In honor of the one-year anniversary of her two-time Grammy-award
winning album Lemonade that touts female empowerment, mega star Beyonce
announced through her website this week that she has launched the
Formation Scholars program to award "young women who are unafraid to think outside the box and are bold, creative, conscious and confident." Students at Berklee College of Music, Howard University, Parsons School of Design and Spelman College are eligible.
In response to growing concerns that the new Administration will fall
short of budgetary promises to help maintain and expand the success of HBCUs, members of HBCU Collective have organized The
HBCU National Day of Action. On April 27, members of the Collective will gather on Capitol
Hill to advocate on behalf of these schools.
This week, we shared news of nationwide celebrations taking place this
weekend to remember the musical genius of Prince. Here, "diehard Prince
fan" Melinda B. Powers, Esq., an attorney
whose areas of interest are estate planning and probate, tells TNJ.com what Prince’s music meant to her, and why she
is on a crusade to ask fans to celebrate him by financially planning for their loved ones.
The Department of Design and Construction has expanded its role in promoting science, technology, engineering, architecture and math by launching a
college and graduate summer internship program geared towards students
who are majoring in engineering, architecture, construction management, urban
planning and/or sustainability design.
Of late, there have been quite a number of impressive programs created
to bring STEM into underserved communities where access is severely
limited. One company leading the charge is Verizon, and
company officials have made it clear, through a new campaign, that when
it comes to preparing the next generation for tech jobs, #WeNeedMore. Here, we talk to Rose Stuckey-Kirk, chief corporate social responsibility officer at Verizon, about the program.
The National Minority Supplier Development Council, one of the country’s
leading corporate membership organizations committed to helping solve
the growing need for supplier diversity, recently announced news of the
National Minority Business Program Manager’s Seminar designed to provide training and certification in supplier diversity.