At a recent gathering for Phi Beta Sigma’s Centennial Founders Day gala,
actor and civil rights activist Harry Belafonte, a new member of the
fraternity, announced his new initiative, Sankofa Justice & Equity Fund, aimed at ending oppression and
violence towards women around the world.
Alicia Keys’s business arrangement with BlackBerry is no more. In early 2013, the Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter
signed on as global creative director for the Canadian mobile technology
giant. By year’s end, it was announced that she will no longer stay on.
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.