In honor of Black History Month, the National Association of African
Americans in HR will present "Black C-Suite Executive -
Hear His Amazing Journey," an installment of the association’s
Leadership Development Series. The program will feature R. Fenimore
Fisher, Deputy Commissioner, Chief Diversity Officer for the City of N.Y.
Two years ago when Howard University alum Dr. Shari Miles-Cohen met with
the White House Council on Women and Girls in the Obama administration,
a decision was made to shine a light on the historic role of women in
the mental health field. Next week, that decision will culminate into
the launch of a multimedia pop-up museum housed at the University featuring Black
women pioneers in the mental health field.
The founders of Black Tech Week have announced that this year’s
inaugural Black Tech Weekend event, a 3-day spinoff of the 5-day Black
Tech Week that takes place in Miami, Florida, will include a $50,000
Startup Pitch Competition designed to help startup founders of color
gain access to funding.
Robert Smith, a Black American billionaire reportedly worth $2.5 billion
whose source of income is private equity, has agreed to foot the bill
for 24 Nigerian girls to receive an education at the American University
For entrepreneur Michael Dennis, it's all about family, football and of
course, his business, the Big Green Group (BGG). The environmentally
friendly telecommunications company based in Chester, NJ was recognized
late last year by insurance industry giant MetLife and the New York
According to online reports, Spelman College, Morehouse College and
Clark Atlanta are among the 24 schools selected by Lilly Foundation to
receive grants geared towards the improvement of employment rates.
Bounce TV, an African American broadcast television network, is
expanding into the movie streaming business. Brown Sugar, owned by the
company, will be like Netflix, but blacker; the streaming service will
host a plethora of Blaxploitation films from the 70s.
The Thurgood Marshall College Fund and Complete College America
announced a new partnership that will focus on boosting graduation
rates throughout the nation's black colleges, including Historically
Black Colleges and Universities and Predominately Black
Institutions. The announcement was made as part of CCA's 2016
Annual Convening of the Alliance in San Francisco.