According to the National Urban Technology Center’s website, a 2013
OECD study published in
the N.Y. Times cited that youth and adults in the U.S. are
fairing dismally as compared to 19 other countries in proficiency areas
such as literacy, math, and problem solving in technology-rich
environments. Urban Tech hopes to change that. At its annual gala earlier this month, TNJ.com interviewed its president.
A group from Bennett College, which includes 20 students, will travel on
an all-expenses-paid trip to China to conduct research, become immersed
in the culture and learn more about clean energy as part of the 100,000
Strong Initiative by the Wanxiang Group, a multinational automotive
components group headquartered in Hangzhou, China. Here, we talk to Bennett College President Rosalind Fuse-Hall about the program.
Adèle Dejak is considered one of the most success Nigerian jewelry and
accessories designers currently on the market. Her Adèle Dejak brand,
sold worldwide via online, creates handmade fashion accessories inspired
by African shapes, textures, and using traditional techniques.
Tristan Walker is no stranger to success. He is the founder of CODE2040, a much-needed program that matches
high-performing Black and Latino undergraduate and graduate coders and
software engineering students with tech firms for internships. Now, his Walker & Company
is poised to make major headway in the health and beauty industry.
Eleven-year-old Marley Dias wanted more diverse reading in school and
she took action to encourage it. The West Orange, New Jersey-based
Thomas A. Edison Middle School student created a campaign called
#1000BlackGirlBooks. The social movement promotes books with “strong,
Black female” main characters. You see, Dias was tired of reading books about boys and whites. Here, Dias tells TNJ.com about the movement and why she likes helping her community.
This week, 4D Healthware, an online personal health dashboard specializing in chronic care management, announced it closed a $710,000 seed investment
round that included a mix of private equity and angel investors,
including multiple physicians. Here, we caught up with founder Star Cunningham, who formerly led global infrastructure at IBM, for an exclusive interview.