This year, Black Girls Rock!, an organization founded by DJ Beverly Bond
to empower Black girls who rock, will celebrate its 10th anniversary. At this year's televised event, ShondaLand producer and writer Shonda Rhimes (Shot Caller Award) and award-winning actress and activist Amandla
Stenberg (Young Gifted and Black Award), among others, will be honored. (TNJ.com will be there to witness the greatness!)
This month, SUNY at Old Westbury partnered with the Nat'l Brookhaven Lab to commemorate the second anniversary of Pres. Obama's My Brother's Keeper initiative, and discuss the importance of mentorship,
STEM and continuing education for young men of color. Here, we speak to Calvin Butts, president of Old Westbury, and La Doris Harris, director of the DOE's Office of Diversity.
Last year, Governor Andrew Cuomo said he wanted to see the goal of
awarding 30 percent of state contracts to minority- and women owned
businesses come to fruition. On Wednesday, March 23, the New American
Chamber of Commerce will do its part to help make that happen. The organization is hosting the second annual Diversity Procurement Conference 2016 to take place at BNY Mellon Bank in Lower Manhattan.
Burgess Services is pleased to announce the completion of the Denver
International Airport’s (DIA) Westin Hotel and Transit Center project.
Burgess Services was awarded a $39.6 million contract in 2013 to manage
the installation of all mechanical and plumbing systems.
With the help of Governor Andrew Cuomo, the post-production industry is
about to get a boost from Empire State Development (ESD). In
late February, ESD announced the New York State Post-Production
Fellowship Program – a new initiative that will increase the size and
quality of New York’s post-production talent pool for this rapidly