by Wornie Reed, Ph.D. Director, Race and Social Policy, Professor, Sociology & Africana Studies, Virginia Tech
As we join the chorus of people trying to push more African-Americans into science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields of study let us not assume that African-Americans have not pursued these fields in the past. More than a few have done so, and some have done so with significant distinction.
Anyone who has experienced (and it is an experience) the movie ‘Ray’ and how actor Jamie Fox totally captured the essence and spirit of the great Ray Charles, can attest to Fox’s superior portrayal of the blind maestro who died in 2004.
The EMBODI (Empowering Males to Build Opportunities for Developing Independence) mentoring group, sponsored by the Roanoke Chapter Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. met Wednesday, Feb. 7, at Woodrow Wilson Middle School. Three members of the Divine Nine (9 historically Black Greek letter organizations that make up the National Pan-Hellenic Council, served as speakers for Black History Month. Continue reading EMBODI Mentees inspired by Divine Nine Guest Speakers→