Jenifer Daniels, APR

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Tracy K. Smith and Jacqueline Woodson Talk Reading, Race and Spreading the Gospel of Literature

In 2018, the writer and poet Jacqueline Woodson was appointed National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. The author Tracy K. Smith is in the second of her two years as the poet laureate of the United States. In the midst of National Poetry Month, the two joined up to talk about reading, …

Books

The Story of 4/20

A group of students called the Waldos pioneered the term, and their connections with the Grateful Dead catapulted 420 into our lexicon<p>In 1971, …

Coast Guard

Black Panther: World of Wakanda Wins GLAAD Media Award for Representation Marvel Keeps Leaving out of Movies

While it’s disappointing that companies like Marvel or Disney haven’t caught up to 2018 when it comes to the desire and need for inclusive …

Black Panther

Algorithmic Accountability: A Primer

<b>Big decisions about people’s lives are increasingly made by software systems and algorithms</b>. Sorting résumés for job applications, allocating social …

Algorithms

15 ways to stay focused in a distracted world

<b>Stuck Moment:</b> <i>I feel like my day is one big interruption. A steady stream of questions, last-minute requests, and texts that just won’t quit. How am I</i> …

Productivity

How This Female Entrepreneur Built a 7-Figure Business Around Periods

As if cramps, bloating, and fatigue weren’t enough during periods, you also have to deal with occasional, embarrassing, seemingly unavoidable leaks. Crystal Etienne decided to do something about it, launching her own business by designing a line of leak-stopping clothing from underwear to swimwear. …

Menstruation

My ICO Journey

In this series, I will share my journey to ICO, from thought to launch. When I began hearing about Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) and the capital that …

Cryptocurrency

Aniyia Williams Solved the Hardware Game and Wants More Founders of Color to Enter the Space

By Tyler Young<p>“I got the crazy idea that maybe I can be the person to make this necklace that was also headphones,” said Aniyia Williams, <b>founder and</b> …

Startups

How to really shine (Hint: Be yourself)

Let’s start the new year as ourselves — magnified.<p>Just imagine it. As we walk the chilly corridors of January, we give off a certain something, that</i> …

Self-help

3 big benefits of talking to yourself

Like all first bosses, mine was terrifying. Laura barked orders in a clipped Boston Brahmin accent, ran five miles before work every morning, and had …

University of Michigan

As cities get high-tech, hackers become more dangerous

Atlanta, held hostage by ransomware attack, illustrates growing cybersecurity threat<p>Remember when a major U.S. city’s computer infrastructure was hacked, and held ransom, by a group of cyber criminals?<p>It’s very possible that Atlanta’s battle with this new type of online threat last month—hackers …

Cybersecurity

How to Get People to Accept a Tough Decision

Imagine this: You’re a general manager for a manufacturing company and orders are up. You know you should be celebrating, but instead, you feel gut punched. Your plants are facing severe capacity and material constraints and you know you can’t fill these orders. Now you have to decide which ones to …

Management

A Growing City: Detroit’s Rich Tradition of Urban Gardens Plays an Important Role in the City’s Resurgence

An outdoor farmers market at Detroit’s historic Eastern Market. (Courtesy of Eastern Market) Amid the concrete, steel, and asphalt of American …

Urban Agriculture

Actor Allen Maldonado on Working in Hollywood: "I'm Not Black Enough or I'm Not Latin Enough"

Cousin Bobby, <i>The Last O.G.</i><p>Allen Maldonado in ‘The Last O.G.’ Courtesy of TBS<p>In this Tracy Morgan/Tiffany Haddish-starring TBS comedy, Maldonado plays …

Hollywood

Report: 50 years after Fair Housing Act, inequality still widespread in Detroit

A new report shines a light on healthcare, financial services, and more in Detroit, Atlanta, Houston, and Oakland<p>A new study from real estate company Trulia, in partnership with the National Fair Housing Alliance, looks at a few key factors in four cities—Atlanta, Detroit, Houston, and Oakland—and …

Housing

April 2018 Issue Panther X Phenomenon

The Post

Where are the Latina tech founders?

As the Latina co-founder of a technology-driven organization, I have lacked Latina role models for the last 5 years. When I bring up questions about …

Latin America

Boston Tech Accelerator Aims To Fix 'Dividing Line' In Funding For Minority Entrepreneurs

Support the news<p>One of the most persistent barriers in the tech world is funding, particularly for minority entrepreneurs. Research shows they get …

Startups

Detroit Future City exec to lead new Center for Nonprofit Support

Detroit Future City's deputy director, Allandra Bulger, has been named executive director of the first-of-its-kind nonprofit support and innovation …

Nonprofits

Why it can be okay to call it ‘marijuana’ instead of ‘cannabis’

Erasing the name could mean we don’t think about the complicated, racist history of the drug<p>As marijuana goes mainstream, people are rethinking the term, claiming we should ditch “marijuana” because it’s racist, and instead, say “cannabis.” Individuals should say what they like, but this rule is …

Cannabis

Canadian Woman Who Instagrammed Her Cocaine-Smuggling Cruise Sentenced to 8 Years in Prison

A Canadian woman was sentenced Wednesday to eight years in prison after attempting to smuggle millions of dollars worth of cocaine into Australia on …

Crime

Tiffany Haddish

I first met Tiffany Haddish on the comedy scene 13 years ago. She was young, raw and funny, almost like she didn’t have a care in the world. But when …

Tiffany Haddish

Tarana Burke

When I first met Tarana Burke, I found a kindred spirit, somebody else who’s been screaming into the hurricane. Somebody else who’s been advocating …

Tarana Burke

How to purge all your search histories

Asking for a friend...<p>Every time you run a search online, the websites where you maintain an account can record that information. This data—collected and stored by search engines like Google, social media networks like Facebook, and retail giants like Amazon—won't disappear when you erase your …

Social Media

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New Orleans High School Student Gets Accepted Into 83 Colleges, Receives Over $3 Million In Scholarships

At the International High School of New Orleans, having seniors apply to colleges has become a daily routine; so much so that attending senior Darrin …

College & University

58% of Micro-Influencers Say Instagram Is the Most Requested Channel From Brands

How are brands building relationships with micro-influencers to launch collaborations that result in compelling, authentic content, and what types of …

Public Relations

What Happened to the Plan to Put Harriet Tubman on the $20 Bill?

Two years ago this week, the Treasury secretary announced civil rights and women’s icons would be on America’s money. Where are they?<p>When a Harriet …

Black History

What the NBA All-Star Game Can Teach Us About America’s Racial Wealth Gap

A new study from Brandeis University and Demos paints a bleak picture of the persistent and widening wealth gap in America between whites and blacks. …

Race & Ethnicity