New research from Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance (MassMutual) found
that nearly seven in 10 African Americans (71 percent) aged 45-60
currently do not have a will. Furthermore, nearly two in five (56
percent) surveyed revealed they have not documented important financial
BIG Innovation Center won the SBA Growth Accelerator Fund Competition
for the second year in a row and received a $50,000 prize from the US
Small Business Administration and its Agency Partners (NIH, NSF, DoED).
The Nat'l Black MBA Association and the Nat'l Society
of Black Engineers have struck a three-year strategic alliance
to promote STEM leadership among Black professionals. TNJ Senior Editor Sergie Willoughby caught up with NSBE Executive Director Karl W. Reid to talk about the industry and the partnership.
Research indicates that there are currently over 21 Black-owned banks in
the United States, and recently African Americans have been encouraged to do business with those banks as a way of creating jobs and building wealth in Black communities.
100 years in the making, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African
American History and Culture is finally complete and ready for visitors
to explore the expansive journey of African Americans in the United
States. Here, Travis McPhail, Software Engineer, Google Maps, and Team Lead, Project Griot, talks about Google's role in making the Museum technologically advanced.
Historically Black Colleges and Universities and their graduates have
been vigilant about raising money for Black students to graduate from college and take their place as the next generation
of Black leaders in their respective fields. Here, a board member of the NY-Nat'l Alumnae Association of Spelman College tells us about their fundraising efforts and what the future holds for the organization.
This election season, Black women say that economic security is their
most important issue. The news comes from a survey that Higher Heights, an organization dedicated to Black women and political engagement, recently conducted. On the heels of Black Women's Equal Pay Day, which took place yesterday, the survey outlines Black women's concerns about how they will be affected, economically speaking, by the next president to take office.
With the help of a $300,000 grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the
HBA has launched The Lillian Project to help
low-income, African American women in Harlem become entrepreneurs. TNJ Senior Editor Sergie Willoughby recently spoke to Gina Ramcharan, project director of The Lillian Project, and Regina Smith, exec. dir. of the HBA, to find out more about the Project.
There’s a new initiative for STEM students looking for that coveted future tech job at that sought-after innovative company. TMCF CEO Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., a former
HR exec in the tech space, has forged a first-of-its-kind 10-yr program committed to HBCU students that he
says is also “a solution to Apple’s diversity challenges.” Here, Taylor speaks to TNJ.com about the particulars.