A Year of Community Enrichment with Social Service Program Gang Alternative

Gang Alternative: A Year of Community Enrichment with the Powerful Social Service Program

“We exist to save lives.” That is the cornerstone of the all-encompassing outreach and social service program Gang Alternative, Inc. (GA). A...

The Powerful Legacy and Lessons of Colin Powell’s Life

In his 1995 autobiography, “My American Journey,” Colin Powell recalls a near-death experience in Jamaica during his visit there three years earlier while representing the...

Get to Know Bahamian Law Trailblazer Yolanda Cash Jackson

The Bahamas | Lobbyist at Florida State Capitol and Attorney at Becker & Poliakoff “Treat yourself as a professional who...

Dr. Germaine Smith-Baugh Empowering Communities as Urban League (Broward) CEO

U.S. Virgin Islands | President and CEO of the Urban League of Broward County “If you don’t quit, you win.”...

Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick: An Unstoppable Candidate for Congress

Haiti & the Dominican Republic | Attorney, CEO of Trinity Health Care Services, Inc. and Candidate for Congress in the U.S. House of Representatives 

Meet the Miami Mayor Leading with Humility

"I learned something in politics. You may have power, but don't abuse it. You can have the majority, but you need to please the minority...

How a North Miami Councilwoman is Leading Through Crisis

Mary Estimé-Irvin describes herself first as a single mother then as a community advocate, entrepreneur and, importantly, as the North Miami councilwoman elected to represent...
Haitian owned businesses

3 Haitian Owned Businesses That Leveled Up Despite COVID

The police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis last summer reignited the long simmering Black Lives Matter movement and invigorated broader campaigns for Black...

What Black America Needs to Know About COVID-19 and Vaccines

Government, community, and faith-based leaders join forces to champion the fight against COVID-19 The new year has brought with it more daunting...
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Karen Andre: How This Exceptional Haitian American is Helping Build a Coalition

“Having gone through it, a presidential is literally building the plane while you're flying it at the same time. You never have all the...

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