Jeffrey Wright, Carmen De LaVallade and Judith Jamison were guests among the scores of fans, friends and family members who gathered at The Riverside Church in
NYC on the bright Saturday morning of September 20 to celebrate and
reflect on the illustrious life and career of actress and activist Ruby Dee.
The lack of Blacks in the American tech sector is more than alarming; many are working to make Silicon Valley more inclusive. Recently, a
group of Black entrepreneurs met at Technoir, the first in a series of
Washington, D.C., networking events aimed at addressing the challenges to
Black tech entrepreneurs.
H. Carl McCall, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the State
University of New York, has been a tireless and relentless champion of
higher education and that’s why he is firmly committed to a recent
initiative by HistoryMakers, the nation’s largest African American video
oral history archive.
Detroit non-profit Real Life 101 has taken its initiative to help
young black boys nationally. This past June, they awarded over 234 high
school students across the world with laptop computers loaded with
software, computer bags and certified mentors to help them go to and complete college.
Perhaps I’m getting ahead of myself by writing a presumptuous summation
of the turmoil roiling the streets of suburban St. Louis. After all,
it’s been less than a fortnight since the fateful moment when a
Ferguson, Missouri, police officer shot and killed unarmed 18-year-old
Michael Brown. How can I be certain this event and its immediate
aftermath will yield historical significance? - Sam Fullwood III, Center for American Progress