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Broward Black Chamber Hosts Black Business Expo

Broward County, Fort Lauderdale, FL - August 24, 2022 - To commemorate National Black Business Month this year, the Broward County Black Chamber hosted its inaugural Broward Black Business Expo on Tuesday, August 16th from 6-8pm at 401 NW 7 Terrace, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311.

Jason Jenkins Remembered by the Miami-Dade County Black Affairs Advisory Board

MIAMI, FL – On June 4, 2022, Miami-Dade County’s Black Affairs Advisory Board honored Jason Jenkins, former Miami Dolphins Senior Vice President of Communications and Community Affairs, with this year’s Corporate Pillar Award. As news of Jason Jenkins untimely death surfaced on the night of Saturday, August 27, board members reached out to Program Director Retha Boone Fye sharing thoughts of profound pain for the loss of a community hero.

From L-R: BAAB Program Director Retha Boone Fye, Ingrid Stuart, Santay Thompson, Leonard Stuart, Miami Dolphins Communications and Community Affairs VP Jason Jenkins, Thomas Raynard James, Office of Community Advocacy Executive Director Laura Morilla, Communications and Media Director Griselle Marino, AAAB Program Director Joshua Ho, Sabrina Hurst, and Marketing Coordinator DeAundre Slater

Florida’s Back-to-School Tax-Free Holiday Will Run from July 25 to August 7

Great news, parents! This year’s annual Back-to-School “Sales Tax Holiday” has been expanded to 14 days starting Monday, July 25 through Sunday, August 7, 2022. Parents will get a break from the state’s 6 percent sales tax representing significant savings for families as the summer break ends and the new school year begins.

The Children’s Trust Hosts Thousands of Children and Families at Three Family Expo Events for Back to School

Miami-Dade County - The Children’s Trust Family Expo events drew thousands of South Florida children and families looking to prepare for the return of the school year later this month. The events were held on Saturday July 26, at Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus in downtown Miami, Saturday July 30, at the Sweet Home Community Campus in Cutler Bay, and Saturday August 6, at the Betty T. Ferguson Recreational Complex in Miami Gardens.  

Miami-Dade County Kicks Off Black Business Month

MIAMI – On Aug. 2, the Miami-Dade Black Affairs Advisory Board (BAAB), joined the Miami-Dade Economic Advocacy Trust (MDEAT), Vice Chairman Oliver G. Gilbert III, Commissioner Kionne L. McGhee, Commissioner Jean Monestime, Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) leaders, Office of the Mayor representatives, BAAB board members, and community partners to kick off Black Business Month.

(From L-R) BAAB Board Member LaChanze Thomas, BAAB Program Director Retha Boone-Fye, BAAB Chairman Pierre Rutledge, GMCVB Multicultural Tourism & Development Director Petra Brennan, GMCVB President & CEO David Whitaker, Vice Chairman Oliver G. Gilbert III, Commissioner Kionne L. McGhee, Commissioner Jean Monestime, BAAB Board Member Dr. Tisa McGhee, Miami-Dade Economic Advocacy Trust Executive Director William “Bill” Diggs, and Deputy Director from the Office of the Mayor Michaeljohn Green  Photo by Godfrey Mead, Miami-Dade County

Heading Back to School Safer and Healthier this Year!

Heading back to school is an exciting time for students and families. As parents, we want to do everything in our power to assure that our children are both healthy and protected against preventable and potentially deadly diseases. One simple and important step is to get your children vaccinated with the required immunizations they will need for the first day of school on August 17.

The Last Day to Register to Vote in the Broward County Primary Election is July 25th, 2022

Broward County, FL.  – The Broward County Supervisor of Elections office would like to remind its residents that all registered voters are eligible to vote in the upcoming August 23, 2022 Primary Election. Voters must be registered by Monday, July 25th in order to participate in the Primary Election. Anyone registering to vote for the first time in Florida after the book closing deadline, will not be eligible to vote on August 23rd. 

Clayton Sisters Announced as Sports Ambassadors for 5k Gallop Charity Run

The South Miami Children’s Clinic, along with the 5K Gallop Management Team, in association with an array of sponsors, officially announces the participation of Miss Tina Clayton and Miss Tia Clayton as sports ambassadors for the inaugural staging of the 5k Gallop charity run on Saturday August 27, 2022, at Zoo Miami, 12400 SW 152 Street, Miami, Florida, 33177.

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