In the ongoing conversation about the lack of African American women and girls in STEM, Google has
been making efforts to change the narrative. Leading the charge is the
company’s newly hired Head of Black Community Engagement, Valeisha
Butterfield. Here, TNJ.com talks to Butterfield about Google’s tech initiatives and upcoming plans to engage with the Black community.
It’s kind of hard to describe The Silver Room, now located in Chicago’s
Hyde Park. There’s a little bit of everything for everyone who walks
through its doors. It’s a hodgepodge that founder/owner Eric Williams is proud of.
There are a lot of lawyers in the United States, but according to a 2014
study, only 3 percent of the lawyers at large law firms are African American.
And only 1.9 percent of the partners are African American, found the
American Lawyer’s Diversity Scorecard. So creating your own law firm is
one way to ensure career advancement in the legal profession.
DeShuna Spencer has many titles attached to her name--social
entrepreneur, storyteller, journalist, publisher, producer, radio and TV
host. She is also the Founder/CEO of kweliTV, which has been nicknamed
the Black Netflix. The streaming
network will roll out in 2016 and will air independent films, news, fashion, documentaries and Black history programming.
Who doesn’t have trouble budgeting? This is where Tiffany “The
Budgetnista” Aliche steps in. While Aliche helps all people understand
their personal finances, her focus is on helping women learn how to
budget and ultimately build wealth.
Marketing is essential to the success of your business. And each year
brings on new marketing opportunities-you just have to know where to
look. TNJ.com asked a round table of experts about the unique marketing
opportunities 2016 will hold, how you can take advantage of them, and
why you should.