Social Media Posts Warn Drivers of Tactics Used by Human Traffickers

The Harbinger

By Alexandra Reboredo

Parents send their children off to school, expecting them to return home with knowledge and new friendships. But, some don’t return at all. It’s the chilling reality that no parent expects.

Human trafficking is an issue in the United States with about 100,000 cases reported each year. Florida accounts for about 400 of those cases. Overall, only one percent of sexual trafficking victims are identified. Of these trafficking victims, most common cases are usually associated with women.

Related: Teenage Sex Trafficking Happens, And It Happens Often

“What people don’t know is that about half of sexually trafficked teenagers are boys,” said Nathan Earl, founder of Ark of Freedom, a nonprofit anti-trafficking organization.

In order to combat these numbers, organizations like Ark of Freedom, Project GOLD, and Refuge for Women, make efforts to raise awareness on signs of trafficking.

For example, Jorge Veitia, the executive director of Life…

View original post 315 more words

MDCPS Superintendent Carvalho Promises to Stand with Undocumented Students

The Harbinger

By Alexandra Reboredo

Miami-Dade County Public Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho promised safety to all students in the district, reassuring students who felt scared of immigration enforcement.

“On behalf of every single kid in this community, over my dead body will any federal entity enter our schools to take immigration actions against our kids,” he said to CBS Local News.

During his visit on March 17 to Miami Lakes Educational Center, he said: “Number one, I have your back. I, too, am an immigrant.”

Carvalho stands with the thousands of immigrants—documented and undocumented—throughout Miami-Dade.

“At one point in this community, I was not a documented immigrant. So, I know the journey. I know the peril. I know the threat. I know the challenge. I know the fear.”

After President Trump threatened to remove funding from “sanctuary” cities, Miami-Dade County took quick action, becoming the first county to derail their sanctuary status…

View original post 224 more words

Art in Miami: Changing Relations

During Miami Art Week, thousands of people from all over the world come together for the culmination of different artists. Art is performed and conveyed in different mediums. The differences in art are parallel to race and ethnicities, which is a connection people fail to make.

In the following video, I interviewed three high school art students and how the art community affects racial issues locally, and nationally.

Shooting at Fort Lauderdale Airport

The Harbinger

By Alexandra Reboredo 

Around 1 p.m. on Friday, gunshots erupted at Fort Lauderdale airport, leaving over a dozen people injured or killed. According to authorities, the shooter was working alone. He is now under federal custody.

According to the Broward County Sheriff’s Twitter, as of now, five people have been reported dead, and eight people were transported to an area hospital.

The shooting took place at the baggage claim area of Terminal 2 where the shooter shot quick bursts “randomly shooting,” with a 9 mm and approximately three magazines.

“Once he finished shooting he walked out through door 2, threw his gun on the ground, and laid on the ground spread-eagle until an officer came… about a minute later,” said eyewitness Mark Lea to MSNBC.

Senator Bill Nelson appeared on MSNBC from the Capitol in DC, confirming that the shooter was Esteban Santiago, 26: “He was carrying a military I.D…

View original post 268 more words