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

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 [...]

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 [...]

Black Blogger Month: Double Saving Divas

For Chicago natives Tai and Tarin Perry, the gift of thrift was more of a necessity than a hobby. Born into a family of seven, the identical twins learned early how to make a dollar stretch. The sibling entrepreneurs recall begrudgingly helping their mother clip cereal promo coupons as children, until one [...]

How I Did It: Digital Entrepreneur Asmau Ahmed Make Shopping Easier

Asmau Ahmed is founder of Plum Perfect, a visual search engine that provides personal beauty recommendations to shoppers when they upload their photos. Ahmed was able to combine her knowledge of technology and chemistry to provide a resource she found lacking while shopping as a consumer. Noticing a void in the market, [...]