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Bahamian Pot finds new home in the Liberty City neighborhood

Bahamian Pot Restaurant, a fixture in Liberty City, has moved a bit east to 6301 NW Sixth Ave., behind the McDonalds, near the I-95 overpass at Northwest 62nd Street. Owner Trudy Ellis said she is happy with the new location. ...

Pathway to middle class dangerous, expensive

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx provided some startling statistics about pedestrian deaths in Black neighborhoods to attendees at the National Urban League's Business Luncheon. "The pedestrian death rate in Black communities is 73 percent higher than those in white ...

Dunkin Donuts opens store in Liberty City

Dunkin Donuts started pouring coffee and serving donuts in Liberty City Friday, July 24. It was a soft opening, with the grand opening scheduled for Aug. 8. The store is located at 6135 NW 12th Ave.

Memorial gets its first Black pharmacy director

Christopher C. Smith, Pharm.D. is the new director of Pharmacy Operations for Memorial Regional Hospital. He is the first Black to hold this position. Smith, a Miami native, is a graduate of Florida A&M University in Tallahassee Upon graduation, Dr. ...

New chair of Florida Bar board appointed

Cynthia Johnson-Stacks, assistant county attorney in the Miami-Dade County Attorney's office, has been appointed by Florida Bar President Ramón Abadin to serve as chair of the 2015-16 Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education. The board includes 17 members ...

Entrepreneurs will connect at Black chamber conference

The quirkiest idea can turn into a million dollar business.

Overtown youth 'Rock the Vote' at Dorsey Park

The historic Dorsey Park was robust with energy and civic engagement on Saturday, July 18, during the “Rock the Vote” F.A.C.E. community service event. Dorsey Park is located in the heart of Overtown at 1701 NW First Ave. Young people ...

Graduates ready for financial industry

Growing up in Overtown, Brandy Hall caught the business bug when she started selling T-shirts at summer day camp at Booker T. Washington High. This summer, she was one of 77 students who raised her game at a different kind ...

Flat out of heels owner wins $25K grand prize

Miami-based entrepreneur Dawn Dickson just got 25,000 reasons to keep pursuing her dream. The Flat Out of Heels startup-business owner won the $25,000 cash prize at the PowerMoves.Nola pitch competition at its annual conference in New Orleans on July 3.

Conference to draw hundreds of minority hotel owners

The 19th Annual International African American Hotel Ownership & Investment Summit & Trade Show begins July 15-17 at the Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay Hotel in Miami. The National Association of Black Hotel Owners, Operators & Developers (NABHOOD), Black Meetings & ...

Alonzo Mourning's Courtside apartments break ground

More than 100 people attended the groundbreaking of Phase I of Courtside Family Apartments in Overtown, a $22.8 million 84-unit affordable housing development by AM Affordable Housing (Alonzo Mourning) and Housing Trust Group of Miami. Mourning spoke specifically about the ...

Multicultural tourism department head feted

The board of directors of the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau hosted a reception to introduce Connie Kinnard, the GMCVB’s new Vice President of Multicultural Tourism & Development. More than 100 community partners and stakeholders were on hand Wednesday, ...

County approves $1 million youth jobs program

Although summer officially began June 21, kids still have a chance to find summer jobs. The Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners has approved $1 million in funding for the Mayor's Youth Summer Job Program. During the June 30 commission meeting, ...

Miami Children's Initiative hosts food Co-Op

Liberty City resident, Izegebe Onyango was used to shopping through Co-Ops. So when she couldn't find one, she asked Miami Children’s Initiative CEO Cecilia Gutierrez-Abety where were the food Co-Ops in the area. “One thing we did in Baltimore often ...

Homeownership now a reality for immigrant family

Rudy and Gina Louis received the keys to their new home early this month in part due to a partnership between Bank of America and Habitat for Humanity of Greater Miami.