May Samali is a “PowerBoost – Capitalizing Underrepresented Techpreneurs” panelist at the 2017 Future of Wealth Summit. Investors are pumping more money into more startups than ever before. But this growth in funding is skewed away from underrepresented entrepreneurs. In fact, women and people of color currently receive less than 3% of all venture […]
Last month, Tesla announced a partnership with the country of Dubai to put 200 driverless taxis on the road. The fact that Tesla and other Silicon Valley companies, like Uber and Google, are focusing heavily on research and development of artificial intelligence and automated technology comes as no surprise. Yet, what is surprising is the lack of […]
The mission of Bernedette’s House is to prepare pre-teen and teenage girls with the training, mentoring, and strength of character necessary to realize their full potential in a global society. Interview conducted by GlobalPolicy.tv’s Nakia Gladden.
Trina Shanks from The University of Michgan and Tiffany Miller from the Center for American Progress discussed how the achievement gap leads to a wealth gap.
The U.S. Senate recently failed to pass the Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act (S. 2432). The bill, introduced by Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), sought to allow students who took out student loans to refinance permitting them to take advantage of new (and lower) interest rates established for students who applied for federal loans […]
“How do they not know that you are hungry and you didn’t eat yesterday?” “They say don’t bring weapons, but … I walk to school … and, like, I don’t feel safe.” “My whole life is stressful. I ran away from home … There’s not enough food and everything for everybody to be there. One […]
The secret to the great success of American industry and innovation throughout the country’s short history, to its now default position at the forefront of the world economy, is also the missing link in the mystery of the country’s failing education system. Imagine the proposal to make college admissions and corporate and industry personnel decisions […]
We have a good understanding of why students drop out of high school. But if we know this, why aren’t students succeeding in schools and why aren’t schools succeeding in helping them?
De’Von Brown, is a 23-year-old Baltimorean who at a young age was targeted as an up and coming negative youth statistic. De’Von had a troublesome childhood, he dealt with drug addicted parents, which led to constant instability. In 2002, while in the 6th grade, the hands of fate lead Brown into being accepted into an all […]
One in three teenage girls who have dropped out of high school give pregnancy or parenthood as the key reason. Once they leave, only half of them complete their high school education by age 22, compared with 90 percent of their non-parenting peers.