United Negro College Fund has launched the UNCF Career Pathways Initiative. With a $50 million commitment from the Lilly Endowment, UNCF will award competitive grants
to four-year HBCUs and
predominantly black institutions "to help students gain the
knowledge, preparation, insight and skills needed for meaningful
employment in a technology-driven, global economy.”
Ever hear of Robert F. Smith? We hadn’t. But he’s in the news lately
since appearing on Forbes’ 2015 list of billionaires. He ranks at number
268 on the annual list of the richest Americans, has a personal fortune
of $2.5 billion and is counted as the second richest African American
person in the nation after Oprah Winfrey.
The general who led a short-lived coup by Burkina Faso's presidential guard this month called on his troops to lay down their arms, local radio said on Tuesday, after the army surrounded their camp following their refusal to disarm.
U.S. President Barack Obama shook hands with Cuban President Raul Castro
at the United Nations on Tuesday in a rare one-on-one meeting between
the former Cold War foes as they work toward improving relations after
decades of animosity.