Jay-Z’s Shawn Carter Foundation Scholarship (Due April 2018)

The Shawn Carter Foundation Scholarship provides financial support to high school students as well as undergraduate students entering college for the first time. The purpose of the scholarship is to help under-served students who may not be eligible for other scholarships. Students who have either graduated from high school or earned their G.E.D. may apply. Minimum […]

Disney Donates $1 Million to Youth STEM Program in Celebration of ‘Black Panther’

In celebration of the record-breaking success of Marvel Studios’ Black Panther, The Walt Disney Company is donating $1 million to the Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA). The donation will help expand Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s youth STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) programs, supporting the high-tech skills that were a major theme […]

Essence Communications Summer Internship Program

Essence Communications Internship Program is open to undergraduate, graduate students, or recent college graduates interested in a career in the media industry. Applicants must have a strong interest in issues pertaining to African American women. Positions are open in publishing and editorial and offer a stipend; interns are responsible for finding their own housing. The […]

Amandla Stenberg Passed on ‘Black Panther’ Role to Make Room for Darker-Skinned Actors

Amandla Stenberg, 19, best known for her role in “The Hunger Games,” explained in a recent conversation at the TIFF Next Wave Festival in Toronto why she walked away from the audition process for Ryan Coogler’s box office smash, “Black Panther.” “One of the most challenging things for me to do was to walk away […]