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Transit hub expected to use acres of space in Historic Overtown

All Aboard Florida held a press conference Wednesday morning at the future site of their Downtown Miami train station. The long-awaited plans have drawn mixed-emotions in the Overtown community. As many already know, the two Miami sites will encompass nearly ...

She’s Beauty owners raise $5K for charity

She's Beauty one year anniversary was a success. Founders Elizabeth Hinds and Ann Hinds of this charitable company is alway finding ways to contribute to their community. On their anniversary there was no exception to their giving spirit.

FACE internship program offers critical opportunities

Summer’s around the corner and the streets will soon be overloaded with adolescents and teens in Overtown. Urgent, Inc. supported by the South East Overtown Park West Community Redevelopment Agency (SEOPW CRA) will give 60 young people between the ages ...

Fast food workers rally for higher wages

Fast-food workers in Miami joined other demonstrations in major cities across the U.S. and the world demanding significantly higher minimum wages to live comfortable like many middle-class Americans. The workers protested under pouring rain as they walked north to afrom ...

New CEO of Black Chamber named

Gordon “Eric” Knowles, a seasoned senior executive with extensive experience creating strategic alliances in both the public and private sectors, has been named the new president and chief executive officer of the Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce (MDCOC). “I am excited ...

Historic JET halts print magazine

Jet magazine, which first hit newsstands at the dawn of the civil rights era, is ceasing regular print publication and transforming into a digital app.

Core DJs holds major conference in Miami to form alliance with Black Press

At a three-day conference this past weekend on South Beach, Core DJs World Wide celebrated the organization’s 10-year Anniversary at the Four Points (Sheraton)and highlighted a newly formed alliance with National Newspaper Publishers Association [NNPA]to address many challenges facing many ...

Young film director debuts his film

This is a story about a 16-year-old teenager who dared to dream. What he found was a true gift. On Mother’s Day, he will make his mom proud as his short film “The Gift” debuts at the Historic Lyric Theater ...

Boca Black Film Festival now open for submissions

The inaugural Boca Black Film Festival 2014 kicks off its film and scriptwriting competition this week for talented Black filmmakers based in the United States. The organization’s first cinema arts and education film festival celebrates Black media arts, film producing ...

Help wanted: apply within

Recently, an precedented move occurred in the National Basketball Association when the Commissioner, Adam Silver cracked down on Donald Sterling, owner of the Los Angeles Clippers. Silver banned 80-year-old Sterling for life and fined him $2.5 million after his girlfriend, ...

Wage increase on hold

President Barack Obama is continuing his efforts to persuade Congress to pass laws for higher minimum wage despite the Senate Republicans blocking a vote on the issue. Last Wednesday, the Democratic-supported bill was met with a host of Republican opposition ...

FMU students go ‘bananas’, win $5K in start-up funds

A group of Florida Memorial University (FMU) students recently won $5,000 in start-up funds at a two-day business plan competition at Florida Atlantic University. Trendolyn Hopkins, Juan Brown, Michael Baptiste and H.E. Neter Kush Ben Alkebulan earned the prize after ...

First residential development in decades launches in West Grove community

Community leaders and politicians on Monday celebrated the groundbreaking of a multi-million dollar residential tower in the historic West Grove neighborhood, Miami's oldest Black community which was founded by Bahamian settlers.

FAMU alumna new editor-in-chief of Ebony Magazine

Florida A&M University (FAMU) alumna Mitzi Miller has been named the new editor-in-chief of the iconic EBONY magazine. Miller was handed over the reigns by Desiree Rogers, CEO, of Johnson Publishing Company on April 22. Miller, most recently served as ...

Overtown Plaza: Groundbreaking celebration

Community and city leaders were on hand Friday for a groundbreaking ceremony to usher in a new era for the decades-old Overtown Plaza. The plaza, located at 1490 NW 3rd Avenue, will receive a new look and a new name ...