According to the National Urban Technology Center’s website, a 2013
OECD study published in
the N.Y. Times cited that youth and adults in the U.S. are
fairing dismally as compared to 19 other countries in proficiency areas
such as literacy, math, and problem solving in technology-rich
environments. Urban Tech hopes to change that. At its annual gala earlier this month, TNJ.com interviewed its president.
A group from Bennett College, which includes 20 students, will travel on
an all-expenses-paid trip to China to conduct research, become immersed
in the culture and learn more about clean energy as part of the 100,000
Strong Initiative by the Wanxiang Group, a multinational automotive
components group headquartered in Hangzhou, China. Here, we talk to Bennett College President Rosalind Fuse-Hall about the program.
On Friday afternoon, March 7, 2014, a group of enthusiastic, bright-eyed young
ladies were treated to a panel discussion, a spirited performance by a
member of musical group Audible Chocolate and a cocktail reception at
Time Warner Inc. on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. The occasion was to
mark the New York Urban League’s 5th Annual Girls Empowerment Day.
During his sizzling odyssey across the global firmament, Stokely
Carmichael changed his name to Kwame Ture, combining vestiges of two of
his heroes, toyed with his ideological perspective, altered his dress
style, and had a number of consorts, but his revolutionary zeal was
immutable. Peniel Joseph has resurrected that “well-lived life,” as he has stated
on several media appearances as he promotes Stokely: A Life (Basic
Civitas, 2014), a thought-provoking biography in which the eminent
historian invested ten years of his own life.
Last week at its 2014 Vision Gala held at Cipriani 42nd Street in New
York City, the Dance Theater of Harlem (DTH) celebrated its 45th
anniversary. By the end of the evening, $700,000 was raised to benefit Dance Theater’s Next Generation and Community Engagement funds.
The film "12 Years a Slave" won in major categories last night at the
Oscars, namely for its Best Picture award. The film also won for Best
Supporting Actress (Lupita Nyong'o) and Best Adapted Screenplay (John
Hiring on the basis of race or gender is supposedly illegal… but it
happens. And in the new book, “For Discrimination” by Randall Kennedy, we
read why the author believes that affirmative action is an idea that
needs to stay.