Black Creativity Career Showcase

Event Information

Celebrating 50 years of Black Creativity at the Museum of Science and Industry 

The Museum of Science and Industry celebrates the rich contributions of African Americans in science, technology, engineering, art and medicine with a robust series of experiences and events during Black Creativity’s milestone anniversary. Beginning in 1970 as a tribute to African Americans in the arts, Black Creativity has grown to feature the nation’s longest-running exhibition of African-American art along with exhibits, events and educational programs. Black Creativity aims to deepen students’ engagement through hands-on learning and expose African-American youth to careers and opportunities in creative and STEM fields.



Black History Month Lunch & Learn

Come and celebrate African American history and contributions to US Arts and Culture with the Argonne African American Employee Resource Group (AAA-ERG) on Wednesday, January 19th at noon at the Krypton area in the Argonne Cafeteria (Building 213).

We will host a viewing of Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. a documentary television series where celebrities are led through a “book of life” that is compiled with information researched by professional genealogists that allows them to view their ancestral histories, learn about familial connections and discover secrets about their lineage.

For more information please reach out to Dr. J’Tia Hart or Mr. Harold Gaines, AAA-ERG President 

In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

By Harold Gaines, president, Argonne African American Employee Resource Group

On Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, the Argonne African American Employee Resource Group (AAA-ERG) urges our lab to reflect upon the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on what would have been his 91st birthday.

Dr. King was a tireless champion of equality and inclusivity, and we can see the fruits of his labor in Argonne’s own Core Values. Through respect, we embrace diversity, as King fought for. Through integrity, we take responsibility for our actions, and with teamwork, we include and inspire others. A strong example of compassionate leadership, Dr. King showed us how to live in service to others and find peaceful resolution to conflict. We are still living and learning from his example. Please join us as we remember his life, his legacy, and his impact on us and that of the next generation.

“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” MLK

AAA-ERG Cheesecake Sale

The Argonne African American Employee Resource Group (AAA-ERG) is holding a cheesecake sale through Monday, October 21, 2019. Cash, credit or debit payment is due by October 25th.  Pickup will be Thursday, October 31, 2019 from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. in Building 440 (CNM), Room A105-A106.

Each irresistible cake is handmade with care and expertise. Choose from 14 rich and creamy flavors or a luscious assortment of our most popular varieties. They make a delightful treat for any occasion or to enjoy yourself.

All individual cakes are nine inches in diameter and pre-sliced into 14 restaurant-size portions. Cheesecakes are delivered frozen and should be refrigerated (40° F) or frozen within six hours of delivery. Cheesecakes last up to six months in the freezer. Buy some to eat now, freeze some to eat later.

Download a brochure and order form for cheesecake selections and pricing.

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Cheesecake Order Form

Proceeds from this sale will go toward the AAA-ERG Scholarship Fund for high school students.

See any one of the following AAA-ERG members to place your order:

  • Harold Gaines                            ext. 2-3163
  • Kimberly McAllister             ext. 2-7206
  • Nate Poindexter                      ext. 2-3412
  • Bill Riley                                          ext. 2-5865
  • Eva Stringer                                ext. 2-6889
  • Harrel Townsend Jr.               ext. 2-6165
  • Arista Thurman III                  ext. 2-6538

AAA-ERG Mission

The Argonne African American (AAA) Employee Resource Group (ERG) is an employee-led organization that promotes the development of African-Americans as future laboratory leaders in science and technology. We advance our mission by fostering an inclusive work environment through networking, mentorship and programming that promotes cultural awareness and communication.