Author: Black Community

Kudzoo has 500,000 downloads Two black entrepreneurs believe kids could use a little motivation to do well in school. So they started a Pennsylvania-based company that gives them just that. Trevor Wilkins came up with the concept for a student rewards program and garnered the help of Logan Cohen, who suggested using an app. The two developed Kudzoo, named after kudzu, the fastest-growing plant in the world. The app is free to download and allows students to upload their report cards. The students are in turn rewarded with deals, giveaways, scholarship opportunities, concert tickets, and once-in-a- lifetime experiences based on…

Read More

By Roy Betts The Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH), the founders of Black History Month, convened its 101st Annual Conference in Richmond, VA, Oct. 5-9. More than 1,000 registrants, with more than 200 sessions, an amazing film festival, and tours of historic Richmond sites led to one of ASALH’s most successful annual conferences in recent memory. Highly acclaimed speakers, including writer and social critic Ta-Nehisi Coates, Black Entertainment Television (BET) commentator and syndicated journalist Jeff Johnson, SNCC civil rights pioneer Courtland Cox, and social justice lawyer Bryan Stevenson, headlined the conference. This year’s conference…

Read More

On behalf of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) National President Perry Tarrant, our Executive Board, local chapters, and members, you are invited to attend our annual William R. Bracey Winter CEO Symposium. The symposium is scheduled for February 16-18, 2017, at the Westin Seattle in Seattle, WA. The upcoming CEO Symposium is an international gathering of over 300 law enforcement CEOs that represent cities and communities across the nation and world. The symposium will showcase leading Law Enforcement Executives at the federal, state, and local levels. The symposium focuses on Executive Leadership Training. Please remember to REGISTER…

Read More

The 32-year-old plans to lead and give back to a city that has supported her. Former Washington Mystics guard Tamara James just secured one of the biggest wins in her life after being elected the mayor of Dania Beach, the oldest city in Florida’s Broward County. James, a native of Dania Beach, served as a member of Dania Beach’s Marine Advisory Board, Charter Review Board and Parks & Recreation and Community Affairs Advisory Board. Early in the campaign, she made it clear to Dania Beach residents that she wanted to maintain the quality of life in the city, but also…

Read More

Hesha N. Gamble said that as an African-American student pursuing an engineering degree, she was too often told “you can’t.” But she did. Gamble received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil engineering from Clemson University and is now Greenville County engineer, a position that has her overseeing a staff of 77 and 1,760 miles of road. Her success is an example of what Clemson hopes to replicate with PEER, a program aimed at recruiting and retaining African-American engineering students. The program marks a victory today as Clemson celebrates its ranking as the nation’s 20th highest producer of African-American undergraduates receiving…

Read More