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Aurelia Crews a leader at Rokk3r

The Rokk3r Labs office has the atmosphere of being a science lab. What seems to be math formulas are written on the transparent office walls. Minus the lab coats, the office space is filled with problem-solving staff using their laptops. ...

Experiencing new music first with Goldplay app

Goldplay, a free new music app that allows people to discover new music quicker from big commercial artists to unsigned artists, is changing the tech music culture. GoldPlay is a music discovery mobile app focused on delivering trending new music ...

Comm. Jordan takes flight with Captain Irving

Capt. Barrington Irving gave Miami-Dade County Commissioner Barbara J. Jordan a first-hand look of his business, Irving Ventures. He took her on a flight March 18. As a business located in Jordan's District 1, Ivring Ventures qualified for a Small ...

The Vailon Group to recruit workers

All Aboard Florida has hired The Vailon Group to implement the company’s Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program in Miami-Dade County. The Miami-based consulting firm, well known for its advocacy on behalf of small businesses, will work with Suffolk Construction, the ...

Black women in media honored by the SFBJA

Former Miami Herald editor Patricia Andrews remembered her early start as a reporter in Miami in 1979. Soon after, in 1980 the Arthur McDuffie riots sent Liberty City in chaos and Andrews was still fresh from Wisconsin, land of cheese, ...

Employ Miami-Dade offers job skills training to workers

On March 24, Miami-dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez met with members of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference to debrief them on Employ Miami-Dade, an initiative to come up with ways to bridge the divide between industry and job seekers. Pastor ...

No degree necessary: Just a desire to code

LaunchCode has set up shop in Miami but if you didn't know where it was you could miss it. But tucked in small office on the Miami-Dade College Wolfson Campus, LaunchCode is doing big things. LaunchCode, which teaches people how ...

Dreaming Big

Elijah Wells didn't think much of having one of his videos showcased at the Second Annual White House Student Film Festival on March 20 in Washington, D.C. until he actually came face to face with President Barack Obama. The 17-year-old ...

NFL players to help raise money for CHI

When celebrities like NFL professional athletes Robert Bailey and Adewale Ogunleye hit the links on March 27, they will be swinging with a greater good in mind. The annual Robert Bailey/Glen Rice/Adewale Ogunleye Celebrity Golf Tournament raises funds for a ...

OneUnited Bank to become canvas for mural

A unique partnership to transform the OneUnited Bank building into a public work of art launched March 11 in Liberty City. The bank and the Miami Children’s Initiative (MCI) in conjunction with Liberty City Renaissance have partnered to present the ...

Public spaces challenge seeks ideas by April 1

The Miami Foundation's is seeking creative minds to submit ideas for its 2015 Public Space Challenge — just respond by April 1, no fooling. The foundation has a budget of $305,000 to fund your ideas about what you would do ...

Opa-locka Commission selects new city attorney

Attorney Vincent T. Brown recently was sworn in as the new Opa-locka City attorney, replacing longtime City Attorney Joseph S. Geller of the Greenspoon Marder Law Firm. "I am truly honored to have been chosen and look forward to a ...

Black-owned firm to build catering site near station

Fort Lauderdale-based D. Stephenson Construction Inc. has been selected to construct All Aboard Florida's Argentelle Catering & Special Events building near its future Fort Lauderdale passenger-train station. The facility will be located on land just west of the Florida East ...

Chamber's event a call to action for minorities , economic equality

The Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce honored a number of community movers and shakers at its annual Symposium and Business Leaders Luncheon on Friday. A common theme in many of the speeches was a call to action for Blacks and economic ...

Peebles to speak at chamber's business leaders luncheon

Real estate entrepreneur, author and political activist R. Donahue Peebles says while there are opportunities in the tourism and real estate industries for minorities, access to capital is still limited. Peebles will discuss this and more at the Miami-Dade Chamber ...