M.U.C.E. wins $5,000 prize in business pitch challenge

Miami Urban Contemporary Experience (M.U.C.E) won $5,000 in a Greater Miami Convention & Visitor (GMCVB) business pitch challenge Sept. 12 at the Historic Lyric Theater in Overtown. MUCE creates visual, musical, dance and culinary arts art events that encourage audience ...

Restoring a neighborhood

With hopes of restoring neighborhoods to their former glory, a group of millennials has started buying and rehabbing properties. A dozen members of the Young Professionals Network formed the Miami Millennial Investment Group, whose primary goal is the restoration and ...

The Cigar Bar Business

The city of Miami Gardens has the largest Black population in the state along with being the third-largest municipality in Miami-Dade County, boasting more than 115,000 residents. Due to efforts of the city’s mayor and council, the 27th Avenue corridor ...

New Black-owned planning firm in Miami Gardens

The city of Miami Gardens has found a planning and development firm that is very much local. E.L. Waters and Company LLC’s principal Elbert L. Waters said it has been hired to handle Miami Gardens planning and zoning operations.

Black Tech Miami

South Florida is known for a lot of things: its beaches, close proximity to the Caribbean and Latin American, the birthplace of augmented reality company Magic Leap and the home of rapper Trick Daddy. In 2015, South Florida’s largest city, ...

Bahamas strengthens ties with the United States at 2016 EAA AirVenture

“The partnership between The Bahamas government agencies and that of the United States Federal government including the US Customs and Boarder Protection agencies continues to strengthen, heighten in success and reap mutually rewarding dividends for the two nations,” says Greg ...

Third Black Professionals Summit coming soon

Over the past two years, the Black Professional Summit has served as a catalyst for community development in South Florida. The annual conference has provided professionals insight on how to maximize their career and create wealth-building goals.

Local business owners are discussing Clinton’s new plan

Local women small business owners last Wednesday discussed Hillary Clinton’s new plan to support small businesses, including 2.1 million businesses in the Sunshine State. The new plan includes proposals to support small businesses from their creation to their day-to-day operations.

Wanted: Miami inner-city entrepreneurs with big ideas

If you’re a budding entrepreneur who lives or works in Overtown, Wynwood or Allapattah, rapper Lupe Fiasco and Google executive Di- Ann Eisnor might be looking for you.

Women of Color Empowerment Conference nearing

The woman behind Radio One and TV One will be the luncheon keynote speaker for the Sixth Annual Women of Color Empowerment Conference. Cathy Hughes, founder and chairperson of Radio One Inc., will help the conference bring to life its ...

FPL rolls out storm hardening plan

Ahead of storm season, Florida Power & Light Company has done work in Miami and Miami Gardens that will help it restore power faster or even prevent outages from occurring. The upgrades are part of the company’s overall 2016-2018 storm ...

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.