Black leaders react to the death of civil rights icon C.T. Vivian

The Rev. C.T. Vivian, a minister, civil rights icon and lieutenant of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., died Friday, July 17, 2020, at his home in Atlanta. He was 95. Born Cordy Tindell Vivian in 1924 in Howard County, Missouri, he began his career as an activist in 1947 when he participated in a […]

Kevin Costner, Anthony Mackie screen new film, ‘Black or White,’ in Atlanta

Actors Kevin Costner and Anthony Mackie attended a special screening of Black or White in Atlanta on Thursday, January 22, 2015 and participated in a special Q and A session led by popular media personality Monica Pearson. Special guests included Ambassador Andrew Young, Rev. Dr. C.T. Vivian, Bunnie Ransom, Gil Robertson (AAFCA), Demetria McKinney, Claudia […]

Director Ava DuVernay on the King family’s reaction to ‘Selma’

To say that director Ava DuVernay has faced hurdles in bringing the civil rights drama, Selma, to the big screen is an understatement. After being the third director brought on board, having to redo the script, literally begging Oprah Winfrey to be a part of the project, and having to write the Dr. King-esque speeches […]

Sports legends bestowed Hank Aaron Champion for Justice Award

The Hank Aaron Champion for Justice Award ceremony honored the 2014 award recipients – outstanding individuals who have made a lifelong commitment to overcoming industry obstacles and inspiring future generations. “Our annual Heritage Weekend is an important one for us,” said John Schuerholz, Braves President. “It provides us with the continued opportunity to share with […]

Al Vivian Discusses Diversity Initiatives and Why Companies Should Hire Women

Al Vivian, founder of BASIC Diversity, and son of Dr. C.T. Vivan, was grounded early on by his father’s work in civil and human rights. But the younger Vivian has cemented his own place in history with over 30 years in the diversity and human resources arena, including eight years as a captain in the […]