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Liberty Square resident wins chance of a lifetime

Three years ago, Denise Daniels was sitting in her home in the Liberty Square housing projects when someone slipped a paper in her door. It was a flier for a contest seeking the best idea for a business. The winner ...

Abundance Group hosts MLK Youth Financial session

The Abundance Group (TAG) wants to help youth in Miami-Dade and surrounding areas get a head start in financial education. To do this the youth are invited to attend the Abundance Group’s Financial Planning Session. On Jan. 17, the group ...

Unemployment falls for Blacks

Unemployment rates fell for almost every major U.S. demographic group last year as employers added nearly 3 million jobs in the best annual gain since 1999. Still, the surge benefited some groups more than others.

Rising economy, development top business stories of 2014

The U.S. economy in 2014 continued its rebound from the Great Recession. Employers were on pace to add a total of nearly 3 million jobs in 2014, the most in 15 years. With construction booming once again, Florida was among ...

Tony Crapp joins Ballard Partners’ firm in Miami

Tony Crapp Jr. has joined Ballard Partners’ Miami office, the government affairs firm announced Dec. 19. Crapp, managing partner at PC & Associates of South Florida, will be a new partner with Ballard. Crapp brings years of experience in local ...

Zoe Terry CEO of Zoe’s Dolls

Zoe Terry knows about the "spirit of giving." Since 3 years old, Zoe was taught to share her Christmas toys. "Give one of your Christmas gifts to a child less fortunate than you are,” Zoe's mother Nakia Bowling said she ...

MDEAT recruits more interest in youth committee

A Miami-Dade County committee responsible for giving youth a second chance is growing in size. The Miami-Dade Economic Advocacy Trust (MDEAT) will expand its Youth Action Committee (YAC) from nine to 11 members after pulling from a pool of applicants. ...

Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce Gala

The M-DCC held its 40th anniversary gala at Jungle Island Dec. 6. The organization raised about $260,000 from the event. Garth Reeves,

Cigars celebrate many shades of Black women

At first glance, it’s one of many cigar companies in an already saturated Miami market. But behind Tres Lindas Cubanas are a pair of sisters who hail their cigar brand as a celebration of the Black woman.

Black firms contending for hire to build new Norland

After exceeding expectations to hire Black subcontractors, a successful South Florida developer won a $34 million contract to build the new Miami Norland Senior High School in Miami Gardens. At a meeting last Wednesday, the Miami-Dade County Public School Board ...

SkyRise developers pledge support for Black firms

Developers of the proposed SkyRise Miami observation tower last Thursday pledged their support to minority firms to quell concerns that Black contractors will not get a fair share of business from a project to build Florida’s largest skyscraper. The meeting ...

Old hotel gets another chance

Deemed a “visible eyesore,” the old hotel building on the corner of Northwest Seventh Avenue and 81st Street is expected to receive a major facelift that may attract future business to the corridor. Now that the county has determined improvements ...

CRA designates 7th Avenue economic 'priority'

A group of Black business owners filled the pews of the sanctuary at New Jerusalem Primitive Baptist Church. Kevin Greiner stood in front of the audience. They quietly stared back at him.

Sharpton Group P.A. changes name, shifts focus

As South Florida gains ground as a top target for business and investors from around the world, one of the region’s leading and longest-standing accounting and consulting firm is broadening its focus on advising real estate, construction and infrastructure clients. ...

Big bus brings tourism to Overtown

Step aside, South Beach! Overtown is the next tourist destination to “hop on” into the international spotlight. It’s now in the running to benefit from tourists’ dollars after a major bus route was introduced through the area. Greater Miami Convention ...

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