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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.

Staff Chow Choice: Bar-B-Que Ribs, Chicken and Jerk Shack

“Taste so good make you wanna slap your momma.” Eight years ago, Bar-B-Que Ribs, Chicken and Jerk Shack began under a tent in the parking lot of the famous (or some may say infamous) Club Lexx. Thanks to such high ...

Young Professionals Network ‘Take a L.E.A.P’ toward success

More than 50 young professionals from around the city made their way to Cafeina Lounge last Thursday to join the Young Professionals Network (YPN) for their Member Reception social. YPN is a fledging addition of the Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce ...

Urban League: Employment rate lowest for Blacks in U.S.

A recent report from the National Urban League says underemployment is a bigger obstacle for Blacks than it is for whites and Hispanics. While unemployment has been a major obstacle to Blacks’ economic progress, the underemployment rate is even higher. ...

Dr. John Nelson: The meaning of young, successful 

At just 32 years old, Dr. John A. Nelson opened his own dental practice, Midtown Dental. Located in one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in South Florida, Midtown Dental has been a lifelong dream for Nelson. A graduate from ...

Biden: Raising minimum wage is ‘good for business’

Vice President Joe Biden believes that raising the federal minimum wage is good for business. Biden is delivering the White House’s weekly radio and Internet address while President Barack Obama travels the country.

BMe: Funding everyday Black men

There are 1.4 million Black men in college and there are about 840,000 Black men in prison, according to Ivory Toldson, an associate professor at Howard University, senior research analyst for the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation and editor-in-chief of “The ...

Commissioner Hardemon looks at the MFLC through his own lens

Last week, The Miami Times issued an article about the Miami Film Life Center located in the historic Chapman House next to Booker T. Washington High School possibly losing funding. On Jan. 27th, McKoy says that the MFLC was removed ...

Ronda Vangates appointed as asst. city manager of Doral

The City of Doral has appointed a new Assistant City Manager, Ronda Vangates, Esq. “I was appointed by the City Manager — Joe Carolla on March 10, 2014,” Vangates said. Joe Carolla, former City of Miami mayor says that Vangates ...