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WASHINGTON, DC – WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson will cloak former 5000 Role Models of Excellence Project student Joseph Dubery at the Howard University College of Medicine’s Annual Long White Coat Ceremony on Friday, March 17, 2017. The ceremony marks an honored pre-graduation tradition as students move from a short coat to a long coat in their final year of medical school – a symbol of being equal clinicians to others who have earned the long coats.
MIAMI, FL – To address the growing trend of gun violence and crimes against children, Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson hosted the Pastors and Principals Fighting Crime through Spirituality Summit on Friday, March 3, 2017, at Jungle Island. More than 500 people, including 100 pastors, were treated to an inspirational message from national civil rights and social justice activist, Reverend Al Sharpton, and House Assistant Democratic Leader James Clyburn (D-SC).
The sold-out breakfast turned into an impromptu tribute to civil rights icon, John Lewis
No one said the name “Donald Trump” at the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Breakfast Monday but it was clear that most of the speeches supported the keynote speaker, Congressman John Lewis, who is in a feud with Trump.
“We are in the presence of a true American hero,” U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio told the 5000 Role Models of Excellence Project young men.
A decade ago, when Carlos Martinez was vice chair of The Florida Bar Legal Needs of Children Committee, he urged members to “unchain the children.”
Now Miami-Dade Public Defender, Martinez issued a 10-year status report on stopping the practice of indiscriminately shacking detained children with handcuffs and leg irons in Miami-Dade Juvenile Court.
What has happened since Judge William Johnson granted, on September 11, 2006, the motions that made Miami-Dade the first county in Florida to stop the indiscriminate shacking of children?
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson released this statement after the Justice Department closed its investigation into the death of Kendrick Johnson: