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Tiffany Haddish Launches She Ready Internship Program For Foster Youth

Tiffany Haddish’s “She Ready” slogan takes on a new meaning for her latest venture. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the actress and comedian has announced that she’s partnered with career accelerator Ready to Succeed to launch an internship program for foster youth in the new year. The goal for the program is to place these foster youth in positions at Haddish’s production company, She Ready Prods, and offer tangible job opportunities in media, arts, and entertainment. Haddish has previously been vocal about her upbringing growing up in the foster care system. Now she wants to be a vessel for other less fortunate children to give them opportunities she would’ve hoped to have at their age. “I believe that children that come from different cultures deserve a chance to work in the industry,” she told THR. “and I would like people that look like me to be able to represent me too in the industry.”   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by She Ready Foundation...

Njera Perkins

Dec 22, 2020

Bridgett Floyd, George Floyd’s Sister, Starts Internship Program For Black Men at Texas A&M to Honor Legacy

In the wake of George Floyd’s death, his sister Bridgett Floyd has decided to carry on his legacy through a newly-launched internship program for young Black men at Texas A&M University-Commerce. The Be His Legacy Internship Program — co-created by the George Floyd Memorial Foundation — is an “innovative new program designed to provide hands-on experiences through community outreach, targeted educational programs, and intentional reform initiatives to eliminate police brutality, promote social justice, and protect the civil rights of all people of color,” according to its website .   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by GF Memorial Foundation (@gfmfoundation) The program — which is available to students of Texas A&M’s African American Male Mentorship Program — is meant to provide sound opportunities for career and personal development, the school shares . According to the program’s website , a select number of virtual internship opportunities will be offered to qualified...

Njera Perkins

Nov 16, 2020

Beats By Dr. Dre 'Black Future' Initiative Offers Creative Program to HBCU Students

HBCU students have an opportunity to help shape the future with Beats By Dr. Dre. The audio electronics platform announced a new creative program that offers Black creatives a chance to “create films, write articles and help design product” in the areas of music, sports and culture, the press release says. If selected, recent graduates and current students at HBCUs will enter a three-month, paid program where they will be mentored by industry leaders. In addition, they’ll work with major brands through roles, including Branded Content Creator, IRL (In Real Life) Creator, Customs Creator, and Sports Editorial Content Creator. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Beats by Dre (@beatsbydre) The experience is a part of Black Future, a Beats By Dr. Dre initiative that celebrates and empowers the next generation of Black creatives, leaders, and innovators who are contributing to the future of Black Culture. A short film, directed by Rodney Lucas, illustrates the essence of the...

Niki McGloster

Jun 18, 2020