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.
Since the 1950's, Mrs. Leah Chase, has been the main chef at Dooky Chase's Restaurant, a landmark institution in the heart of New Orleans. The “Queen of Creole Cuisine” is still doing what she loves
doing and has been doing for most of her 90 years—preparing meals for
Maya Angelou’s fans began arriving and assembling at the Union Square
Barnes and Noble hours before her seven o’clock appearance on Tuesday.
As early as 4pm, the fourth floor was filled to capacity—more than 250
people—and the store’s security at the escalator blocked any more from
ascending. The famed writer was in town to promote her latest book “Mom & Me
& Mom,” which is mainly about the years she spent reconciling with
Like Miles, Mingus and Monk, drummer Michael Carvin is a leader who
knows when and how to mix veteran musicians with emerging jazz stars. Such a tasteful mixture of the tried and true with a fresh brood was
fully evident recently at Dizzy’s Club in midtown Manhattan.
Many young girls start doll collecting with their first Barbie but there
are some people who continue into adulthood. Debbie Behan Garrett, author of The Doll
Blogs: When Dolls Speak, I Listen and creator of the Black Doll
Collecting website, provides some insight on collecting Black dolls.
On Monday, March 25, 2013, Evidence, A Dance Company, held its 9th Annual Gala at The Plaza Hotel. Highlights from the star-studded, black-tie affair hosted by actress Lynn Whitfield and chaired by Tonya Lewis Lee and Spike Lee were the Community Activist Award that went to the late Beth Young and the 2013 Corporate Philanthropy Award given to Valentino D. Carlotti on behalf of Goldman, Sachs & Company.