President Obama may not have much time left in
office, but he has done some work to ensure that young men of color will
have the tools they need to have a shot at a productive future. In a roundtable at Lehman College, the President talked about the My Brother's Keeper Alliance, a private sector effort aimed at helping to close the opportunity gap
for young men of color.
The Chicago LINKS Cotillion has major plans for this year. In fact, the
organization is stepping up their community outreach efforts and will be
giving more than $30K back into the community as well as providing
scholarships for the participating debutantes. This year, the organization's focus is on STEM education for young women, among other things.
More than 100 people attended the State of Black New Jersey 2015
Conference last week, hosted by the African American Chamber
of Commerce of NJ, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel
in Princeton. During his address, A. Bruce Crawley, founder of the Af-Am Chamber of Commerce of Philadelphia, advocated the notion of buying Black and
supporting minority and women owned business enterprises (M/WBE's) in