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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 ...

New Overtown Visitor Center opens

The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau’s Multicultural Tourism team (GMCVB) in partnership with the Black Archives & Research Foundation of South Florida held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Monday for the new Historic Overtown Visitor Center, located inside the Historic ...

New tourism center comes to Overtown

A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held to open the new Overtown Visitor Center at 10 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 23 at the Historic Lyric Theater, 819 N.W. Second Ave. The center will be a stop on the Big Bus ...

MDC graduates first class of '10,000 Small Businesses'

More than 70 Miami small business owners on Monday graduated from the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses initiative, a program that provides small business owners with practical business education, business support services and access to capital.

Kourtney Ratcliff: Building her own future in finance

While other teens were flipping burgers and babysitting, Kourtney Ratliff was helping to build one of the nation’s premier financial institutions. During high school breaks, she commuted 70 miles from her native Racine, Wisconsin, to Chicago to intern at Loop ...

SFBJA elects new board of journalists

New officers of the South Florida Black Journalists Association (SFBJA), a chapter of the National Black Journalists Association (NABJ), were inducted on Thursday, Jan. 29. The induction ceremony was at the City of Miami Gardens City Hall in the Council ...

‘Ebony’, ‘Jet’ photos on sale for $40M

(NNPA)—Johnson Publishing, the mothership company of the beleaguered yet iconic magazines Ebony and Jet, has put their legendary photo archives on the market for an estimated $40 million. The 5 million-image archive have snapped the Black experience dating back to ...

Dying to succeed in the funeral industry

Gina Hankerson’s headstone business is coming alive. Since her business was founded four years ago, Hankerson has been slowly carving her niche in a challenging funeral industry that generates $15 billion a year. She often works 12-hour days to build ...