Writer, comedian, and civil rights figure, Dick Gregory, was hospitalized after reports say he was battling an illness. On Saturday night, he passed away at the age of 84. His son, Christian Gregory, shared an update about his father’s status on Facebook when he was first admitted to the hospital. His family confirmed the sad…

If You want to Help Colin Kaepernick, here’s how you do it! Colin Kaepernick, former NFL quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, took an unselfish stand against unfettered police criminal conduct levied against African-American men mostly, not limited to women and children as well. Now, the irony of Kaepernick’s protest, is that he has everything…

Black Millennials are 11.5 million strong and leading a viral vanguard that is driving African-Americans’ innovative use of mobile technology and closing the digital divide. Nielsen highlights this group in a new report called “Young, Connected and Black: African-American Millennials Are Driving Social Change and Leading Digital Advancement.” With $162 billion in buying power and…

Glenda Murray-Kelly (aka) G Paris, was accepted into the PhD program at Capella University majoring in Non-profit Management in February 2013. She received her Masters of Public Administration from Kaplan University in Miami, FL on February 2, 2013. She is a two time graduate of Regent University, in Organization, Leadership and Management and in Journalism…

The number of black-owned businesses in the U.S. increased by 60.5% to 1.9 million between 2002 and 2007, more than triple the national rate according to U.S. Census data released Tuesday. The number of businesses across the country increased by 18% in the same amount of time. Black-owned businesses, which are defined by the government…

1) WORLD WIDE TECHNOLOGY INC. In 2010, revenue rose 45 percent to $3.2 billion as demand from the public and private sectors soared for this Maryland Heights, Mo., firm’s technology products and consulting services. David L. Steward, chairman of the board, founded World Wide Technology in 1990. Prior to working at WWT, Steward, who earned a bachelor’s degree…