100 years in the making, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African
American History and Culture is finally complete and ready for visitors
to explore the expansive journey of African Americans in the United
States. Here, Travis McPhail, Software Engineer, Google Maps, and Team Lead, Project Griot, talks about Google's role in making the Museum technologically advanced.
In February 2015, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Made in NY: Fashion
and the City’s investment in the industry of $15 million. This month, fashion designer B. Michael of B. Michael AMERICA was one of 5 top
designers selected to appear in the campaign which includes documentary-style video, print, social media, web content and more.
The Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council has taken Congress
and the FCC to task by detailing how both entities can engage minority-
and women-owned businesses. Yesterday, the Council released a document that outlines 4 incentives to improve minority
ownership of commercial wireless spectrum.
NY’s television industry is about to see some much-needed parity. The launch of the Made in NY Writers Room will provide talented writers from diverse backgrounds with the tools they need to excel in NYC’s thriving television production space.
Historically Black Colleges and Universities and their graduates have
been vigilant about raising money for Black students to graduate from college and take their place as the next generation
of Black leaders in their respective fields. Here, a board member of the NY-Nat'l Alumnae Association of Spelman College tells us about their fundraising efforts and what the future holds for the organization.