Op-Ed

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Liberty City ‘Warriors’

On Aug. 8, I had the privilege of seeing a pre-screening of the first episode of Warriors of Liberty City, a six-part series that will premiere on STARZ on Sept. 16. I have lived in Miami for more than 40 years and I had never heard of the Warriors or the athletic program, which was started 29 years ago by Luther Campbell and others to provide children residing in Liberty City with all kinds of comprehensive sports and academic opportunity at Hadley Park. What a revelation of dedication, community, hard work, perseverance and pure love. Not to mention football, drama, humor and a profound sense of humanity. I loved it. And to the lovely, confident and charming young cheerleader who said she wished people would get to know her before they judged her by the color of her skin or by her address, I say I’m sorry I never caught your name because one day it’s going to be famous.

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Higher standards

Re the Aug. 4 story by David Smiley, “Is there space in governor race for two wealthy, Jewish Democrats from South Florida?”

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