A look at some of the top stories making the news today, October 28, across your Caribbean-American community in South Florida.

Following the police shooting death of Palm Beach resident Corey Jones, officials are renewing calls for police officers to be equipped with body cameras. Member of the Florida Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials have pledge to reintroduce legislations requiring body cameras, though critics have cited the police department’s dwindling budgets as a concern.

Miami Dade College will receive a major financial boost, thanks to an additional $13 million in grants. The funding is specifically earmarked for program supporting low-income and underserved students, including peer tutoring, research opportunities and a support network.

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Jamaican author and newly awarded Man Booker prize winner Marlon James has been confirmed as special speaker for the upcoming Miami International Book Fair. The fair will host a special talk and open Q&A with the prestigious writer on November 18, at Miami Dade College.

Lauderhill again plays host to international cricket talent, as Pakistan’s national women’s cricket team heads to Central Broward Regional Park for a special T20 showcase with the U.S. national team, set for November 4. Organizers hope the game will bring more international exposure to American cricket.

What’s trending:

United Nations votes 191-2 to condemn U.S. embargo against Cuba, as Congress once again votes against resolution. For more on what’s trending, follow us on Facebook and Instagram at Caribbean National Weekly, and on Twitter at National Weekly.

For Today’s Weather Forecast:

Scattered thunderstorms in Broward County with a high of 86 and a low of 72. For Miami-Dade, scattered thunderstorms with a high of 84 and a low of 72. For more information on these and other stories, visit caribbeannationalweekly.com. 

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