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Affordable housing rentals are now under construction

Construction has started on a $22-million, 73-unit mixed income community near the Health District in Miami-Dade. Housing Trust Group (HTG) has closed on the financing of Wagner Creek Apartments, an affordable housing community targeting families in Miami. The apartments will ...

Benefits of the Black Market

For the first time, all of the top Black-owned media companies in South Florida have joined forces to show a united front and to prove to advertisers that doing business with them is more than worth it. The group members, ...

Business forum, wealth seminar starts Friday

On Friday, Oct. 23, entrepreneurs and professionals of color from across the country will gather at the Tower Club in Fort Lauderdale for a day-long summit to pursue and promote wealth development and business success. The ICABA Business Forum|Wealth Summit ...

Q&A sessions with music moguls at conference

Sean “Diddy” Combs, music producers and label executives were all present at Revolt Music Conference 2015 on Miami Beach to share their insight on how to break into the industry. The two panels that delivered the most on that promise ...

Vivacious Vitals

Before you enter his group home, Marcus Gray is standing on the steps greeting you, making it seem as if you are longtime friends. His vivacious personality does not know a stranger. Once inside, Gray shows you all his photos ...

Black media owners create symposium

The Black Owned Media Alliance and Florida Memorial University will host a symposium with The Power of the Black Consumer as its main topic. The never-been-done-before symposium will answer the question as to why you should care how Black consumers ...

Small firms and contractors link up at event

Blacks represented an estimated 25 percent of the small business owners at the American Express Open’s Success Series In Miami at the Conrad Hilton Hotel on Brickell Avenue last week. The Open For Government Contracts Success Series was a daylong ...

A CULTURAL INHERITANCE

If the art of sharing were worth its weight in gold, the amassed cultural treasures of Bernard and Shirley Kinsey would easily personify Fort Knox. The history preservationists, along with son Khalil, have partnered with Walt Disney World to present ...

The best day of the year to buy a home is nearing

Out of 109 metro areas analyzed, 37 had their best day to buy in the fall months of September, October and November RealtyTrac recently released its Best Day of the Year to Buy a Home Report. Most Realtors agree that ...

OneUnited launches $1M lending initiative

OneUnited Bank members and partners have launched a new community-based initiative aimed to help Liberty City residents build wealth and secure homeownership. On Thursday, Sept. 24, the bank and trustees of the Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce hosted a private reception ...

Suffolk Co. expands its trades series series in Miami

Suffolk Construction has expanded its Trades Partnership Series to Miami-Dade. The program will assist small, local, disadvantaged, minority, and women-owned firms with training to qualify to be a trade partner with Suffolk. On the heels of success in Boston, Suffolk ...

‘Topping Off’ ceremony held for the John & Anita Senior Residence

On Friday, Sept. 18, the John and Anita Ferguson Senior Residence "topped off." “This is a celebration of the completion of the structure. The building is not complete but the structure is,” said Mark Valentine, executive director for the SBC ...

Seminar to address affects of workplace violence

In an effort to combat workplace violence and misconduct, Miami Gardens Councilman Erhabor Ighodaro will host a series of seminars, Oct. 1-2, the first to address how police misconduct is tied to workplace violence and its affect. “It’s a two-day ...

ICABA salutes distinguished achievers

More than 100 accomplished professionals and entrepreneurs came out to the Mercedes-Benz of Cutler Bay dealership last Thursday to recognize family, friends and colleagues being honored by ICABA.

A push to keep Black talent at home

Twenty years ago, Miami native Adriene McCoy didn’t see herself returning to her hometown to work in her career. Today, she is the chief human resource officer for Baptist Health South Florida and believes she made one of the best ...