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.
Dion Fearon has a passion for entrepreneurship. Jamaican born, Baltimore
raised and L.A. based, Fearon is a self-starting, self-taught feature
film and television producer who has now been in the entertainment
business industry for the last 20 years. Now she has added a second business—a line of scented candles through the Dion Fearon Collection.
Seven years ago, Experience: Harlem was launched by Angie Hancock as an
information and entertainment portal for all things Harlem. Today, it
has been the go-to site for anyone—from New York residents to first-time
visitors--wanting to connect and “experience” the special venues and
well kept-secrets that Harlem has to offer.
Many women over 35 often complain about being invisible in the media. Where are the magazines for them? Well, now there is a website targeting these women, with a focus on African-American women. Founded by veteran journalists Sheree Crute and Yanick Rice Lamb, the site is called FierceforBlackWomen. It was created for Black women by Black women.