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Center for Community Change Action

Donald Trump's Cuban-American Problem

Center for Community Change Action | October 4, 2016 | Miami
Trump is appealing to the same conservative Cuban-American crowd that supports an embargo against Cuba, but his promises to maintain a ban against the island nation ring hollow after his hypocrisy has been exposed.
J.J. Colagrande

Miami's Plastic Problem

J.J. Colagrande | September 30, 2016 | Miami
Miami's plasticity factor isn't merely phony people and silicone implants; it's a giant chemical dioxin dump of garbage washing up on our shores.
Ayana Malaika Crichlow

Miami Carnival 2016 Soon Come.

Ayana Malaika Crichlow | September 29, 2016 | Miami
Miami Carnival will soon be upon us and although I am not as excited as last year due to my work commitments I must admit as it approaches I am indeed getting a little excited.
Eric Cooper

Guarding Against Damaging Implicit Racial Bias -- Even In Our Preschools

Eric Cooper | September 29, 2016 | Black Voices
We should be nurturing our youngest members of society, not harshly punishing them.
J.J. Colagrande

Trump in Miami: Indicator or Outlier?

J.J. Colagrande | September 22, 2016 | Miami
A full moon rose (with a lunar eclipse promised later) and light beamed off Biscayne Bay in sparkling waves. Traffic was jacked as Kanye West played the arena a few blocks away from the Donald Trump rally. Two huge narcissists in the most narcissistic city during a full moon. What could go wrong? Short answer: nothing.
Grant Stern

GLOBAL EXPERT: Miami Beach Naled Pesticide Spraying Ineffective Against Zika Virus Carrying Mosquitos

Grant Stern | September 19, 2016 | World
Miami Beach has been spraying the toxic chemical Naled frequently as the Zika virus outbreak covering South Beach has spread north to encompass two-thirds of the island city. Global expert Dr. Michael Callahan says that it’s not only an ineffective strategy to combat the aedes...
Tom Falco

Coconut Grove was Wade County for the day

Tom Falco | September 17, 2016 | Miami
Early Saturday morning at Regatta Park and City Hall in...
Omar Epps

Stop Suspending Driver's Licenses For Unpaid Fees

Omar Epps | September 15, 2016 | Politics
Suspending driver's licenses takes people who are poor, and traps them in debt. It takes Americans hanging on by a thread, and robs them of their livelihoods.
Hector E. Sanchez

Evaluating Trump's Immigration Plan: Facts To Bring Down A Wall Of Fiction

Hector E. Sanchez | September 9, 2016 | Latino Voices
The facts demonstrate that building a wall is purely a political ploy and attempt to pander to Trump's base. After all, it is a powerful hallmark of his campaign that aims to create a culture of division, based on dominance and hate.
J.J. Colagrande

Speak Friday Is Tight Miami Culture

J.J. Colagrande | September 9, 2016 | Miami
Speak Miami is an uncurated open mic in Wynwood that combines spoken word, music, comedy, live painting, and poetry. As the night develops, it evolves into a curated exhibit of the same verticals, but with more professional next-level talent.
Eric Holder

Airbnb's Work To Fight Bias And Discrimination

Eric Holder | September 8, 2016 | Black Voices
We all have to take a role in addressing discrimination where it exists. I believe Airbnb has done that, and while the effort is still a work in progress, this work will lead to better policies and technologies that will bring us together and ultimately end discrimination.
Tom Falco

Coral Gables' little shop of horrors

Tom Falco | September 7, 2016 | Miami
A friend and I were driving through Coral Gables the other day and we came upon this. Far be it from me to criticize another's art, but come on, this is art? We had a tropical system passing through the area and I...
J.J. Colagrande

Miami Book Fair And FIU Kick Off Awesome Fall Programming

J.J. Colagrande | September 7, 2016 | Miami
Between the Miami Book Fair, Books and Books and the strong writing community nurtured by the MFA Program at Florida International, our city's literary prowess is among the best in the world.
Tom Falco

Is Miami City Attorney in bed with developers?

Tom Falco | September 8, 2016 | Miami
Victoria Mendez I happened...
Yoani Sanchez

Extremist Today, Democrat Tomorrow

Yoani Sanchez | August 31, 2016 | World
Journalist Jose Ramirez Pantoja. (Facebook) 14ymedio, Generation Y, Yoani Sanchez, Havana, 31 August 2016 - In the nineties, this student was one of the most militant in his university classroom, until he managed to get...
Nzinga Young

5 Things I Learned In My First Year As A Vegan

Nzinga Young | August 31, 2016 | Impact
I didn't realize how pervasive animal exploitation is in our culture until I had to become more mindful.
Center for Community Change Action

Miami-Dade Elected Leaders Will Be Tested This November. But Will They Listen to the Wishes of Voters?

Center for Community Change Action | August 30, 2016 | Miami
Credit: Damian Gadal via Flickr Creative Commons By Thomas Kennedy Miami Dade County has for too long been a place where money means political influence and this can be seen in the daily lives of people who...
Ernesto Sosa

7 Reasons Why You Cannot Miss Social Media Week Miami 2016

Ernesto Sosa | August 26, 2016 | Miami
Social Media Week Miami is a 5-day bilingual conference that provides ideas, trends, insights and inspiration to help people and businesses understand how to achieve more in a hyper-connected world. Entering its 3rd year, the growing conference is going deeper on the issues and topics that matter most to today's professionals to stay up-to-date with the latest social, digital and business innovations.
Melinda Gates

Computers Are For Girls, Too

Melinda Gates | August 24, 2016 | Impact
The gross underrepresentation of women in computer science is not just a problem for the girls who are left out. It's a problem for all of us, because we're not benefitting from the creativity girls have to offer.
J.J. Colagrande

Isra & Lito: "Reefer" Subject of Graphic Novel

J.J. Colagrande | August 22, 2016 | Miami
Isra & Lito conveys the story of Israel "Reefa" Hernandez: a Miami teenager who was the unfortunate causality of a police tasering incident gone terribly wrong three years ago. If you don't know the incident, Reefer was tagging a McDonald's at night, the cops came, he ran, they chased. The 18-year old was tasered and unfortunately died. Not surprisingly the cop was not penalized.
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