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Former Miss America to speak at PBSC as part of Black History Month events

Ericka Dunlap, who became the first African American woman to be crowned Miss Florida in 2003 and who went on to win the Miss America title the following year, will speak at Palm Beach State College Feb. 19 as part of a series of Black History Month events that begin Tuesday.
A Black History Month kickoff celebration featuring music, food and other activities will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday at the pavilion on the Palm Beach Gardens campus. … Continue reading Former Miss America to speak at PBSC as part of Black History Month events

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Former NAACP president speaks at 15th annual MLK celebration

Despite the nation’s position as a world leader and the country’s advances over the last 50 years, it is slipping in such areas as education, said Benjamin Jealous, former NAACP president.
“We are on a plane that is losing altitude,’’ he said, comparing the U.S. education system to Japan and Singapore and noting that spending on incarceration in the U.S. has climbed while funding for education has decreased. “We have to recognize that we are weak.”
Jealous, … Continue reading Former NAACP president speaks at 15th annual MLK celebration

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All eyes on them: Live webcams allow science students to watch owls 24/7

It is a reality show with a different perspective. There is no singing, dancing, mudslinging or outlandish stunts. Instead, this live webcast at Palm Beach State College in Belle Glade is giving science students a bird’s eye view of the intricate lives and behaviors of one of the most mysterious creatures in the world — the barn owl.
Live webcams are installed inside two owl nesting boxes situated on the west side of campus, … Continue reading All eyes on them: Live webcams allow science students to watch owls 24/7

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