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A Pilgrimage to Pearson

NEW YORK - In 1988, a scholarship to study for an International Baccalaureate diploma in British Columbia, Canada, took me away from the comforts of home in Barbados at 16 and literally and figuratively changed the trajectory of my life.   

Pearson College is located along the forested shores of the Pacific Ocean at Pedder Bay.

SLAVE REPARATIONS: U.S. Owes Descendants of Africa an Enormous Debt

NEW YORK – The National African American Reparations Commission (NAARC) has welcomed the support of United States lawmakers who have publicly expressed support for legislation on reparations for slavery and the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade that is being championed by U.S. Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee.


Kids Can Explore New Adventures and Budding Interests at Miami-Dade Parks' "We Have a Camp for That!" Summer Camps

MIAMI —No matter your child's thirst for adventure or budding interests, they can enjoy being artists, athletes, cheerleaders, nature detectives, and so much more, all summer long while enjoying the pure fun of just being kids. The Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department’s “We Have a Camp for That!” summer program offers a bounty of kids’ “favorite things,” ensuring their school break is thrilling and memorable. 

Transforming South Dade

MIAMI-DADE – County Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava partnered with Rebuilding Together Miami-Dade to sponsor National Rebuilding Day 2019 in South Dade on Saturday, April 27.  Nearly 200 volunteers answered the call to service and joined forces to provide critical home repairs for vulnerable homeowners, and to help revitalize South Dade neighborhoods.

Commissioner Levine Cava joins Rebuilding Together Miami-Dade, 200 volunteers and corporate sponsors at Live Like Bella Park in Leisure City to kick off National Rebuilding Day.

Rafe Cochran Golf Classic Drives Change in Jamaica

COCONUT CREEK, Fla.  –Rafe Cochran is a talented and generous 14-year-old, who isn’t shy about his passion for golf or his philanthropic mission. The Fourth Annual Rafe Cochran Golf Classic fundraising tournament was at Banyan Cay Resort & Golf in West Palm Beach on Saturday.

One of the 18 teams competing in the Fourth Annual Rafe Cochran Golf Classic included the foursome of (left to right) Allan Kornikova,14; Alex Heard,14; Tyler Stachkunas,14 and Rafe Cochran,14, who won First Place in the juniors category in the  tournament. The charity event helped to raise much-needed funds for two new buildings at Iona High School in Tower Isle, St. Mary, Jamaica, through Food For The Poor. (Photo/Downtown Photo)

GONE, NOT FORGOTTEN: Track Watchers Laud Bolt’s Global Impact

PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania - Nearly two years have passed since Usain Bolt’s final competitive appearance on the global stage. But fans attending the recent Penn Relays here, where the Jamaican last raced in 2010, still welcomed the timely tip-of-the-hat to the former sprint sensation.

Bolt’s pose and personality buoyed track and field.
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