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Black Tech Week returns to South Florida

Black Tech Week is on the horizon bringing plenty of innovators and entrepreneurs to Miami. The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation on Monday announced $250,000 in new support to Black Tech Week, the six-day conference that showcases innovation, ...

Daymond John launches start-up funding program

Entrepreneur Daymond John of ABC’s “Shark Tank” held a fireside chat Thursday, Feb. 4 during the kick-off presentation of the American Entrepreneurship Award (AEA). The new annual award program, which provides start-up funding of up to $25,000 for entrepreneurs, is ...

The Black-owned party yacht squeezed out of dock space

There’s nothing new about seeing yachts docked along the South Florida waterways. But there’s something special about one yacht in particular, the South Beach Lady. Besides having four decks each with a full-service bar; an interior with custom cabinetry and ...

Registration open for second Black Tech Week

Black Tech Week Co-Founder Felecia Hatcher and the team are on a mission to increase the number of startup founders, technology executives and engineers of color. Black Tech Week, in its second year, is charting that path with a lineup ...

New name for Florida supplier council

Florida State Minority Supplier Development Council (FSMSDC) is the new name for the Southern Florida Minority Supplier Development Council (SFMSDC), to reflect an expanded service area that now includes Central and Northern Florida. Beatrice Louissaint leads the FSMSDC, a non-profit ...

PowerMoves to expand to Miami in February 2016

Miami will be the first city outside of New Orleans to have a bricks and mortar office for PowerMoves, a national initiative to increase the number of Blacks, who own high-tech, venture-capital backed companies. PowerMoves will bring its pitch competition, ...

Driving to Succeed

Six residents of city of Miami’s District 5 received new 2016 Nissan Versas as part of the Martin Luther King Economic Development Center’s (MLKEDC) Wheels to Work Program. The ceremony was held on Monday, Jan. 18, recognized as Martin Luther ...

Millionaire Kinja Dixon teaches secrets to success to teenagers

Award-winning author, sales expert, motivational speaker and millionaire Kinja Dixon retired at the age of 34 after achieving financial freedom. He made a special visit to Overtown Youth Center to share his knowledge on how to build and maintain wealth. ...

2016 Minority loan program launched Jan. 1

Global Business Lending, a Fort Lauderdale-based company that provides short term business loans for small to medium-sized businesses in the United States teamed up with U.S. Business Lending in Melbourne, Fla. to launch a special minority loan program available to ...

Wealth experience inspires women at event

Studies have shown that women tend to form more social circles as they get older than men. This knowledge is part of the reason why women’s empowerment conferences are formed. They are a space where women can be vulnerable and ...

NNPA Foundation launches the STEM Reach 2020 program

The National Newspaper Publishers Association Foundation (NNPAF) will harness the genius of scientist, engineer and inventor, Thomas Mensah, to launch STEM Reach 2020. The program seeks to increase the percentage of Blacks and women within science, technology, engineering and math ...

New developments, projects top business 2015

New developments and fights for employment and better wages summed up the year in business for 2015. On the local front, upcoming projects such as Miami World Center and Miami Innovation Tower promise new jobs and opportunities for residents of ...

Employ Miami-Dade class gets lesson

Travis Douse gripped the small roller brush and carefully applied white paint across the weathered granite surface. He gingerly touched the place that once held a nameplate. His classmate Azeria Roberts stood atop an adjourning vault and watched attentively. “She ...

Company touts personal body and dash cameras

If slain musician Corey Jones had a dash cam or a body camera, the interaction with former Palm Beach Gardens police officer Nouman Raja would have been recorded. And if the camera was damaged or destroyed, that interaction still would ...

AFL-CIO meeting draws local politicians

Politics and business mixed together at a recent Palm Beach County AFL-CIO breakfast. At the Sunday, Dec. 6 meeting, state and local legislators spoke about the state of the working man and a number of other issues, including turnout in ...

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