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.
Recycling, cutting off lights, and energy conservation are all the rage
around Earth day, but soon after, we are lulled back into a sense of
complacency. Yet, global warming is our ever-present companion. Commit to lifestyle changes that can make a real difference in the
efforts against global warming. Spread the word and encourage similar
conservation actions in the workplace or at your school. Going green
isn’t a passing fad; it’s a necessity for the future viability of our
Opening night of the 6th Annual African Diaspora International Summer
Film Series at The Riverside Theater in NYC kicked off with a screening
of Scheherazade, Tell Me A Story, the sad and sometimes hilarious story
of six oppressed women in Egypt who triumph in the face of adversity,
gender-based stereotypes and politics. It was the perfect eye-opening
lead-in for what can only be described as cinematic bliss for the foreign film lover.