This month, the New York City Department of Design and Construction’s
Office of Diversity and Industry Relations announced the launch of a
free business development program, “Ready to Build New York City,”
designed for small and emerging construction contractors interested in
public sector construction contracts.
Former Black College presidents John Garland; Sidney Ribeau; Wayne Watson;
and Dorothy Cowser Yancy recently announced the launch of TM2 Education
Search which provides retained search and leadership development services
targeting Historically Black Colleges & Universities and
Predominantly Black Institutions (the Black College Community).
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.