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FMU Lion Legacy: Bridging the past with the future

On March 5th through 7th, Florida Memorial University (FMU) Executive Vice President, Cynthia Curry, University Historian Archivist Dr. Tameka Hobbs, and Director FMU/Lou Rawls Theatre of Performing Arts, Keith Allen, led FMU students on a Lion Legacy Spring Break Service ...

Rock Cliff Jamaica held a South Florida launch for guests

Rock Cliff Jamaica is the latest resort set to open on the Caribbean island. It recently held a launch event at WeWork, located on Miami Beach. Patrons got a taste of Rock Cliff Jamaica through a Caribbean cuisine tasting, live ...

Honoring women of distinction at chamber event

Women’s History Month has arrived and South Florida has a slew of events to honor women who have done outstanding work in their field and community. The Lauderhill Regional Chamber of Commerce recently held its Women of Distinction breakfast that ...

Woman fights to save home from foreclosure

Willie Ann Lytle faced foreclosure on her home two days before Halloween. So she filed for bankruptcy to save it. Lytle’s parents bought the cheerful house on Addison Road in Capitol Heights, Maryland, for $10,500 in 1948. She was only ...

Leaders have conversation about giving

The state of Black philanthropy is emerging; strong but subtle; not traditional; underappreciated; and growing with a tremendous upside. That’s how five panelists last Thursday described how they view Black philanthropy in Miami-Dade. Their conclusions were a part of a ...

Island Living Apartments in Overtown opens

The preview tour of the new 70-unit Island Living Apartments in Overtown showed off how luxurious and comfortable the new tenants will be living there. Set to open last week with amenities and units to rival some of the swankiest ...

Miami Worldcenter unveils outdoor mall, plaza

A few weeks after announcing it was abandoning an enclosed mall near Overtown for pedestrian-friendly retail, Miami Worldcenter has revealed renderings of the new plans. Master developer Miami Worldcenter Associates, in collaboration with The Forbes Company and Taubman, will develop ...

From prison to wealth

Black Tech Week held its second annual tech conference last week, which brought several innovators and entrepreneurs to South Florida. One particular panel, called Prison to Wealth, shared the story of Frederick Hutson, CEO of Pigeonly. Hutson’s story not only ...

Women influence tech during conference

Felecia Hatcher and Derick Pearson along with a dedicated team filled the week with panels and discussion on how to get those business ideas off the ground with Black Tech Week. The tech conference concluded with the Women’s Innovation Brunch, ...

Code for the future

The objective is simple: provide computer skills training needed for jobs in the 21st century; upgrade the computer skill level of area residents, making them eligible for well paying jobs with salaries that begin at $40,000; help the people of ...

Black Tech Week returns to South Florida

Black Tech Week is on the horizon bringing plenty of innovators and entrepreneurs to Miami. The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation on Monday announced $250,000 in new support to Black Tech Week, the six-day conference that showcases innovation, ...

Daymond John launches start-up funding program

Entrepreneur Daymond John of ABC’s “Shark Tank” held a fireside chat Thursday, Feb. 4 during the kick-off presentation of the American Entrepreneurship Award (AEA). The new annual award program, which provides start-up funding of up to $25,000 for entrepreneurs, is ...

The Black-owned party yacht squeezed out of dock space

There’s nothing new about seeing yachts docked along the South Florida waterways. But there’s something special about one yacht in particular, the South Beach Lady. Besides having four decks each with a full-service bar; an interior with custom cabinetry and ...

Registration open for second Black Tech Week

Black Tech Week Co-Founder Felecia Hatcher and the team are on a mission to increase the number of startup founders, technology executives and engineers of color. Black Tech Week, in its second year, is charting that path with a lineup ...

New name for Florida supplier council

Florida State Minority Supplier Development Council (FSMSDC) is the new name for the Southern Florida Minority Supplier Development Council (SFMSDC), to reflect an expanded service area that now includes Central and Northern Florida. Beatrice Louissaint leads the FSMSDC, a non-profit ...