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

The Root 100 2012 List: Black Influencers to Know

One core mission ofThe Root is to reveal and recognize African Americans who are breaking ground, raising the bar and effecting meaningful change in the world. We do that in many ways throughout the year, but our signature means of recognizing our community’s [...]

Happy Birthday Ray Charles!

Completely blind by the age of [...]

Michelle Obama Leadership Lessons

Mom-in-Chief. Golden smile. Arguably one of the most progressive first ladies of our time. Michelle Obama has made her mark. Coloring outside the lines of past traditional roles of first ladies, Obama plays an active role in support of her husband’s agenda. Like many first ladies before her, Michelle skillfully weaves a personal identity of [...]

Magic Johnson opens school to give high school dropouts a helping hand

The Magic Johnson Bridgescape center helps give those who have left school, or are at risk of dropping out, the opportunity to earn a high school diploma. The program, which has just opened its doors, is free and accepts students aged 14 to 20 years old.

Unlike traditional schools, Bridgescape takes a [...]

What To Look Out For At Urbanworld 2012

The Urbanworld Festival gives talented individuals such as Ava Duvernay and Mara Brock Akil a chance to shine and display their filmmaking skills on an international scale. The [...]

Maya Angelou on Melissa Harris-Perry Show

Who knew Melissa Harris-Perry was a former student of Maya Angelou? This weekend the novelist, artist, activist and teacher spoke to the MSNBC host — who, like many fans and readers, is still clearly eager to learn from her — about topics ranging from the meaning of courage to the importance of education in the [...]

Live Your Life With Passion And Purpose [Tips]

If moving forward were as simple as it sounds everyone would be blissfully actualizing his or her unique purpose. But it’s not. It takes devotion, fearlessness and discipline. Luckily, it all starts with one step: Making the decision to change. If you are ready to embrace that choice this week, here are some things that [...]

The Top 10 Highest-Paying Jobs Requiring a Two Year Degree

Lack of education is often cited as a main reason for higher rates of African-American unemployment. Yet getting an education to further your career can be a catch-22. Many people cannot afford to take a four-year break from working with little guarantee that they will be able to find a job with their bachelor’s. But [...]

Earvin Magic Johnson Launches New Network Aspire

Basketball legend and entrepreneur Earvin “Magic” Johnson has spent numerous hours on TV over the years as the point guard for the Los Angles Lakers. More than twenty years after playing basketball, the hall of famer, who is now a successful, celebrated entrepreneur, is running his own television network. Tonight, Johnson debuts [...]

Black People Don’t Swim? Cullen Jones Becomes America’s Fastest Swimmer

 

Cullen Jones is headed to this year’s Olympic games. The former North Carolina State star qualified for two individual events over the weekend and earned the title of America’s fastest swimmer by besting rival Anthony Ervin by 1/100th of a second.

Jones will be competing in the men’s 50m and 100m [...]