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Haitian Heritage Month continues

The United States Census reports that Florida is home to the largest Haitian population in the United States and we are also home to the most counties that celebrate ...
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Update: Authors in PBC!

We first wrote this story about Local Author Night, which occurred April 25 at the Riviera Beach Public Library, and focused on just that: people in Palm Beach County ...
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‘Stamp Out Hunger’ kicks off in PBC Saturday

On May 11, the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) will launch its 27th annual ‘Stamp Out Hunger’ Food Drive, when letter carriers across the country will pick up ...
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Part of her legacy? Dyer Park

Funeral services for Maude Ford Lee are today in West Palm Beach. She was the first person of African descent to serve on the Palm Beach County Commission when ...
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Keep PBC Beautiful

Today marks the 49th anniversary of what has become the global Earth Day, when an estimated billion people worldwide will perform some sort of activity to support clean air, ...
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Mrs. Mickens has died, but her name will live on

On Wednesday evening, the City Council of Riviera Beach voted unanimously to re-name First Street for Inez Mickens, who lived on that street for decades. But on Wednesday morning, ...
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It’s Time to Apply!

Heron Estates Senior is a $22 million, 101-unit development currently being constructed by the Riviera Beach Housing Authority (RBHA), the first new affordable housing development built in Riviera Beach ...
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Local poetess busy during April, National Poetry Month

Every five years, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) does a study about the popularity of poetry across the U.S. In the decade between 2002 and 2012, the ...
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They ran for public office…

Thirty-three people of African descent ran for public office in six of Palm Beach County (PBC)'s 39 municipalities during the 2019 Municipal Election on March 12. The winners totaled ...
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‘We’re Still Here’

At its peak, Morris Brown College (MBC) in Atlanta had 2,700 students. Today, it has less than 50. That’s because, beginning in 2003, the state of Georgia’s first school ...
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"What in the African diaspora is happening in South Florida?"