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.
The dough keeps rising and the profits keep rolling in for enterprising entrepreneur Vonda McPherson. McPherson, owner of the popular Newark eatery Vonda's Kitchen, recently
expanded her epicurean empire and opened Duke's Southern Table earlier
this month in the heart of the city---the first African American owned jazz
supper club in the the Brick City in nearly 40 years.