Pumps, Pearls forum will tackle critical family issues

SOUTH FLORIDA — The many local and national incidents regarding racism; access to healthcare; education and immigration guarantee the conversation will be lively at Pumps, Pearls & Politics 2015 forum.

The forum will be held noon to 2:30 p.m. July 25 at the Rusty Pelican, 3201 Rickenbacker Causeway, Key Biscayne, FL 33149. Cost is $35.

The event, hosted by Gamma Zeta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority will feature a keynote speech by Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson, (D-FL 24). There also will be a panel discussion with Adora Obi Nweze, president of the Florida State Conference of the NAACP; Annette Taddeo, former Vice Chair of the Florida Democratic Party; Raquel Regalado, Miami-Dade County School Board member; and Makeda McLune, president, The McLune Group.

The panel will be hosted by radio personality Stephanie Bromfield. Entertainment will be provided by Grammy-nominated Spoken Word Artist Rebecca “Butterfly” Vaughns. Women’s organizations will be recognized for social service and civic accomplishments. For more information or to RSVP call 305.323.7614 or email pumpspearlspolitics@gmail.com.


Committee launches 2015 Carnival bands

SOUTH FLORIDA — The colorful and musical backdrop of #Caribbean Heritage Month and #Black Music Month offers the Miami Broward One Carnival Host Committee Inc. the perfect narrative to kick their plans for the official 2015 #MiamiBrowardCarnival band launch into high gear. The highly anticipated launch is a time to set the tone and give a snapshot of the Miami Broward Carnival season.

The event takes place 8 p.m. to 4 a.m.  Saturday July 18 at the Miami-Dade County Fair Grounds, 10901 SW 24th St.

Advance discount tickets can be purchased at www.miamibrowardcarnival.com. Named one of the Top 100 Events in South Florida by Bizbash.com, Miami Broward Carnival is a rich cultural heritage staple within the multicultural footprint of the South Florida landscape.

This year #MiamiCarnival parade of bands will be held 11 a.m..Sunday, Oct. 11 at the Miami- Dade Fair Grounds from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. This year’s pageantry from the over 20 masquerade bands, promises to be brightly colored and bold. The masquerade bands compete for bragging rights and over $40,000 cash prizes.


Credit union to host estate planning seminar

SUNRISE — BrightStar Credit Union, one of the largest credit unions in South Florida with 54,000 members, is holding a complimentary seminar for members and the entire community on Estate Planning Basics from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. July 30 at its Operations Center, 5901 Del Lago Circle in Sunrise. Attorney Gregory Ebenfield will be the guest speaker.

The seminar will be targeted at educating men and women about planning for the future and allocating one’s assets to family members, friends and others. It is part of an ongoing seminar series offered to our members and the public.

Light refreshments will be served. To RSVP, please call 954-497-4182 or e-mail: luis.munoz_brightstar@cusonet.com.

                      Compiled from staff, wire reports