African-American http://wlrn.org en Interviewing By Eating: 5 Questions for CEO Felecia Hatcher http://wlrn.org/post/interviewing-eating-5-questions-ceo-felecia-hatcher <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Felecia Hatcher is co-founder and “chief popsicle” of&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.feverpopshop.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">Feverish Pops</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, a gourmet popsicle company based in Miami. Hatcher says she is “obsessed with desserts” and, as proof of that passion, she points out that she was married at a donut shop in Portland, Oregon.</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Hatcher began the popsicle company after getting fired from her marketing job with Nintendo.</p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 19:35:10 +0000 Elaine Chen 29119 at http://wlrn.org Interviewing By Eating: 5 Questions for CEO Felecia Hatcher Doing Business While Black http://wlrn.org/post/doing-business-while-black <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;"></div><div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">The quartet pictured above own and operate their businesses. &nbsp;Some may consider them black businesses. &nbsp;Some may not. Fri, 17 Jan 2014 23:30:48 +0000 Tom Hudson 26624 at http://wlrn.org Doing Business While Black Richmond Heights, Developed As Community For Black Servicemen, Celebrates 65 Years http://wlrn.org/post/richmond-heights-developed-community-black-servicemen-celebrates-65-years <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This weekend brings an opportunity to learn something about a southwest-of-Miami community called Richmond Heights.</span></p><p>It's a black neighborhood, always has been. But its founding and the history that developed from its unlikely roots make a good story, and add a pleasant nuance to common ideas about post-war race relations.</p> Thu, 26 Dec 2013 22:12:08 +0000 Rick Stone 25670 at http://wlrn.org Richmond Heights, Developed As Community For Black Servicemen, Celebrates 65 Years The 'Mandela Snub' How I Remember It http://wlrn.org/post/mandela-snub-how-i-remember-it <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It was the summer of 1990. I was home, living with my parents, working part-time at&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">a Miami television station as a production assistant.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">I made an aspiring journalist’s&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">wage, $6 an hour.</span></p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 13:10:43 +0000 Karen Rundlet 24755 at http://wlrn.org The 'Mandela Snub' How I Remember It How To Improve Healthcare For Blacks In South Florida http://wlrn.org/post/how-improve-healthcare-blacks-south-florida <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A panel of the area’s top medical professionals gathered Tuesday to discuss the state of black healthcare in South Florida.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The discussion, hosted by Legacy Magazine, addressed medical issues affecting African-Americans, who make up nearly a quarter of the South Florida population.</span></p> Fri, 06 Dec 2013 19:01:13 +0000 Rachel Morello 24565 at http://wlrn.org How To Improve Healthcare For Blacks In South Florida How Miami's Shrewd Black Leadership Turned The Mandela Snub To Local Advantage http://wlrn.org/post/how-miamis-shrewd-black-leadership-turned-mandela-snub-local-advantage <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Twenty-three years ago, Nelson Mandela came to Miami, stumbled&nbsp; into a quagmire of Cuban exile politics, got exploited by racial equality organizers and left South Florida a little better than it was before.</span></p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 22:40:08 +0000 Rick Stone 16878 at http://wlrn.org How Miami's Shrewd Black Leadership Turned The Mandela Snub To Local Advantage PAMM Gets Grant To Acquire More Works From Black Artists http://wlrn.org/post/pamm-gets-grant-acquire-more-works-black-artists <p><span style="color: rgb(26, 39, 50); font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 19px; text-align: left; ">A new donation to </span>Pérez<span style="color: rgb(26, 39, 50); font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 19px; text-align: left; "> Art Museum Miami will allow the museum, already known for its art from Latin America, to add more works by African-American artists.</span></p> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 18:05:23 +0000 Hannah Sampson 21168 at http://wlrn.org PAMM Gets Grant To Acquire More Works From Black Artists Plunging In: How Miami's Beaches Were Integrated http://wlrn.org/post/plunging-how-miamis-beaches-were-integrated <p><span style="line-height: 1.5; ">Garth Reeves was a young World War II veteran when he came home to Miami and went to work at his father’s newspaper, the </span><em style="line-height: 1.5; ">Miami Times</em><span style="line-height: 1.5; ">.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5; ">He bought property, paid taxes and voted in elections. But the beach at Virginia Key was the only one where black residents could go without trouble.</span></p> Fri, 26 Jul 2013 14:55:02 +0000 Laura Coburn & Lisann Ramos 18037 at http://wlrn.org Plunging In: How Miami's Beaches Were Integrated Does Miami Beach Need A Reality Check On Racism? http://wlrn.org/post/does-miami-beach-need-reality-check-racism <p><span style="line-height: 1.5; ">When&nbsp;</span>WLRN<span style="line-height: 1.5; ">&nbsp;put out a call last week asking Miami Beach residents if they were staying or leaving during Urban Beach Weekend, the overwhelming majority said that they would be leaving until Monday or Tuesday.</span></p><div><p class="p1">Among the most frequently cited reasons for the exodus: a recent history of violence, traffic and noise, along with the event bringing a "bad crowd" into town.</p> Wed, 29 May 2013 13:40:50 +0000 Daniel Rivero 14768 at http://wlrn.org Does Miami Beach Need A Reality Check On Racism? More Than Half of Black and Hispanic Students Will No Longer Qualify For Bright Futures Scholarships http://wlrn.org/post/new-scholarship-standards-seen-disqualifying-majority-black-hispanic-students <div id="attachment_11813" class="wp-caption module image left" style="width: 187px;"><a href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/florida/2012/08/21/everything-you-need-to-know-about-applying-for-bright-futures-scholarships-and-what-it-covers/badgebrightfutures-floridastudentfinancialaid-org-2/" rel="attachment wp-att-11813"><img class="size-full wp-image-11813" title="badgeBrightFutures floridastudentfinancialaid.org" alt="" src="http://stateimpact.npr.org/florida/files/2012/08/badgeBrightFutures-floridastudentfinancialaid.org_1.jpg" width="187" height="262" /></a> <p class="wp-media-credit">florida Tue, 02 Apr 2013 16:35:05 +0000 John O'Connor 11797 at http://wlrn.org Poverty, Access Issues Blamed For Poor Health In Broward's Black Communities http://wlrn.org/post/poverty-access-issues-blamed-poor-health-browards-black-communities <p></p><p>Black residents of Broward County are much more likely than whites or Hispanics to experience infant mortality, obesity or HIV/AIDS, according to an alarming new report from the Urban League, and nobody should try to blame the results on poor lifestyle choices .</p><p>According to the Urban League's Danielle Doss-Brown, it's unarguably the result of poverty and lack of access to insurance and health care. Complicating it is a shortage of sources of healthy food in many black communities.</p> Fri, 01 Feb 2013 15:00:00 +0000 Rick Stone 8697 at http://wlrn.org Poverty, Access Issues Blamed For Poor Health In Broward's Black Communities