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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 ...

Firms fight over $1.6B contract

The Miami-Dade County Inspector General has opened an investigation into one of the largest contract bids in the County’s history, valued at $1.6 billion. The bids are between the firms, AECOM and CH2M Hill, over a proposal to overhaul the ...

Latest U.S. job report shows economy growing rapidly

The U.S. economy added 175,000 jobs last month, according to the latest jobs report report released last Friday. Despite the cold weather, employers beefed up their staff, an encouraging sign to market analysts who feared the economy was weakening after ...

Neighborhood Housing Services of South Florida helps beautify and paint homes

For the past nine years, Neighborhood Housing Services of South Florida [NHSSF] has hosted its Community Paint and Beautification Day. This spring is no different than the rest, and NHSSF has all hands on deck once again.

Williams continuing to grow small businesses

Could the old saying, “good things come to those who wait” be needing a revision? Those at the Office of Economic Opportunity [OEO] would say yes. More like, “good things come to those who go out and take opportunities.”

V74 Boutique ‘gives back with a heart’

With the growing use of social media marketing, V74 Boutique has been able to make its mark in Miami’s fashion market. Vanessa Floyd, a Miami native who graduated from American High School, found triumph in the midst of a horrible ...

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 ...