Accessible Tech Jobs w Majora: Impact HUB, Oakland

   MON – 7pm March 17, 2014 at Impact HUB Oakland, CA 7:00pm : Join Sean Daniel-Murphy of FundGoodJobs.com, Kalimah Priforce from Qeyno Labs, and me as HUB Oakland co-founder Ashara Ekundayo moderates a discussion regarding how StartUp Box #SouthBronx is delivering accessible jobs in the tech sector to the people and places where it is [...]

#Spofford Prison Re-Envisioned via Interactive Theater at BAAD! #HuntsPoint #Bronx

Location/Show Times: BAAD! 841 Barretto St Thurs 4/24 at 7:00pm & Sun 5/5 at 4:00pm Majora Carter Group is very proud to have co-sponsored a community led theatre project involving an inter-generational group of people whose live were in some way affected by the Spofford Juvenile Detention facility (“Spofford”), opened from 1959 – 2011). Some members [...]

Thanks to BusinessInsider.com for recognizing Black Leaders in #Tech, but….

I was thrilled and honored and so grateful today when I learned I was on BusinessInsider.com’s list of The 25 Most Influential African-Americans in Technology. We truly appreciate being recognized for our work to build Startup Box: South Bronx, a new technology education and entrepreneurship program designed to educate and inculcate the larger community in the [...]

Great Communities For All Of Us

Who deserves communities with great places to live, work, shop, and play? Who benefits from increased accessibility to communities like these? Who pays the consequences of not having enough communities like these?  The answer to all three questions is: All of us. I like to pose those questions as I speak & listen across the [...]

Xena, Warrior Puppy 1998-2012

In May 1998, my friend Arthur, found a puppy tied up outside his house on Manida Street in the South Bronx, the morning after a huge rainstorm. He put her in a box and placed her outside The Point, a community center in my neighborhood, with a sign urging passers-by to take the enclosed puppy [...]

#Focus100 & the “Digital UnDivided”

Roughly one third of Twitter users are Black, yet less than 1% of Twitter employees can say the same…. (DigitalUnDivided.com) You may have heard of the term “Digital Divide.”  It’s a term from the 1st decade of the 21st century meant to describe the technology gulf between the more affluent and lower-income people living in [...]

Why I’m going to @SOCAPmarkets October 1-4

Charitable giving has not driven sustainable solutions.  Everything that the non-profit industry has been trying to fix for the past 30 years or so has become worse – despite new records for philanthropic giving almost every year. It’s not, in my opinion, because the people running charitable institutions don’t care or are not talented.  I [...]

#FashionWeek: @BronxBees #Honey @HighLineNYC Sept 12 w cadre of Apiary Avant-Garde

Bronx Bees is proud to represent the B-X on the HighLine Park September 12 “Honey Day”.   Fellow producers include the ground-making (not “breaking”) Brooklyn Grange Rooftop Farms,  Urban Apiary-Rights leader, extensive honey producer, and our source for Bronx Bees’ very first 2 hives (we are now at 8!) : Andrew’s Local Honey, PLUS the innovative [...]

@BronxBees Visit HighLine Sept 12 from 2-6pm

Majora Carter and some Bronx Bees fanatics will be on the HighLine Park near 14th street along with Honey producers from the other 4 boroughs thanks to a special invitation from the Friends of the HighLine organized through our good friends at the Brooklyn Grange. We will have a limited supply of our Bronx “Special [...]

SEN. GILLIBRAND, BRONX BP DIAZ JR., CALL FOR TAX BREAKS TO BOOST BRONX TECH START-UPS

Hey – this is a press release from the Senator’s office for an event I amparticpating in tomorrow Monday 8/20 at 10 AM —- Joined by MacArthur “Genius” Fellow Majora Carter, Sunshine Bronx Co-Founder & Managing Partner Cheni Yerushalmi, and Bronx Entrepreneurs, Lawmakers Urge Action on Federal Legislation Allowing Bronx Entrepreneurs to Deduct Up to [...]