A look at some of the top stories making the news today, November 26, across your Caribbean-American community in South Florida.

Controversy has erupted over White Student Unions Facebook pages popping up for Florida State University, University of Florida, University of Central Florida, and Florida International University. Reports claim that the group was formed in response to Black Lives Matter protests, and their “explicit hostility to white students and white culture.” Authorities from UCF and FSU state the groups have no official school affiliations.

Over 400 families will be receiving special meals just in time for thanksgiving today, at the Overtown Youth Center. The meals are provided by NBA Hall-of-Famer Alonzo Mourning, along with a host of volunteers, as part of Mourning 15th annual “33 Thanksgivings” program.

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The Caribbean Christmas season in South Florida is officially launching this Saturday, November 28 with Parang Parang – a night of music and tradition, starting 7pm at the South County Civic Center in Delray Beach. The event feature music from La Familia de Parranda and DJ Shammi.

Jamaican umpire Jacqueline Williams has been named as an official for the ICC Women’s World Twenty20 qualifiers, which will bowl off in Thailand. The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) said yesterday’s decision had been made to fast-track the 39-year-old in order to get her named to the umpires panel for the 2017 Women’s World Cup.

What’s trending:

Bajan-American activist, congresswoman, and first black woman to run for president, Shirley Chisholm, receives a posthumous Presidential Medal of Freedom. 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:

Cloudy in Broward County with a high of 80 and a low of 70. For Miami-Dade, scatter showers with a high of 79 and a low of 69. For more information on these and other stories, visit caribbeannationalweekly.com.

On behalf of the CNW90 team, we would like to wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving.

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