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GMCVB welcomed nearly 16 million visitors in 2015

The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) announced May 6 record-breaking travel and tourism numbers with a more than 6 percent increase in overnight visitors to Miami and the Beaches in 2015. During that time, the destination welcomed 1 ...

African-American achievers feted by JM

Four inspiring community leaders were honored for their contributions to South Florida at the 24th annual African-American Achievers awards ceremony on Wednesday, April 20 at the Broward County Convention Center. In recognition of this year’s achievers and their efforts to ...

Black people, stop bouncing your checks

While African Americans make up 12 percent of the U.S. populations, they make up 19 percent of heavy overdrafters, says a recent study by Pew Charitable Trusts. Released last week, the study showed that African Americans were overrepresented as an ...

SunTrust promotes financial education

Miami Dolphin Safety Michael Thomas on Friday, April 22, teamed with SunTrust Bank’s South Florida President & CEO Margaret Callihan to teach 11th and 12th grade students at Norland Senior High School about the importance of making good financial decisions. ...

Overtown open for business

The Southeast Overtown/Park West Community Redevelopment Agency invites entrepreneurs and business owners interested in expanding, relocating or opening a business to Overtown’s Open for Business event. The event will be April 21 at 4 p.m. at the Historic Lyric Theatre, ...

Easy, effortless ways to save money without sacrificing fun fun

Winter is the season for saving – at least the tail-end, anyway. We use all of January, February, and March to save up for the season coming. But in April, we want to spend. There are trips to take, vacations ...

Summit targets entrepreneurs

Miami is growing into an entrepreneurial hub. South Florida has several companies and resources that are based here that promote starting your own business. Because of this growing ecosystem, the team behind Black Enterprise decided to bring its 2016 Black ...

South Floridians among awardees at charity gala

The American Friends of Jamaica Inc. (AFJ) will recognize two South Floridians at its 2016 Jamaica Charity Gala Saturday, April 23, starting at 6:30 p.m., at the JW Marriott Marquis Miami, 255 Biscayne Blvd. Way. The Honorable Lascelles Chin, executive ...

OneUnited Bank closes two California locations

OneUnited Bank is reconfiguring its branch network including closing two Los Angeles branches — Ladera and Pasadena — and seeking a Boston, Mass. headquarters location. The bank says it is a move toward expansion of its online presence and usage ...

Urgent Inc. hosts first 'This Woman’s Work' event

Urgent Inc. on March 23 commemorated Women’s History Month with a collaborative event to honor local ladies who have championed change in our communities. The inaugural event, This Woman’s Work, which took place at Wynwood Café, included a photography exhibition ...

South Florida women in media honored by peers

On Saturday April 2, The South Florida Black Journalists Association (SFBJA) recognized five women at its third annual Women in Media Roundtable and Awards Ceremony. The event, held at Florida Memorial University, honored women whose distinguished career accomplishments have contributed ...

Carnival to cruise from U.S. to Cuba

Carnival Corp. March 21 announced that Cuba has granted approval for the company to begin sailings starting on May 1. Following U.S. authorization granted in July 2015, Carnival is now cleared to operate the 704-passenger MV Adonia to Cuba through ...

Kids busy at their business

Imagine ABC’s hit reality show "Shark Tank" where inventors and entrepreneurs pitch their genius ideas to a panel of cutthroat venture capitalists for a chance to receive generous financial support. Now imagine that these genius inventors are only 12 years ...

Her Black year

The Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce pushes several initiatives to help local Black businesses grow. The Annual Symposium and Business Leaders Luncheon, whose theme this year is Mentoring-Bridging the Generational Gap, is one such activity that the chamber provides to encourage ...

Audition for a spot in a new plus-size show

Plus-size clothing retailer Ashley Stewart will make its second stop of its 2016 Love Your Curves Tour March 17-19 in Miami. The fun- and fashion-filled weekend will be all about embracing your curves and connecting with Miami’s most stylish women. ...