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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 ...

Hip-hop causing big job flop?

The bold pinstripe suit with a flower in the breast pocket is too much for a job interview. And unless you’re Jay Z, get rid of the Tom Ford bow tie and white jacket. No high fives, but a nice ...

Lifestyle Happenings

The Miami Children’s Chorus Presents “All Together Now,” a series of free community sing-alongs 11:30 a.m. Sat. April 12 at the North Shore Park and Youth Center. Call 305-662-7494. Booker T. Washington Alumni Association, Inc. presents the 2014 living legends ...

Local businesses celebrate Women’s History Month

Two women, one vision. Around the U.S., March is dedicated to Women’s History Month, a celebration of the many contributions that women and young girls have made to this country since the Women Suffrage Parade in 1913.