The Central Broward corridor of Broward County has emerged as an international crossroads of African American, Caribbean and Hispanic cultures. The Central Regional Park offers cricket and Australian rules football. The American Tennis Association, the oldest Black tennis organization in the country, is looking at a site there for its permanent home. And, the newly-renovated Westfield Mall, in the heart of Greater Fort Lauderdale, has become the meeting place for affordable family-friendly vacation fun.
Greater Fort Lauderdale is becoming a relaxing, upscale, hospitable hub for some of the most prominent African American groups and high-profile personalities in media, social justice, business and sports.
The recent National Urban League Conference attracted near record-breaking attendance of visitors. During its first visit to the area, the event featured speakers such as UL President and CEO Marc Morial, presidential hopefuls Hillary Clinton, Jeb Bush, Bernie Sanders and Martin O'Malley, and dynamic leadership summits for young professionals