To commemorate and celebrate the contributions to our nation made by people of African descent, American historian Carter G. Woodson established Black History Week. The first celebration occurred on Feb. 12, 1926. Since then, U.S. presidents have proclaimed February as National African-American History Month.

I welcome you to join us in several activities throughout the city. Visit our calendar to schedule your participation.
Upcoming events..
What you missed...
We kicked off our Black History Month Celebrations
with Grammy winning artist,
Babyface in the City of Miramar!!

He gave us an amazing performance and
a night filled with nostalgia.
On Saturday, February 8
I had the pleasure of presiding as
your Guest Ringmaster
Universoul Circus.

A special Thank You to the
Coalition of South Florida Muslim Organizations (COSMOS)
for recognizing me as an
honoree at their
10th Annual Community Appreciation Dinner
held on February 9.

Jan 21-22
Tallahassee, FL

Broward Days is an independent, nonprofit and nonpartisan group of people advocating for the diverse needs and concerns of the citizens of Broward County, Florida. Commissioner Colbourne attended and was fortunate to meet with some of our leaders.


On February 5, two proclamations were presented to our Army JROTC Everglades Male and Female Raider teams. Firstly, both the male and female teams placed number one in all of Broward County and the Army JROTC County Raider Championships on October 26, 2019. Secondly, on November 16th in Lake Wales, FL the males placed second in the state of Florida and the females place third in the state of Florida. Congratulations! Keep up the great work!

U.S. Census Principal Luncheon

Commissioner Yvette Colbourne hosted the School Principals, US Census Roundtable and to the introduction to the Complete Count Committee program, which were both key to creating awareness in communities all across the city.
The 2020 Census is important because responses are used to help determine how more than $675 billion in federal funds annually are spent across the country. Those funds are used for services like emergency response, schools, clinics and hospitals. Counting all children who live in our community — including newborn babies — is important to gaining funds for future schools and programs they will need.

We all have a part to play in increasing awareness about the importance and safety of participating and making sure all kids are counted, no matter where they live or where they are from.

Thank you to the Principals who attended.
Counting Young Children

Think about the babies who will be born in 2020.

The first smiles. The first steps. The first words. In the years to come, some may need day care, after-school care, or school lunch programs. And all children will need safe communities in which to grow and thrive.

That's why it's so important that we count newborn babies and young children accurately. Responding to the 2020 Census can help shape resources for children and their communities over the next decade . This could include support for health insurance programs, hospitals, child care, food assistance, schools, and early childhood development programs.
If you have children in your home, make sure they are counted in the right place.

The general rule is: Count children in the home where they live and sleep most of the time, even if their parents do not live there.  

If you've just had a baby, and your baby is still in the hospital on Census Day (April 1, 2020), then count your baby at the home where he or she will live and sleep most of the time. 

If children spend time in more than one home, count them where they stay most often. If their time is evenly divided, or if you do not know where they stay most often, count them where they are staying on April 1, 2020.  

If you are helping to take care of a friend's or family member's child, and the child does not have a permanent place to live, count the child if he or she is staying with you on April 1, 2020—even if it's only temporary.