163 Street Mall opens ‘Urban Read’ kiosk

In today's rising world of unique new forms of entertainment, more people are turning to short novels and books online, often via Amazon.com or on Kindle. There has also been a rise in readership of spicy romantic novels, since the ...

West gets destinations award

Alvin L. West, CFO and senior vice president of the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) has earned the designation of Certified Destination Management Executive (CDME) from the worldwide Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI).

Do you really need, want life insurance?

Life insurance isn’t just for married couples with children. The need for life insurance is much broader. “Anybody who would experience a financial loss or an emotional loss after a death will need some type of life insurance,” says Marvin ...

Black businesses: It is hard to sell to Blacks

When Terina McKinney displays her leather bags and belts at events attended primarily by Black women, they are often interested in her designs and in her experience as an African-American business owner. But she seldom makes sales.

Macy's plans to close stores, boost online investment

Macy's plans to close about 100 stores next year and boost its online investments, the nation's largest department store chain said Thursday, as it tries to become more nimble in an increasingly fierce market. The closures represent close to 14 ...

Department stores recapture appeal with spas, restaurants

Department stores trying to recapture their appeal to consumers are making plans to provide more experiences like spas and restaurants, and offer exclusive selections to transform the store into more of a destination.

Jackson Soul Food expands

Serving soul food in the Overtown community is much a part of the Jackson family history as baking mom's apple pie.

Miami MBDA Business Center to help minority businesses

The Florida State Minority Supplier Development Council (FSMSDC) is the new operator of the U.S. Department of Commerce Miami Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) Business Center, serving southern Florida.

Black Bank Challenge draws hundreds of new accounts

The shooting deaths of Philando Castile in Falcon Heights, Minn. and Alton Sterliång in Baton Rouge, La. last month by police have caused a huge uproar, resulting in vocal protests around the country. Then two weeks ago, right here in ...

Nuekie on the way to ‘Tap The Future’

Tap The Future is an annual pitch competition that travels across the country to invest in the next great business idea. It made a stop recently in Miami to see which local entrepreneur is worth supporting

Contractor’s Choice Awards honors industry’s best individuals and firms

With the downward trend of the construction industry prominently ruling South Florida for the past few years, the industry is breathing a sigh of relief. On Saturday, July 30, the members of and affected by the trade gathered at the ...

OneUnited launches national #BankBlack challenge

OneUnited Bank, the largest Black owned bank in America and the first Black internet bank, is launching the national #BankBlack Challenge, designed to harness the economic power of the Black community focused on one clear financial message that #BlackMoneyMatters.

Black hoteliers converge in Miami

Do you want to learn how to become a hotel owner or investor? Then plan on attending the 20th annual International African American Hotel Ownership & Investment Summit & Trade Show on July 27-29, at the Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay ...

Making money out of Lemonade

Several afternoons each week, 14-year-old Champ Bass and his friends set up their beverage of choice under a small tent at the corner of Northwest 191st Street and 33rd Avenue. A brightly colored sign beckons passersby in vehicles and on ...

Master all of your procurement plans with these few tips

Securing procurements can be a complicated fete for small- to mid-size companies. Competing with larger companies is just one of the challenges they face, yet Julia M. Brown, Chief Procurement Officer for Carnival Corp. knows just what it takes to ...