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    Cuban attorney, author and actor Emilio Cueto speaks at Miami Dade College- Hialeah Campus

    Dec. 17, 2014, 1:44 p.m., Posted by Valerie Nahmad

    By Stephanie Portalatin, Miami Dade College Hialeah Campus Photo by: Luis Delgado On November 18, 2014, Emilio Cueto, Cuban attorney, author, and actor, delivered a lecture and visual presentation to approximately one hundred Hialeah community members including Miami Dade College- Hialeah Campus students, faculty and staff...

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    Happy Craziest New Year

    Dec. 17, 2014, 1:41 p.m., Posted by lweinhagen

    Production photo from Happy Craziest New Year. Courtesy of Dangerous Productions For the past three years, Dangerous Productions has produced a unique series of shows called Happy Minnesota. The project was created with a focus on fostering economic growth, play and community along St. Paul’s Central...

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    Communities

    ‘Knight Cities’ podcast: Jason Roberts on building better blocks in our communities

    Dec. 17, 2014, 1:19 p.m., Posted by Carol Coletta

    Before planning fatigue sets in, why not just build a better block?

    That’s the approach of Jason Roberts who leads Team Better Block. Jason is a charismatic man who works with communities – first his own in Oak Cliff, Texas, and now with communities around the world – to turn vacant properties into lively, thriving blocks that showcase what’s possible in a neighborhood.  He usually has to break a few laws to do it, but the result is places people love and want to be. It’s an approach that employs acting your way to success versus planning your way to success.

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