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.
African Americans gathered around the city for a weeklong celebration of
Kwanzaa. Observed by an estimated 28 million people worldwide from December 26 to January 1, the holiday is marked by storytelling, music and
Raltat and Blue Caprice were two of the 73 films shown by
the African Diaspora International Film Festival. They were both
inspired by true events; Raltat is an international film by African
American filmmaker Al Robbins and Blue Caprice was directed by Alexander Moors. Both address real human-interest issues that hit close to home.
Presenter of thought-provoking theories and analyses of societal trends, journalist
and author Malcolm Gladwell arrived on the literary scene in 2000 with
his first book, The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference, followed by 2005’s Blink: The Power
of Thinking Without Thinking. Now, he's on a book tour discussing his latest book, David & Goliath: Misfits, Underdogs and the Art of Battling Giants.