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Miss Jessie founder talks her business savvy

The owner of the company that revolutionized the natural and curly hair market spoke at the recent Miami Book Fair International. Miko Branch, co-founder and CEO of the hair-care product company Miss Jessie's, served on a panel called “Paths to ...

Career journalist joins the Knight Foundation

Karen Rundlet joined Knight Foundation in November 2015 as a program officer for journalism.

Save AmeriCorps, save young adults, and the unemployed

Since its founding, our country has experienced continual, and often fundamental, changes in the makeup of our population. Right now is no exception. In the last 10 years, our largest cities have been growing at breakneck speed, while simultaneously becoming ...

10th annual gala for Miami-Dade Chamber

Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce President G. Eric Knowles believes in relationships. That’s why he has spent the better part of his year and half tenure building strategic partnerships in the business community to carve out pathways for the chamber’s members.

Business leaders meet for tips to redevelop our communities

“We are only as strong as our weakest link” was one of the themes that came out of the South Florida Community Reinvestment Summit that took place on Monday, Nov. 16, in Ft. Lauderdale at the GalleryOne Hotel. The Summit ...

Yolanda Cash Jackson talks politics

According to the Office of Economic and Demographic Research Census, the Hispanic population in Florida grew from about 17 percent in 2000, to 23 in 2010, and is expected to reach 27 percent in 2030. The past, present and future ...

Women business owners recognized by Black men

100 Black Men of South Florida Inc., in partnership with the Women Presidents’ Organization (WPO), selected 24 leaders as the 2015 Women of Color Achievement Award recipients. The women will be honored at the 2015 Women of Color Achievement Awards ...

New playground courtesy of developers of Courtside Apartments

County Commissioner Audrey Edmonson and City Commissioner Keon Hardemon cut the ribbon Nov. 4 on the new children's playground for the Head Start program located at the Culmer Neighborhood Center in Overtown. They were joined by Marie Bell, Office of ...

Wastewater line upgrade begins

Chairman Jean Monestime, joined Mayor Carlos Gimenez, District 1 Commissioner Barbara J. Jordan and Water and Sewer Department Director Lester Sola, hosted a groundbreaking ceremony on Oct. 29 for a 72-inch Wastewater Line Replacement Project. Florida State Rep. Barbara Watson ...

The business of Black comic books

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s… Icon! Or is it Hardware rocketing through the skies, or Static Shock surfing on his big, floating garbage lid? These three Black superheroes soon will return to a comic book store near you. ...

Record-breaking tourism numbers announced

The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) announced Friday record-breaking Travel and Tourism numbers with a 5.4 percent increase in overnight visitors to Miami and the Beaches during the last 12 months (September 2014 – August 2015). During that ...

Affordable housing rentals are now under construction

Construction has started on a $22-million, 73-unit mixed income community near the Health District in Miami-Dade. Housing Trust Group (HTG) has closed on the financing of Wagner Creek Apartments, an affordable housing community targeting families in Miami. The apartments will ...

Benefits of the Black Market

For the first time, all of the top Black-owned media companies in South Florida have joined forces to show a united front and to prove to advertisers that doing business with them is more than worth it. The group members, ...

Business forum, wealth seminar starts Friday

On Friday, Oct. 23, entrepreneurs and professionals of color from across the country will gather at the Tower Club in Fort Lauderdale for a day-long summit to pursue and promote wealth development and business success. The ICABA Business Forum|Wealth Summit ...

Q&A sessions with music moguls at conference

Sean “Diddy” Combs, music producers and label executives were all present at Revolt Music Conference 2015 on Miami Beach to share their insight on how to break into the industry. The two panels that delivered the most on that promise ...