FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – On Saturday, February 12th, United Way of Broward County partnered with Publix Super Markets to distribute more than 1500 Publix gift cards, totaling $30,700, to Broward County Public School Teacher of the Year Nominees during the “Tools for Teachers of the Year” event.
Brooklyn, NY — New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) and Newlab unveiled the eight companies selected to participate in the inaugural cohort of the Founder Fellowship program. This initiative will provide urban tech startup founders from underrepresented backgrounds with the resources to build and scale their companies in NYC.
Washington, D.C. - A push to get Jamaica’s first national hero Marcus Garvey’s name cleared of criminal charges in the United States is back at center stage. Caribbean Americans will be saluting the contribution Jamaica’s first national hero made to the world during a special Black History Month celebration in the USA February 20.
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.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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.