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A Taste of Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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DID YOU KNOW THESE FACTS ABOUT FORT LAUDERDALE?

  1. Fort Lauderdale is a city in the U.S. state of Florida, on the Atlantic coast. It is the county seat of Broward County. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 165,521.

  2. The city is a popular tourist destination, with 10.35 million visitors in 2006. Fort Lauderdale is sometimes known as the "Venice of America" because of its expansive and intricate canal system. The city is a major yachting center, with 42,000 resident yachts and 100 marinas and boatyards in 2006. The city sits 23 miles north of Miami. Fort Lauderdale and the surrounding area hosted over 4,000 restaurants and 120 nightclubs in 2006. The city, known for its large LGBT community, is also a popular vacation spot for gays and lesbians.

  3. As is true of many parts of Florida, the city's population has a strong seasonal variation, as snowbirds from the north spend the winter and early spring in Florida. The city is also sometimes referred to as "Fort Liquordale" because of its beaches, bars, nightclubs, and history as a spring break location for tens of thousands of college students. However, the city has actively discouraged college students from visiting the area since the mid-1980s, passing strict laws aimed at preventing the mayhem that regularly occurred each year. The city had an estimated 350,000 college visitors for spring break 1985; by 2006, that number had declined to about 10,000.

  4. In recent decades (starting around the 1980s), the city has become known for having a large gay community and being a popular vacation spot for gay and lesbian tourists. Even though the LGBT presence is noticeable all over Fort Lauderdale, the highest concentration of gay and lesbian residents is in the townships of Oakland Park and Wilton Manors, with the latter often being called the 'Gay-borhood' or the 'Gay village'.

  5. Fort Lauderdale skyline, featuring Las Olas River House, completed in 2004. Fort Lauderdale's economy is heavily reliant on tourism. From the 1940s through the 1980s, the city was known as a spring break destination for college students. Cruise ships and nautical recreation provide the basis for much of the revenue raised by tourism. Fort Lauderdale now attracts a more sophisticated and affluent tourist, while largely ignoring the dwindling college crowd.

  6. The median income for a household in the city was $37,887, and the median income for a family was $46,175.

  7. Despite the fact that it is both far removed from the equator and located just outside the tropics, Fort Lauderdale features a tropical rainforest climate with little seasonal variation in temperature. Typically, tropical rainforest climates are found near the equator, but Fort Lauderdale is an exceptional case. Average monthly temperatures are always above 18.0 °C and average monthly precipitation is above 60 millimetres.

Radio Stations
WPOW 96.5 FM Miami, FL Hip Hop
WEDR 99.1 FM Miami, FL Hip Hop
WHYI 100.7 FM Fort Lauderdale, FL Top-40
WHQT 105.1 FM Coral Gables, FL Urban Contemporary
WQAM 560 AM Miami, FL Sports
WIOD 610 AM Miami, FL News/Talk
WEXY 1520 AM Wilton Manors, FL Gospel Music

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Demographics of Fort Lauderdale, Florida

By Race

White

Black

Native American

Asian

Hispanic

Total Population

57.5%

28.90%

0.50%

1.0%

9.5%

Because Hispanics could be counted in other races, the totals above could possibly be more than 100%. If you would like a detailed listing of all ethnic groups in the U.S., please Click Here.

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Famous Blacks from Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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Businesses in Fort Lauderdale, Florida


A small percentage of the businesses listed on BlackCityInfo.com may not necessarily be black owned and operated but have received favorable reviews from users who have visited the establishment, or from the owners themselves who warmly seek out African American patronage.


