Focus on South Florida: Red Eye

CBS Miami

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One of South Florida’s wildest and most innovative multi-media events of the year is less than a week away. The “Red Eye” is put on by a group called ArtServe. It is a wild artistic ride, a one-of-a-kind experience that draws thousands of people every summer. We preview this annual event in Fort Lauderdale. Click on the above picture to watch the interview.

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The Do’s Of Online Dating

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Online dating used to be something that was looked at with cautious and dubious eyes, but now that the Internet has developed and become one of the main sources of communication and work for millions across the world, online dating has become as common as meeting people and beginning relationships in the physical.  With access to thousands of options to choose from when it comes to connecting with that special one, it’s no surprise that more people have turned to online dating as a viable option for finding true love.  There are rules for online dating just as there are rules for dating in the physical, so if online dating has raised your interests, take a look at these helpful tips to successfully survive the online courting process.

Create a truthful profile.

One thing that always has to be realized when dealing in the virtual world is that there are real people…

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Texas Teen Who Survived Family Shooting Quotes Harry Potter at Memorial

Ms. Stay is such a resilient and amazingly courageous young lady. We ALL can learn so much from her example!

TIME

Cassidy Stay, the 15-year-old who survived a shooting rampage that killed her parents and four siblings in the Houston area on Wednesday, said this weekend that her family is “in a much better place” and that she’ll “be able to see them again one day.”

“Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light,” said Stay, quoting a line from the Harry Potter series, at a Saturday “celebration of life” that drew more than 400 people, NBC News reports.

Stay’s family members were shot execution-style, allegedly by Ronald Lee Haskell, the former husband of Stay’s aunt. Stay played dead when she was injured by a bullet, but afterwards she was able to identify the shooter to police and warn that he might head to her grandparents’ home.

“We continue to be in awe of how she was able to…

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There Are No Two Greater Heroes Than Trayvon Martin’s Parents

I concur – These parents are living examples of selfless love and activism that young people should be honored to emulate! #SaveOurTrayvons2014

Global Grind

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I remember growing up and always hearing my parents and their friends talk about one pivotal moment in their lives.  They remembered exactly where they were at that point. Exactly who told them the news. Exactly how they felt once it all sunk in.  When President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1963, everyone who was alive during that time remembers.

One year ago, today, was our generation’s moment.  It was late on a Saturday night.  Some of us were out to dinner.  Some of us were home with our families.  Some of us were still shopping.  Some of us were driving in our cars.  But, no matter where we were, we all heard and we all will always remember.  Shortly after 10PM Eastern Standard Time, after 16 hours of deliberation, a six member, all-female jury acquitted George Zimmerman of murdering 17 year old Trayvon Martin.  Silence. Quiet. And then some tears. Rolled down my face as I sat in my…

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Florida State Attorney Joins Human Trafficking Council

You won’t find a better addition to such a council!

CBS Miami

MIAMI (AP) — Miami State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle has been appointed to the Statewide Council on Human Trafficking.

Attorney General Pam Bondi appointed Fernandez Rundle to the newly created council, which is coordinating efforts to fight sex trafficking and help victims heal and return to the community. Her appointment was announced Friday.

The Miami-Dade state attorney’s office human trafficking unit has been a leader in sex trafficking prosecutions, filing 236 criminal cases in recent years. The office has more than 106 open investigations and dedicates two prosecutors and an investigator full-time to sex trafficking cases.

Fernandez Rundle says Miami’s efforts could become a model for the state and the country.

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Nature vs Nurture “Love Is The Answer” by Aloe Blacc

As I start to prepare for the school year in a month or so, I realize how important my role is as an educator is to the young people I teach. This new music video from Aloe Blacc only highlights that innate responsibility.