Children Channel Maya Angelou in 'Because Of Them, We Can' Campaign
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We’re quickly approaching the end of another Black History Month and the conversation surrounding the necessity for the 28 days is just as intense as it was when we ushered in February four weeks ago. Should we continue to celebrate African-American contributions in this "post-racial" world? Absolutely. Listen to GlobalGrind's News Editor Christina Coleman break it down.
'Hands Up United' Launches Roy Clay Sr. Tech Workshop with Ferguson Youth
On Saturday, February 7th Hands Up United launched the Roy Clay Sr. Tech Workshop at TREX Tech Hub in downtown St. Louis. Hands Up United has just launched the Roy Clay Sr. Tech Workshop, a program dedicated to teaching St. Louis youth how to write computer code. The goal of the series is to empower local youth not only with skills they can apply in their professional pursuits, but in their own communities to strengthen local black-owned businesses, nonprofit organizations, and social...
The public profile of larger women got a major boost when 29-year-old Tess Holliday became the first plus-size model signed to a major agency. But even with this kind of exposure, the fashion industry is still playing catch-up. Vinita Nair is at a New York City showroom taking a new measurement of the market.
Filmmaker Discovers Her Biracial Identity in 'Little White Lie'
Lacey Schwartz grew up in an upper middle-class Jewish family, in a town in upstate New York where almost everyone she knew was white. She assumed that she was, as well. Her recent documentary, Little White Lie, tells the story of how she uncovered the secret of her true racial background.
Richard Williams, better known by his stage name Prince EA, is an American rapper, spoken word artist, music video director and rights activist, who describes a trick that helped him get through a period of depression.
It's been 50 years since El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz – aka Malcolm X – was killed on February 21, 1965. His legacy has been mixed: For many Americans, he's the fire-and-brimstone black leader who talked about the “white devil,” but for others, he is the forgotten pillar of the civil rights movement as important as Martin Luther King Jr. Watch as AJ+ asks people – young and old – what #MalcolmMeans to them.
A Detroit-area rabbi who watched his 2-year-old daughter lose her battle with cancer decided he wanted to give sick kids a fighting chance. Elimelech Goldberg founded Kids Kicking Cancer to help kids facing cancer and other serious illnesses.