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Black lawyers name Pollard as president

Jonathan Pollard, a trial lawyer and business litigation attorney based in Fort Lauderdale, has been appointed as president of the National Black Lawyers Top 40 under 40. The appointment was based on peer nominations and third-party research and endorsed by ...

SBA competition to award $4 million to startups

The U.S Small Business Association (SBA ) is launching an Accelerator Growth Fund competition in which startups can compete for prizes of $50,000 each, totaling $4 million. The application period is from April 10-June 1 and information about the application ...

Business Expo celebrates 30th anniversary at Broward Expo

The Southern Florida Minority Supplier Development Council (SFMSDC) will partner with Enterprise Florida (EFI) during the 30th Annual Business Expo, April 13-15 at the Broward County Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale. The Business Expo brings together a cross-section of minority ...

Overtown Shopping Plaza gets a facelift

Arnette Brown lives in Overtown and sometimes finds it hard to get around. With no transportation, even the simplest task like grocery shopping can take its toll on her. But soon that won’t be a problem for Brown. On April ...

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 ...