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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 ...

The Royal treatment

James "Jim" Brimberry needed a plan after he returned to the Brownsville area after serving in the United States Army fighting a war in Germany. His white friends told him Royal Castle had a management training program for returning soldiers ...

Liberty Square resident wins chance of a lifetime

Three years ago, Denise Daniels was sitting in her home in the Liberty Square housing projects when someone slipped a paper in her door. It was a flier for a contest seeking the best idea for a business. The winner ...

Abundance Group hosts MLK Youth Financial session

The Abundance Group (TAG) wants to help youth in Miami-Dade and surrounding areas get a head start in financial education. To do this the youth are invited to attend the Abundance Group’s Financial Planning Session. On Jan. 17, the group ...

Unemployment falls for Blacks

Unemployment rates fell for almost every major U.S. demographic group last year as employers added nearly 3 million jobs in the best annual gain since 1999. Still, the surge benefited some groups more than others.

Rising economy, development top business stories of 2014

The U.S. economy in 2014 continued its rebound from the Great Recession. Employers were on pace to add a total of nearly 3 million jobs in 2014, the most in 15 years. With construction booming once again, Florida was among ...

Tony Crapp joins Ballard Partners’ firm in Miami

Tony Crapp Jr. has joined Ballard Partners’ Miami office, the government affairs firm announced Dec. 19. Crapp, managing partner at PC & Associates of South Florida, will be a new partner with Ballard. Crapp brings years of experience in local ...

Zoe Terry CEO of Zoe’s Dolls

Zoe Terry knows about the "spirit of giving." Since 3 years old, Zoe was taught to share her Christmas toys. "Give one of your Christmas gifts to a child less fortunate than you are,” Zoe's mother Nakia Bowling said she ...

MDEAT recruits more interest in youth committee

A Miami-Dade County committee responsible for giving youth a second chance is growing in size. The Miami-Dade Economic Advocacy Trust (MDEAT) will expand its Youth Action Committee (YAC) from nine to 11 members after pulling from a pool of applicants. ...