Four classes of minority-led start-ups later, the NewMe Accelerator program is still churning out businesses that can make our lives easier — and better. Here we picked a few of the startups that we should be keeping our eyes on.
The murder rate in Chicago this year has jumped by almost 40 percent from where it was last year, with more than 250 homicides in the city since Jan. 1. Chicago’s poverty rate among African-Americans is the highest in the country, at 32.2 percent. It’s hard to get someone to value others’ lives if they don’t even value their own life.
Throughout Black History Month, BET.com will recognize 28 Black folks who are on the verge of becoming household names. From a young director whose work was applauded at Sundance to Black women determined to change the face of technology, take a look at a few African-Americans who deserve a bit more recognition for their contributions to America.