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Chicago Bulls, Oklahoma City Thunder Launch a First-of-Its-Kind Virtual Black History Program For High Schoolers

NBA teams Chicago Bulls and Oklahoma City Thunder have joined forces to launch a multi-year, first-of-its-kind virtual program to educate high school students on the Chicago Race Riot of 1919 and 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre, reports. Arriving on the heels of the centennial recognition of the Chicago Race Riot and the 100-year mark of the Tulsa Race Massacre this spring, The Black History Classroom Exchange is an interactive program that will give students an opportunity to learn about these two historical Black events in American history that have been notoriously left out of school curriculums. The purpose of the program is to consider what’s occurred in Black America’s past in an effort to empower current and future generations of students to discover new ways in which they can expand economic empowerment within their own communities. “Reflecting on Black history gives us all a chance to learn from the past while we continue to work towards justice and equity in our future,”...

Mar 19, 2021

Grow With Google Goes Virtual to Help Job Seekers Aquire News Skills for Free

Since the start of statewide shutdowns for COVID-19, over 700,000 jobs have been lost forcing millions of Americans to file for unemployment, according to Black Enterprise . The shutdowns have forced small businesses to close leaving many entrepreneurs without a source of income. As business-owners and other job seekers pivot to new ventures to stay afloat during this time, Google has launched a new virtual platform to make this transition smoother. This week, Google unveiled its newly launched online program Grow with Google OnAir , an in-person program that originally launched in 2017, to allow job seekers to learn new skills in the digital space. “Though we’re no longer able to gather in person, that doesn’t mean the learning has to stop. So we’re announcing virtual programmes from Grow with Google that can help,” Director of Grow with Google, Jesse Haines, said in a statement reported by Ummid . “We hope that people across the country — including job seekers and small business...

May 12, 2020