Rocket Mortgage’s Robert Lockett wants you to get mortgage ready

Rocket Mortgage's Robert Lockett wants you to get mortgage ready

Robert Lockett is the National Team Lead of Housing Stability for Rocket Mortgage and was among three leaders who spoke on the panel for the Increase Business with Affordable Housing Solutions summit on July 15 in Detroit. Why is generational wealth and legacy building important for our communities?  The fastest and most common way most […]

Apropos is keeping Motown alive with new hit ‘Spiritual Surgery’

Apropos is keeping Motown alive with new hit 'Spiritual Surgery'

International recording artist, Apropos has been featured on NBC’s The Voice, Complex, Entertainment Weekly, Elton John’s Rocket Hour, and more. He was born and raised in Detroit, the home of Motown Records. Apropos is set to release several independent masterpieces this year and has been acclaimed by Sir Elton John and Kem. Kem describes him as “having that […]

Christine McDonald was sold into 21 years of sex trafficking after foster care

Christine McDonald was sold into 21 years of sex trafficking after foster care

Christine Clarity McDonald was sold into human trafficking after falling through the cracks of the very flawed foster care system and experiencing several stints of homelessness. McDonald was also forced to choose between her eyesight and her unborn child, which resulted in complete blindness. After 103 arrests, seven prison stints, and almost taking a life, […]

Founders First CDC announces 100K grant

Founders First CDC announces 100K grant

As the executive director of Founders First Community Development Corporation, Shaylon Scott’s goal is not only to expand the mission and vision of the company across the U.S., by helping diverse small businesses be more successful, but to ensure that these companies have support through access to connections, financial assistance and education. How did the […]

Check out the trailer for ‘Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank’

Check out the trailer for 'Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank'

[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfQHcrFOZgY[/embedyt] Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank features unlucky hound Hank (Michael Cera), who ventures out and finds himself in a town full of cats who need a hero to defend them from the ruthless villain Ika Chu (Ricky Gervais), who has devised an evil plot is to wipe their tiny, yet courageous […]

Professor Joyce Wilson is disrupting academia

Professor Joyce Wilson is disrupting academia

Joycelyn Wilson is an educational anthropologist, essayist, and assistant professor of hip-hop studies and digital media in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication at Georgia Tech. Wilson focuses on African American music and performance. Wilson earned her bachelor’s in mathematics and Ph.D. in educational anthropology at the University of Georgia and is a member […]

Detroit artist Quadre Curry has a hit show at the Irwin House Gallery

Detroit artist Quadre Curry has a hit show at the Irwin House Gallery

Quadre Curry is a multidisciplinary artist based out of Detroit. Curry is a fluid, young, Black man reworking the traditional ways in which art is observed. He refuses to be placed into a box of what viewers believe his art should be. He’s showcasing his work at the Irwin House Gallery in Detroit on June […]

Spelman alum and Ron Clark Academy educator Pam Haskins nurtures Black scholars

Spelman alum and Ron Clark Academy educator Pam Haskins nurtures Black scholars

Pamela Haskins is an educator who goes the extra mile for her students. Haskins also writes intensive course instruction for both adults and children that teaches them to analyze literature and make it relatable to current events. She was born to parents who both attended HBCUs and to a family loaded with educators who inspired […]

Jackson State energy management coordinator is excited about sustainable energy

Jackson State energy management coordinator is excited about sustainable energy

Jackson State University held their Future of Energy event on June 16. This panel discussion was hosted by the Department of Urban and Regional Planning and featured five panelists with leadership positions in regional energy businesses, including Tequila Smith of Covanta. The panelists discussed their plans for building and maintaining better, more sustainable energy for […]

Julie Wenah’s 40 x 400 Experience explains what’s blocking artists’ success

Julie Wenah's 40 x 400 Experience explains what's blocking artists' success

Julie Wenah sat with Kiotti Brown, an in-arena host for the Houston Rockets; and Dante Higgins, hip-hop artist, ghost writer and poet, for the 40 x 400: The Experience. The Experience was created by Wenah to highlight 40 years of Houston’s hip-hop artists, the culture, storytelling, the Black experience and how music has contributed to […]

Boss Life Foundation and TWEF honor fathers beyond Father’s Day

Boss Life Foundation and TWEF honor fathers beyond Father's Day

Texas Women’s Empowerment Foundation (TWEF) BossLife Foundation joined together alongside Tres Generaciones to honor 10 Houston fathers. These are the “everyday dads” who go above and beyond for their families in times of peace and hardship. The 10 fathers were honored on Thursday, June 16 at Trez Bistro & Wine Bar with a three-course meal, […]

Berneece Herbert of Jackson State University is a sustainability and environmental justice champion

Berneece Herbert of Jackson State University is a sustainability and environmental justice champion

As an urban planner, Dr. Berneece Herbert focuses on socio-economic development, strategic planning and management, and public sector investment planning. Dr. Herbert has conducted research in urban health indicators, sustainable economic development and social equity focusing on food access, security, poverty, hunger, climate change, energy and public perception. She is chair of the Department of […]

Tequila Smith applies Afrofuturism to sustainability as Covanta EVP

Tequila Smith applies Afrofuturism to sustainability as Covanta EVP

Tequila Smith achieved industry-wide acclaim in her previous position as VP of sustainability for Georgia Power. Now the successful corporate leader who spent more than two decades with the Southern Company has decided to take a higher calling to bring awareness to and promote sustainable career options to the Black community while making more waves […]

Afrofuturist Tarish ‘Jehghetto’ Pipkins tells real stories through puppetry

Afrofuturist Tarish 'Jehghetto' Pipkins tells real stories through puppetry

Tarish “Jeghetto” Pipkins was born in a small town called Clairton, just south of Pittsburgh. Pipkins taught himself to create art at a very young age and moved to North Carolina in 2005 to launch his career in puppetry. He started working with Paperhand Puppet Intervention three years later. Pipkins had the opportunity to work […]

White House economic adviser Cecilia Rouse assures easing of inflation

White House economic adviser Cecilia Rouse assures easing of inflation

The United States economy is sustaining hit after hit many of which are related to the pandemic and the invasion of Ukraine. White House economic advisor Cecilia Rouse addresses the many concerns of American citizens as it relates to inflation. How are Black Americans faring in the current state of the economy? “The Bureau of […]

NYU alumna Jenn Shaw directs heartfelt commercial for all-new Hyundai IONIQ 5

NYU alumna Jenn Shaw directs heartfelt commercial for all-new Hyundai IONIQ 5

Jenn Shaw was raised in Lexington, Kentucky and is now a filmmaker based in New York. Shaw graduated from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and went on to establish her career as a director and writer with a vision for crafting new-age, sports-related stories. Shaw is excited about her new path in painting the […]