Tuesday, January 22, 2019

MUSC Makes Forbes List of Best Diversity Employers

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MUSC RANKS NO. 13 ON FORBES LIST OF AMERICA'S BEST EMPLOYERS FOR DIVERSITY

 
 
Charleston, SC The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) has been ranked No. 13 out of 500 organizations on the Forbes 2019 list of America's Best Employers for Diversity. In addition, MUSC ranked No. 3 among the 30 institutions listed in the education category.

In collaboration with Statista, Forbes surveyed 50,000 Americans working for businesses with at least 1,000 people within their U.S. operations. The goal was to have employees evaluate their employers on issues of diversity in the workplace.


18-Year Old Black Teen's Products Now in Target Stores

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18-YEAR OLD BLACK TEEN ENTREPRENEUR SIGNS MAJOR DEAL WITH TARGET STORES -- INTRODUCES PLANT-BASED SKINCARE GIFTBOX!
 
 
Nationwide  Zandra, a leading plant-based social good company that educates and empowers girls and women across the globe via STEAM & Entrepreneurial education, partners with Target.

To mark the first time that Zandra products will be available in Target Stores, Zandra A. Cunningham the Teen-Founder, and CEO has curated a target exclusive Gift Box that will introduce Target shoppers to the brand.


Black Woman Makes History With Award-Winning Tech Firm

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MEET THE BLACK WOMAN MAKING HISTORY AS THE FOUNDER OF AN AWARD-WINNING TECH FIRM THAT CUSTOM DESIGNS AND DEVELOPS WEB SITES, APPS, AND MORE 
 


Nationwide Renee Wilson, founder of Edgy Design Group based in Charlotte, NC, is known for her innovative app development, custom web design, logo design, and business branding services. Despite their huge celebrity clientele; their main focus is providing affordable services to small businesses and entrepreneurs. The company is comprised of certified coders, graphic designers, and developers who work closely with the client to understand their every requirement and deliver the best results.

$1,000 in Funding Available to Baltimore Changemakers

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BALTIMORE ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCES $1,000 "BLACK FUTURES MICRO-GRANT" AWARD TO GREATER BALTIMORE "CHANGEMAKERS"




 Baltimore, MD  Building Black Futures Together is their motto. CLLCTIVLY.org, a community-based organization in Baltimore, Maryland is spearheading an effort to show the tremendous impact Black lives are having throughout the Baltimore community. Each month, CLLCTIVLY.org will award a local individual or organization with a BLACK FUTURES MICRO-GRANT - a no-strings-attached $1,000 grant for changemakers serving Greater Baltimore. The deadline for the first submission period is January 31st, followed by a two-week, community-wide voting period. The Award and $1,000 check will be presented on February 22, 2019. For more details, visit BlackFuturesGrant.org.
 

Monday, January 21, 2019

Kamau And nZinga Austin To Receive Outstanding Community Service Award For Publishing The Southeast Queens Scoop

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Co-Publishers Of The Southeast Queens Scoop To Receive The Outstanding Community Service Award
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By Kamau Austin

Wow I was both surprised and honored when a business person and artist Ms. Adrienne Whaley, founder of the Queens Center Of The Arts, told me we were selected for an  "Outstanding Community Service Award."  Actually I laughed in disbelief. I laughed under the incredulous irony of the moment.

See we started a local blog for our community to challenge the major media usually primarily covering our area with negative or sensational news stories. My daughter and I covered over 1,500 community events, Black businesses, and economic development stories before making a dime for our efforts.  

80% of the time we didn't even get a thank you. But we did it as an act of love. We made a little money from a few of my clients in the area, that I had before we did any serious publishing to make some income.


But we did it because we were tired of the negative major media coverage of the area. What was so disappointing was the Southeast Queens, NYC area is historic in a few ways.

Friday, January 18, 2019

Woman Says 4 Failed Marriages Saved Her Life

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IN NEW BOOK, AUTHOR SAYS THAT HER 4 FAILED MARRIAGES SAVED HER LIFE
Michelamonè, author of Rejection Saved My Life
Chicago, IL  -- "What if I told you that over the last 20 years, I have been married and divorced 4 times and the last one was designed to kill me emotionally, spiritually, mentally and physically and yet, I still walk in forgiveness for it all?" says author Michelamonè.
Michelamonè, a life and relationship expert, is a true testament that life is not about what happens to you, but how you choose to respond to the trials, tribulations and challenges that it may bring. The ordained minister, author, and entrepreneur has been called to help women live in successful relationships and marriages after overcoming rejection, self-doubt and fear.

Her latest book, Rejection Saved My Life, is set to release February 24, 2019. Every woman, from birth to adulthood, has experienced rejection at some point in her life: parental rejection, rejection in marriage, childhood rejection, rejection in the workplace and so much more. Often, she is left wounded, lifting baggage that is too heavy to carry.

Black-Owned EdTech Startup Launches "Wakanda Now" Campaign

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MISSION-DRIVEN GIG ECONOMY JOBS TO BUILD WAKANDA NOW

Create social impact and make money too.

Maurice Womack, CEO of OASIS
Columbus, OH -- OASIS, a socially conscious EdTech startup that provides hands-on, video-led STEM learning for kids, announced that it is launching OASIS Live, a distribution model which leverages the "gig economy" to create social impact.  Using this new distribution strategy, OASIS hopes to accomplish its mission of delivering STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) learning to youth everywhere, especially those in underserved and underrepresented communities.

OASIS is calling this campaign "Wakanda Now," a reference to the movie Black Panther and the fictional nation of Wakanda whose advances in science, medicine, and technology have allowed its citizens to live unbothered by the outside world. OASIS CEO Maurice Womack said, "We want to realize the idea of Wakanda now by exposing more youth to STEM subjects and skills that will equip them to be the innovators of tomorrow."

Of the new business model's goal, Womack said, "It's a win-win-win. We're (OASIS) able to reach more youth, communities get access to high-quality STEM learning, and coaches get to earn money, have a flexible work schedule, and create meaningful social impact."
He added, "By helping to eradicate STEM deserts OASIS Live coaches can contribute to a mission with purpose as opposed to simply driving Uber or charging Bird scooters for extra cash."