Last week, National Urban League President and CEO Marc H. Morial and a delegation of economists met with Janet Yellen, Chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, on the issue of the lack of diversity within the Federal Reserve. Here, TNJ Senior Editor Sergie Willoughby speaks with Morial about how the meeting played out and what the next steps are.
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.
To date, Kickstarter, the world's largest crowdfunding platform, has helped
raise more than $1 billion in pledgesfrom more than 5 million donors to fund 135,000 projects which include films,
stage shows, music, journalism, design, photography, video games, comics, and
various food-related projects. Here are some useful tips you may want to consider to help ensure a successful Kickstarter campaign.