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This Wednesday, June 15, the release of Sundial:

Migration to the US is gaining momentum

Thousands of people from across Latin America make the 1,200-mile crossing to the US border.

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They began their journey when the Summit of the Americas began last week in Los Angeles.

It is not known when these people will arrive at the border. But they hope to get away from the poverty and violence that exists in their countries.

Jack Maguire, Ph.D. FIU PhD in Immigration Studies Joins Sundial to Discuss migration to the USA on the rise again.

Migration to the US is gaining momentum

US Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

June Food and Wine Festival

Southern blacks have been celebrating June 10 for decades. But it became an official federal holiday only last year.

It is a day dedicated to the day when emancipation reached the enslaved people in the farthest corners of the South – when a Union general arrived on the southeast coast of Texas to finally share the news that they had been freed. It was June 19, 1865. More than two years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation.

Food – especially red soda or red punch – has always been the focus of the June get-togethers.

This year, South Florida is home to the first June Food and Wine Festival. It happens Friday and Saturday in Miami.

Starex Smith, a local food blogger and nutrition director, is the founder of the festival. He joined Sundial to talk about why he wanted to create this event in the first place.

“We looked at the South Beach Food and Wine Festival… And we were asking years ago, how can we diversify this festival so that it can be more inclusive, so that you can represent the ways of black food and so on? Well, it’s the festival that has struggled to achieve that,” he said. “So we decided that we wanted to make something that would have the same element, but at the same time achieve the goals of inclusion. And that’s how Juneteenth was actually born, Food & Wine – as a reaction to the lack of diversity from, I think it’s the biggest food and wine festival in our city.”

Smith, also known as a blogger. Hungry black manexplained why he wanted to tie this goal specifically to the holiday he celebrates, Juneteenth, and what he hopes people will take away from this particular food and wine festival.

“Food meant so much to enslaved people and the crops they grew,” Smith said. “This is a celebration of black cultures, a celebration of black freedom. But when we say black freedom, it’s American freedom. So we want everyone to understand that June 10, like everyone else, is part of that bloodline and that legacy. what the food festival represents is a great equalizer, it’s a great nexus.”

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Miss Florida Outstanding Teen Title

In the world of pageantry and pageantry, there has been a lot of public criticism in recent years.

Talk of the objectification of beauty and lack of diversity has even led the Miss America organization to finish the swimsuit contest.

It’s a start, but it’s not the complete solution or the complete picture, according to Broward County high school student Asha Cope-Edwards.

She has other changes that she wants to see implemented in the beauty pageant. She is currently the Miss Gold Coast Teen Standout and competes for the Miss Florida Teen Standout. Miss Florida pageant next week in Lakeland.

“Unfortunately, there is still a lack of variety… I think it’s because a lot of girls don’t know that it’s achievable and that they can do it. They have never seen anyone like them do it. And especially in the state of Florida, which shocks me, because we are one of the most diverse states. We have so many different cultures. We just don’t see diversity,” Cope-Edwards said.

However, she believes that these contests are a powerful tool for young women like her.

“It gives you so many opportunities to practice public speaking and you are encouraged to be a social influencer, which is what you do in your community. And that was really interesting for me because I definitely wanted to do something in my community that meant something to me,” she said.

Cope-Edwards founded a non-profit organization called Foster changethe purpose of which is to help children in the system of foster care.

Miss Florida Outstanding Teen Title

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