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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 ...

Business workshop assists owners

“To play the game, you’ve got to get in the game” reasoned Stephanie Clark, president & CEO of Milestones Marketing LLC and the moderator of “Open for Business: Small Business Workshop." To operate a business, “you’ve got to ‘show-up, to ...

Black Tech Week wraps in Miami

The inaugural Black Tech Week, created by Code Fever founders Felecia Hatcher and husband, Derick Pearson, was presented at Miami Dade College North Campus last week. Thursday and Friday were the highlight of the week-long conference, where a speaker from ...

From Jumbo's to Bubba's Cafe

The green walls that were once covered with nostalgic posters and classic lunch specials were painted pink. The old checkerboard linoleum floor has been replaced with sleek, creamed-colored ceramic tiles.

Bahamas appoints director for Black market

Linville Johnson is now the director of the African-American Market, Bahamas Minister of Tourism (BMOT) Obie Wilchombe announced last year. Johnson's appointment is a part of the tourism ministry's leadership restructuring, new marketing strategy and commitment to increasing its support ...

National Consumer Protection Week offers helpful tips on debt management

Are you looking for information on how to protect yourself from identity theft, fraud and scams? Maybe you’re wondering what your rights are as a consumer, how to protect your privacy or how to manage your money and debt? Protecting ...

Hackathon promotes coding and civic ideas

Miami-Dade County launched its open government database during a Code For America Hackathon last Saturday at Miami Ad School in Wynwood. The theme for Code Across 2015 was Principles for 21st Century Government. The Code Across Hackathon coincided with International ...

Black Tech Week 2015

Black Tech Week is bringing innovators of color and igniting conversation not only to inspire the community to have more of a presence in the field of technology and in business, but to also open discussions on technology and entrepreneurship ...