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Milwaukee based, African American owned, JCP Construction was selected as the general contractor that will oversee a build-out of the Fiserv Forum and other venues for the Democratic National Convention this summer.

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Tiffany Miller is known for wearing a flower in her hair. One day, while out and about she noticed a woman wearing the same flower in her hair. Miller said the feeling was akin to showing up to a party in the same dress as someone else. So, she decided to create her own flowers and from there, it turned into her brand FlyBlooms by Funky Fly Flowerchild.

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What a difference two years can make when time, persistence and love of community are in place. They can transform a space damaged from violence into a space for the community. That space is now Sherman Phoenix.

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It’s been almost two years ago to the day that the Sherman Park neighborhood was literally set ablaze in the midst of tragedy. Since then, multiple private and public entities have moved into the neighborhood in an effort to heal the neighborhood. UpStart Kitchen, an incubator kitchen for entrepreneurs, is one of the latest.

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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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Milwaukee native Deshea Agee has recently been named executive director of the Historic King Drive Business Improvement District (BID) #8. Agee, 40, has 16 years of community development experience and has spent the last nine years as the economic development specialist for the Department of City Development in Milwaukee. Agee, a...

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There are some positive changes taking place on North Avenue. The Juice Kitchen, 1617 W. North Ave., which has been opened less than a month, offers fresh juices, smoothies, shots and spring rolls on their menu. Milwaukee residents now have healthier options in their community. Maanaan Sabir along with his wife, JoAnne […]...

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While other teens were flipping burgers and babysitting, Kourtney Ratliff was helping to build one of the nation’s premier financial institutions. During high school breaks, she commuted 70 miles from her native Racine, Wisconsin, to Chicago to intern at Loop Capital, the bank her cousin James Reynolds Jr. founded in 1997. Today, Ratliff is a p...

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BLACK ENTERPRISE has brought together thousands of women who are serious about making power moves at the annual Women of Power Summit, now in its ninth year. Executives, entrepreneurs and innovators network, bond and share ideas that help them move their businesses, their careers and their personal lives forward. They also honor the leaders among...

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