For more than four decades, “100 Black Men” chapters around the globe have touched the lives of more than 500-thousand young people. In South Florida, the volunteer organization provides mentoring, scholarships and leadership training to young African-American men. The “100 Black Men of South Florida” chapter has programs year-round. We focus on the difference the organization makes, why the work it does is so important to all of us, and how you can get involved.
This holiday season, nearly one million South Floridians are going to bed hungry. And most of these men, women and children are our neighbors and friends who live right in our own communities. Feeding South Florida’s mission is to end hunger, but the food bank needs the public to help fill its bare shelves. We focus on why is the need so great, and how your support can make a difference.
Thanks- giving. It’s not always easy to connect to the true spirit of the day.
Family and friends of Myron May, who shot three students at a Florida State University library before he was gunned down by police, said they were shocked when they heard that he was the gunman.
Record-setting pilot Barrington Irving had a triumphant homecoming in Opa-locka as students chanted, “I believe I can fly. I believe I can touch the sky. I think about it every day.”
Pope Francis confirmed he will make his first papal visit to the United States next year.
CBS4’s most recent SuperKid gets the star treatment on Focus, while we focus on the organization Hip Hop Kidz, and the role it played in turning Ricky’s life around.
The National Association of Hispanic Nurses is committed to improve the health of all Americans, especially that of the Hispanic community. It promotes the recruitment and retention of Hispanic students in nursing education programs to increase the number of bilingual and bicultural nurses. The number of Hispanics in the U.S. is projected to reach 30 percent of the nation’s population by 2050. But according to the NAHN, only 4 percent of RNs nationwide are of Hispanic background. The not-for-profit professional association is holding its annual conference here. We focus on the NAHN’s mission, which has particular relevance in South Florida..
Virginia Key is an ecological treasure South Florida can be proud of, a highly diverse barrier island just off the coast of downtown Miami. The key’s North point is being transformed into one of our only public spaces specifically designed for recreational use and the conservation of flora and fauna. Volunteers from the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science are helping to lead the way in environmental restoration activities there. We focus on what’s being done and the importance of it.
The Florida Department of Corrections Secretary spoke Thursday at the same place where an inmate had died back in 2012 after being left in a scalding hot shower.