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.
Denise Hamilton ditched her many years in corporate America to go out on
her own and recently launched WatchHerWork .com. The Jamaica-born,
Brooklyn, NY-raised Hamilton, 45, wanted to create an online network and
resource for professional women, providing curated advice, helpful
videos and assorted information. Then there are the WatchHerWork
networking and mentoring events nationwide.
Some major corporations say they have trouble finding, recruiting and
retaining minority candidates. So Porter Braswell and Ryan Williams
came up with Jopwell which is a platform that lets companies connect with and
recruit minority candidates for internships and jobs. Here, we caught up with the duo who started their early careers on Wall Street.
A consortium of people of color doing business in the same
community with the clever catch phrase, entrepreneurial enclave, is a
key element in creating black wealth says small business advocate Kevin
Wortham. As the director and co-founder of a nationally revered program
that guides teens into owning their own businesses, Wortham is at the
forefront of forming commonwealths that are chock full of minority-owned
As CEO of Mino Enterprises, Jazmin Truesdale has several businesses under her belt. One is an entertainment company, Aza, through which Truesdale has created a business model centered around what women and girls told her they wanted: superheroes for girls. Here, she tells TNJ.com of her plans to develop Aza into a global brand for women's entertainment.