The Entertainment Software Association and Hispanic Heritage
Foundation’s Leaders on the Fast Track today announced that 20 minority
youths were awarded grants for creating video games that seek solutions
to problems in their communities. The fellows will appear at The White
House in Washington, D.C. on December 4, to present their ideas to
influencers and policymakers.
Over the holiday weekend, the nation celebrated Black Friday and Small
Business Saturday. In keeping with that spirit, today on Cyber Monday,
in the midst of your online shopping for big deals on electronics, be
inspired to support Black-owned businesses. There's even an app to locate them.
As National Bullying Prevention Month winds down,
author/illustrator/syndicated cartoonist Jerry Craft is just getting
started on his own bully awareness campaign. Craft, best known for his
Mama's Boyz comic strip and series of books, has written a book for kids
that tackles the issue of bullying--from the bully's perspective, The
Offenders: Saving The World While Serving Detention!
Chef Marcus Samuelsson, owner of Red Rooster restaurant in Harlem, will
receive the 2013 Spirit of Africa Award. The celebrated chef,
entrepreneur and author will be honored at the fourth annual Self-Help
Africa Change-Maker’s Gala Ball on October 25.