The passing of a legend – pioneer entrepreneur, philanthropist, and trailblazer Comer J. Cottrell, Jr. dies at 82
Monday, 13 October 2014 11:10
Plano, TX (BlackNews.com) -- Pioneer entrepreneur, philanthropist and trailblazer Comer J. Cottrell, Jr., one of the country's most prolific African-American businessmen, died Friday, Oct. 3 at the age 82 at his Plano, Texas residence.
What do pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong and disaster responders in the Caribbean have in common?¨
Monday, 13 October 2014 10:21
Amilcar Maceo Priestley
Since protests erupted a few weeks ago in Hong Kong we've seen reports that protesters advocating for greater input in upcoming elections, have begun using a new mobile app called Firechat. Launched in March 2014, Firechat allows users to communicate with each other both AND offline. We recently had occasion to discuss potential for use of Firechat in the circum-Caribbean in a workshop we conducted entitled ¨Off The Grid: Community Based Approaches to Disaster Response and Preparedness using Technology¨. The workshop was part of the Caribbean Youth Exchange for Climate Resilience held on October 19 at City College-City University of New York.
Thursday, 09 October 2014 21:55
Emily Blodgett, Neighborhood Development Center
Frank Dogbe gives most of his new employees from West Africa a one-year promise.
Dogbe, founder and owner of SOS Building Services, a business that cleans commercial and office buildings, hires immigrants fresh from Africa and gives them one year to show him that they're well on their way to learning English or that they're working toward their GED.
Revel Spirits: Twin Cities natives making a splash in the ultra-premium spirits market
Thursday, 09 October 2014 21:27
When the person voted 2014 Twin Cities Best Bartender sings your praises, you launch your product at the exclusive Dakota Jazz Club and the owner of the area's largest liquor distributor is on hand, you're probably onto something pretty special.
Prime Minister of Saint Lucia, the Hon. Kenny Anthony keynotes The 16th Annual Eric Williams Memorial Lecture
Wednesday, 08 October 2014 10:18
MIAMI, FL. — The 16th Annual Eric E. Williams Memorial Lecture at Florida International University's Modesto Maidique Campus (11200 SW 8th Street, Miami, Florida) will take place at the Wertheim Performing Arts Center, on Friday, October 17, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public.
Kenya Prez steps down to face crimes against humanity charge
Tuesday, 07 October 2014 15:54
Oct. 6 (GIN) – After failing to win further delays in a hearing of serious charges against him, President Uhuru Kenyatta announced he would temporarily step down as president of Kenya and face the court.