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.
Christina Lewis Halpern was juggling many things. She is philanthropist;
had been a reporter at the Wall Street Journal; is the author of a memoir about her famous father, trailblazing
African-American businessman Reginald F. Lewis; and served 20 years
on the board of directors of the Reginald F. Lewis Foundation. There were many more avenues open for Lewis
Halpern, but she chose to use
her energies to help others, particularly young boys of color.
Fabipops...it's a piece of cake! It's the slogan of a unique company
called Fabipops, which sells cake on a stick. The popular pastry even
has its own shop in Park Slope, Brooklyn. The Fabipop is also known as a
"cake pop" or "cakesicle" and is the brainchild of Fabiola Scarbrough.
Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake, Beyonce, and President Obama are among the
celebrity fans of Fabipops.
Yvette Davis Gayle has traveled the world for work and pleasure. But it
was a trip to Ethiopia that inspired the Brooklyn-born, L.A.-based
veteran entertainment publicist to venture into her own business--a line
of luxury scented candles called The Sitota Collection. Fragrances
include Coco Noir, Blue Nile, Havana, and Aigyiptos.