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.
African-Americans in the comics industry may be a rare concept, but they
are making more than a little noise. In fact, while their contributions
may go unnoticed by the general public, they have helped changed the
face of the field.
The runway at Broad Street Ballroom in the Financial District of New
York City was aglow with bright lights and African beauty Saturday night
for the 3rd and final night of Africa Fashion Week New York 2011. Produced by Adiree Fashion Agency - a N.Y.-based event production
company owned by Adiat Disu - AFWNY celebrated its 2nd year with its
much anticipated, invitation-only 3-night fashion event from Thursday,
July 14 through Saturday, July 16 featuring 21 designers from all over the