BlackPagesMiami.com features 11 South Florida-based businesses in its first season who each share their highs and lows, the barriers and challenges that Black businesses must overcome on a daily basis, and their greatest inspirations for the future of their businesses.
This is about being unapologetic about our intentions to support our own. No ifs, ands, or buts about it. Periodt.
In this season, tune into a discussion with Shani Curry St.Vil of Purse Empowerment on the psychological impact of slavery and systemic oppression and how that’s impacted the Black economy. Jeff Rocker of How We See It discusses mental health and how he would counsel Antonio Brown through his challenges. Brandon Okpalobi of Dibia DREAM shares his transformation from a youth athletic development company to a national youth mentoring non-profit. Nathalie Cadet-James of Luxe Fete was named one of the top event planners in the world. Lydia Desnoyers of Desnoyers CPA shares financial tips for businesses and how to strengthen your financial infrastructure. Kiana Powell of Forward Public Relations helps small businesses tackle their brand awareness challenges.. Nathalie Thames of Deja vu Sweets often surprises her clients when they find out that her bakery is Black-owned. David Castro of Dungeon Forward is creating a brand for the culture. KeAira Chantell Gamble of KeAira Chantell Events pivoted from corporate life to super event planner. Monique Messer of Groovin’ Bean shares how she’s becoming the go-to coffee shop of the community. And Jamila Ross of The Copper Door B&B is breaking through as a young, Black hotelier.
Established in 2017 and created by Fabiola Fleuranvil who’s the CEO of Blueprint Creative Group, BlackPagesMiami.com is powered by the Miami-Dade Economic Advocacy Trust (MDEAT). MDEAT’s mission is focused on the economic prosperity of the Black community.