Caribbean Americans have been a part of South Florida’s history from the very beginning. June is Caribbean Heritage Month. The Caribbean Heritage Foundation was founded in 2007 to promote awareness and recognition of Caribbean-Americans and their contributions to this country.
City theatre is a professional theatre company founded in Miami in 1996. The nonprofit is dedicated to the development and production of new work, specifically the short play format.
Alzheimer’s is a growing problem nationwide. In Florida the prevalence of the disease in Florida is forecast to increase from 49 percent to 81 percent between now and 2025.
It has been a week of honors and tributes to the great Dr. Maya Angelou. We focus on bringing you the never-before-broadcast outtakes of an interview she did on aging, not long before she died. Angelou talked with Ali Habashi, the director and producer for the award-winning documentary The Silver Mirror. We continue the conversation with Habashi in our studios as we remember Maya Angelou.
We introduce you to Rixys Alfonso, a South Florida woman who just might motivate you to heights you never imagined. Her passion and commitment emerged from a very personal struggle and family crisis that centered around her eldest son Devin. He was born with a rare genetic disorder, and at two years age was given a terminal diagnosis. But Devin is still alive (now 17) today, thanks largely to his mother’s efforts from here to Capitol Hill where legislators passed bills that to this day are saving children’s lives. We focus on all that Alfonso has done and accomplished as an advocate for children with disabilities.
June is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month. L-G-B-T Pride Month is currently celebrated each year in June to honor the 1969 Stonewall riots in New York City.
The Stonewall riots were a tipping point for the gay liberation movement in this country. Gay pride month events across South Florida are plentiful, and nowhere is that more so than in Wilton Manors where a large percentage of the population identifies as LGBT. We look at what’s being planned and how Gay Pride Month has evolved over the years.
It has been more than 30 years since a handful of parents, concerned about drug abuse among young people, created “Informed Families” of Dade County. Support from many different sectors contributed to its rapid growth and success. It eventually became “informed families/the Florida family partnership incorporated after expanding its reach throughout the state. Informed Families is the Florida division of National Red Ribbon, Its mission to help kids grow up safe, healthy and drug free. Alcohol and drug abuse is a year-round concern for young people, but summer can be a particularly tempting time. We share valuable information parents need to know now.
Dr. Maya Angelou, the timeless poet and author who often gave life and death perspective, died at the age 86 Thursday. In exclusive, footage that has never aired before, Angelou talks about life, death, and what may come after.
If you ask mental health counselor George Mallinckrodt about prison inmates suffering from mental illness he will quickly share this message, “They shouldn’t be taunted, tormented, beaten and killed.”
Over the years the Orange Bowl has been able to give millions of dollars back to the South Florida community. WFOR is proud to partner with the Orange Bowl for an upcoming annual event called The OBIEs: A Taste of South Florida. The OBIEs, among other things, raises scholarship funds and honors individuals whose community service makes South Florida a better place.