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Wednesday, 19 September 2018 10:55

 A Little Haiti Eatery Expands to Miami Airport

Chef Creole will soon share its unique fusion of Haitian-Bahamian culinary tradition with the plethora of tourists and visitors who come through Miami International Airport on a daily basis.

Owner Wilkinson Sejour, affectionately known as Chef Creole, is well known around Little Haiti, but he has managed to attract the attention of county commissioners, a famous chef, big-time developers and scores of loyal customers. Banks, however, have managed to overlook Sejour’s popularity. Still, he has been able to open up six Chef Creole locations, the latest at the airport next week.

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A native of Prince George’s County, Dennis Rawls Jr., the founder of Barbecue Everything, created his own business and sauce. “I started my business because one, I love food. When I attended Morehouse College for my undergraduate degree, we would throw parties and I was always caught on the grill,” Rawls told the AFRO.

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LendStreet, the financial technology and services company founded by Jerry Nemorin, announced it has raised an additional $117 million in its new venture capital round.

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Workspaces are popping up all over downtown and midtown Detroit but there are not too many in the neighborhoods. Thanks to the Motor City Match program, Elite Detroit Leadership event space, co-working space, and entrepreneurial hub will be coming to the Six Mile and Gunston area by the end of 2018.

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Fasika Cafe opened only two weeks ago, but it already has regular customers coming in for their lunch fix or sitting down for a couple hours to enjoy a leisurely cup of coffee.

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Bryon Allen, a comedian-turned-business mogul, acquired the Weather Channel for $300 million through his company Entertainment Studios, according to reports.

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Janice Bryant Howroyd, 65, is founder and chief executive of Act 1 Group, an employment agency that also provides consulting and business services, including background checks and screening. She’s the first African-American woman to operate a company that generates more than $1 billion in annual revenue, according to Black Enterprise Magazine.

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The natural hair care market is getting more and more crowded by the day. Shoppers now have more options on store shelves than ever before. That’s why when Monique Rodriguez launched Mielle Organics in May of 2014, she made sure her products for natural hair stood out above the fray.

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Every now and then a business plan just works. The business owner’s goals come to fruition. And then he or she takes on a more hands off approach. ...

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Five cities have received grants totaling a half-million dollars via a national program to help black- and women-owned firms land more contracts with local governments. (Image: iStock/monkeybusinessimages)  As part of an expanded City Accelerator program, Charlotte, Chicago, Memphis, Milwaukee, and Los Angeles will each get $100,000 to boost...

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