BEAUTY CARE - HAIR SALONS - MULTICULTURAL

  1. All Dolled Up -  Category: Black Hair Salons -  6364 West Oakland Park Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, Florida (954) 428-6678

  2. A Natural Hairstylist Braider & Loctician Mahasin -  Category: Black Hair Salons -  2510 NW 19th Street Suite 4D, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311 (770) 895-1783

  3. Black Star Unisex -  Category: Black Hair Salons -   Suite D, 1270 Northwest 31st Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311 (954) 316-0036

  4. Diamond Girl Beauty Supply -  Category: Black Beauty Supply -  3224 W. Broward Blvd Fort Lauderdale, FL (954) 581-9561

  5. Discount Beauty Supply -  Category: Black Beauty Supply -  3400 W. Broward Blvd Fort Lauderdale, FL (954) 318-0245

  6. Diva's Day Spa -  Category: African American Spa -  600 West Las Olas Boulevard - Ft. Lauderdale, Florida (954) 309-0003

  7. East African Hair Village -  Category: Natural Hair Salon -  3911 Davie Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, Fl 33312 (954) 792-0570

  8. Friendly Discount Beauty Supply -  Category: Beauty Supply -  1030 NW. 9th Avenue 33311 (954) 524-2905

  9. Hair is In Unisex Salon -  Category: Black Beauty Supply -  5563 N. State Road 7 Ft. Lauderdale, FL (954) 486-2472

  10. Natural Trend Setters -  Category: Black Hair Salons -  5100 West Commercial Boulevard Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314 (954) 486-1414

  11. Simply Unique Hair & Nail Salon -  Category: Black Hair Salons -  1954 NW 9th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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BLACK BUSINESSES - SERVICES - VENDORS ETC.

  1. African Bookstore -  Category: Bookstore -  3600 W Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312-1014 (954) 584-046   - (visit website)

  2. African Fashion Boutique International -  Category: Apparel -   3994 NW 19th St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311 (954) 486-3633

  3. African Renaissance Designs -  Category: Renaissance -   1600 Lauderdale Manor Dr, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311 (754) 422-6014

  4. Anthony Brunson -  Category: Accountant -  333 Las Olas Way, CU 4, Fort Lauderdale, FL (954) 361-6571

  5. Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. -  Category: Sorority -  Member of the National Pan-Hellenic Council   - PO Box 121145, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312-0020   - (visit website)

  6. Spencer's Original Collection -  Category: Skin Care, Handbags -   1412 N.W. 15 Terrace, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311 (954) 297-2984

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AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURE

  1. African-American Research Library and Cultural Center -  Category: Library -   2650 Sistrunk Blvd. Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311 (954) 625-2800

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DINING - CATERING - BBQ - SOUL FOOD

  1. Betty's Restaurant & Barbecue -  Category: Barbecue -  601 Northwest 22nd Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311 (954) 583-9121  - (visit website)

  2. Bimini Boatyard Bar & Grill -  Category: Grill -  1555 SE 17th St Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 (954) 525-7400  - (visit website)

  3. Blue Willy's Barbecue -  Category: Barbecue -  201 SE 6th St Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 (954) 224-6120

  4. Bourbon on 2nd -  Category: Cajun/Creole -  201 SW 2nd Street Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 (954) 522-1253   - (visit website)

  5. Cafe Bluefish -  Category: Seafood, American and Caribbean -  3134 NE 9th St Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304 (954) 563-3474

  6. Cafe 54 -  Category: Southern/Soul -  3135 W Broward Blvd Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312 (954) 581-3854

  7. Deep Down South BBQ -  Category: Barbecue, Seafood, Southern,Soul -  3101 W Sunrise Blvd Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311

  8. Ponderosa Soul Food -  Category: Soul Food Restaurants -  880 Northwest 25th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311-6753 (954) 583-9906

  9. Tom Jenkins Bar-B-Q -  Category: Barbecue, Seafood, Southern,Soul -  1236 S Federal Hwy Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 (954) 522-5046   - (visit website)

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CITY VIDEO CONNECTION


African-American Library in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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black/african american special events

RADIO ONE, INC. PRESENTS RADIO ONE FEST URBAN MUSIC AND CONFERENCE WEEKEND NOVEMBER 6-8 2014 IN FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA

Featuring a Star-Studded Musical Tribute Honoring Chairman and CEO of Epic Records Mr. L.A. Reid


SILVER SPRING, MD - July 14, 2014 – Radio One Inc. will host Radio One Fest, a three day urban music and entertainment business conference taking place November 6-8th in Fort Lauderdale, Florida at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino and the Marriott Harbor Beach Hotel. Radio One Fest is designed to bring together the best of the best in film production, music producers, songwriters, executives, bloggers, digital marketing and marketing experts to share advice, strategies, best practices, new technologies and the opportunity to network and meet the PLAYERS!

