President Joe Biden announced changes Monday to target more federal pandemic assistance to the nation’s smallest businesses and ventures owned by women and people of color.
The Black Girls Dive Foundation (BGD) is to receive even more support from a current benefactor. Waterlust, an experimental science project turned clothing brand, has committed to further fund the organization.
U.S. Bank, a Minnesota-based bank with 25 locations in Florida, including at 44 West Flagler St. and 200 S. Biscayne Blvd. in Miami, announced details last week of its Access Commitment initiative, a long-term approach that combines the efforts of the U.S. Bancorp Community Development Corpo…
NBA icon Isiah Thomas, owner of Cheurlin Champagne, announced that his company, ISIAH International, will invest $3 million into One World Pharma, a U.S.-based pure-play hemp and cannabis ingredient producer in Colombia.
Florida Memorial and Bethune-Cookman universities are among 16 HBCUs included in Google's announced expansion of its Grow with Google HBCU Career Readiness Program.
Nigerian economist Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala was appointed Monday to head the World Trade Organization, becoming the first woman and first African to take on the role amid rising protectionism and disagreement over how the body decides cases involving billions in sales and thousands of jobs.
The right-wing friendly social network Parler, which was forced offline following the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol by supporters of then-President Donald Trump, says it is re-launching.
The Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce will celebrate Black “Herstory” Month by hosting a conversation with local icons who blazed the trail fighting to level the playing field. The virtual event, hosted on Zoom and Facebook Live, will take place on Thursday, Feb. 18, at 4 p.m., and is presented…
At a virtual meeting with officials representing some of the 140 chapters of the Black Chambers of Commerce around the country, the Biden administration promised Black business executives that it would make sure government economic support programs reach minority-owned businesses this time around.
While 2020 is over, its repercussions are not. Many entrepreneurs, especially Black business owners, are struggling with mental health issues due to the myriad adversities they have endured – and continue to grapple with.
As Florida lawmakers move quickly to try to shield businesses from coronavirus-related lawsuits, a Miami-Dade County circuit judge has refused to dismiss a case against Publix Super Markets that stems from the COVID-19 death of a deli worker.
There have been four previous Super Bowls in Tampa, some amid war and economic distress, but none have faced the challenges this year’s event is encountering because of the coronavirus pandemic and its fallout.
L’Oréal USA has announced the creation of itsInclusive Beauty Fund, a new grant program in partnership with the NAACP. Through this inaugural round of funding, L’Oréal will award 30 one-time grants of $10,000 each to Black-owned small businesses, Black entrepreneurs and professional services…
For the first time since 1983, when Anheuser-Busch used all of its ad time to introduce Bud Light, the beer giant isn’t advertising its iconic brand during the Super Bowl. Instead, it’s donating the money it would have spent on the ad to coronavirus vaccination awareness efforts.
Google will pay $2.6 million to more than 5,500 employees and past job applicants to resolve allegations that the internet giant discriminated against female engineers and Asians in California and Washington state.
The Miami Foundation's annual Community Grants program for local nonprofit organizations is accepting applications. Amid the pandemic the initiative has been updated to support organizations working across a variety of economic, environmental, health and social issues.
The US government is urging Americans not to travel abroad after new restrictions went into effect Tuesday requiring all passengers traveling by air to present negative Covid-19 tests taken within three calendar days of departure or proof of recovery from the virus within the last 90 days. T…
A long-running tech world soap opera took an unexpected twist on Wednesday after outgoing President Donald Trump pardoned a former Google engineer for stealing self-driving car secrets shortly before joining Uber.
Drugmaker Eli Lilly said Thursday its antibody drug can prevent COVID-19 illness in residents and staff of nursing homes and other long-term care locations.
Dominion Voting Systems filed a defamation lawsuit on Monday against Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, who led the former president’s efforts to spread baseless claims about the 2020 election.
- New funding awarded by Carrie Meek Foundation
- Chef Tristen Epps is making culinary history
- Vanessa Joseph empowers her local community
- New 2021 calendar highlights Overtown’s history
- Activist Francesca Menes speaking truth to power
- Renewed efforts for Black South Florida to rise
- Laptop distribution drives increase digital access
- Damion Jackson is a voice for transplant patients
- City of Miami announces new rental assistance program
- Donovan Lee-Sin always supports Miami families
Miami Times February 24-March 2, 2021