Social Media Week NYC 2014: Black Disparities Continue

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Jenifer Lewis is a name that is synonymous with Black excellence in theater, film and television. The Essence Magazine Black Women...

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President Obama’s Science and Technology Advisor, Dr. John P. Holdren, gets excited anytime he interacts with youth from underrepresented populations that...

Kwanzaa: Zawadis (Gifts) That Reflect Our African Heritage

Contemporary psychological literature is overflowing with empirical evidence (originating in or based on observation or experience) indicating the importance of active...

Obama Names New Leader of White House HBCU Initiative

1 is reporting that U.S. President Barack Obama has named new leadership for the White House's HBCU initiative. Former South Carolina...

Atlanta’s Center for Civil and Human Rights: A Special Place

After nine years of strategic planning and construction, downtown Atlanta’s Center for Civil and Human Rights (CCHR) opened its doors to...

Usher’s New Look: Spark Lab Empowers Through STEAM

The kids from Usher's New Look (UNL) have a chance to tap into their hidden talents using STEAM education exercises through...

Usher, Microsoft, Emory U & Partner to Teach Kids Tech Code

Usher's New Look Foundation (UNLF) recently partnered with and Microsoft to host an Hour of Code tutorial at Emory University...

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