It’s still Simone Biles season, and the American gymnast is still kicking ass and taking names, which culminated in yet another historic career achievement at this year’s United States Gymnastics Championships on Sunday. Continue reading Simone Biles Is Still Making History, Is 1st Woman to Win 5 U.S. All-Around Championships
Taraji P. Hensonis on a mission. In hopes of eradicating the stigma surrounding mental health in African-American communities, the actress just launched the Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation in honor of her late father. The organization will provide scholarships to African-American students majoring in mental health, offer mental health services to youth in urban schools and work to lower the recidivism rates of African-American men and women.
Continue reading Taraji P. Henson Creates Foundation to Honor Her Late Father Who Battled Mental Health Issues
Aretha Franklin, the self-taught piano prodigy, vocalist and songwriter who first conquered the charts in the late ’60s and never relinquished her throne, has died, multiple outlets report. She was 76. Continue reading Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, Has Died at Age 76
Her title may be unremarkable—software engineer at a Chicago trading firm—but the journey she took to land it is a triumph that doesn’t fit neatly on a resume. Continue reading How Deja Baker overcame long odds and finally landed her dream job
The Best of Small Business Awards ™ is America’s most prestigious honor that recognizes and celebrates the BEST Small to Mid-Sized Business Visionaries. Continue reading The Best of Small Business Awards
By Curtis Bunn, Urban News Service
Derek Anderson, the former San Antonio Spurs star, wants to teach black kids how to talk to the police. Growing up virtually homeless in Louisville, Kentucky, Anderson made the unlikely journey from inner-city high school to college basketball star at the University of Kentucky and then an 11-year career in the NBA, crowned by a championship with the San Antonio Spurs.
Continue reading Former NBA Player Derek Anderson Creates School That Teaches Acts of Kindness, Life Skills and Crisis Management
You spot your dream job, but it’s a reach — a reach beyond the next step in your career. It’s two steps or three steps or 10 steps removed from what your next job should be — and so, you stop just short of applying. But you should apply anyway. Why?
Continue reading 7 Things to Know if You’re Applying to a ‘Reach’ Position
by Madison Blancaflor
Lately, women hear a lot about gaps: how to combat the gender pay gap, how to avoid a resumé gap when you take time off to raise children, whether or not a thigh gap matters (it doesn’t). One “gap” that isn’t discussed enough is the gender investing gap. Continue reading Why Women Should Invest and How to Get Started
The I Promise School will focus on STEM educations for 240 of Akron, Ohio’s most disadvantaged students Continue reading LeBron James’ love, loyalty for hometown shines through with new school
Shavone Charles holds many titles. From being a musician and artist to her role as Head of Global Music and Youth Culture Communications at Instagram and recent founder of a passion project, Magic in Her Melanin, Charles is undoubtedly known to her peers and the surrounding tech and entertainment industries as being a renaissance woman and connoisseur of culture. Continue reading How Shavone Charles Created Her Dream Job In Tech
When Mareena Robinson Snowden walked across the commencement stage at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.) on June 8th, she became the first black woman to earn a Ph.D. in nuclear engineering from the storied university. Continue reading 30-year-old Mareena Robinson Snowden is the first black woman to earn a PhD in nuclear engineering from MIT
Jawaun Williams always felt a void growing up on the South Side, going to schools with a predominantly black student population. Continue reading The University Of Illinois Launches Program To Create More Black And Latino Male Teachers