Category Archives: Community Events

3rd Annual Juneteenth Miami Festival

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WHO:              World of Music, Arts and Technology (WOMAT), Senator Oscar Braynon, City of Miami Gardens, Young Professionals Network of Miami (YPN), The Woodson Institute, One United Bank, EcoTech Foundation, FIU Black Alumni Network, Black Student Union of FIU, Florida Memorial University, Juanita’s Kitchen, Swanklife Promotions, and EYEUrbanTV

WHAT:           2016 Juneteenth Miami Food and Music Festival 

WHEN:           Saturday, June 18th, 2016 – 6P.M. to 10P.M. 

WHERE:         3000 NW 199th street, Miami Gardens, FL 33056

WHY:              Juneteenth (Emancipation Day) is a holiday in the United States that commemorates the announcement of the abolition of slavery in the confederate south, and more broadly the emancipation of all African-American slaves. 

WOMAT and partnering community organizations are bringing Miami’s largest 3rd Annual Juneteenth Freedom Fry & Music Festival to the City of Miami Gardens. This family-friendly affair will have live music, visual art, a kid’s zone, and an assortment of traditional African American food such as Gullah Geechie, BBQ, seafood, soul food, and our world famous “Freedom Punch.”

The celebration will kick off on June 17th with our Kick-off Party hosted by Swank Life.  Socialize and dance the night away at 670 NW 133th St. Miami, FL 33136 from 10 P.M. to 3 A.M. The following day, head over to Juneteenth Freedom Fry & Music Festival for a fun-filled day of activities, art, and music.

For more information on being a vendor, sponsor, volunteer, or ambassador visit





No More Broken Hearts – Domestic Violence Workshop

No More Broken Hearts Domestic Violence Workshops is an annual event that provides an opportunity for right-minded individuals to gain the tools to address domestic violence in their homes and community.  This one-day series of workshops provides information on intervention, prevention, advocacy, and resources for victims as well as perpetrators of violence.

Workshops will feature national speakers and presenters and includes tracks for adults as well as adolescents and young adults.  Master Plan Points will be provided to educators attending the workshop.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

No More Broken Hearts– Domestic Violence Workshop

Saturday, February 21, 2015

10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the Charles R. Drew Community Center, 1801 NW 60th Street

Free breakfast served at 9 a.m.


Movie Night Meet Up


The FIU Black Alumni Chapter will be joining The Woodson Institute, Urban Miami and YPN-Miami and so much more for a Move Meet-Up. So come out this Sunday, January 11, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at AMC Aventura 24 to watch the powerhouse film SELMA. After the film, for those who are interested will be having a “Dine & Discuss” at MOCA Cafe 738 NE 125th Street N. Miami, FL 33161.

A Woodson Representative will be at the ticket kiosk by 6:30PM, (look for a person wearing the “WI” logo)

We recommend you pay your tickets in advance.
Tickets are $11.55 (Adult) | $ 8.87 (Child)
Taxes included

South Florida’s Black Professional Summit

South Florida Black Professionals, LLC, the Black Alumni Chapter of the FIU Alumni Association and the Black Student Union are co-hosting the inaugural Black Professionals Summit, themed “Molding the Keys to Success.”

This is an open invite to all Black professionals in South Florida! Link up with professionals in law, accounting, education, STEM, graphic and design, hospitality, and the list goes on! Get additional career development skills while building connections and relationships. Undergraduate (specifically juniors and seniors) and Graduate students from all of the South Florida Colleges and Universities should be in attendance to get mentors, inside scoop and resources how to successfully transition from student to professional.

