In 2015, Nina Grier launched an e-store offering apparel, jewelry home
accessories with images of ethnically diverse progressive American
leaders from the 18th, 19th & 20th centuries. In doing so, she
learned valuable lessons that she’s shared with TNJ.com for
anyone looking to launch an e-store.
HBCU@SXSW are letters to know. They signify the involvement of students
from Historically Black Colleges and Universities in the outstanding
tech conference South by Southwest Conventions and Festivals, better
known as SXSW.
Longtime farmer and President of the National Black Farmers Association John Boyd, Jr., who helped himself and other Black farmers win a 30-year discrimination lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Agriculture is now looking to help the next generation of aspiring Black farmers pursue careers in the agri-business. He believes that the National Black Farmers Association Scholarship Program, which is now accepting applications for the 2017-2018 academic year, is a way forward.
In honor of Black History Month, the National Association of African
Americans in HR will present "Black C-Suite Executive -
Hear His Amazing Journey," an installment of the association’s
Leadership Development Series. The program will feature R. Fenimore
Fisher, Deputy Commissioner, Chief Diversity Officer for the City of N.Y.
Two years ago when Howard University alum Dr. Shari Miles-Cohen met with
the White House Council on Women and Girls in the Obama administration,
a decision was made to shine a light on the historic role of women in
the mental health field. Next week, that decision will culminate into
the launch of a multimedia pop-up museum housed at the University featuring Black
women pioneers in the mental health field.
The founders of Black Tech Week have announced that this year’s
inaugural Black Tech Weekend event, a 3-day spinoff of the 5-day Black
Tech Week that takes place in Miami, Florida, will include a $50,000
Startup Pitch Competition designed to help startup founders of color
gain access to funding.
Robert Smith, a Black American billionaire reportedly worth $2.5 billion
whose source of income is private equity, has agreed to foot the bill
for 24 Nigerian girls to receive an education at the American University
For entrepreneur Michael Dennis, it's all about family, football and of
course, his business, the Big Green Group (BGG). The environmentally
friendly telecommunications company based in Chester, NJ was recognized
late last year by insurance industry giant MetLife and the New York
According to online reports, Spelman College, Morehouse College and
Clark Atlanta are among the 24 schools selected by Lilly Foundation to
receive grants geared towards the improvement of employment rates.