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Black Doctor Who Spends His Time Supporting Students With Disabilities Awarded $1M

Being a light and leader in the disability community has led to this doctor receiving his flowers in a big way.

Ngozi Nwanji

Oct 20, 2022

Betting On Herself Led Sydni Smith To Get Accepted Into 57 Schools With $1.8M In Scholarship Offers

Success is better when you find a way to share it with others, and high school graduate Sydni Smith knows it firsthand as she is paying it forward to future college students. After being accepted into 57 schools and awarded $1.8 million in scholarships, the 17-year-old has gems of wisdom for those who aspire to have a successful application process, USA Today reports.

Ngozi Nwanji

Jun 22, 2022

Susan M. Collins Set To Break Barriers As The First Black Woman To Lead A Federal Bank

Black women and excellence will forever be synonymous — just look at Dr. Susan M. Collins! According to a press release, The Harvard University alumna recently secured a new position as president and CEO of The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. In the process, Susan M. Collins broke barriers becoming the first Black woman to lead a Federal Reserve Bank, The Boston Globe reports. “It is an honor and an inspiration to serve as the Boston Fed’s next president,” Susan M. Collins said, according to a press release. “Throughout my career, I have been driven by a commitment to leveraging research, education, and public service to improve lives. I look forward to helping the Bank and System pursue the Fed’s dual mandate from Congress – achieving price stability and maximum employment.” She continued: “I am also inspired by the portfolio of important and innovative work underway at the Boston Fed I am delighted with the opportunity to lead such a dynamic organization, engage with its talented...

Samantha Dorisca

Feb 15, 2022

CEO Courtney Adeleye Grew The Mane Choice From the Ground Up & Wants to Help Others Do the Same

She’s not new to this, she’s true to this! Founder and CEO of The Mane Choice, Courtney Adeleye is a natural go-getter. Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan — which she calls her foundation — is the place where she learned “if one door doesn’t open, there’s always another opportunity.” The wife and mother of three built her hair brand from the ground up through her own curiosity and specialized knowledge base. She joins AfroTech’s Black Tech Green Money podcast host Will Lucas to discuss the home-based-hobby that’s now grown into a multi-million dollar business, how she’s using her own insight to help others, and gives advice for people like herself who are trying to scale their own businesses within the beauty industry. As a graduate of the University of Michigan and a registered nurse by trade, she used her background and expertise in science to hone in on the ingredients and products that would produce the best results to help many other women improve their own hair health. “I...

Shanique Yates

Dec 8, 2020