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.
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.
Harvard professor, scholar and author Henry Louis Gates, Jr. has received stellar reviews for his in-depth new documentary, "The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross," which premiered on PBS last Tuesday.