As the daughter of a career
diplomat, Liberian-born Saran Kaba Jones traveled the globe with her
family--from Cote d’Ivoire and Egypt to France, Cyprus, and the U.S. She had many business avenues open to her, but when she, in
2008, returned to her home country, she knew she had to do something for the people of
Liberia. Her efforts began with Fund a Child's Education (FACE). Here, TNJ.com caught up with Jones, who splits her time between Boston and Liberia, to find out more about FACE Africa.
As National Bullying Prevention Month winds down,
author/illustrator/syndicated cartoonist Jerry Craft is just getting
started on his own bully awareness campaign. Craft, best known for his
Mama's Boyz comic strip and series of books, has written a book for kids
that tackles the issue of bullying--from the bully's perspective, The
Offenders: Saving The World While Serving Detention!
Charleston, South Carolina, has big plans. The mayor of the city, Mayor
Joseph P. Riley Jr., recently announced new plans for a $75 million
International African-American Museum, which has been talked about for
the last decade. Now it seems things are moving ahead.
The Africa Yoga Project (AYP) aims to empower, educate, elevate and
employ people in East Africa and globally through the practice of yoga.
AYP, which is a nonprofit in the U.S. and registered non-profit
organization in Canada, uses yoga to support economic development and
alleviate poverty by creating a local market. They offer 350 free
outreach yoga classes a week that reach more than 6,000 people.
According to information recently released from the Michigan Black
Chamber of Commerce, minority and women-owned businesses have been shut
out of the economic revitalization that has been on the rise in Detroit
in recent years.