Miami teacher wasn’t just the high-school media specialist. She also gave me wings

My teacher passed away last month.

Evelyn Marie Harris Wynn, was a wife, proud mother and devoted advocate for inner-city black and Hispanic students enrolled in Miami-Dade County Public Schools. She was also the person who is personally responsible for my journey into journalism. More about that later.

Mrs. Wynn, as she was known to her students, died on April 20 after a long illness and valiant fight. She was 82.


Born in Fernandina Beach, Florida and the eldest of five children, she came to South Florida in the 1970s with her husband, William Austin Wynn. Together they promoted business development in black communities and ran Afro-Caribbean Import-Export at 741 NW 62nd St.

When William Wynn died of a heart attack in 1997, he was remembered as an “inner-city capitalist” and the first black vice president of the United Way of Dade County.

At his side was his wife,

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The 10 best Memorial Day grill sales

This year, Memorial day lands on Monday, May 25, and the warmer weather is one unmistakable sign to bring out the grill for some outdoor barbecues. It may look a bit different than in years past as many states are experiencing stay-at-home orders — if your backyard is still accessible (and if you have one), your adventures in grilling could be around the corner. To better prepare you for cooking up some burgers and hot dogs, we compiled the best Memorial Day grill sales online. From discounts on multi-burner gas grills to small pellet grills, these deals might help make barbecuing even more enjoyable. Below, we rounded up the best grill sales in the days leading up to Memorial Day Weekend, including deals from Amazon, The Home Depot, Lowe’s and more.

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  1. When is Memorial Day 2020?

  2. Best Memorial Day 2020 grill sales

  3. Memorial Day grill

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Which Wickes and Homebase stores have reopened?

DIY retailers Wickes and Homebase have announced they will be reopening some of their stores across the UK, following in the footsteps of B&Q, which reopened most of its stores earlier this week.

The stores have been classed as essential businesses by the government as they stock items that help keep homes warm, safe and accessible to power.

From 14 May, Wickes will be reopening 106 stores across the UK, following a successful trial run of six stores that were reopened on 30 April.

The remaining 108 stores will open on Tuesday 19 May.

It had previously shut all of its shops in March but continued offering home delivery for its customers via its websites.

But, due to the increased demand, delivery times have been delayed and there has been on average a 15-minute wait to enter the website.

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Do you need a face mask and where can you buy one?

Ever since coronavirus began spreading across the world, there has been some debate on the use of face masks, including who should wear them and the benefits of them.

The advice in England remains that the general public shouldn’t try to buy medical face masks, as these need to be reserved for frontline staff and key workers only.

But new guidance from the government briefing on 11 May said people in England should wear face coverings, in “enclosed public spaces”, such as in shops and on public transport.

These coverings can be made from things you’ve already got at home, like an old T-shirt, or even a sports sock with just a few well-made snips with scissors and a little bit of sewing.

But if you’re not so confident in your creative abilities, there are plenty of brands are creating their own too, which we’ve rounded up below.


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