​​The event will be held on:

Saturday, September 27th, 2014
9AM to 4PM

General Admission: $10

Dress Code: Business Casual

Florida International University –Biscayne Bay Campus

Wolfe University Center
3000 NE 151 Street
North Miami, FL 33181

Keynote Speaker: Jerome Hutchinson, Jr., is the President/CEO of ICABA™ Media Holdings, LLC, a South Florida based marketing and technology enterprise dedicated to connecting and activating accomplished black professionals and entrepreneurs. Hutchinson brings 23 plus years of broadcast and marketing experience to the ICABA™ brand. Before launching ICABA Media Group, LLC, in 2008, Hutchinson enjoyed a successful career as a radio broadcasting executive.  From 2002 through 2008, he served separate stints as General Sales Manager for three of the nation’s top five urban radio stations beginning with Houston’s KMJQ-FM, Majic 102, Atlanta’s WVEE-FM, V-103, and ended with Miami’s WEDR-FM, 99JAMZ.

Featured Workshops:

  • Negotiating Your Salary by Mary v. Davids of D&M Consulting
  • Resume Writing by NAAAHR
  • How to Build a Fundable Start-Up by Felecia Hatcherof Code Fever
  • Transitioning from Student to Professional by Letoya Stairs, Managing Partner of RSVPLive
  • Marketing and Social Selling by Jeff Zelaya

 Panel Discussions include:

Entrepreneurship: Walking the Road Less Traveled.” The topic will broadly discuss and engage audience members to think of the challenges that the black entrepreneur face, what avenues and resources we have at our disposable and what skill sets are necessary to walk this path featuring Casandra Roache of Inspiremany and Marcel Haywood of DirtPros.

 “What If We Were United? Panelist will discuss the importance of acknowledging the different cultures within the black race as a means to improve as a whole and not divide. Furthermore, discuss how we can leverage our resources for the betterment of our community featuringJean Monestime, District 2 Commissioner and Benjamin Evans, Managing Director of BMeCommunity.

Networking-Etiquette Lunch: This is no ordinary lunch! We will have an interactive lunch that will teach the fine points of business dining etiquette provided by Avenues of Excellence, Rose Hedgemond and all attendees will gain a significant advantage over the competition.

 Attention Organizations and Companies!

If you would like to table during our vendor/organization showcase fair, we are having a vendor and organization fair the cost is $50 and the price includes reservation of the table and two individuals. Register here.

Honoring Women’s History Month

If you didn’t know, now you know now, MARCH is national Women’s History Month.

This year’s theme, Celebrating Women of Character, Courage, and Commitment, honors the extraordinary and often unrecognized determination and tenacity of women. Against social convention and often legal restraints, women have created a legacy that expands the frontiers of possibility for generations to come. They have demonstrated their character, courage and commitment as mothers, educators, institution builders, business, labor, political and community leaders, relief workers, women religious, and CEOs. Their lives and their work inspire girls and women to achieve their full potential and encourage boys and men to respect the diversity and depth of women’s experience. – See more

South Florida Celebrates Women’s History Month

North Miami‘s Councilwoman Marie Erlande Steril cordially invites you to “A Celebration of Women” click here for more info.

Miami Beach: 6th Annual Miami Beach Women’s Conference:  Women In Uniform. FRIDAY, MARCH 14, 2014. Click here for more info

Broward: The Broward County Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) honors seven local women with an exhibit in the lobby of the Governmental Center.  The seven women honored are 2014’s Unsung Sheroes in Broward County.  On March 11, at 2 p.m., Broward County will recognize the honorees during the County Commission Board meeting with a proclamation recognizing National Women’s History Month. Click here for more info.

Miami Under 40


On March 14, Miami Under 40 will hold its first-ever networking event!


Come join us at Haven Lounge from 6 to 10 p.m. for a night of cocktails and the opportunity to meet and network with the finest of South Florida’s young professionals. Arrive promptly, dress with class and bring your ‘A’ game.

Event Details:

Miami Under 40 Launch
1237 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139
6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
Dress code is Business Casual

3rd Annual South Florida Leadership Symposium for High School Girls

South Florida Leadership Symposium for High School Girls will be held on Sat., April 26 from 10a-3p at Nova Southeastern’s Huizenga School of Business.  Each participant receives a certificate of participation and 5 hours of Community Service for attending!  High school girls from Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach county are invited to attend.

Register high school girls here: and click the ‘Register Now’ button!