Regrann from #afrikanlibrary - My favourite part of the Black Panther movie was what T’Challa did at the end....
Make sure (especially those who are big mad about the movie but aren’t necessarily doing anything physically to address the problems they have linked the film to) you support those doing that same thing wherever possible.
Los Angeles, California rapper Nipsey Hussle and his Too Big To Fail initiative is focused on bringing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) programs to inner-city and underserved areas.
Nipsey has teamed up with business partner Dave Gross, a real estate developer and entrepreneur who also hails from inner-city LA to develop the program.
Nipsey and Gross will start their program in Los Angeles, but want to expand across the country to Washington DC, Atlanta, and Baltimore.
The “Too Big To Fail” moniker comes from financial terminology used to describe our biggest banking institutions, but Nipsey and co. are taking that phrase into the inner-city.
The Too Big To Fail website describes their mission and ideology: “OUR INNER-CITIES ARE ‘TOO BIG TO FAIL’, BUT DESPITE THEIR SIZE AND POTENTIAL, HAVE YET TO RECEIVE THE NECESSARY SUPPORT.
“TOO BIG TO FAIL IS A STEM (SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, MATH) CENTER AND MAKER SPACE THAT ENCOURAGES DESIGN THINKING AND INNOVATION IN LOCAL YOUTH. IN PARTNERSHIP WITH VECTOR90, WE’RE CREATING IMPACT HUBS WHERE NEIGHBORHOOD YOUTH CAN FEED OFF OF EACH OTHER’S TALENT, CREATIVITY, AND SUPPORT.”