Healthy Communities

The dream of Ujima Enterprises is to have students who are centered in their own historical experiences. Such students, given the objectives of the Ujima project, will be capable of creating healthy communities by transforming themselves into viable citizens. Nothing is so correct for these students as the attachment to cultural truths that produce in the children the kind of values that are necessary for advancement.

Dr. Molefi Kete Asante

Smithsonian National Museum of African-American History Set to Honor President Obama

The Smithsonians National Museum of African American History and Culture is set to create an exhibit featuring artifacts from President Barack Obamas first and second terms.One section will feature a large display about the first black president. Curators have been working since 2008 to gather objects, documents and images that capture his place in [...]

3 Ways to Turn Your Idea into an Income Stream in 2013

With my brand coaching clients, I have noticed a pattern of thinking that most would-be consultants generally fall into. They don’t believe that they can do it, they don’t know how to package their services, and they don’t know how to charge.

If this sounds like you, this year I want you to step [...]

Quvenzhane Wallis Becomes Youngest Actress Ever Nominated for a Best Actress Oscar

One of the biggest news stories to come out of today’s announcement was the nomination of 9-year-old Quvenzhane Wallis. Wallis, who wowed audiences and critics in the independent film Beast of the Southern Wild, became the youngest person ever nominated for Best Actress.

When she heard the news, the Louisiana native [...]

Oprah Winfrey’s OWN Adds Six New Original Series

2012 was a great year for the Oprah Winfrey Network. OWN, which once suffered from low ratings and management shake-ups, reached double-digit gains and soared with 11 months of consecutive ratings growth.

The 2013 season looks just as bright for OWN. Over the weekend, the network revealed six new original series to [...]

African American Physicists to Receive Presidential Awards

The newly named recipients will receive their awards at a White House ceremony next year.

“They represent the ingenuity and imagination that has long made this nation great — and they remind us of the enormous impact a few good ideas can have when these creative qualities are unleashed in an entrepreneurial [...]

New Study: Black Students Who Are Taught Racial Pride Do Better In School

Remember how good you felt when Black History Month rolled around and you finally got to learn and talk about significant African American historical figures in school? Well, according to new research published in the Journal of Child Development, affirming a black child’s desire to learn about their race does more than just give [...]

Catching up with Elise Neal: Actress talks life, hair and controversial new film that examines black church

 

She is a native of Tennessee, born in the jazz rich city of Memphis, and hails from humble roots. Her mom was a nurse, her dad a blue-collar construction worker. She attended the historic University of the Arts College in Philadelphia for two years prior to moving to New York City [...]

13-year-old pens middle school success guide

Students can sometimes find the transition into middle school stressful and challenging, so one eighth grader used his experience to create a road map for success.

Madu Eneli, of Harker Heights, Texas, published a book titled, “Am I Ready for Middle School?” Its chapters are dedicated to topics like handling a heavier [...]

5 Olympic traits we can apply to achieve success

This Olympics has been filled with many great stories like that of Gabby Douglas, Michael Phelps, Usain Bolt, and Serena Williams. While very inspiring, there is still so much more that we can learn from these great athletes. Olympians are the best in the world at their respective sports, something that did not happen by [...]

NY Graduation Rates for Black, Hispanic Boys Lowest in Nation

For African-American and Hispanic male students, New York has the worst four-year high school graduation rate in the country, according to a study by the Schott Foundation for Public Education.