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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.

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.  

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.

Celebrating the Union of Nicolas and Kristin Webley

On Saturday December 18th of the year Two Thousand and Twenty One, Nicolas Charles Webley and Kristin Evonne Spoto united under God. Taking place at Riverhills Country Club in Valrico (FL), and witnessed by their closest friends and family, they merrily shared their vows to each other. Much like the reception to come, the ceremony was filled with tears of joy, heartfelt exchanges, and many memorable moments.

Know Your Rights this Holiday Season

Tis the season for family and friends to gather, travel and exchange gifts. While joyful, this season can also be stressful financially for workers and their families and we all must stay vigilant about workers’ rights.

Miami-Dade County Extends Living Wage to All MIA Employees

MIAMI, Florida - This week, the Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners approved Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava’s proposal to extend concessionaire agreements at Miami International Airport (MIA) that ensure all workers at MIA earn a living wage. Employees of food and retail vendors at MIA will now earn $17.62 per hour, above Florida’s minimum wage of just $10 an hour.

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City of Miramar Vice Mayor Appointed to Leadership Position on NLC Committee

City of Miramar, Florida —Yvette Colbourne, Vice Mayor, City of Miramar, Fl, has been appointed Vice Chair of the National League of Cities (NLC) 2021 Finance, Administration & Intergovernmental Relations (FAIR) Federal Advocacy Committee. Vice Mayor Colbourne was elected to a one-year term and will provide strategic direction and guidance for NLC’s federal advocacy agenda and policy priorities. The appointment was announced by NLC President Mayor Vince Williams of Union City, Georgia. 

The Basel South Black Art Show Serves as the Opening Event for New South Dade Black History Center

MIAMI, Florida – The South Dade Black History Center Advisory Board, one of the 11 boards under the Office of Community Advocacy, recently hosted the Basel South Black Art Show at the Larcenia J. Bullard Plaza in Miami. The 3-day event featured the work of local artists to provide the South Dade community with an art event during Art Basel Weekend. The opening night reception began with a moment of silence and candle lighting to honor the legacy of Congresswoman Carrie P. Meek, the first Black person to represent Florida in the House of Representatives, who served five terms; she will be remembered as a fighter for job creation, and programs for the betterment of the community.

Councilman Wilbur B. Bell, Program Director Diara Zeigler, with Artist G. Darkins and event attendees
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