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.
You might want to save the name Nyemay Collectables for your next holiday gift shopping trip--especially Kwanzaa. Nyemay Aya started the company in 1998 to offer unique bath towels
featuring various symbols, particularly the African symbols of Gye Nyame
(Adinkra) and Ankh (Khemtic).
There are nearly 28 million small businesses in the United States, and
more than a few of them have been staked by serial entrepreneurs such as
Crystal Glass Warner, CEO of Lor' Dour Design LLC, Crystal Glass
Cosmetics, and ACE Film Productions. Once Warner got the entrepreneurial bug, she was on a roll.
With retail sales of women's handbags in the United States reaching
approximately $9.2 billion in 2014, Cheryl Williams owner of Double
Clutched, a Columbus, Ohio, handbag company, is in the right business.
According to the SBA, 70% of new
businesses survive just two years. What’s worse, only 50% make it to five years in business and a mere 33% are
able to hit the 10-year mark. Here, author and PR professional/media
strategist/branding expert Karen Taylor Bass of TaylorMade Media LLC talks survival.
Imagine a place where you can get away from the stresses of work and blow off steam by engaging in activities with others. This
is what Michele Ware has created with Hoodwinked Escape in Harlem.
Ware’s Escape rooms let people spend 60 minutes in a space where they
can get together with friends to solve puzzles and discover hidden doors