Jeffrey Wright, Carmen De LaVallade and Judith Jamison were guests among the scores of fans, friends and family members who gathered at The Riverside Church in
NYC on the bright Saturday morning of September 20 to celebrate and
reflect on the illustrious life and career of actress and activist Ruby Dee.
The lack of Blacks in the American tech sector is more than alarming; many are working to make Silicon Valley more inclusive. Recently, a
group of Black entrepreneurs met at Technoir, the first in a series of
Washington, D.C., networking events aimed at addressing the challenges to
Black tech entrepreneurs.
Social psychologist Jennifer Eberhardt, from Stanford University, has been named a 2014 MacArthur fellow. She has been awarded the distinction for her thorough work on racial matters such as biased policing methods that lead to racial profiling. Also known as the "genius grant," the award is a cash gift of $625,000 to be paid over a five-year period.
Public artist Rick Lowe has been named a 2014 MacArthur fellow. He is the founder of Project Row Houses, a non-profit community art project dedicated to rebuilding houses in the Third Ward section of Houston, Texas. Also known as the "genius grant," the award is a cash gift of $625,000 to be paid over a five-year period.