Research indicates that there are currently over 21 Black-owned banks in
the United States, and recently African Americans have been encouraged to do business with those banks as a way of creating jobs and building wealth in Black communities.
100 years in the making, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African
American History and Culture is finally complete and ready for visitors
to explore the expansive journey of African Americans in the United
States. Here, Travis McPhail, Software Engineer, Google Maps, and Team Lead, Project Griot, talks about Google's role in making the Museum technologically advanced.
Historically Black Colleges and Universities and their graduates have
been vigilant about raising money for Black students to graduate from college and take their place as the next generation
of Black leaders in their respective fields. Here, a board member of the NY-Nat'l Alumnae Association of Spelman College tells us about their fundraising efforts and what the future holds for the organization.
This election season, Black women say that economic security is their
most important issue. The news comes from a survey that Higher Heights, an organization dedicated to Black women and political engagement, recently conducted. On the heels of Black Women's Equal Pay Day, which took place yesterday, the survey outlines Black women's concerns about how they will be affected, economically speaking, by the next president to take office.
With the help of a $300,000 grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the
HBA has launched The Lillian Project to help
low-income, African American women in Harlem become entrepreneurs. TNJ Senior Editor Sergie Willoughby recently spoke to Gina Ramcharan, project director of The Lillian Project, and Regina Smith, exec. dir. of the HBA, to find out more about the Project.
There’s a new initiative for STEM students looking for that coveted future tech job at that sought-after innovative company. TMCF CEO Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., a former
HR exec in the tech space, has forged a first-of-its-kind 10-yr program committed to HBCU students that he
says is also “a solution to Apple’s diversity challenges.” Here, Taylor speaks to TNJ.com about the particulars.
There is a way for black women executives to increase their numbers in
business leadership positions if conscientious and intentional steps are
taken to recognize and reward their talents and contributions to
Last week, National Urban League President and CEO Marc H. Morial and a delegation of economists met with Janet Yellen, Chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, on the issue of the lack of diversity within the Federal Reserve. Here, TNJ Senior Editor Sergie Willoughby speaks with Morial about how the meeting played out and what the next steps are.