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Bailey appointed to S. FL regional planning council

Mario J. Bailey, a member of the Becker & Poliakoff’s government relations and lobbying team, has received an appointment from Governor Rick Scott to serve on the South Florida Regional Planning Council.

Despite naysayers, Wal-Mart coming to midtown

After two years of back and forth discussions between the Miami Zoning appeals board and the advocates of the possible Midtown Wal-Mart, the City of Miami commission has given the OK to move forward.

24-hour initiative shatters records — over $3.2M raise

The Miami Foundation recently had their second-annual fundraiser initiative called Give Miami Day. This one-of-a-kind 24-hour online giving event is an opportunity for people in to build a better Miami by making a donation to a plethora of local nonprofit ...

Local rapper, entrepreneur hosts turkey giveaway

With the recent Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program [SNAP] benefits also known as food stamps being drastically, cut Thanksgiving may mean less food on the tables for some. Thankfully kindhearted local rapper and entrepreneur, Nakeitha Felder, more commonly known as Premadonna, ...

Brownsville gets beautified

As we head into the holiday season, Neighborhood Housing Services of South Florida [NHSSF] is in the spirit of giving. Last Friday, NHSSF hosted a small beautification project in Miami’s Brownsville community.

Interactive event brings ‘the future in focus’

Last Saturday, the Haitian American Professionals Coalition [HAPC], Seven50 held an informative hands-on summit titled: “Haitian-American Summit: The Future In Focus.” More than 60 guests filled the North Miami High School auditorium to

MDC, Goldman Sachs partner for small businesses

Goldman Sachs and Miami Dade College [MDC] have announced a partnership that is expected to help small businesses in Miami flourish. The 10,000 Small Businesses program is aiming to create jobs and economic growth by providing small businesses with the ...

Black women and Hair care products

Are the days of sitting in pain and waiting for your relaxer to “take” (the process of hair relaxing) becoming a thing of the past? Recent studies show that hair relaxer sales have declined 26 percent over the past five ...

Grocery price comparisons — corporations weigh in

Last week, our lead story compared the prices of six staple items at four local grocery stores. Surprisingly, the most shopped-at store by the Black community, Winn Dixie, had the highest prices. This week,

Local women launch public relations firm

What does one 26-year-old full-time mom/wife have in common with a constantly on-the-go 22-year-old? They both share the vision of “attracting attention with brilliance” through their recently fledgling public relations firm.

Exclusive report: six staple items compared

Many in the community are bracing themselves for the Nov. 1st Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program [SNAP] (formally known as the food stamp program) cuts. Recently, thousands gathered in Liberty City at the Joseph Caleb Center to discuss how they will ...

Office of Economic Opportunity helps small businesses succeed

Miami-Dade County is calling all small and minority-owned businesses looking to broaden their horizons. Brian Williams, development officer of the Office of Economic Opportunity [OEO] is looking to assist those who want to grow their business and make sure they ...

Free workshop indroduces mobile apps and coding

The Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce [M-DCC], the Young Professionals Network [YPN], and Black Tech Miami [BTM] have teamed up get your technology game up to par. On Wednesday, Oct. 30 at Miami-Dade College North Campus, a free workshop will be ...

Jones faced with challenges of being a tycoon

Growing up most children would settle for doing chores around the house in order to earn an allowance. However, by the time he was eight, Keith “Amari” Jones had found more creative ways to put dollars in his piggy bank.

Specialty license plates sold to fund mentoring programs

Last Friday, Big Brothers Big Sisters Association of Florida [BBBSAF] announced that Florida has approved a speciality BBBSAF license plate for sale. Having the plates go on sale is their fun and unique way of not only raising funds but ...