Irika Sargent

Dr. Makaziwe "Maki" Mandela. (Source: CBS4)

Nelson Mandela’s Daughter Shares Father’s Legacy In South Florida

The daughter of former South African President Nelson Mandela was recently in South Florida sharing her father’s legacy of giving and sharing. Dr. Makaziwe Mandela, or “Maki” as she likes to be called, recalled the final days before her father’s death.

CBS Miami–04/13/2015

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Focus on South Florida: Miami Int’l Jazz Fest

The Miami International Jazz Fest is returning for its second year. The festival is designed to highlight South Florida as the ideal destination for jazz lovers worldwide and within our community. And this year’s event promises to be extra special. We focus on that and also are treated to an in-studio performance by renowned jazz musician Martin Bejerano on the electric piano.

My TV 33–04/13/2015

(Source: My33)

Focus on South Florida: Relay For Life

Celebrating people who have battled cancer, remembering loved ones lost, and taking action to finish the fight against the disease. That’s what the “Relay For Life” program is all about. And the American Cancer Society wants you to participate in its upcoming Miami Gardens event– which CBS4’s Irika Sargent will be emceeing. The relay is not a run or walk per se, we focus on how it works, and hear from a breast cancer survivor.

My TV 33–04/13/2015

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Focus on South Florida: MADD

Mothers Against Drunk Driving is the nation’s largest nonprofit, working to protect families from drunk driving and underage drinking. In South Florida, the chapter’s annual “Walk Like MADD” and the “MADD Dash” raise hundreds of thousands of dollars to benefit community education, victim support services and youth programs. Later this month more than 2-thousand walkers and runners will take to the streets of Fort Lauderdale to participate in the 5th annual such event. We focus on how you can get involved and MADD’s mission.

My TV 33–04/13/2015

(Source: My33)

Focus on South Florida: Elijah Wells

Elijah wells is still in high school– but this local teen is already inspiring promise and change in South Florida’s Overtown community. Elijah is accomplishing this through the talent for filmmaking he first demonstrated at the young age of 13. And he recently was chosen from 15-hundred high school students nationwide to screen one of his videos at the 2nd annual White House Film Festival. Elijah shares his story, and portions of his short films and videos.

My TV 33–04/13/2015

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Focus on South Florida: Philanthrofest

Local nonprofit organizations are going to be showcased at an upcoming gathering in downtown Miami. “Philanthrofest” is the nation’s largest community engagement festival. Its goal is to connect potential volunteers and donors to nonprofits. South Florida’s fourth annual “Philanthrofest” will transform Museum Park into a family-friendly event called “Carnival of Dreams”. We focus on what’s being planned, what “Philanthrofest” hopes to accomplish and why what they do is important to all of us.

My TV 33–03/30/2015

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Focus on South Florida: Autism Speaks

Autism Spectrum Disorder is the fastest-growing serious developmental disability in the U.S. “Autism Speaks” is a national autism advocacy organization that sponsors autism research and conducts awareness and outreach activities aimed at families, We focus on the work it does, its signature fundraiser, and how you can be a part of it.

My TV 33–03/30/2015

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Focus on South Florida: Ride to Awareness

One in four Americans is affected by mental illness and the stigma attached to it is huge. That’s nearly 1-point-5 million Americans in South Florida alone. Many don’t seek the help they need for years, even decades, out of fear for being labeled. A South Florida businessman, who founded the nonprofit charity “Ride to Awareness”, is doing something about that, one mile at a time. We focus on what “Ride to Awareness” is about, and how you can get involved.

My TV 33–03/30/2015

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Focus on South Florida: Mission United

Across South Florida is an underlying, yet tireless show of support for U-S military service members, veterans and their families. The United Way of Broward County has been on a mission for two years now. “Mission United”, as it is called, has helped more than 15-hundred veterans and their families re-acclimate to civilian life. We focus on how “Mission United” works, what it does, and how you can show your support for our veterans and their bravery.

My TV 33–03/30/2015

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Focus on South Florida: Broward 100

100 years young — looking good — and keeping up with changing times. Broward County is marking its centennial this year. And it is doing so in style. We focus on the celebration and in particular one event that is looking for Broward residents to actively participate.

My TV 33–03/24/2015

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