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Decoded Fashion merges two industries

Keeping up with the tech curve is just as important as keeping up with the fashion code. No one wants to be left behind. On Monday, May 4, eMerge Americas presented the Women, Innovation and Technology Summit, where different women ...

Hurricane Season

Florida Power & Light’s Command Center and Mobile Command Center were bustling with activity on Thursday, May 7, just as if a real hurricane was in the area. FPL employees packed the centers and screens were showing how many homes ...

Kinnard to head GMCVB multicultural department

The fledgling Multicultural Tourism department of the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) will be led by Nashville's Connie Kinnard, President and CEO William D. Talbert III announced last week. Kinnard's title is vice president of Multicultural Tourism and ...

Haitians rally for better wages

Marleine Bastien stands among a crowd of 80 with a loudspeaker in one hand and an American flag in the other. “30-40 years ago, this is where we settled down. Right here in Little Haiti. Now that developers cannot build ...

Art expo showcases Haitian businesses

Tucked away in a small shopping center, a few weeks before Haiti celebrates its fifth flag day since the earthquake, a restaurant played host to an expo that commemorated the start of Haitian Cultural Month. David Brown, who provides tours ...

New Leadership at JMH

Walking through the polished hardwood-covered floors of Jackson North Medical Center, almost everyone greets Andre A. Boyd Sr. by his first name. Boyd has been the senior vice president and CEO at Jackson's north location less than six months but ...

Business and religion mix when the Lord guides

Nigerian billionaire and businesswoman Folorunsho Alakija arrived with an entourage of colleagues affiliated with the Rose of Sharon Group, all of whom wore Nigerian dresses. She, and they, were welcomed by elected officials from West Palm Beach and Riviera Beach ...

Miami Caribbean Code

Miami is the home to the Caribbean community and now a home to technology. When the Caribbean community and technology meets, you get an organization named Miami Caribbean Code. On Saturday, April 25, Miami Caribbean Code hosted its first MC² ...

Corey Lee new partner at national law firm

Corey Lee has been promoted from associate to partner at the Miami office of Hunton & Williams LLP. Lee has been recognized by the firm as a leader in one of the most cutting-edge practice areas. His practice focuses on ...

FAMU Board gets new appointees

The Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) Board of Trustees has selected trustee Rufus Montgomery as its chair. Montgomery is president and CEO of The Cascon Group and a partner with CurtMont Global. He has held several executive positions, most ...

Knight Foundation names Bahia Ramos arts program director

Bahia Ramos, a veteran grant maker and nonprofit leader, will become the arts program director at the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, where she will shape the organization’s efforts to engage communities through the arts.

Mourning tackles low income housing

AM Affordable Housing (AM) and Housing Trust Group (HTG) has closed on financing for Courtside Family Apartments, a new 84-unit affordable housing development in Miami’s historic Overtown neighborhood. Courtside is the first of a three-phased master-planned community.

Black lawyers name Pollard as president

Jonathan Pollard, a trial lawyer and business litigation attorney based in Fort Lauderdale, has been appointed as president of the National Black Lawyers Top 40 under 40. The appointment was based on peer nominations and third-party research and endorsed by ...

SBA competition to award $4 million to startups

The U.S Small Business Association (SBA ) is launching an Accelerator Growth Fund competition in which startups can compete for prizes of $50,000 each, totaling $4 million. The application period is from April 10-June 1 and information about the application ...

Business Expo celebrates 30th anniversary at Broward Expo

The Southern Florida Minority Supplier Development Council (SFMSDC) will partner with Enterprise Florida (EFI) during the 30th Annual Business Expo, April 13-15 at the Broward County Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale. The Business Expo brings together a cross-section of minority ...