Husband and Wife Team, Taffi and JG Ayodele, created Africa's 1st Brand of Foldable Flats. We spoke to the founders of Thandos for Color Creatives, our video series highlighting the wave of black innovators in several creative industries.
How Underperforming School Turned Around Test Scores, Conquered Common Core
Students in 29 states are taking the Common Core tests for the first time this spring. A few years ago, one school in Washington, D.C., changed how it prepares for standardized tests, adopting home visits, pep rallies and new curricula to give students a boost.
Jimmy Fallon, The Roots & "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" Cast Sing "Star Wars" Medley (A Cappella)
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon wrote: Jimmy and The Roots join Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver, Gwendoline Christie, Lupita Nyong'o, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford for an a cappella tribute to "Star Wars."
When a victim reports a rape and undergoes a forensic exam, the rape kit is handed over to law enforcement. Law enforcement then sends the kit off for DNA testing. The results of that analysis can help catch a rapist. At least, that is what is supposed to happen.For an estimated 400,000 victims, their case was forgotten about. Their rape kit was left on a shelf or in a storage or in a warehouse. And their rapists were allowed to walk free.
College Senior Uses Songwriting to Help Overcome Genetic Disease
Twenty-two-year-old West Chester University senior Tarik Williams is more than a big man on campus. He’s “King of the Rams.” But his rise to the top had its own unique set of challenges.
When he was diagnosed with a genetic disease that robbed him of his central vision in 2009, he vowed he wouldn’t let it rob him of his future. So, he created a vision for his life.
Kid President Introduces the White House Student Film Festival
For the past few months, K-12 students have been putting the finishing touches on short films about this year's theme: The Impact of Giving Back. We received more than 1,500 submissions from around the world and, on Friday, March 20 we premiered 15 Official Selections at the 2015 White House Film Festival.
How Eagle Academy is Changing Lives of At-Risk Youth
It's a public education success story for inner city kids. The Eagle Academy for young men is a system of six schools, open to grades six through 12, and they're strategically placed in high crime areas in all five boroughs of New York City and in Newark, New Jersey.
'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...
Mom Nearly Has Baby on Plane, Forces Flight Diversion
It wasn't turbulence on board the plane, but rather in a woman's belly that caused a flight diversion. Shaniqua Cherry was headed from Minnesota to Atlanta when her baby girl decided she wanted to make an appearance.