Culture

Paola Mendez, the heart behind Coral Gables Love & South Florida Bloggers

“I just really like it when people get along and hug each other” expresses, South Florida blogger and small business owner, Paola Mendez – A warm hearted and briskly cheerful personality. “While growing up my family always stuck close together to help one another in accomplishing goals.” She hopes that by supporting local businesses, through Coral Gables Love, she will

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Miami Soup’s Carl Hildebrand

As founder and director of MIAMI SOUP, Carl Hildebrand secured funding from the Knight Foundation in order to award micro-grants for social innovation projects. Carl brought to Miami this unique international funding model which is a non-bureaucratic format for the implementation of change at the local level.  Launched on May 1st, 2014 in Soya & Pomodoro’s historic Great Hall, the

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Miami Creative Mornings with Malik Benjamin

Our City Thoughts met up with the awesome Malik Benjamin, a curator of culture, innovation and commerce. He is also the founder of CreativeMornings Miami. Among the many positive projects he is part of, CreativeMornings is a breakfast lecture series for the creative community. And we basically have loved all the ideas, breakfast treats, and people we have met at CMM. Read

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Ebonie Mukasa Miami Social Entrepreneur

Ebonie Mukasa – The Challenges and Triumphs of Being a Miami Social Entrepreneur Words & Images: Ilana Berman Social entrepreneurs are the new philanthropists. They are individuals who, through innovative business practices, find solutions to the problems that vex our communities, states, and countries. Founder of CLOAK INC, Ebonie Mukasa, is a social entrepreneur committed to putting the mission before the

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Meena Jagannath and the Community Justice Project

MEENA JAGANNATH joined the Community Justice Project (CJP) in 2012.  She is a human rights lawyer and lover of all things creative. Before coming to Miami she worked on women’s rights in Port-au-Prince, Haiti with a Haitian human rights law office there. She brings her human rights experience and passion for supporting community organizing efforts to the poor and immigrant communities in

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Hugh Macleod – Cartoons Crafting Next-Gen Entrepreneurs 

University of Miami’s Toppel Career Center looks a little brighter these days. Maybe it’s because of the new building. Or perhaps it’s the smiles of recent graduates glad to be rid of homework. But one new development stands out among the rest: the opening of a permanent exhibition featuring 80—that’s right, 80—artworks by the cartoonist Hugh Macleod. These playful, colorful

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Micro Theater Taking Root in Miami

In the heart of Downtown Miami lie seven shipping containers. They typically carry things like canned goods and washing machines. But inside these graffiti decorated containers is something very different: theater. Two and half years ago, Jorge Monje brought an innovative theater concept from Spain to Miami. He envisioned short plays being performed within shipping containers for small audiences. Today,

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