Welcome back to University College, Episode 40! This week, we are pleased to welcome Gina Paige, co-founder of AfricanAncestry.com, to the show. You have probably heard of competitors, but African Ancestry has been around much longer—and has more of its focus in providing our people with more detailed information about who they are and where they come from.
Gina has been featured on "60 Minutes", "Fox Business News", and in publications such as Jet Magazine, and online news site The Huffington Post.
She has worked with and revealed the roots of some of the world’s leading icons, including: Oprah Winfrey, John Legend, Spike Lee, and more.
If you’ve ever wanted to determine a more accurate view of your heritage, check out AfricanAncestry.com.
Gina was even nice enough to provide a discount code exclusively to our listners—but you’ll have to listen to find out what the code is!
Listen. Discuss. Engage. Be the Change.
#RepresentationMatters, but its more than a phrase. Dr. Alden Landry and his team have a firm belief that there should be more people of color in the health professions (medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, etc.). With this thought in mind, he started Tour For Diversity in Medicine and the rest is history!
Tour For Diversity provides access to students of color who are interested in the health professions. These students get a chance to visit universities all over the country and discuss their goals with professionals currently in a related field.
Whether you're interested in medicine or just want a jolt of motivation, Dr. Landry provides very insightful words of inspiration while also discussing his personal story.
We hope you enjoy!
In a very special episode of our Black Business Profile series, we speak with Jamila Barefield about how her colon cancer diagnosis led to her creating Mila's Journey, a charitable organization that seeks to bring awareness to colon cancer and the lives impacted by this deadly disease. You will be inspired by her strength, courage, and ability to thrive in spite of a sobering diagnosis.
For more information about Mila's Journey, visit:
In this edition of University College Black Business Profile, we interview Evelina Monroe, owner of Blvck Supply. She discusses the genesis of the idea for the business, what inspires her to create, and the empowerment that comes with owning her own business.