In addition to the seminars and keynotes, Radio One and TV One will present a once in a lifetime star-studded musical event honoring music executive and entertainment mogul, Antonio 'L.A.' Reid. As one of the most esteemed and accomplished executives of this decade, Reid - currently the Chairman and CEO of Epic Records - will be presented with the “Cathy Hughes Media Icon Award”.

“There hasn’t been an artist played on a Radio One station that hasn’t had their perspective shaped in some way by Reid,” says Radio One Founder and Chairwoman, Cathy Hughes. “He has laid the foundation for other young African-American executives to take on leadership roles in the music industry. It is only right for us to honor what he has done for our community."

For over 25 years, L.A. Reid has been a key figure in shaping the sound and experience of popular music. He is personally credited with igniting the careers of award-winning artist like Mariah

Infused throughout the weekend will be a mixture of events that will embody the culture of urban music and entertainment. For more information go to www.radioonefest.com

Radio One, Inc., together with its subsidiaries (http://www.radio-one.com/), is a diversified media company that primarily targets African-American and urban consumers. The Company is one of the nation’s largest radio broadcasting companies, currently owning and/or operating 55 broadcast stations located in 16 urban markets in the United States. Through its controlling interest in Reach Media, Inc. (http://www.blackamericaweb.com/), the Company also operates syndicated programming including the Tom Joyner Morning Show, the Russ Parr Morning Show, the Yolanda Adams Morning Show, the Rickey Smiley Morning Show, Bishop T.D. Jakes’ “Empowering Moments”, and the Reverend Al Sharpton Show. Beyond its core radio broadcasting franchise, Radio One owns Interactive One (http://www.interactiveone.com/), an online platform serving the African-American community through social content, news, information, and entertainment. Interactive One operates a number of branded sites, including News One, UrbanDaily, HelloBeautiful and social networking websites, including BlackPlanet, MiGente, and Asian Avenue. In addition, the Company owns a controlling interest in TV One, LLC (http://www.tvoneonline.com/), a cable/satellite network programming primarily to African-Americans.


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CHURCHES



  1. First Baptist Church of Piney Grove -  1100 NW 4th (954) 463-8286 Fort Lauderdale, Fl

  2. Mount Herman AME Church -  401 NW 7th Terrace (954) 463-6309 Fort Lauderdale, Fl

  3. Mount Olive Baptist Church -  400 NW 9th Ave (954) 463-5126 Fort Lauderdale, Fl   - (visit website)

  4. Shaw Temple -  522 NW 9th Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311 (954) 462-1413

  5. St. George Catholic Church -  3640 NW 8th Street (954) 583-5892

Fort Lauderdale, FL Black Churches   Fort Lauderdale, FL Black Churches (video)
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ENTERTAINMENT



  1. Improv Fort Lauderdale -  Category: Entertainment -   5700 Seminole Way, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314 (954) 981-5653  - (visit website)

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ANNUAL EVENTS



  1. Annual Flash Back Night
    (July)   Location: at Revolution Live, Fort Lauderdale, FL 100 SW 3rd Ave. Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312 (954) 727-0950

    Live performers. Hip-Hop, Reggae, more!


  2. Black Writers Reunion & Conference
    Held late August and retreat follows on early September   - (visit website)

    The conference, which offers hands-on writing workshops, seminars, inspirational sessions, book sales, exhibitors, sponsorship opportunities, and networking events.


  3. Black Writers Reunion & Conference
    Held late August and retreat follows on early September   - (visit website)

    The conference, which offers hands-on writing workshops, seminars, inspirational sessions, book sales, exhibitors, sponsorship opportunities, and networking events.


  4. Grown & Sexy Cruise
    (January)   - (visit website)

    5 nights of theme parties and events.


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