NASA's Minority University Research and Education Project (MUREP) has
selected two minority serving institutions for cooperative agreement
awards totaling approximately $1 million to help strengthen science,
technology, engineering and math (STEM) curricula at the schools.
At City College of New York with nearly 4,000 graduates, representing
150 nationalities, and who speak more than 100 languages, First Lady
Michelle Obama was right at home with diversity as the theme of her
commencement address Friday afternoon.
In an effort to expand its presence in the rapidly growing wine
industry, the nation’s largest African American wine exporter hosted an
exclusive wine tasting reception in New York City in May to announce its
bold foray into the South American market of the multi-billion dollar
As one of the top performers at one of the nation’s Big 4 accounting
firms, Kevin Basden undoubtedly has a penchant for business and, more
importantly, a knack for bringing other people of color into a socially
conscious and globally numeric world. Here, TNJ.com talks with Basden.