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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 ...

New officers of Caribbean Bar Association installed

The 18th Annual Scholarship Banquet of the Caribbean Bar Association (CBA) was held at the Renaissance Fort Lauderdale Hotel on Saturday, Oct. 4. Founded in 1994 and based in Miami, The CBA is a voluntary bar organization that has grown ...

Young girl bakes her way to sweet success

A Miami youngster who has been nationally recognized for her personalized cupcake business is now raising funds to promote literacy in her grandfather's hometown. Eight-year-old Taylor Moxey, also known by the title printed across her business cards Taylor the Chef, ...

Longtime partner splits from Black accounting firm

After a 30-year partnership, Anthony Brunson has ventured away from local accounting firm Sharpton, Brunson and Company to form his own professional team. Brunson announced the Sept. 15 split from the firm that used to bear his name in a ...

Liberty City couple gets surprise of their lifetime

The Holloways will no longer need to take public transportation after they received the surprise of their lives. Off Lease Only, a used car dealership owned by Mark Fischer, donated a 2007 Ford Freestar minivan to Charles and his wife ...

Black couple flies into the catering business

After just a year and a half after its inception, Granny B’z has made a big mark into the catering world in Miami. With a growing social media presence, owner Ray Jackson and his wife, Laquencia Lawson are well on ...

What Blacks need to know about credit

While some took advantage of their summer by visiting the beach or relaxing at the pool, others decided to build their financial IQ. Throughout July and August OneUnited Bank presented Smart Money Summer School. Branch Manager Ernst Joseph and his ...

Fla. tech job market booming

Florida has created nearly as many technology-related jobs in the past six months as it did for all of last year. The creation of these 4,100 tech jobs and the 90 percent growth they represent ranks the state as number ...

Music school CEO looking to land Northside location

We can recall the time where we’ve been asked over and over again, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Now the time has come, Thomas Demerritte, CEO of the ADMIT program, is giving not just adolescents, ...

Americans in debt

It is no secret that Americans have some serious issues when it comes to debt. A recent report released by the Urban Institute titled, “Delinquent Debt in America,” examined non-mortgage debt with help from the Consumer Credit Research Institute. What ...

Jumbos closes doors

Just on the brink of losing a fan-favorite Miami Heat Player, LeBron James — Miami takes yet another loss — Jumbo’s. As the old tried-and-true saying goes, “All good things must come to an end.” On Wednesday, July 23, Jumbo’s ...

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