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Silicon Harlem Opens First-Of-Its-Kind Digital Learning Lab In Harlem Under An AT&T $2B Commitment

AT&T is committed to empowering youth in New York, NY, through a new initiative.

Jun 21, 2023

Actress Jerrie Johnson Talks Playing A Black Queer Woman In Tech On 'Harlem'

Jerrie Johnson is one of the stars leading Prime Video’s hit series “Harlem,” which made its return on Feb. 3.

Feb 6, 2023

Tonique Clay Set To Open Largest Seafood Restaurant Owned By A Black Woman

Tonique Clay is on the brink of a new achievement as she is set to debut the largest seafood restaurant owned by a Black woman. Krab Queenz is the creation of Tonique Clay and they have been steadily expanding since the brand’s inception.  

Jun 10, 2022

Rihanna Sets New Trends With Pregnancy News As Searches For 'Pink Padded Coats' Skyrockets

When you’re a fashion killa, there’s no ceiling when it comes to smashing records! From making waves as an entrepreneur to then setting the standard for what a young, Black billionaire can look like, Rihanna has continued to build the life of her dreams brick by brick. Now, she’s preparing to soar to even greater heights as someone’s mother! Following yesterday’s baby news, Rihanna has shown just why her name turns heads with a +200 percent increase in the fashion demand for “Pink Padded Coats,” in response to the photos shared of the Savage X Fenty creator’s growing belly. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Blavity News (@blavity) According to LovetheSales, the influence of both Rihanna and boyfriend A$AP Rocky are major with the father-to-be driving up the fashion demand for “Men’s Sweater Vests” by a whopping +124 percent as well as “Men’s Leather Trousers” by +78 percent.

Feb 1, 2022

Diddy Expands Capital Prep Harlem's Campus For More Students In His Hometown To Excel

Diddy is pushing for bigger and better for Capital Prep Harlem — his New York City charter school. On Nov.11, the Harlem native announced that the charter school will be moving to the Church of All Saints and School building, ABC News reports. The new campus allows Capital Prep Harlem’s capacity to grow from 500 to 700 students from grades 6th through 12th. The school’s expansion through the relocation is set to open the door for even greater educational opportunities for Harlem students. “The kids of Harlem should have access to opportunity and a quality education and deserve to learn on a campus that reflects the level of excellence we aspire for them to achieve,” Diddy said in a statement. “This new campus for Capital Prep Harlem reflects my commitment to empowering as many children as I can and creating spaces for the next generation of leaders to thrive in every aspect of their lives.” For the 2022-2023 school year, students will be stepping on the new campus that features “40...

Nov 11, 2021

Marlon Wayans Aims to Combat Digital Divide, Donates Computers to Children in Harlem

As we prepare to wrap up the holiday season, it’s a joy to see celebs continuing to give back. With the digital divide still being a major issue now elevated due to the global pandemic, it’s imperative that students have access to the resources that they need particularly with schools pivoting to only online instruction. Marlon Wayans is ensuring that this happens having recently donated computers to children in Harlem, reports NewsOne. “Brought a bunch of computers for Harlem kids in NYC,” wrote the comedian in an Instagram post. “Using my hard work to build other roses from concrete. Go be great…know somebody cares…ME! Invest in your communities that watch you buy could help buy kids a future. #tanikabean love you! Your passion made me passionately give. Invest in your communities, they need us.”   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Marlon Wayans (@marlonwayans) Pew Research Center reports that 59 percent of parents with lower incomes fear their children will face...

Dec 30, 2020

Support These Black-Owned Businesses While Social Distancing

Let’s face it: These are uncertain times. As a pandemic is taking its toll on the country, citizens are urged to practice social distancing . For those of you unsure, social distancing is a set of physical dissociating actions that help stop the spread of infectious diseases. In this case, that means staying inside to combat exposure to coronavirus. Under such personal and economic stress, what’s beautiful about Black folks is that we’re becoming more connected. We’re scheduling virtual watch parties, sharing emergency resources for funding and, ultimately, supporting one another. However, as major corporations are taking a massive hit, Black-owned businesses are also devastated by closures and significant drops in income. It’s up to us to circulate our mighty dollar within our community. So if you can, spend your money with Black-owned businesses. Many companies have even suspended ground shipping and are offering discounts to promote sales. If you’re looking for Black-owned brands...

Mar 20, 2020

This Founder Is Using Candles To Take People On a Journey Through The Harlem Renaissance

Teri Johnson spent years running a travel blog on Instagram before setting off to launch her own luxury candle company. After graduating from Florida A&M University with an MBA, the Houston native set her sights on New York City. Johnson released her first candle in 2014 and now has nearly a dozen scents that pay homage to figures and significant locations of the Harlem Renaissance. Josephine Baker, Langston Hughes, and Duke Ellington each have candles dedicated to them. Her most recent release pays tribute to James Baldwin’s novel “If Beale Street Could Talk.” One of Johnson’s missions is to connect her products with the community. The Langston Hughes candle was even launched in the home of the late poet. Photo: Harlem Candle AfroTech caught up with Johnson to talk about how she brought her creation and vision to life: This interview has been edited for length and clarity. How did you get into the candle industry? I really love beautiful fragrances. I’ve been a consumer of luxury...

Mar 7, 2019