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  • Dave Chappelle: Artists have a responsibility to be activists in some way. Some stars are more than just fashion trends.

    Dave Chappelle: Artists have a responsibility to be activists in some way. Some stars are more than just fashion trends.

    Dave Chappelle: Black People and Police The 41-year-old funnyman told the audience at the Art For Life benefit on Long Island that artists have a responsibility to be activists in some way. ‘The biggest enemy of an artist is apathy,’ he said. The Chappelle’s Show star added: ‘A kid gets killed by the poilice and I buy a T-shirt and before I can wear that one, there’s another kid (killed) and I’m running out of closet space.’ Chappelle who is […]

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  • How many black people are killed by police in America?

    How many black people are killed by police in America?

      The updated findings on fatalities so far this year means that the total is on track to exceed 1,000 by the end of 2015 – and that people are being killed by officers at more than twice the rate most recently detected by the much-criticised FBI system, which recorded 461 killed in 2013. While the number of African Americans killed by police so far in 2015 has been disproportionately high, both white and Hispanic/Latino Americans now make up proportions […]

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  • Authoring Action’s Teens Testimonials: an institute for empowering youth

    Authoring Action’s Teens Testimonials: an institute for empowering youth

    Now into its fifteenth year, Authoring Action has reared a group of young writers and creatives who are now helping to mold even younger minds into true authors. Keeping the program going and growing, these young people certainly have something meaningful to say about our communities, society, and the world at large. Check out these testimonials from some of the sharpest teens in Winston-Salem, as well as the leaders who helped sharpen their metaphorical quills. They talk about what makes […]

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  • Creating A National Urban Success Movement 1976 – 2016

    Creating A National Urban Success Movement 1976 – 2016

    40 Years Creating A National Urban Success Movement Letter from the Founder   Today the Worldwide web and creative young thinkers give us the opportunity to create “read-write” culture though digital technologies. USA 4 Tech fund aims to provide state-of-art technology that will serve as the vocal cords of low-tech communities. Before the World-Wide Web, media broadcast giants and corporate conglomerates monopolized technology. This in turn created the opposite of “read-write” culture, a “read-only” culture where creativity was consumed but […]

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  • Bridging The Abyss Talk Show

    Bridging The Abyss Talk Show

    #I CAN CHANGE THE WORLD STORY BOARD

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  • Code of Silicon Valley Minority: ‘You Can’t be Angry’

    Code of Silicon Valley Minority: ‘You Can’t be Angry’

    In San Francisco, at a conference table at Pinterest Inc., Makinde Adeagbo says he understands what’s behind the concern about being seen as an activist: Companies under pressure to come up with the next big product want talent that can get them to the next release, not agitators who’ll distract from the mission. Photographer: Michelle Le/Bloomberg Nov. 13 (Bloomberg) — Ana Medina says there’s an unwritten code in Silicon Valley. She was introduced to it after her first Google Inc. […]

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  • East of Palo Alto’s Eden: Race and The Formation of Silicon Valley

    East of Palo Alto’s Eden: Race and The Formation of Silicon Valley

     What if Silicon Valley had emerged from a racially integrated community? Would the technology industry be different?  Would we? And what can the technology industry do now to avoid repeating the mistakes of the past? Bob Hoover I met Bob Hoover one sunny Friday afternoon when he was rearranging golf club sets in the back of a trailer in East Palo Alto. Hoover, one of the original black residents of East Palo Alto, hasn’t retired even though he’s well into his 80s. […]

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  • Mercedes-Benz is celebrating by launching two special editions of the SL63 AMG. The model finished in black was designed with input from Lewis Hamilton

    Mercedes-Benz is celebrating by launching two special editions of the SL63 AMG. The model finished in black was designed with input from Lewis Hamilton

    Having clinched its first Formula 1 constructors’ championship — with Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg finishing first and second at the Russian Grand Prix in Sochi in October — Mercedes-Benz is celebrating by launching two special editions of the SL63 AMG. The model finished in black was designed with input from Lewis Hamilton, featuring contrast gold lettering, fins and stripes, with special badging and floor mats depicting the Silverstone track configuration where Hamilton took the win. Its white and gold counterpart received a creative assist from Nico Rosberg, featuring the Hockenheim circuit where Rosberg ultimately triumphed. Each model is […]

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  • Lewis Hamilton  clinched Formula 1 championship. This is the first time in 120 years of motorsport that Mercedes-Benz has won the World Championship as a constructor

    Lewis Hamilton clinched Formula 1 championship. This is the first time in 120 years of motorsport that Mercedes-Benz has won the World Championship as a constructor

    Lewis Carl Davidson Hamilton, (born 7 January 1985) is a British Formula One racing driver from England, currently racing for the Mercedes AMG team. He is the 2008 and 2014 Formula One World Champion. Hamilton was born in Stevenage, Hertfordshire.[4] In December 1995, at the age of ten, he approached McLaren team principal Ron Dennis at the Autosport Awards ceremony and told him, “I want to race for you one day … I want to race for McLaren.” Less than three years later McLaren and Mercedes-Benz signed him to their Young Driver Support […]

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  • Brilliant Bus

    Brilliant Bus

    Estella Mims Pyfrom Graduate of Florida A & M University, Tallahassee, Florida and Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida Estella Mims Pyfrom was born in Quincy, Florida and grew up in Belle Glade, Florida. She attended Everglades Vocational High School grades 1- 12 at Okeechobee Center in Belle Glade, Florida. She began her college career at, A & M University in Tallahassee, Florida, where she earned her B.S. Degree and Master’s Degree in Elementary Education, Vocational Home Economics and Administration […]

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  • Chase, Will.i.am team up to support Urban Communities (Commits $7 million)

    Chase, Will.i.am team up to support Urban Communities (Commits $7 million)

    Chase, will.i.am team up to TRANS4M Boyle Heights Chase commits $7 million to support transformation of the East Los Angeles neighborhood LOS ANGELES – (March 28, 2012) – Chase and will.i.am announced today an unprecedented collaboration focused on transforming the East Los Angeles neighborhood of Boyle Heights. The partnership will focus on providing multiple social services that address Boyle Heights’ particular needs including education, jobs and job training, health, home ownership and green space. The TRANS4M Boyle Heights collaboration is being built […]

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