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Attorney Powell follows her passion  — opens hair salon 

“Love what you do, and do what you love” is a mantra attorney turned entrepreneur of one of the hottest and most affordable salons in Miami, Weaves, Etc. is all too familiar with. Jamila Powell, who was once litigating in ...

What’s going on in Overtown?

After enduring hurdle after hurdle, the Overtown community will finally begin to see the fruits of the Southeast Overtown/Park West Community Redevelopment Agency [SEOPW CRA], the City of Miami and Miami-Dade County’s labor. On Monday, Jan. 27 the board of ...

Soul Centric provides a home to “Miami’s new culture”

South Beach is home of the glitz and glamour; where the socialites mingle and the celebrities from all over the world reside in their million-dollar mansions. On the other side of town, Tru Soul Entertainment wants to make a name ...

Jackson Soul Food: Serving Overtown since 1946

The Florida restaurant industry is expected to show significant growth in 2014. According to the National Restaurant Association’s [NRA] 2014 Restaurant Industry Forecast, more than 899,000 jobs will be created this year, and an additional 134,600 jobs in the next ...

Owner of Overnight Success awarded substantial grant

Chase and Google recently presented 12 small businesses with $3 million in grants along with a trip to Google’s headquarters in Mountain View, California. Among those 12 recipients is a man of great wisdom that goes by the name, Samuel ...

Staggering report says many women on the verge of poverty

Amidst the growing number of Americans who have made advancements within the economy, there is still an unbelievable number of women in the United States that are will treading the poverty line.

Free workshop for small businesses

In a county where there are thousands of small businesses flourishing — The Beacon Council and Miami-Dade County Commissioner Audrey Edmonson want to make sure that they are staying afloat and prospering as they should.

Blacks face many challenges to overcome credit card debt

In general, Americans face a plethora of financial challenges but a recent study shows how Blacks in particular are moving a step closer to financial freedom despite their past. New research conducted by the public policy organization, Demos, reveals the ...

Black businesses supporting each other through festival

If you enjoy finger-licking good barbecue, live music, a wide selection of beers and wines to chose from all while supporting a charity. . . then the place to be on Saturday, Jan. 11th, is the 5th annual King of ...

Lozz Dozz digs deep for orphans in Zambia

Raquel Alonso, a Cape Coral native, has always had a passion for traveling the world to serve others. As a teen and young adult, Alonso traveled to 13 different countries with various organizations serving as an interpreter. During that time, ...

Expo to teach of value product placement in TV

On Thursday, January 30, 2014, the Miami Airport Convention Center will be transformed into a hub for hundreds looking to help underwrite the cost of film and television productions for the first ever Product Placement Expo. Advertisers, product placement specialists, ...

Empowered Youth Inc. creates program to help young men

Empowered Youth, Inc. is a non-profit organization, 501(c)3, that is devoted to transforming the lives of inner-city young men through unique opportunities. This community-based program has catered to young men, 15-18 years of age, since 2006 in South Florida and ...

Businesswoman breaks into nail care industry

Blacks are starting businesses at greater rates than ever before, but they are also failing at greater rates according to a study by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. Chayann Fenn, is looking to change the stature of the nail salon ...

Co-founders Albricka, Andre launch digital media company

Founder of Eye Urban Television, Andre Williams, has teamed up with Albricka Gordon and seized a window of opportunity. Eye Urban TV started as an idea to reach the masses through websites, social media marketing and various media. The duo ...

Bailey appointed to S. FL regional planning council

Mario J. Bailey, a member of the Becker & Poliakoff’s government relations and lobbying team, has received an appointment from Governor Rick Scott to serve on the South Florida Regional Planning Council.