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May, 2017


21st Annual American Black Film Festival To Be Held In Miami, June 14-18, 2017

Posted by Wilson Morales The American Black Film Festival (ABFF) has announced that the 21st annual event will be held in Miami, June 14-18, 2017. In addition to the best of Black film and TV, the five-day festival will offer an innovative program with new experiences, including The Byron Lewis Careers in Entertainment Center, a multiday educational forum with lectures led by industry experts to provide insight into job opportunities in front of and behind the camera at studios and networks; and ABFF Immersive, where festivalgoers are introduced to virtualRead More

Spotlight Screenings

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In Trump’s Mind-The First 100 Days A Success

                By Roger Caldwell It all depends on which side of the political fence you are on, determines if you think Trump is doing an exceptional job his first 100 days in office. America is extremely divided and Trump’s base is satisfied with the president’s accomplishments. Republicans are ecstatic with the president’s selection to the Supreme Court Neil Gorsuch, and is now a justice on the court. This is a win for the conservatives and Republicans, and to many this is a rousingRead More

STEM Tech Team Wins Lego Competition at Regional Qualifier

              This article written by Michael Morrison. Edited and submitted by Audrey Grayson. Currently, there are seven members of the Astrobonauts team- Isamarie, Jameer, Asher, Angie, Hayden, Alex, and Quinci. This is a first-time team with little experience building a Lego robot or programming (Asher had some previous experience).  Some of the other teams have many years of experience.  Our team had to learn how to put Legos together to make a strong and innovative robot that could perform many tasks accurately.  Just learningRead More

Art Awakening 2017

        By Audrey Grayson The Arts and Letters Committee of the Brevard County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta, Incorporated has fulfilled their mission with Art Awakening 2017, which promotes a positive image of African-American and other minorities in our community through the medium of music, dance, drama, poetry and visual arts. The sorority collaborated with the African-American Student Union under the leadership of Ms. Beverly Payne and Student Union President Julian Beachum. The lobby was very busy as I entered the Bernard Simpkins Fine Arts CenterRead More

Brevard County Sheriff Opposes Citizen Review Board Oversight “National Action Network Cocoa Chapter Challenging the Sheriff”

            by Teri Jones Reverend Johnnie Dennis, President of the National Action Network Cocoa Chapter, was one of four people who proposed a Citizen Review Board to monitor the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) at the March County Commissioner Board meeting.  Discussion was presented to the County Commissioners on the functions and purpose of a Citizen Review Board.  Reverend Dennis stated, “Our reasons for instituting Citizen Review Boards are to ensure accountability and transparency.”  There are no pending claims or accusation of misconduct against theRead More

A Community Thrives Proposal – Healthcare Service Initiative for the Elderly Elderly Compassionate Care

        L to R: Corendia Tinsley, Reverend Nathaniel Harris and Teri Jones by Teri Jones      Elderly Compassionate Care is a healthcare service program administered by the Macedonia Education Technology and Career Academy (METCA). METCA provides funding for workforce training for its low socio-economic community. The primary sources of funding come from community partnerships, donations, grants and scholarships.  Through Elderly Compassionate Care METCA will help fund training for CNAs and HHAs, which is a growing demand in Brevard County and nationwide. Elderly Compassionate Care, a programRead More