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DERRECK KAYONGO: FROM REFUGEE TO CEO

Earlier this month, I had the pleasure of speaking to Derreck Kayongo, the founder and creator of theGlobal Soap Project, a project that recycles partially used hotel soap to save lives in impoverished countries. We had a very interesting conversation about the origins of the Global Soap Project, what he’s doing now, and what we can do as a community to get involved in ways that meaningfully contribute and give back to our African diaspora community.
How did the Global Soap Project…

Meet Goodr: A New App Offering Solutions to Feed the Hungry Using Food Industry Surplus

First the Facts:  Every year in the United States, 35 million tons of food is thrown out, how wasteful!! Americans throw away approximately $165 billion worth of food each year, according to a study by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). The cost to taxpayers in terms of disposing the food is roughly $1.3 billion per year.  Then hold that up to the statistic that in America today, approximately 1-in-7 people go hungry.  For children in marginalized, low-income communities…