Last year, there were more than 600,000 high-paying jobs across a
variety of industries in the U.S. that were unfilled, and by
2018, 51 percent of all STEM jobs are projected to be in Computer Science-related
fields. In his weekly address on Friday, President Obama said he has "a plan to help make sure all our kids get an opportunity to learn computer science, especially girls and minorities."
The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. has filed a case to combat the
long-standing barriers faced by minority business owners in forming,
sustaining, and expanding their companies due to a well-documented
legacy of social, political, and economic discrimination.
7 year-old Natalie McGriff is hoping to encourage young women like herself
to embrace their natural hair and, in the process, help boost their self
esteem. So, she recruited the help of her mother and wrote a book. Once they decided to write the book, mother and daughter took the matter of publishing into their own hands through crowd-funding.
Classic motion pictures like Mahogany and In the Heat of the Night are
just a taste of the programming that a newly launched African American,
24/7 digital multicast network called “Dream TV” is rolling
out to its potential reach of 18,000,000 subscribers. Network principals say it is the first network to specifically target
African Americans with “traditional and alternative tastes.” Here, in an exciusive interview, we hear from network founder and CEO Chester Jones III.
This morning, First Lady Michelle Obama is set to deliver opening
remarks at the 84th Winter Meeting of the United States Conference of
Mayors. Under the leadership of USCM Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake,
nearly 300 of the nation’s mayors will convene in Washington, D.C. at
the Capital Hilton Hotel to engage with Administration officials,
Congressional leaders business leaders to ensure the health and economic
recovery of America’s cities.