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Wicked Manors: HeroIcons

Celebrate a magical & scary Halloween Night with the HITS Fam at the largest Halloween Street Festival,Wicked Manors: HeroIcons”! Enjoy a night of music, fab decor, and many costume contests! MORE DETAILS

Jobless and nearly homeless, Rachel Dolezal still isn't sorry for posing as black

It’s been two years since it was revealed that former NAACP branch leader Rachel Dolezal is actually white. Not only is she on the brink of homelessness, having been unable to find a job, but she’s still maintaining that she did nothing wrong by posing as an African-American woman.

“I’m not going to stoop and apologize and grovel and feel bad about it,” she told the Guardian. “I would just be going back to when I was little and had to be what everybody else told me I should be — to make them happy.”

>> Rachel Dolezal announces memoir 'In Full Color: Finding My Place in a Black and White World'

Dolezal stepped down from her position in 2015 when her parents revealed that she was not actually African-American. While she eventually admitted to being “biologically born white to white parents,” she argued that she identifies as African-American, saying that race is “not coded in your DNA.”

She claims to have applied for more than one hundred jobs, but that no one will hire her, aside from those within the reality television and pornography industries. Even her memoir, “In Full Color,” which is due to be released in March, was turned down by over 30 publishers before one picked up the book. She currently relies on food stamps and help from friends in order to get by. She told the Guardian that she will probably be homeless next month.

“Right now, the only place I feel understood and completely accepted is with my kids and my sister,” she said. “The narrative was that I’d offended both communities in an unforgivable way, so anybody who gave me a dime would be contributing to wrong and oppression and bad things – to a liar and fraud and a con.”

Dolezal says her memoir is her way of telling her side of the story and opening up a dialogue about race and identity.

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“The times I tried to explain more, I wasn’t understood more. Nobody wanted to hear, ‘I’m pan-African, pro-black, bisexual, an artist, mother and educator,’” she told the Guardian. “People would just be like, ‘Huh? What? What are you talking about?'”

But would she ever consider simply telling people that she’s white?

“No. This is still home to me,” Dolezal said. “I didn’t feel like I’m ever going to be hurt so much that I somehow leave who I am, because I’m me. It really is who I am. It’s not a choice.”

Read the full story at the Guardian.

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Monster Masquerade 2016

What To Know Before You Go To Monster Masquerade…

  • Monster Masquerade – Adult Halloween Party requires a ticket for admission.
  • Zoo Miami members must have a valid zoo membership number at the time of purchase.
  • Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be sold or transferred for commercial use.
  • All guests must be 21 and old to attend.   ID will be checked at the door.
  • Guests may wear costumes to the event.   Please ensure your costume is safe and you are able to have clear visibility and walk with ease.
  • This is an adult only costumes event; however, please choose costumes that are not obstructive, offensive or violent.
  • Wheels such as roller skates, rollerblades, strollers, etc. are not permitted.
  • Guests' eyes must be visible at all times.
  • Please drink responsibly.
  • Event information and activities are subject to restrictions and change without notice.
  • This event will take place RAIN OR SHINE.  There will be NO REFUNDS.

Join the HITS 97.3 FAM at Monster Masquerade at Zoo Miami on Friday October 21st from 7pm until 11pm!

BUY your tickets now at ZooMiami.org, OR keep listening to the New HITS 97.3 to WIN a free pair on us!

On this night, living and non-living things will greet you with scary sights and sounds. Stroll the moonlit walkways at your own risk! If you dare, enjoy complimentary open bars, savory treats, Dr. Wilde’s Creepy House, costume contests and music that will keep the zombies dancing all night long! When night falls and the wild calls, the Monster Masquerade will be the only place to be. This event will take place RAIN OR SHINE!!!  NO REFUNDS will be given.

Featuring…

  • Open bars
  • R.I.P. at the "Witches Brew" to sample craft beers!
  • Delicious treats from in-kind food sponsors including: Sushi Sake, Shake Shack, Bahama Breeze, Taste Catering, and more!
  • Music that will keep the zombies and trolls dancing all night long from HITS 97.3!
  • Dr. Wilde’s Creepy House...A full-scale haunted house with live actors and animatronics that will make your skin crawl!
  • Costume Contest
  • Enjoy the zoo crew zombies as they re-enact Michael Jackson’s "Thriller".
BUY TIX HERE NOW

This is a 21+ event!  ID will be checked upon entrance!

A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit Zoo Miami's wildlife conservation and research work.

Party like an animal and rock the night away at Zoo Miami. . . IF YOU DARE!!!

WIN Ariana Grande Tickets

Ariana Grande makes her highly anticipated return to South Florida when "The Dangerous Woman Tour" takes over the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Friday April 14th!

You can purchase your tickets at Ticketmaster.com, or you can WIN a free pair on the New HITS 97.3!

Listen weekdays to The DJ Laz Morning Show during the 8am hourMike Kruz during the 11am hourKimmy B during the 3pm hour, and Al P during the 9pm hour for your chance to WIN tickets to the show!

From Live Nation and Miami's New #1 For ALL THE HITS...The New HITS 97.3!

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