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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 ...

Miami Passport Agency gets first black assistant director

History is being made yet again in the city of Miami. Donna Ward, an iconic community leader has been promoted as the newest Assistant Director of the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs, Miami’s Passport Agency.

Walmart plan gets OK

Last Wednesday, the Miami Zoning appeals board denied a group of activists’ appeal to stop a Walmart from being built in Midtown Miami. But according to the group’s leader, mortgage broker Grant Stern, they will continue to air their criticisms ...

Mother of six gets 2nd chance for success

Wal-Mart serves as a mecca for all things needed for home, work or play. But what many may not know is that Wal-Mart is also the source for one single mother of six getting off the streets. Once homeless with ...

Londyn's Closet New business caters to S. FL single moms

Nearly half of non-hispanic Black teen girls become pregnant at least once before age 20— nearly twice the national average according to The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy. And the founder and CEO of Londyn’s Closet, Inc., ...

Woman’s prayers answered — starts own courier service

Some people may be born with a silver spoon in their mouths but that clearly was not the case for 52-year-old, Overtown native, Gina Delice. And while she says she always had a passion for helping others, she could not ...

Summit discusses economic growth in 'Targeted Urban Areas'

Last Friday, the Miami-Dade Economic Advocacy Trust’s [MDEAT] Economic Development Action Committee hosted their 2013 MDEAT Economic Development Summit. More than 100 people attended the event that addressed economic growth and development in Targeted Urban Areas (TUAs).

Black banker elected to the board of directors

Banker Sheldon T. Anderson has been elected to the board of directors of Bioheart, Inc. — a company committed to leading the country within the cardiovascular sector of the cell technology industry. Mike Tomas, CEO of Bioheart, Inc.,

Chef Larkin: Custodian by day — chef for life

Chef Aaron Larkin is no stranger to the kitchen. It all began when he was 12 years young, shadowing his grandmother in her kitchen. Once he turned 14 his uncle opened up a business called “Slicks BBQ” which is where ...

Iconic local business left to owner's mentee

For one 39-year-old Miami native, ending up in the wrong places at the right time may have led him to inevitably running an iconic community business.

Business connects ‘girlfriends’ from all walks of life

Now-a-days, Black women have adopted a bad rep. Known to other races as being “angry” and “hard-to-deal-with” over the years because of their own personal battles. One South Florida woman has made it her mission to strengthen the bond shared ...

Black developers poised for $250M project in Overtown

Great things are brewing in the historically-black Overtown neighborhood and it may well equate to more jobs and greater amenities for those who live in the community. South Florida-based developers Donahue Peebles and Barron Channer recently won a bid to ...