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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. ...

Powerful women honored by Black Enterprise

Black Enterprise is one of the largest Black-owned media outlets that delivers content for many aspects of Black life. It has evolved from a magazine publication to multi-platform brand big enough to host conferences. Its latest conference, the “Women of ...

FMU Lion Legacy: Bridging the past with the future

On March 5th through 7th, Florida Memorial University (FMU) Executive Vice President, Cynthia Curry, University Historian Archivist Dr. Tameka Hobbs, and Director FMU/Lou Rawls Theatre of Performing Arts, Keith Allen, led FMU students on a Lion Legacy Spring Break Service ...

Rock Cliff Jamaica held a South Florida launch for guests

Rock Cliff Jamaica is the latest resort set to open on the Caribbean island. It recently held a launch event at WeWork, located on Miami Beach. Patrons got a taste of Rock Cliff Jamaica through a Caribbean cuisine tasting, live ...

Honoring women of distinction at chamber event

Women’s History Month has arrived and South Florida has a slew of events to honor women who have done outstanding work in their field and community. The Lauderhill Regional Chamber of Commerce recently held its Women of Distinction breakfast that ...

Woman fights to save home from foreclosure

Willie Ann Lytle faced foreclosure on her home two days before Halloween. So she filed for bankruptcy to save it. Lytle’s parents bought the cheerful house on Addison Road in Capitol Heights, Maryland, for $10,500 in 1948. She was only ...

Leaders have conversation about giving

The state of Black philanthropy is emerging; strong but subtle; not traditional; underappreciated; and growing with a tremendous upside. That’s how five panelists last Thursday described how they view Black philanthropy in Miami-Dade. Their conclusions were a part of a ...

Island Living Apartments in Overtown opens

The preview tour of the new 70-unit Island Living Apartments in Overtown showed off how luxurious and comfortable the new tenants will be living there. Set to open last week with amenities and units to rival some of the swankiest ...

Miami Worldcenter unveils outdoor mall, plaza

A few weeks after announcing it was abandoning an enclosed mall near Overtown for pedestrian-friendly retail, Miami Worldcenter has revealed renderings of the new plans. Master developer Miami Worldcenter Associates, in collaboration with The Forbes Company and Taubman, will develop ...

From prison to wealth

Black Tech Week held its second annual tech conference last week, which brought several innovators and entrepreneurs to South Florida. One particular panel, called Prison to Wealth, shared the story of Frederick Hutson, CEO of Pigeonly. Hutson’s story not only ...

Women influence tech during conference

Felecia Hatcher and Derick Pearson along with a dedicated team filled the week with panels and discussion on how to get those business ideas off the ground with Black Tech Week. The tech conference concluded with the Women’s Innovation Brunch, ...