Harlem World – Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling

The Museum invites attendees join together to march for peace and unite with neighbors  honoring diversity and harmony throughout humankind. Visitors will also celebrate the right to use our voices and demonstrate a desire to live in a fair world through an energetic session of music, stories, and poster-making activities prior to kicking off the neighborhood’s annual March for Peace.   For children and adults The Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling is a great place to visit all […]

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“Wanderer” Memory Trail Honors Survivors of One of Last Slave Ships to Land in U.S.

Trail of Interactive Exhibits on Jekyll Island Engages Visitors in Slavery-to-Freedom Journey of a  “Wanderer ” Survivor – Located on the southern end of this Georgia barrier island, the Wanderer Memory Trail is nestled along the banks of the Jekyll River, near the point where the Wanderer illegally came ashore on Nov. 28, 1858, with more than 400 enslaved Africans on board. Shown in the photo: The Geechee Gullah Ring Shouters, from coastal Georgia, perform during ceremonies opening the new “Wanderer Memory Trail”  […]

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We will not forget Ota Benga 

  September marks the one-year anniversary of “Ota Benga” Day in Lynchburg, VA — a day set to remember the life of Ota Benga, a Congolese Pygmy who was forced to live in a cage with orangutans at New York’s Bronx Zoo in 1904 — thus becoming an unfortunate public spectacle as author Pamela Newkirk shares in her book. Let us remember his troubling story as there are countless others over the decades of history who were traumatized in situations […]

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  • “Spirit of Our Ancestors” Celebrates the Clotilda Descendants, Africatown Founder Festival’s Keynote Speaker is Dr. Natalie Robertson, Author of The Slave Ship CLOTILDA and the Making of Africatown, USA

    “Spirit of Our Ancestors” Celebrates the Clotilda Descendants, Africatown Founder Festival’s Keynote Speaker is Dr. Natalie Robertson, Author of The Slave Ship CLOTILDA and the Making of Africatown, USA

    The ” Clotilda” was a illegal slave ship that was burned and sunken in the Mobile (Alabama)  River Delta to hide the crime of importing enslaved Africans — as story and search for the remains of the ship that has been undertaken by the National Geographics. The descendants of the Clotilda now extend a warm public invitation to its first annual festival, “Spirit of Our Ancestors” on Saturday, February 9th, 2019, from Noon to 4 PM at Mobile County Training School in honor […]

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  • On King Holiday Commemoration:  600 Black Legislators Resolved to Push Policies for Economic Justice Resolution considered new win for Black Wealth 2020 By Hazel Trice Edney

    On King Holiday Commemoration: 600 Black Legislators Resolved to Push Policies for Economic Justice Resolution considered new win for Black Wealth 2020 By Hazel Trice Edney

    It was three years ago that a group of national business leaders launched a movement called Black Wealth 2020 partially based on the economic vision articulated by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. King said in his final speech on April 3, 1968: “It’s all right to talk about streets flowing with milk and honey, but God has commanded us to be concerned about the slums down here and his children who can’t eat three square meals a day. It’s all right […]

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  • On MLK Day 2019, Finding A Blueprint Remains Our Goal Opinion Editorial By Kevin C. Peterson

    On MLK Day 2019, Finding A Blueprint Remains Our Goal Opinion Editorial By Kevin C. Peterson

    Less than a year before he was assassinated, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. paid a visit to Philadelphia for a massive rally that would be held at the newly constructed Spectrum — a sprawling professional sports arena that would house the 76ers and the Flyers for decades. Before the rally, King visited the now closed Barrat Middle School, which was located in one of the city’s poorest neighborhoods in the soutwest section of the city. The school would become […]

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  • Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated Celebrates 99 Years of Service – inducts Wynona Kidd, founder’s daughter

    Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated Celebrates 99 Years of Service – inducts Wynona Kidd, founder’s daughter

    Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated, a leading women’s service organization, concluded its international executive board meeting at the Grand Hyatt Baha Mar, Nassau, Bahamas on Jan. 12, 2019 with the induction of Wynona Kidd as an honorary member. Kidd is the daughter of Viola Tyler Goings and niece of Myrtle Tyler Faithful, two of the sorority’s founding members. At 95 years young, Kidd is the oldest living descendant of the organization’s five founding members. “As we celebrate 99 years of service today, and prepare for our Centennial in […]

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  • Number of Fortune 500 Boards With Over 40 Percent Diversity Doubled Since 2012

    Number of Fortune 500 Boards With Over 40 Percent Diversity Doubled Since 2012

    Alliance for Board Diversity (ABD) and Deloitte study shows women and minorities comprise an all-time high of 34 percent of board seats among Fortune 500 companies, up from 30.8 percent in 2016 The number of Fortune 500 companies with greater than 40 percent diversity has more than doubled from 69 to 145 since 2012, according to the “Missing Pieces Report: The 2018 Board Diversity Census of Women and Minorities on Fortune 500 Boards,” a multiyear study published by the Alliance for Board […]

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  • Tonie Leatherberry Named Chair of The Executive Leadership Council

    Tonie Leatherberry Named Chair of The Executive Leadership Council

    Tonie Leatherberry, Principal, Deloitte & Touche LLP, and President of the Deloitte Foundation, has been elected chair of The Executive Leadership Council (ELC), the pre-eminent global organization composed of current and former black CEOs, senior executives, and board members of Fortune 1000 and equivalent companies; top-tier entrepreneurs; and global thought leaders. The focus of the organization is the development of a pipeline of global black executives for C-suites, corporate boards and global enterprises to leverage the full power of diversity […]

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  • YMCA of Greater Seattle Announces Historic CEO Appointment

    YMCA of Greater Seattle Announces Historic CEO Appointment

    The Y is proud to announce the appointment of Loria Yeadon as the President and CEO of the YMCA of Greater Seattle. Loria is an accomplished corporate and nonprofit leader with 30 years of experience and demonstrated commitment to serving the community. She was selected after a five-month nationwide search and will succeed current President and CEO Bob Gilbertson who previously announced plans to retire later this year. With this appointment, Loria Yeadon will be the first woman as well as the first person of color to […]

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  • The National Coalition of Black Veteran Organizations releases its year-end report:

    The National Coalition of Black Veteran Organizations releases its year-end report:

    Chairman Charles Blatcher III, notes that 2018 has been an interesting year. In 2019, the organization maintains its mandate to elevate public awareness about the contributions of Black servicemen and servicewomen in the defense of the nation.  “Our contributions in the defense of the nation is the cornerstone to our claim for civil rights and equal opportunity,” he said. The subject deserves greater thought and visibility within the context of American History — with recognition of Colonel Charles Young and […]

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  • KORN FERRY IDENTIFIES EMERGING GLOBAL TALENT TRENDS FOR 2019

    KORN FERRY IDENTIFIES EMERGING GLOBAL TALENT TRENDS FOR 2019

    Based on input from talent acquisition, development and compensation experts from across the globe, Korn Ferry  has identified emerging global talent trends for 2019. “Several factors, including an incredibly tight labor market and the massive influx of data are impacting the way HR professionals and talent acquisition leaders are doing their jobs,” said Jeanne MacDonald, Global Co-Operating Executive and President of Global Talent Solutions for Korn Ferry’s RPO and Professional Search Business. “The issues are becoming more and more complex, from […]

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