The landscape architecture profession is relevant
and growing, but according to a survey by the American Society of Landscape Architects, just one percent of respondents identified themselves as African American. We’ll keep watching the industry for more diversity updates, but in the
meantime, we've identified six African American
landscape architects who are set to beautify the yards of suburban homes and create lush community gardens in America's urban neighborhoods.
The Washington, D.C. Metro HBCU Alumni Alliance Inc.
recently announced a partnership with Project Stem 2016 to participate in the
2016 HBCU Science and Engineering Pavilion. The Pavilion will be part of
an overall promotional partnership with the USA Science and Engineering
Festival. Here, we talk to Project Stem 2016 Founder Joel Harris about this year's festival.
BET Networks has recently acquired the Soul Train franchise. Prior, it
was owned by InterMedia Partners and Yucaipa Companies. Pioneering
creator and host Don Cornelius, who operated the show under his Don
Cornelius Productions company, sold to InterMedia and Yucaipa in
2008. The popular and beloved music dance show featured predominantly African American talent and aired from 1971 through 2006. Financial details of the acquisition were not made public.
Lifeline, a program that has made
telephone service affordable to low-income Americans since 1985, for the
first-time in its history will support stand-alone broadband
service as well as bundled voice and data service packages. The rules
will unlock the Lifeline broadband marketplace to attract additional
providers, namely low-income Americans.