concentrated site of academic failure in the state.…

By Robin White Goode

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[WATCH] 5 Perfect Places for a Weekend Getaway

Check out these great alternatives to long vacations

No time for a long vacation? Check out a few great ideas for a weekend…

By Kandia Johnson

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[WATCH] Debate About School Choice in Florida Erupts on NewsOneNow

NAACP supports lawsuit to block program that helps minorities

On NewsOneNow, debate erupts as panelists on the show and the host decry the NAACP’s…

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Ready for Spring Break? Check out the Top Four Destinations for Fun and Relaxation

Spring break destinations for families and young adults

With spring break right around the corner, it’s the perfect time to decide if you’ll…

By Kandia Johnson

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FAMU College of Law Surpasses the State’s Average Bar Exam Pass Rate

University also sees an increase in law school applicants

Florida A&M College of Law has exceeded the state of Florida in the number of…

By Courtney Connley

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Jordan Davis Assailant, Michael Dunn, Found Guilty Of First-Degree Murder

The 47-year-old Floridian cited 'Stand Your Ground' but was found responsible.

47-year-old Michael Dunn has been found guilty of killing 17-year-old Jordan Davis and will face…

By Kevin L. Clark (@KevitoClark)

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Disney’s International Food & Wine Festival Returns for 19th Year

The 53-day festival kicks off this Friday at Disney’s Epcot theme park

The 53-day Disney Food and Wine Festival kicks off today, Sept. 19, at Disney’s Epcot…

By Kimberly Wilson

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Florida School District Becomes First in Nation to Opt Out of State Testing

School district may lose state and federal funding

Lee County School Board in Florida becomes the first school district in the nation to…

By Courtney Connley

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Mostly White, All-Female Jury Chosen for George Zimmerman Trial

Opening statements to begin on Monday

Six female jurors have been selected for George Zimmerman’s trial; Five white, one Hispanic

By Makkada B. Selah

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Florida Police Sergeant Fired Over Trayvon Martin Shooting Targets

Fellow officers thought the targets were "inappropriate"

Firing range targets bore the likeness of Trayvon Martin

By Makkada B. Selah

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White Man Denies Sexually Abusing Haitian Kids

Matthew Andre Carter denies using his center in Haiti as a hoax to abuse minors.

Can you believe this story?

By Sandra Evangelina Garcia

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Trayvon Martin Death Anniversary: Fla., Self-Defense Laws Stay the Same

Florida opts to keep "stand your ground" law.

Do you think these laws will ever change?

By Sandra Evangelina Garcia

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Pres. Obama Goes Golfing With Tiger Woods in Florida

Obama has played over 100 rounds of golf since he became president

President Obama meets championship golfer Tiger Woods on the golf course for President’s Day weekend

By Makkada B. Selah

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Miami-Dade PD Hires an African American as Director

J.D. Patterson Jr. has been selected to lead the Miami-Dade Police Department

He will lead the 8th largest police department in the United States.

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