In honor of the one-year anniversary of her two-time Grammy-award
winning album Lemonade that touts female empowerment, mega star Beyonce
announced through her website this week that she has launched the
Formation Scholars program to award "young women who are unafraid to think outside the box and are bold, creative, conscious and confident." Students at Berklee College of Music, Howard University, Parsons School of Design and Spelman College are eligible.
This week, we shared news of nationwide celebrations taking place this
weekend to remember the musical genius of Prince. Here, "diehard Prince
fan" Melinda B. Powers, Esq., an attorney
whose areas of interest are estate planning and probate, tells TNJ.com what Prince’s music meant to her, and why she
is on a crusade to ask fans to celebrate him by financially planning for their loved ones.
In February 2015, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Made in NY: Fashion
and the City’s investment in the industry of $15 million. This month, fashion designer B. Michael of B. Michael AMERICA was one of 5 top
designers selected to appear in the campaign which includes documentary-style video, print, social media, web content and more.
In delivering a fire and brimstone speech to thousands of
delegates at the Wells Fargo Center in the City of Brotherly Love, and
millions more on television, Internet and radio, NJ senator and small business advocate Cory Booker seldom flinched
and never wavered and repeatedly brought thousands of convention
attendees to their feet throughout a passionately political, yet
What began two and half years ago as a dream cultural connection between
Harlem and Havana, Cuba is practically a reality. At a press
conference last week at Sylvia’s Restaurant, several of those involved in that initiative, including Lloyd Williams of the Harlem Greater Chamber of Commerce, were on hand to relate the background and current
status of the festival.
At City College of New York with nearly 4,000 graduates, representing
150 nationalities, and who speak more than 100 languages, First Lady
Michelle Obama was right at home with diversity as the theme of her
commencement address Friday afternoon.