A look at some of the top stories making the news today, June 15th, across your Caribbean-American community in South Florida.

Here’s a look at our top stories.

This week the House of Representatives passed a legislation to strengthen the U.S engagement with Caribbean countries.The “United States-Caribbean Strategic Engagement Act”, was pushed by Representative Eliot Engel and requires the Secretary of State and the Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development to submit a multiyear strategy on enhancing engagement and outreach to the Diaspora.

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The Fort Lauderdale Police Department recently fired four officers for sending racist text messages to each other and one officer is trying to get his job back. Ex-officer Jason Holding doesn’t dispute that he sent text messages using the “N-word”, he is disputing that it doesn’t matter because he is a good cop. The NAACP said the only acceptable outcome is for the arbitrator to uphold the firing of Holding.

Trinidadian Soca star, Nadia Batson, teams up with Martian Music for her new sassy hit titled “Fluffy.” As the lead vocalist of the Caribbean’s all-female Soca band ‘SASS Nation’, the singer/ songwriter covers themes of strength, self-esteem and confidence in her music. The album is now available worldwide from all major digital retailers.

In sports, For the CASA Super League Semi Finals, the Lauderhill Lions swept the FC Steelers 4-0 at this past weekend’s game. June 18 at 8:15 p.m, the Fort Lauderdale Blazers will play against Albion Plantation at the Lauderhill Sports Park for the second round of Semi finals.

Here’s a look at what’s Trending:

Jamaica’s National Hero, Marcus Garvey, who was charged with U.S mail fraud and died in 1940, could soon have his name cleared. Congresswoman Yvette Clarke says that her next step is to ensure that Garvey’s name receive’s a presidential pardon before President Obama leaves office in January 2017. Joining Clarke on this charge is congressmen Charles Rangel and John Conyers.

For Today’s Weather Forecast:

Scattered Thunderstorms in Broward County with a high of 90 and a low of 76. In Miami-Dade, Scattered Thunderstorms as well, with a high of 89 and a low of 77.

For more information on these and other stories, visit caribbeannationalweekly.com. Remember to pick up this week’s copy of our Caribbean National Weekly at your nearest Caribbean – American outlet.

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