STSC Transportation Services was just launched in April of this year but
it is already making major news. The company, launched by attorney
Jeremy Walker and two investors, is actually the first Black-owned and
operated transportation company in Philadelphia.
It’s been nearly two decades since a Black actress was nominated in the
best actress in a drama Emmy award category. And in the 65-year history
of the Emmy Awards, no Black actress has ever won in that category. Well, 2013 has flipped that script. Last week, Scandal’s Kerry Washington was nominated for Outstanding Lead
Actress in a Drama Series for her role as the super-driven,
super-sensuous, no-nonsense PR crisis “fixer” Olivia Pope.
Higher Heights For America is a non-profit organization
aimed at bolstering African-American women and their participation in
civic matters. The organization has some serious goals—including helping Black women harness their collective power and influence to eliminate
inequities in education, health and economic opportunities. Here, co-founder Glynda C. Carr tells TNJ.com about the organization's goals.
Economies throughout Africa are now improving, giving the continent a
boost out of the poverty with which it has been stricken for much of
recent history. In fact, gross domestic product itself is growing
quickly according to a new report released by the African Development
Bank. The report states that among African countries, approximately one
out of three now possesses GDP growth rates that exceed 6 percent.
Few people fully realize the power of Black spending. But all one has to
do is look at some dollar figures to see just how important it is.
Currently, Black spending is at $967 billion per year. According to data
collected from Nielsen, a leader in the field of market research, that number is expected to reach $1.1
trillion by the year 2015. The figures were revealed earlier this month at the Rainbow PUSH Coalition conference in Chicago.