Today is Friday, November 18, and with a look at some of the top stories making the news today across your Caribbean-American community in South Florida, I’m Jahlisa Harvey for CNW90.

Today’s news is brought to you by Grace Aloe, Aloe Vera Drink, Refreshingly Delicious.

Here’s a look at our top stories:

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A controversial proposition to drill for oil in the Everglades about six miles west of Miramar was rejected Wednesday by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. Kanter Real Estate LLC submitted an application to drill an exploratory well in five acres of Everglades, however, the state deemed proximity as a reason to deny the application. Miramar Mayor Wayne Messam called the act an unconscionable prospect of oil exploration in our natural environment.

Afrikin Fest begins today at Miami’s Historic Virginia Key Beach Park and runs till Sunday, November 20th. The weekend long festival intends to highlight the ingenuity, economic, and social opportunities of Africa and the African Diaspora. The festival will include lectures and workshops called Afrikin Talks, along with sessions featuring influencers such as Dr. Sonia Sanchez and Mutabaruka.

Tomorrow, join Commissioner Darlene Riggs as she hosts a Mammo party. Starting at 11:30 a.m. the daylong event will include a free massage, manicures, and mammograms. The event will be held at Memorial Hospital in Miramar.

In Sports:

Following an absence last year, the JN Girlz will be back in South Florida for the Senior Florida Netball Classic tournament tomorrow and Sunday. The games, slated for a Carter Park in Sunrise, will host more than 20 teams from across the world including strong local competitors such as Digicel, Scotiabank and RJR/Gleaner.

Now, here’s what’s trending:

LeBron James has donated 2.5 million dollars to the Muhammad Ali Exhibit to be placed inside the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. James joins others athletes including Michael Jordan who has donated $5 million and Magic Johnson who has donated $1 million.

For today’s weather forecast:

Mostly Sunny in Broward County with a high of 80 and a low of 66. Partly Cloudy in Miami-Dade, with a high of 79 and a low of 69.

For more information on these and other stories, visit

Caribbean national weekly.com. Remember to pick up this week’s copy of our Caribbean National Weekly at your nearest Caribbean – American outlet. Today’s news is brought to you by Grace Aloe. Aloe Vera drink, Refreshingly Delicious.”

You’ve been watching CNW90, I’m Suzette Speaks.

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