Homeschooled 8-Year-Old Starts a Baking Business After Mother Teaches Him the Basics of Entrepreneurship

After 8-year-old Jalen Bailey expressed a desire to buy his mother a house, Sharhonda Mahan took the proper channels to get her son’s bakery business running. In July, the Fresno, California residents applied for the necessary licenses and signed the legal documents to make Jalen’s Bakery a reality. Within a week, young Jalen was making, … Continue reading Homeschooled 8-Year-Old Starts a Baking Business After Mother Teaches Him the Basics of Entrepreneurship

Detroit Engineer Develops Coding Program to Teach Teens Tech Skills in a Gutted Out School Bus

In recent years, Detroit’s fledgling school system and constant infighting between teachers and governmental officials has dominated national headlines. That infighting and bitterness came to a head in May when teachers staged a sickout. The protest addressed the uninhabitable classroom conditions — mold, inoperable restrooms, and broken air conditioner/heating units — that contributed to health … Continue reading Detroit Engineer Develops Coding Program to Teach Teens Tech Skills in a Gutted Out School Bus

Self-Made 26-Year-Old Tech Entrepreneur Creates Multi-Million Dollar Telecommunications Company

At only 26-years-old, Freddie Figgers is the CEO of a $2.2 million Florida telecommunications company. According to a 2014 study by Insight Research Corp, telecommunications services revenue worldwide will grow from $2.1 trillion in 2014 to $2.4 trillion in 2019. This great news means there is money to be made in this industry. However, African-Americans … Continue reading Self-Made 26-Year-Old Tech Entrepreneur Creates Multi-Million Dollar Telecommunications Company

How a Young Talented Artist Turned Social Media Success into a Booming Business

Miami, Florida-based artist Yashiva Robinson has become a viral sensation by creating art depicting Black music icons such as Tupac Shakur and Erykah Badu. Since kindergarten, the 26-year-old painter has been drawing and creating masterpieces in various mediums. Now, the artist, tattooist, singer, beautician and model has turned her online success into a thriving business. … Continue reading How a Young Talented Artist Turned Social Media Success into a Booming Business

Everything is Competence Porn and That is Good

The reviews for Ridley Scott's The Martian has been summed up as "competence porn" by many critics because it shows an intelligent person "science the sh*t" out of a bad situation. It seems like the 2009 coined term, competence porn, has a bad reputation when it shouldn't. Every inch and cranny of our media consumption shows … Continue reading Everything is Competence Porn and That is Good