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Miami Native, Nora Sandigo is the Legal Guardian of 1,027 Kids. Here’s Why.

As a part of the American Marketing Association, I was able to be a part of something great, and it inspired me a lot. I was able to manage a campaign to help raise money for the Nora Sandigo Children Foundation.


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The event was a picnic at Nora’s ranch where the community could come out and speak to the children and families and hear their stories.

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Locals could donate clothes, food and toys to the children. Nora still needs help with the aid of these children.

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Here is a video of one of the teens leading a prayer at the event.

Anyone who would like to volunteer their time, or make any donation please visit the website.

“The strongest thing that any human being has going is their own integrity and their own heart. As soon as you start veering away from that, the solidity that you need in order to be able to stand up for what you believe in and deliver what’s really inside, it’s just not going to be there.” –  Herbie Hancock

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Black History Month

It’s February, which means it’s Black History Month. As the month comes to a close, I’d like to take the moment to touch on a few important freedom fighters that have not really been given the proper spotlight in grade school. I’m still learning about black history, the meat and potatoes before the slavery era, but I realize there are many interesting characters that tried to spread enlightenment and self confidence to the black race. Click on the photos for links to their biographies. Here they are:

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Marcus Garvey

 

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Malcolm X
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Angela Davis

 

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The Obamas
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Dr. Sebi

Watch Dr. Sebi expain his life’s work on The Rock Newman Show.

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Nelson Mandela

Issa Rae Comes to FIU for a Chat!

 

Issa Rae visited FIU, Modesto Maidique Campus on  Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017. She was the Black Student Union’s Keynote Speaker for Black History Month. 

She is best known for her web-series, “Awkward Black Girl.” She started off creating it on YouTube, and now the series has over 20 million views. 

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Catch up with her first series, Awkward Black Girl, season 1.

After gaining a platform, she went on to become a self-made content producer for budding writers. She mentions her thoughts on black love, the perception of black women in media and how she is smashing the typical stereotypes.

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 Fans rejoiced as she made her way onto cable-television. She started her Grammy nominated HBO show called, “Insecure.”

 Below is the trailer for Insecure.


 

Watch Issa Rae’s Breakfast Club interview with Power 105.1.

 

Queen Bey

I told myself I wouldn’t do it, but I started writing about my fun facts and the last one I just had to write was my love for Beyonce. Therefore, it must be done.

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I have been a fan of Beyonce’s since I heard “Jumpin’ Jumpin’” on the radio as a schoolgirl back when Destiny’s Child were still making a name for themselves and climbing on the charts. Fast forward nearly twenty years later and Beyonce is still on top.

She has only had 6 studio albums but she has been on the music scene for so long, her fan-base crosses over age, gender, race etc.

She has been responsible for dance crazes, setting the bar vocally with her harmonies, her breath-taking live performances, and her ability to continuously re-invent herself each time she releases new material.

I love to check out concerts but overall, I must say, in my opinion Beyonce is the only artist worth watching live. I got the chance to see her when she was on tour with Jay-Z for the “On the Run Tour” and again for the “Formation World Tour“. The latter sold out very quickly at our local venue, so my best friend and I packed an overnight bag for Tampa for an impromptu road-trip.

We were an hour and a half late because of traffic but we quickly changed our clothes and ran to the stadium. As we tried to pull up our tickets up on our smartphones, the lines were overloaded so we couldn’t load them. We nearly broke down in tears as we heard the crowd explode in applause. It wasn’t until we explained our dire situation that the gate man let us in. I guess he felt bad.

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How I felt after being let into the stadium.

Once inside, Beyonce went on for another two hours. She sang  nearly her entire collection of music, mashing in new songs as well as remixing her older hits. Every single song she gave her all on that stage and when she sang a ballad, it nearly brought everyone to tears. tears

I remember looking around during “1+1” and every one was quiet but their body language seemed as though they were being drawn to the stage. Almost as if she were a siren calling to a ship’s death. Except her presence on stage was humble, grateful and peaceful, of course.

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I dare say, during this tour, and only this tour alone, she has officially given me Michael Jackson greatness vibes.

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Winter is coming…

I recently admitted on Twitter that this semester was going to be a it of a challenge for me. I partially expected this because it is the tail-end of my Junior year and classes are focusing more on my course of study.

Although I am a bit overwhelmed, I am taking the proper precautions to ensure I pass the semester. Winter can stay just north of the wall, I’m prepared for it.

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I decided to leave my part-time job as a bank teller and make school my number 1 priority. I’ve organized all of my books and notes so I can try to stay on top of deadlines and not fall behind in coursework.

I will be learning new software on Lynda that will expedite my projects and save me double the time. Yep, Lynda is definitely listening for my queue.  linda

Especially since I’ve made it my goal to secure at least 3 internships before I graduate. In other words, this year is crunch time.

I started the year off with great news as well. I made the Dean’s List for Fall 2016 semester and accepted an invitation into the Golden Key International Honour Society which I am ecstatic about. I plan on continuing with full momentum and this time, I plan on earning straight A’s.

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I also want to get more involved on campus as well. It is going to be an exciting and nerve-racking year.