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WHY WE'RE MARCHING

The Women’s March in January may have seemed like an incredible moment of unity for feminists – but not really, according to local activist Jasmen Rogers.

Women of color remain sidelined by the movement, she says. 

“We need this march because we cannot wait any longer for other movements to prioritize our lives.”

Read more about why they’re marching.

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THE CARIBBEAN NEEDS OUR HELP

As we get back in contact with Puerto Rico, a sense of the damage is finally emerging.

Crucial things like drinking water, food, and gasoline are in short supply and even being rationed. The electrical grid will be down for months and cell service is severely limited. And the airports and harbors are damaged, making it hard to even get onto the island with supplies. The same is true across much of the Caribbean, which got hit with both Irma and Maria at their greatest strength.

WLRN has the latest info on how to contact family in Puerto Rico if you’re still struggling.

Here’s our list of ways you can help the Caribbean from SoFlo. It’s just the beginning, so let us know what we’re missing.

LET’S GET DOWN, DOG

It’s National Yoga Month, y’all, and to celebrate, greenmonkey is hosting an oceanfront community flow at 1 Hotel. Ride out the end of September with some much-needed zen at Celebrate Good (YOGA) Times! tomorrow night.

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WHAT'S NEW IN THE 305

Take a knee. Joining a nationwide protest, a handful of Miami Dolphins players knelt during the national anthem Sunday night. The rest of the team – including owner Stephen Ross, a Republican who gives money to the party – linked arms in solidarity. “No one likes hearing statements like that,” Ross said, referring to President Trump’s comment that people should boycott the NFL. “It’s not good for the country. It’s very divisive.” (Miami Herald)

For sale. Archbishop Curley-Notre Dame High School has officially hit the market, and while the price is still TBA, one thing’s for sure: that’s a big chunk of land and its sale will bring big changes to Little Haiti, where property prices are already skyrocketing. (The Real Deal)

Election madness. With no serious opponents, Francis Suarez is a shoe-in for Miami mayor on Nov. 7. So is Commissioner Keon Hardemon, who had no opponents, period, in his re-election bid. But it’s a tight race today in the Florida Senate District 40 special election (House District 116 has a vote too). If that’s your district, get out and vote today. Here’s where you do that. (Miami Herald)

Crisis not averted. The New York Times pieces together what happened inside the Hollywood Hills nursing home in the days leading up to the 11 tragic deaths of residents. It’s a must-read. So is this Miami Herald story reporting that Gov. Rick Scott’s office deleted all the voicemails from the nursing home to his cell phone, which he gave them in case of emergency.

Boy bye. After the Herald revealed some questionable election dealings by Miami Beach Commissioner Michael Grieco, he dropped his bid for mayor. This weekend he dropped his commissioner re-election bid too – although he says the investigation has nada to do with it.

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