Black Girls Code was created to “provide young and pre-teen girls of color opportunities to learn
in-demand skills in technology and computer programming at a time when
they are naturally thinking about what they want to be when they grow
up.” Recently, the nonprofit has garnered the attention of search giant Google. Last month, Google gave the organization teaching space valued at $2.8 million at its headquarters in NYC.
You can tell a lot about a man from his watch, so they say. And
Virginia-based entrepreneur Randy Williams was very particular about his
watches, so much so in October 2014 he started his own watch company,
Talley & Twine. He tells TNJ.com just how.
Torin Ellis has been in
the recruitment game for 17 years. His aim? To change the face of the
American workforce. And if you let Ellis tell it, it starts with
diversity in tech and rolls out from there. Here, Ellis talks to TNJ.com about "the art of recruitment" and his star turn on Netflix's “Top Recruiter - Reign of the Bosses."
There are many ways to describe Niki Okuk. Among a variety of things,
she is a small-business owner; lifelong activist; and worker for social,
economic, and environmental justice. She recently launched Rco² Material Reuse, a tire waste upcycling company that diverts tens of millions of gallons of petroleum waste
from landfills into new products annually while also creating numerous green-collar jobs in Compton.
Every potential college student--and his/her parents--knows how arduous a
task it is to track down and apply for scholarships. Well, an app
called Scholly makes it a lot easier. The app matches students with
college scholarships. With more than $100 million in scholarships going
unclaimed annually, this app allows access to much-needed college funds.