On Saturday, filmmaker and Blackout for Human Rights Founding Member
Ryan Coogler; political activist, author and commentator Van Jones, Justice League NYC activist Carmen Perez, and other local
and nat'l leaders gathered to spread awareness about and raise money
for the Flint water crisis campaign, #JUSTICEFORFLINT.
The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation has launched Pathways
to the C-Suite, a new initiative to help African American students
advance towards private sector careers and leadership opportunities in
Washington, D.C. Former Nevada Congressman Steven Horsford,
founder of the firm R&R Resources+, has signed on to help fund it.
Minority Venture Partners (MVP) Accelerator Inc., a not-for-profit
startup program for commercializing digital, social, and mobile
innovations developed by minority and women entrepreneurs announced
today its formal organization resulting from the receipt of its 501(c)-3
charitable status from the Internal Revenue Service.
In April from the 25th through the 29th, the Minority Business
Development Agency, along with other federal agencies, state
economic development organizations and universities, will join top
business leaders from around the world for the Hannover Messe event in Germany to promote U.S. minority business enterprises.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority
Health (OMH) administers grant programs to support projects that
implement innovative models to improve minority health and reduce health
disparities. Recently, OMH announced news of a new funding opportunity worth $2 million.