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.
Chef Marcus Samuelsson, owner of Red Rooster restaurant in Harlem, will
receive the 2013 Spirit of Africa Award. The celebrated chef,
entrepreneur and author will be honored at the fourth annual Self-Help
Africa Change-Maker’s Gala Ball on October 25.