A look at some of the top stories making the news today, September 18, across your Caribbean-American community in South Florida.
Broward County Public Schools Superintendent Robert W. Runcie spoke in DC today as a special panelist for President Barack Obama’s “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative. Runcie discussed the District’s efforts promoting educational opportunity and career preparedness. The discussion was part of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s annual Legislative Conference.
Broward County is set to approve new regulations to restart Uber operations in the county. But Uber representatives are objecting to some proposed regulations, including a ban on hiring convicts released in the last seven years, drivers who committed crimes of “moral turpitude,” and the payment of any outstanding fees before resuming operations.
Local PBS station WPBT2 has acquired the rights to broadcast new documentary “La Belle Vie: The Good Life,” by local filmmaker Rachelle Salnave. The award-winning film is both a critique of the complex classism that has shaped Haitian society, as well as Salnave’s own exploration of Haitian identity among the Diaspora.
In sports, Florida State University Track and Field will get a big Caribbean boost this season, with a whopping 1 Bahamian and 8 Jamaican athletes joining the university’s track and field signing class – making up almost a third of the 24-member class – a record number in the program’s history.
Popular Miami singer Gloria Estefan will be performing for Pope Francis at Madison Square Garden during His Holiness’ visit to New York on September 25.
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For Today’s Weather Forecast:
Scattered Thunderstorms in Broward County with a high of 87 and a low of 74. For Miami-Dade, scattered thunderstorms with a high of 87 and a low of 74.
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