Archive for the ‘Education’ Category

Tech Entrepreneur Kimberly Bryant Working to Close the Digital Divide


The problem, still exists—a lack of African American women in the tech world. Black Girls Code recently launched a campaign called IndieGoGo to help close the digital divide.


“There is still a great disparity in underrepresented communities in terms of access to technology on several fronts. Broadband access lags the national average significantly in communities of color and although minorities are early adopters of mobile technologies, we still don’t see students of color with the same access to computers in either their homes or schools. Computer science curriculum is also nearly non-existent or inadequate in public schools (and some private institutions) across the country.

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What are the traits of a highly successful entrepreneur?


What sets a successful entrepreneur above the rest of the competition? What is it that makes an excellent leader and how can you create a significant impact on the lives of your employees, customers and the industry in general? If you want to be among the most successful entrepreneurs in your chosen niche, you absolutely need to understand what sets these people apart from all the others. Try to emulate the way they do things.

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The Gem Project: Empowering Youth Through Educational Tools


The Gem Project, a non-profit organization that aims to empower young people by giving them useful educational tools, was inspired by a personal experience. “The initial spark came after learning that my mother was diagnosed with invasive breast cancer during my sophomore year at Rutgers University,” recalls Amanda A. Ebokosia. Her mother survived the cancer, and Ebokosia further developed her idea for the Gem Project, based in Newark, New Jersey. “As I learned more about how the cancer affected young people, I wanted to create a program that educated my peers about issues like this– but compelled them to act and grabbed their attention,” she explains. Thus, the group´s motto: “We Captivate to Educate.”

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Proficiency of Black Students Is Found to Be Far Lower Than Expected


An achievement gap separating black from white students has long been documented — a social divide extremely vexing to policy makers and the target of one blast of school reform after another.

But a new report focusing on black males suggests that the picture is even bleaker than generally known.

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The Nigerian author blazed the trail for a generation of African writers, says Kwame Anthony Appiah.


For many people all around the world, Chinua Achebe was their first African writer. Things Fall Apart has been read and loved (and studied) by millions. And among its many readers were a generation of other African writers for whom he blazed the trail.

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LeBron James, open book

This huge Basketball Star – Lebron James, credits READING for making him calmer during playoffs
Updated: June 21, 2012, 6:18 PM ET

By Michael Wilbon |

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Why support black businesses?



Every person can support a black owned business without seeming biased?  After the initial curiosity when a new business opens, are you in it for the long haul? As a customer, will you  support, no matter what or  are you looking for the earliest exit point.  This is where a member of staff upsets you and  you quickly decide never to visit again.

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