Health insurance is complicated. Not many people will disagree with that. And since it’s the time of year when individuals and families can enroll in a health insurance plan for 2023, it’s a perfect time to correct a few common myths about health insurance so you can make an informed decision about buying a health plan for you and your family.
More than 14.5 million people in the United States get their health insurance through the Health Insurance Marketplace (sometimes called Obamacare), and more than 2.7 million of them live here in Florida. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) that created the Marketplace was passed more than 10 years ago, but there have been several recent changes that may surprise you.
North Miami, FL – Miami Heat NBA Champion, Hall of Famer, and Philanthropist Alonzo Mourning will join the City of North Miami as the grand marshal of the 47 Annual WinterNational Thanksgiving Day Parade, Thursday, November 24, 2022. The parade begins at 10AM on Thanksgiving morning along NE 125 ST between NE 6 Ave and NE 12Ave in the heart of downtown North Miami.
FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA – Broward Health Foundation received a gift of $5.5 million last month from Marvin H. Weiner and Jacqueline J. Bernstein, who made their home in Fort Lauderdale’s Harbor Beach neighborhood. Their philanthropic gift is one of the largest one-time donations the foundation has received in recent memory.
WHAT: The Baha Mar Resort Foundation, the resort's charitable arm that works to advocate sustainable conservation efforts, is hosting a "Save a Grouper, Eat a Lionfish" themed dinner to raise awareness about an iconic Bahamian endangered species, Nassau Grouper. Taking place on Thursday, November 17, the event aims to encourage locals and guests to consider consuming invasive species like lionfish as an alternative to endangered species like the Nassau grouper.
Kingston, Jamaica – The GraceKennedy Foundation (GKF) has announced that its 34th annual lecture titled A Century of Excellence. GraceKennedy’s Recipe for Success. will be presented on Thursday, October 20 at the Jamaica Conference Centre and will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the GraceKennedy Group.
Plantation, Florida - Jamaica's most accomplished male actor of our time, Paul Campbell, will sit for a fireside-style chat to discuss his work in film and art at Island SPACE Caribbean Museum on Friday December 2nd, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. The classically-trained actor and surrealist painter, whose artwork is currently on display in the museum’s gallery for Art Week Comes to Plantation, will speak with host Juli-Ann Lee about subjects spanning his more than 30-year history on the silver screen and his lesser known career in fine art. Those interested can register to attend the in-person event at www.islandspacefl.org/paultalk.
Plantation, Florida - Families across South Florida are invited to enjoy an evening of slightly spooky Caribbean cultural activities on Saturday, October 29, 2022. Following participation in Broward Mall’s “Mall-O-Ween” festivities from 2:00 to 4:00 pm, Island SPACE Caribbean Museum will present Caribbean-themed storytelling, games and programming at its facility from 4:00 to 6:00 pm.
Comcast today announced it will award $1 million in grants to 100 small businesses owned by women and people of color, including Black, Indigenous, Hispanic, and Asian American owners, among others, in Broward and Miami-Dade Counties, bringing the Comcast RISE program’s total investment in South Florida to $2 million. Comcast RISE stands for “Representation, Investment, Strength and Empowerment.”
Boston, MA - The Authentic Caribbean Foundation (ACF), a Boston-based not-for-profit organization, marks 10 years of service to the Caribbean-American Diaspora this November and has planned a calendar of events to celebrate this milestone. The year-long celebration whose theme is "10 Years Authentic!" will shine a spotlight on the Foundation’s record of sustained, high-engagement community activism and on the impressive results. ACF has fought for inclusion and resources through persistent and passionate advocacy for the Caribbean-American community, which is too often underserved; interventions have been impactful and life-changing. The mandate to fully represent the large Caribbean-American population across the New England states is becoming a reality.
Willemstad, Curaçao - As schools across the island are abuzz with the excitement of students starting the new academic year, Sandals Resorts International, together with its philanthropic arm, the Sandals Foundation, members of Ajax Coaching Academy, and local organization, Favela Street, kicked off the Future Goals school program – a one-of-a-kind initiative that builds on youngsters’ love of the game of football while teaching life skills and empowering participants to take care of their environment.
- Miami-Dade County Launches Humanitarian Aid Drive for Puerto Rico and Other Caribbean Islands Affected by Hurricane Fiona
- Miramar Kicks Off Hispanic Heritage Month With the Latin Music Festival Headlined By Luis Enrique
- Broward Black Chamber Hosts Black Business Expo
- Jason Jenkins Remembered by the Miami-Dade County Black Affairs Advisory Board