Ima Christian pursuing Stanford technology startup dream

25 Mar , 2016  

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Courtesy of Stabroek News Eighteen-year-old Stanford University freshman Ima Christian is considered an over-achiever by any measure. But in her view, there is one specific goal that she would like to accomplish and pushing forward through her seemingly endless list of activities each day helps her to clear a path to the ultimate goal of […]

Diversity, Entreprenuership

‘Homeless To Howard’ Teen James Ward Crowdfunds His Way To College, Realizes A Dream

12 Jan , 2016  

“From homeless to Howard” might sound like the title of a movie, but for 19-year-old James Ward, this is his reality — though it still feels like a dream. “It’s surreal. I can’t believe after everything that’s happened I’m going to be leaving to attend Howard,” Ward said in an interview with The Huffington Post, […]

Medicine, Technology

Dr. Hadiyah-Nicole Green Is Killing It! (and cancer cells too)

12 Jan , 2016  


Dr. Hadiyah-Nicole Green is one of fewer than 100 black female physicists in the country, and the recent winner of $1.1 million grant to further develop a technology she’s pioneered that uses laser-activated nanoparticles to treat cancer. Green, who lost her parents young, was raised by her aunt and uncle. While still at school, her […]

Black Owned Businesses, Diversity, Technology

Ernestina Edem Appiah & The Ghana Code Club

12 Jan , 2016  


Technology is reinventing the world. Kids need new skills to prepare them for a successful career in the future but the current ICT (Information Communications Technology) curriculum does not include them which is quite alarming. This is where Ghana Code Club comes in. It is a volunteer led, after-school digital fun club that equips children […]

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Spotlight on Dr. Bennet Omalu | “Concussion”

12 Jan , 2016   Video

“Concussion” is a movie about the life of Dr. Bennet Omalu (played by Will Smith) and the events that led Dr. Bennet Omalu to his ground breaking discovery. Omalu’s story began unfolding in September 2002 when he, then with the Allegheny County coroner’s office in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, was assigned to perform an autopsy on the […]

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Necessity, Technology


28 Dec , 2015  

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Siblings Ima, Asha, and Caleb Christian copped first place at the just concluded 2015 Innovating Justice Challenge award conference at The Hague, Netherlands. The purse was €20,000. The Five-O team entered their police rating and review mobile and web app into the worldwide Innovating Justice competition, and was chosen from among four hundred entrants to […]

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Medicine, Necessity, Technology

Rana el Kaliouby: Getting Computers to Recognize Facial Expressions

12 Nov , 2015   Video

Computers are good with information—but oblivious to our feelings. That’s a real shortcoming, believes MIT Media Lab scientist Rana el Kaliouby, because it leaves them unable to usefully respond to many of our needs until we take the trouble to tap out instructions. To close that gap, el Kaliouby has come up with technologies that […]

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Diversity, Technology

Kamilah Taylor: Robotics, Adaptation, and Success

12 Nov , 2015  


Kamilah Taylor started her career as a software engineer at the age of 9, when she used the Logo programming language to make a little turtle draw lines on a computer screen. She has come a long way since then, but it was in those early years that she developed a love for the creative […]

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Art, Diversity, Entertainment

Bamuthi Joseph: Performance, Poetry, Dance, and Social Activism

22 Oct , 2015  

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An arts activist, spoken word artist, performer, and librettist, Marc Bamuthi Joseph is a pillar of American performance, arts education, and artistic curation. After appearing on Broadway as a young actor, Joseph wrote and performed in a series of poetically-based works for the stage that have toured worldwide, including Word Becomes Flesh, Scourge, and the break/s: a […]

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Diversity, Entreprenuership, Necessity, Technology

Karen: Getting our Children to Build the Future with Technology

22 Oct , 2015   Video

Facebook just launched a new initiative, TechPrep, to encourage People of Color to pursue technology careers. Karen’s kids developed Five-O, an app to help citizens rate their police encounters. The kids were celebrated for their ingenuity, and it’s easy to see why they succeeded. In the video profile, Karen explains how she’s been intentional about exposing […]

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