U.S. Rep. Donna Shalala, actor and activist Danny Glover and U.S. Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell attended the 5000 Role Models of Excellence Project’s 26th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Breakfast held at the Miami Beach Convention Center on Jan. 21, 2019.
U.S. Rep. Donna Shalala, actor and activist Danny Glover and U.S. Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell attended the 5000 Role Models of Excellence Project’s 26th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Breakfast held at the Miami Beach Convention Center on Jan. 21, 2019. Jose A. Iglesias jiglesias@elnuevoherald.com
U.S. Rep. Donna Shalala, actor and activist Danny Glover and U.S. Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell attended the 5000 Role Models of Excellence Project’s 26th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Breakfast held at the Miami Beach Convention Center on Jan. 21, 2019. Jose A. Iglesias jiglesias@elnuevoherald.com

Award-winning columnist Fabiola Santiago has been writing about all things Miami since 1980, when the Mariel boatlift became her first front-page story. A Cuban refugee child of the Freedom Flights, she’s also the author of essays, short fiction, and the novel “Reclaiming Paris.”