In October, media mogul Oprah Winfrey announced a bold partnership with
Weight Watchers International. For a cool $43.2 million and 10 percent
stake in the company, she signed on to join its now 10-member board. This week, it was reported that Winfrey's new weight loss advertising campaign sparked a 30 percent increase in revenue.
The 2016 HOPE Global Forum Annual Meeting in ATL will deliver an impressive
roster of influencers in their respective fields from Van Jones (Dream
Works) to Ben Jealous (Kapor Center). Count James Felton Keith, Chief Operating Officer at Accrue, as one of these powerful players. His game? Financial technology. Here, Keith speaks with TNJ.com about what drives disruptors.
Friday was a ceremonial groundbreaking for the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, but already construction is
underway at the 90-year-old institution that houses one of the most
impressive collection of African and African American books,
photographs, artifacts, and rare documents. The renovation includes
façade and streetscape improvements, interior upgrades, and expansion of
the Langston Hughes Auditorium.