Bridging the Digital Divide in Detroit: Alicia Jones, CEO Harmony Point CTC

February 19, 2015

Bridging the Digital Divide in Detroit: Alicia Jones, CEO, Harmony Point CTC

by: Angeline Lawrence

The two faces of Detroit, MI displays a confusing image for those looking from the outside. On the one hand, Detroit is a hotbed for high tech and social entrepreneurs. The city is experiencing a major comeback with new leadership and major redevelopment projects. On the other hand, Detroit still lags behind in the number of African Americans in the technology industry. The neighborhoods lack the services and jobs needed to help African Americans in the city.

Alicia Jones, a certified Information Technology Education trainer is building a huge bridge to help thousands of Detroiters cross over into the IT industry. Ms. Jones is the CEO of Harmony Point (CTC) Computer Training Center located in Detroit, MI.  She has successfully trained African Americans in the Detroit area. Most were chronically unemployed, but as a result of the training were placed in jobs with major corporations such as General Motors.  Listen to the interview as we discuss the transformational training of Harmony Point CTC that has impacted lives.

To find out more about Harmony Point CTC call 313-962-0055. The office is located at Woodward Academy, 951 East Lafayette, Detroit, MI 48207. Connect on Facebook. 

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Girl, think before you Tweet! How to use social media to grow your personal brand.

June 30, 2014
Girl,think before you Tweet! How to use Social Media to grow you Personal Brand. @Katrina Turnbow, Director of Marketing and social media expert with W3r an IT consulting and staffing firm, shares her tools and tips on how to grow your personal brand and online presence using social media.
Katrina cautions the use of unprofessional email addresses, cute social media handles and page names. On the other hand, she encourages the use of two profiles - one professional and the other for personal use. 

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Interview with Shanay Whittaker, Political Activist and Organizer - Prayers and Politics

June 9, 2014

The Shine and Grind Show with Angeline Lawrence discusses the importance of being politically active and interviews political activist Ms. Shanay Watson-Whittaker. She was the former Chair of the Young Democrats of America Minority Caucus and has held positions in political and non-profit organizations in both New York and Michigan

We discuss the power of prayer and how to be a change agent while keeping your faith and integrity.
Visit her blog, a website that discusses issues to empower black women.