We’re Cleaning Our Alleys!

Under the leadership of our Neighborhood Services Department (formerly known as Code Enforcement), North Miami has undertaken an ambitious program to clean alleyways across the city.   The City of North Miami identified a critical issue where alleyways were increasingly obstructed by overgrowth, severely impeding access for emergency and utility vehicles. In fiscal year 2022-2023, […]

Repairs Continue on Enchanted Forest Roofs

In July 2023, the city approved funds to re-do the roofs at the main “community center” and two open-air pavillions at Enchanted Forest.  Work started first on the community center, which is mostly used for youth camps and daycare.  As work progressed, unforeseen damage was found and more trusses need to be replaced.  So in […]

“AfriKin: Perspectives, Poetry & Prose” on February 18th

“AfriKin: Perspectives, Poetry & Prose” on February 18th, featuring Mutabaruka. This event includes poetry and performance, celebrating the cultural impact of African and Black artists.   In 2024, aligned with the national theme “African Americans and the Arts,” we are thrilled to feature Mutabaruka during President’s Weekend for our upcoming event, “AfriKin: Perspectives, Poetry & Prose,” […]

AHF Nigeria’s Milestone: Drastic Drop in HIV Prevalence

As you know, I’m on the board of directors of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation.  Since we have multiple clinics in Africa, there’s symbiosis with my ‘Celebrating West Africa’ initiative. One of the countries I visited on my trip was Nigeria.  AHF has over 27,000 clients there. Here’s an interesting story.   After working more than […]

“Trade Opportunities” PowerPoint

If you missed our January 17th workshop on “Trade Opportunities with Africa,” PortMiami has sent us the PowerPoint presentation they made.  To view it, please click here:   https://www.scottgalv.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Africa-PowerPoint-Presentation-1.17.24.pdf   If you have questions, please call or email Mr. Simeon here:   Nimrod Simeon, MBA, PPM, MPE Global Trade & Business Development Manager, PortMiami Foreign […]

New Shows for Black History Month

Continuing my ‘Celebrating West Africa’ series, here are three events I’m holding in February during Black History Month.  My thanks to Afrikin and the Great Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau for their help and sponsorship. “AfriKin: Perspectives, Poetry & Prose” on February 18th, featuring Mutabaruka. This event includes poetry and performance, celebrating the cultural impact of African […]

Galvin Center Nears Full Payoff: Ahead of Schedule

Fantastic news!  Thanks to deft financial moves made by city administrators, the city is in position to pay off the purchase of the Galvin Community Center in April 2024.  That’s a full six months ahead of schedule and millions of dollars under budget.  Here’s the scoop. When Johnson & Wales University closed in late 2021, […]

“Trade Opportunities” Workshop Very Informative

Our January 17th “Trade Opportunities with Africa” was full of useful info.  It was conducted by Nimrod Simeon, the Trade Analyst, Global Trade & Business Development for PortMiami.  Additional information was provided by Desmond Alufohai, the Director of Protocol and International Affairs Division, Miami-Dade Aviation Department.  Miami has untapped room for growth when it comes […]