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But Miami is a particular political thicket, even for someone so savvy in politics. As he speaks, an email from a local publicist arrives informing him that a party scheduled at Multitudes to honor the 17th annual American Black Film Festival has been relocated to the Vagabond at the behest of Miami Commissioner Michelle Spence-Jones.
His nostrils flare. "Michelle Spence-Jones is motivating me more each day to curate a show and call it 'Kill Them Before They're Born,'" he cracks, using the title of a Bob Marley song. "I just can't believe she would prefer hosting a black film festival event at a white-owned business."
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He adds of Spence-Jones, who is African-American: "She suffers from what I like to call the 'bat syndrome.' [Her] views are upside down. That's the main problem with some of those meddling in the art scene here, man! I want to try to help change that."