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Party to close National Black Business Month Saturday

After all the serious panels and events surrounding Black Business Month, Brock Entertainment Group, Urban Miami and SocialXchange have put together a reception where entrepreneurs and others can share all they have learned in August -- in a laid back ...

Business law education targeted to six inner city neighborhoods

The sale of alcohol and tobacco to minors was the topic of the first Business/Law Enforcement Group meeting of the Urban Drug Free Community Coalition/Gang Alternative Inc.'s, meeting Aug. 20. Lt. Gustavo Luna of Florida Division of Alcoholic Beverages and ...

'Shark Tank's' Daymond John talks at Thrive

Black Tech Week, Girls Who Code, eMerge Americas and The LAB Miami are just some of the events and places that assist local entrepreneurs to get their business ideas off the ground. The Thrive Seminar is the next event that ...

Single-family housing reaches fastest pace

Housing starts in July rose 0.2 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.21 million homes, the Commerce Department said Tuesday. Construction of single-family houses accounted for all of the gains, shooting up 12.8 percent last month to the ...

Affordable Care Act in the spotlight at event

The Marketplace has benefits ranging from ambulatory service, emergency services, hospitalization, newborn care, mental health care, prescription drug coverage, wellness services and pediatric services.

Bahamian Pot finds new home in the Liberty City neighborhood

Bahamian Pot Restaurant, a fixture in Liberty City, has moved a bit east to 6301 NW Sixth Ave., behind the McDonalds, near the I-95 overpass at Northwest 62nd Street. Owner Trudy Ellis said she is happy with the new location. ...

Pathway to middle class dangerous, expensive

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx provided some startling statistics about pedestrian deaths in Black neighborhoods to attendees at the National Urban League's Business Luncheon. "The pedestrian death rate in Black communities is 73 percent higher than those in white ...

Dunkin Donuts opens store in Liberty City

Dunkin Donuts started pouring coffee and serving donuts in Liberty City Friday, July 24. It was a soft opening, with the grand opening scheduled for Aug. 8. The store is located at 6135 NW 12th Ave.

Memorial gets its first Black pharmacy director

Christopher C. Smith, Pharm.D. is the new director of Pharmacy Operations for Memorial Regional Hospital. He is the first Black to hold this position. Smith, a Miami native, is a graduate of Florida A&M University in Tallahassee Upon graduation, Dr. ...

New chair of Florida Bar board appointed

Cynthia Johnson-Stacks, assistant county attorney in the Miami-Dade County Attorney's office, has been appointed by Florida Bar President Ramón Abadin to serve as chair of the 2015-16 Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education. The board includes 17 members ...

Entrepreneurs will connect at Black chamber conference

The quirkiest idea can turn into a million dollar business.

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 & ...

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