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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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(BPRW) Media Legend Cathy Hughes to Serve as Keynote Speaker at the Sixth Annual Women of Color Empowerment Conference

- Event set for September 9-11, 2016 in Fort Lauderdale -

Media Legend Cathy Hughes


(Black PR Wire) Fort Lauderdale, Fla. – Cathy Hughes, founder and chairperson of Radio One, Inc., the largest African-American owned and operated broadcasting company in the nation, will be the luncheon keynote speaker for the Sixth Annual Women of Color Empowerment Conference (WOCEC). The conference will focus on educating and motivating dynamic Women of Color to lead more effectively.

The prestigious event takes place from September 9-11, 2016 at the Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort, located at 321 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The weekend of the WOCEC seeks to educate, encourage, and cultivate women leaders of color.

"We are delighted to have the incomparable Cathy Hughes address the conference attendees in a year where our theme is Media Images of Women of Color” said WOCEC Founder Burnadette Norris-Weeks, Esq. “Hundreds of America’s top women leaders of color will convene in South Florida for a weekend of enrichment, enlightenment and empowerment aimed at broadening their spheres of influence and strengthening their ability to effectively lead.”

Cathy Hughes is a dynamic, media pioneer who demonstrates the power of one – one woman, one vision, one company - Radio One. Hughes’ unprecedented career has spawned a multi-media conglomerate that generates original content across the spectrums of radio, television and digital media. Her humble beginnings in Omaha, Nebraska, were not a deterrent to her success but rather part of the catalyst that fueled her ambition to empower African Americans with information and to tell stories from their perspective.

In 1999, Cathy Hughes became the first African-American woman to chair a publicly held corporation, following the sale of 7,150,000 shares of common stock to the public. Since that time, she, along with her son and business partner Alfred Liggins, III, has grown Radio One, Inc. into a multi-media company that is an urban radio market leader with 56 stations comprised of hip hop, R&B, gospel and talk radio formats.

Radio One is the first African-American company in radio history to dominate several major markets simultaneously and is the first woman-owned radio station to rank number one in any major market. Its success has earned Cathy Hughes hundreds of prestigious awards and recognitions including: the ADColor Lifetime Achievement Award, the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Chair’s Phoenix Award, the NAACP Chairman’s Award, the Giant of Broadcasting Award, the Uncommon Height of Excellence Award, the Essence Women Shaping the World Award, the Ida B. Wells Living Legacy Award, and induction into the American Advertising Federation Hall of Fame.

Today, Radio One is the parent corporation of several subsidiaries: TV One, the premiere, African-American owned, cable television network in the country and current home of the hit shows UnSung, NewsOneNow, and the reality show R&B Divas; Reach Media, which presents syndicated radio programs like the Rickey Smiley Morning Show and the Tom Joyner Morning Show; Interactive One, home of several popular websites including The Daily Grind and Hello Beautiful; and One Solution, a marketing firm that allows advertisers to take advantage of all of the assets under the Radio One brand.

Events planned for the Sixth Annual Women of Color Empowerment Conference include:

Friday, September 9 at 6:30 p.m. -- Reception and Concert — Miki Howard, Avery Sunshine and the Alan Paul Band. Cost: $75.00 per person; $500.00 for VIP table of 4 with special gifts and adult beverages.

Saturday, September 10 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Empowerment Conference – A multitude of empowerment sessions and dynamic topics of interest for everyone; plus a powerful luncheon with Media Legend Cathy Hughes – Cost: $100 per person.

Sunday, September 11 at 8:30 a.m. – Purses, Pearls and Slippers Sisterhood Breakfast — This breakfast overlooking the beautiful Fort Lauderdale Beach seeks to empower financially so that attendees can live their fullest life. Learn the 7 Steps to 7 Figures from global television business expert Deborah Owens -- Cost: $50 per person.

The Women of Color Empowerment Conference is coordinated by a committee of community volunteers serving under the direction of the not-for-profit Women of Color Empowerment Institute. For tickets, information on sponsorship opportunities, and additional information about the WOCEC, visit www.NationalWomenOfColor.com or contact Kathy Eggleston at (954) 768-9770.

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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. Fort Lauderdale Community Center (FLCC) -  Category: Community Center -    - 1033 NW 6th Street Suite 204-C, Fort Lauderdale, FL (954) 297-7819  - (visit website)

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

  7. 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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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

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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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