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Mom and Pop Small Business Grants Available for District 10

MIAMI-DADE – Small business owners in District 10 are invited to apply for Miami-Dade County Commissioner Javier D. Souto’s annual Mom and Pop Small Business Grant Program. Applications are available starting Jan. 31 through Feb. 11, 2022, at Neighbors and Neighbors Association (NANA), located at Dr. Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall Social-Economic Institute, 5120 NW 24th Ave., Miami, FL 33142, or online at www.miamidade.gov/district10.

The 2022 Keon Hardemon Small Business Grant Program is Now Available

MIAMI-DADE – Small Business owners in District 3 may apply for the Keon Hardemon Small Business Grant Program. Business owners who meet the eligibility requirements can receive up to $10,000. Grants awarded may be used to purchase equipment, supplies, advertising, marketing, inventory, building liability insurance, security systems, local or state licenses, software, rental deposits, and minor renovations.

North Miami Beach CRA to Host ‘NMB Bites’ to Celebrate Black History Month

North Miami Beach, Fla.  – The City of North Miami Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (NMB CRA) will be hosting its NMB Bites on February 5, in honor and celebration of Black History Month. NMB Bites is a signature event series designed to celebrate North Miami Beach’s (NMB) culturally diverse cuisine and community.  

Fifth Annual Afro-Caribbean Black History Gala & Awards to be Held in Boston

Boston, MA - The Authentic Caribbean Foundation (ACF) will be holding its fifth annual Afro-Caribbean Black History Gala & Awards on Saturday, February 26, 2022, at the Florian Hall, Boston, MA. The gala evening will begin with a cocktail reception at 6:00 p.m. followed by an exciting program at 7:00 p.m. which will feature a live band. State, City and County representatives as well as Community Leaders, Caribbean Diaspora members and other invited guests, are expected to be in attendance.

Guests at the Afro-Caribbean Awards 2021 Pose for the Camera. (Photo credit: ACF Photography)

Brightline Commemorates Black History Month With in-Station Art Exhibit

MIAMI, FL – Brightline, the only provider of modern, eco-friendly, intercity rail in America, has partnered with The Black Archives History and Research Foundation of South Florida for Black History Month to host an art installation featuring original works by Purvis Young, a renowned artist who was born in Liberty City and lived and painted in historic Overtown. Brightline’s headquarters and MiamiCentral station are also located in Overtown, and the collaboration underscores its commitment to support and positively impact local communities throughout South Florida.

Timothy Barber, Michele Burger, Patrick Goddard, Commissioner Sally Heyman, Dr. Dorothy Fields, Commissioner Keon Hardemon

African American Research Library and Cultural Center Celebrates 20 Year Anniversary on Feb. 11

Fort Lauderdale, FL - Broward County Library'sAfrican American Research Library and Cultural Center (AARLCC) marks its 20th anniversary with a rededication celebration and the opening of a new exhibit, Collectors' Duet: The Lifelong Librarianship of Vivian D. Hewitt and Dorothy Porter Wesley, at 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 11, 2650 Sistrunk Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311, 954-357-6282. The event is free and registration is required.

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