In the ongoing conversation about the lack of African American women and girls in STEM, Google has
been making efforts to change the narrative. Leading the charge is the
company’s newly hired Head of Black Community Engagement, Valeisha
Butterfield. Here, TNJ.com talks to Butterfield about Google’s tech initiatives and upcoming plans to engage with the Black community.
For a public figure as visible, controversial and outspoken as the Rev.
Al Sharpton, whose every move and words are scrutinized by the media, a
book by him would appear to be redundant. But it has been a decade or so since he last stopped to summarize his
often tumultuous life and those moments here provide a neat update,
particularly when divulged within a format of 23 life lessons.
Bird watchers, not those ornithologists armed with binoculars looking
for the latest rare specimen on wing, but jazz lovers eagerly awaiting
the arrival of Stanley Crouch’s study of Charlie “Yardbird” Parker, the
wingless immortal, can now exhale. Crouch’s biography, Kansas City
Lightning—The Rise and Times of Charlie Parker is finally here after
some thirty years of gestation.
EmblemHealth is one of New York's leading health insurance companies.
Formed in 2006 by the merger of Group Health Incorporated and HIP Health
Plan of NY, their mission is to improve the health and wellness
of all New Yorkers. Now, they have taken their efforts one step further with a new program, EmblemHealth Live Healthy, which offers free fitness, cooking and healthcare education classes in underserved neighborhoods.