On March 9, Delta Airlines recognized the contributions of its top
small-business, minority-owned and women-owned supplier partners during
the annual Supplier Diversity Star Awards which took place at the Delta Flight Museum in Atlanta, Georgia. Among others, SodexoMAGIC won the Minority-owned Business of the Year award and Buzz Export Services won the Woman-owned Business of the Year award.
This month, the New York City Department of Design and Construction’s
Office of Diversity and Industry Relations announced the launch of a
free business development program, “Ready to Build New York City,”
designed for small and emerging construction contractors interested in
public sector construction contracts.
This year, Black Girls Rock!, an organization founded by DJ Beverly Bond
to empower Black girls who rock, will celebrate its 10th anniversary. At this year's televised event, ShondaLand producer and writer Shonda Rhimes (Shot Caller Award) and award-winning actress and activist Amandla
Stenberg (Young Gifted and Black Award), among others, will be honored. (TNJ.com will be there to witness the greatness!)
This month, SUNY at Old Westbury partnered with the Nat'l Brookhaven Lab to commemorate the second anniversary of Pres. Obama's My Brother's Keeper initiative, and discuss the importance of mentorship,
STEM and continuing education for young men of color. Here, we speak to Calvin Butts, president of Old Westbury, and La Doris Harris, director of the DOE's Office of Diversity.