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.
Missing meds or taking more than the recommended dosage can lead to unwanted medical complications. This will
soon be a thing of the past. The US Food and Drug Administration
(FDA) approved the use of the first-ever digital pill.
Eating, drinking and being merry can get expensive during the holiday
season, but you can still enjoy the holidays without breaking the bank.
Check out these money-saving strategies for entertaining on a budget
this season and beyond.
Back in September, we reported on an upcoming Ruby Dee documentary called
Life’s Essentials with Ruby Dee. Directed by Dee’s grandson Muta Ali
Muhammad, the film chronicles the life and love story of Ruby Dee &
Ossie Davis. Well, a portion of it was shown at a special screening last
week at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in New York City.
For the first time in American history, three Black swimmers joined the Olympic Team when it traveled to London this past summer. Lia Neal placed
fourth in the Olympic trials, becoming the second African American woman
to join the United States swim team, and Sabir Muhammad was the first Black swimmer to set an American record. What makes their achievements remarkable is that they shattered the myth that African Americans cannot swim.
The island of Sal in Cape Verde, off the coast of West Africa, gets
thousands of tourists each year. Nicknamed the "Hotel de Charme," the hotel Odjo d'Agua, located on the beach,
opened in March 1999 and it was just named by TripAdvisor as the second
best hotel in Santa Maria, Sal.