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Bryan Lockley- 5 Ways to Experience Cuban Culture in Miami

Five Ways to Experience Cuban Culture in Miami

  Relations between the Cuban and U.S. governments are improving. On January 16th 2015, some restrictions preventing Americans from traveling to Cuba were lifted, in that Americans that meet at least one of 12 special categories no longer need to apply for a special license to visit the country. However, even though travel restrictrictions are no longer as strongly enforced,… Read more →

Bryan Lockley- Florida's Affordable Housing Crisis

Florida’s Affordable Housing Crisis

  Take a drive through Miami Beach along the waterfront where behemoth mcmansions tower over the ocean, and then take a drive through downtown where homeless people live on the streets, and it’s not hard to see the discrepancy in affordable housing options. Florida is home to the third highest number of people (33,599) living in shelters or on the… Read more →

Clearwater Beach

Five Florida Vacations That Aren’t Disney World

As a proud Florida native (born and raised in Port Orange and currently in Miami), I get a little peeved when the only thing people seem to associate with this wonderful state is theme parks: Disney World and Universal Studios, to be precise. Don’t get me wrong, I love Disney and Universal (how could you not love “the happiest place… Read more →

Goatees for Good Eats and Other Miami Charities

At the beginning of October, I started a GoFundMe to raise money and awareness for the Miami Rescue Mission. One month and seven donations later, we are only $5 away from our goal. Thank you to everyone who has donated to the campaign. To be honest, I didn’t know what kind of response I would get. I knew that homelessness… Read more →

Bryan Lockley - Goatees for Good Eats

Goatees for Good Eats

Goatees for Good Eats I recently started a GoFundMe called Goatees for Good Eats. The aim of the campaign is two-fold: to raise funds for the Miami Rescue Mission so that they can provide more meals to those who need them most and to spread awareness about homelessness. It costs $2.00 to pay for a meal at the Miami Rescue Mission. Our target… Read more →

Higgs Beach at Sunset Florida

My Top 4 Favorite Florida Beaches

Although summer doesn’t officially start till June 20, anyone in Florida can testify to the season being well underway. Ever Since April, we’ve been getting those 80 degree highs and it’s only going to get hotter. Now if you live in Florida like myself, one thing that you’ve probably started doing is hitting the beach. After all, there’s nothing like a quick… Read more →

Zika is Spreading in Florida

For those who have been following the news recently, the zika virus has been everywhere, both in terms of media coverage as well as countries. What started in Africa quickly made its way to South America and became an epidemic. The virus has already taken hold of South America, leading to a number of countries being placed on lists designating… Read more →

Florida Prepares for Presidential Campaigns to Arrive

While Florida may make the news for a variety of reasons that rarely every have to do with politics (hello Florida Man), it is still one of the most important states in the union, politics speaking. Florida is probably the most important primary state in the race for the Republican nomination, as well as the general election — but let’s… Read more →

Prison Health Care in Doubt as Contract Ends Early

There is no denying that prison is bad and rarely anything good happens while you’re in there. When people go to prison, it’s to pay their debt to society and reform, not be coddled or treated like royalty. However, one of the basic rights in prison is that you will receive free, fully comprehensive health care. Unfortunately, the health care… Read more →