A look at some of the top stories making the news today, June 8th, across your Caribbean-American community in South Florida, I’m…for CNW 90.

Here’s a look at our top stories.

The City of Miramar partners with the Minority Builders Coalition to present the 2nd Annual ‘E. Pat Larkins Golf Tournament’ this Friday, June 10th.  This event will benefit the Minority Builders Coalition, a nonprofit organization that has served hundreds of women, veteran, and minority owned construction related businesses in South Florida. The tournament will be at the Fort Lauderdale Country Club starting at 9 a.m

Kimbo Slice, a Bahamian-born MMA boxer and actor, died yesterday after getting ill in his South Florida home. Kimbo was taken to the Northwest Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale where he later passed away. Slice held a 5-2 career MMA record and was scheduled to fight at the Bellator London event on July 16th against James Thompson. Coral Springs police say that no foul play is suspected, Kimbo Slice was 42 years old.

This Saturday, June 11th, the Caribbean and Brazilian festival will be held at Huizenga Park in Fort Lauderdale. Notable performances will include international Soca artist ‘5star Akil’, Samba dancers and African Drummers. 2016 Carnival costumes will display along with Caribbean arts and crafts. Gates open at 1p.m and children 12 years and under gain free entry.

In sports, for the CASA Super League Semi Finals, defending champions the Lauderhill Lions, will play against the FC Steelers June 11th. The winner from this match will go on to play the winner from the match between the FC Blazers vs Albion Plantation. The match will be played at the Lauderhill Sports Park at 8:15 pm.

Here’s a look at what’s Trending

Alexandra Dean, a top student in the nursing program at Nova University was shot at a birthday party in Miami Gardens Saturday night. The 23 year old Jamaican-America Graduate was shot by what police think was a stray bullet. People including her AKA sorority sisters have taken to social media sending condolences to the family speaking on her determination and success in such a tough academic program.

For Today’s Weather Forecast:

Scattered Thunderstorms in Broward County with a high of 86 and a low of 76. In Miami-Dade, Scattered storms as well with a high of 87 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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