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Overtown youth 'Rock the Vote' at Dorsey Park

The historic Dorsey Park was robust with energy and civic engagement on Saturday, July 18, during the “Rock the Vote” F.A.C.E. community service event. Dorsey Park is located in the heart of Overtown at 1701 NW First Ave. Young people ...

Graduates ready for financial industry

Growing up in Overtown, Brandy Hall caught the business bug when she started selling T-shirts at summer day camp at Booker T. Washington High. This summer, she was one of 77 students who raised her game at a different kind ...

Flat out of heels owner wins $25K grand prize

Miami-based entrepreneur Dawn Dickson just got 25,000 reasons to keep pursuing her dream. The Flat Out of Heels startup-business owner won the $25,000 cash prize at the PowerMoves.Nola pitch competition at its annual conference in New Orleans on July 3.

Conference to draw hundreds of minority hotel owners

The 19th Annual International African American Hotel Ownership & Investment Summit & Trade Show begins July 15-17 at the Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay Hotel in Miami. The National Association of Black Hotel Owners, Operators & Developers (NABHOOD), Black Meetings & ...

Alonzo Mourning's Courtside apartments break ground

More than 100 people attended the groundbreaking of Phase I of Courtside Family Apartments in Overtown, a $22.8 million 84-unit affordable housing development by AM Affordable Housing (Alonzo Mourning) and Housing Trust Group of Miami. Mourning spoke specifically about the ...

Multicultural tourism department head feted

The board of directors of the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau hosted a reception to introduce Connie Kinnard, the GMCVB’s new Vice President of Multicultural Tourism & Development. More than 100 community partners and stakeholders were on hand Wednesday, ...

County approves $1 million youth jobs program

Although summer officially began June 21, kids still have a chance to find summer jobs. The Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners has approved $1 million in funding for the Mayor's Youth Summer Job Program. During the June 30 commission meeting, ...

Miami Children's Initiative hosts food Co-Op

Liberty City resident, Izegebe Onyango was used to shopping through Co-Ops. So when she couldn't find one, she asked Miami Children’s Initiative CEO Cecilia Gutierrez-Abety where were the food Co-Ops in the area. “One thing we did in Baltimore often ...

Homeownership now a reality for immigrant family

Rudy and Gina Louis received the keys to their new home early this month in part due to a partnership between Bank of America and Habitat for Humanity of Greater Miami.

Rose’s Café opens in downtown Miami

The ribbon cutting ceremony played with music in the background to officially open the doors of Rose’s Café in busy downtown Miami. Located at 200 NW Second Ave., facing the Stephen P. Clark Government Center building, Rose’s Café will serve ...

Hackathon inspires students

Minority students from Miami-Dade County experienced an interactive educational exercise at Get Linked: Miami Youth Hackathon (#getlinkedhack), a one-day youth hackathon sponsored by In Touch Logistics LLC and Miami Dade College. The purpose of the event was to expose the ...

Opa-locka Commissioners host youth job fair

Opa-locka Commissioners Joseph L. Kelley and Terence K. Pinder hosted a youth summer job fair for high school students ages 14 and up on Friday, June 5. More than 125 enthusiastic teenagers participated in the job hiring fair at Sherbondy ...

SBA, AARP announce events for entrepreneurs who are age 50, older

The U.S. Small Business Administration and AARP are partnering to host “Summer of Encore Mentoring” educational events for older Americans who want to start or expand small businesses. These local events will take place during the months of June, July ...

Dust up on Seventh Avenue is underway

The sights and sound of progress have unleashed a resounding thud on merchants along the Northwest Seventh Corridor. HML Contractors is performing the work on the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Project State Road 7/Northwest Seventh Avenue Corridor that runs ...

Dade County Bar Association has first Black president

Miami attorney Jason M. Murray becomes the Dade County Bar Association’s 99th president when he takes the oath of office on June 6, 2015 during the annual installation gala at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach. Murray will become the first Black ...

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