Legendary Artist Synthia Saint James Dishes About Her Career and USPS 50th Anniversary Kwanzaa Stamp

In 1966, pan-African scholar and activist Maulana Ndabezitha Karenga created Kwanzaa as a way to reconnect African-Americans with their West African roots. The term “Kwanzaa” derives from the Swahili phrase “matunda ya kwanzaa” which translates to “first fruits of the harvest.” From Dec. 26 to Jan. 1, families adhere to seven core principles such as … Continue reading Legendary Artist Synthia Saint James Dishes About Her Career and USPS 50th Anniversary Kwanzaa Stamp

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