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The innovative organization Black Girls Code is expanding. In partnership with General Motors, BGC has launched its Detroit chapter. This partnership aims to increase interest in STEM careers for girls of color. Women of color are underrepresented in STEM fields, especially in technology. Since 2011, BGC has facilitated workshops to teach girls from underrepresented communities about programming,…

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Ed Welburn, vice president of General Motors Global Design, told employees today he will retire effective July 1, following a 44-year career with the company. Welburn, 65, has been celebrated inside and outside the industry for his extraordinary achievements. He has led GM Design since 2003, and globally since 2005, the first African American from…

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Alicia Boler-Davis began her career with General Motors as the first Black female plant manager, now she proudly serves as senior vice president for global quality and customer experience. Boler-Davis is now listed as one of the company’s top 20 executives for her diligence in managing over 2,500 employees and for her efforts in providing customers with the…

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F.A.O. Schwarz, the iconic New York toy store, located at 767 Fifth Ave., is closing its doors at its New York flagship location because the rent is too high. A tenant since 1986, the high and rising rental costs prompted the owner, Toys R Us, to move the 153-year-old brand to a new location, possibly near…

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The fifth annual Multicultural Media Luncheon, created and produced by Cheryl Parks Ajamu of The Ajamu Group LLC, recently honored diverse ethnic groups for their global impact in the automotive industry. Held in an intimate setting during the North American International Auto Show Press Week activities in Detroit, the event draws an audience consisting of automotive…

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ATLANTA — The 35th annual airing of the United Negro College Fund’s “An Evening of Stars” will be televised tonight on BET. The nationally televised entertainment extravaganza, hosted by comedic actor Anthony Anderson, supports students matriculating through higher education.   The program will pair up UNCF’s own “rising star” students to focus attention on the importance…

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Beyoncé and Rev. Jesse Jackson have so much in common. The two motivate all of us to think about things. The songs that Beyoncé sings have us thinking she’s the queen, reigning supreme – musically and lyrically – sharing stories about what it means to be young, gifted, African American and talented. But it is…

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The annual Phoenix Awards dinner is the signature event of the four-day Congressional Black Caucus conference focusing on public policy impacting black communities in America and abroad. The room is filled with the who’s who of Washington, D.C., tables are reserved for corporate sponsors and other influential names in their given fields. Check out the who’s…

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During the American Black Film Festival (ABFF) in South Beach in June, filmmaker Spike Lee and Cadillac global vice president Don Butler waxed poetic about the fruitful love affair that African Americans have had with Cadillac that extend all the way back to the Great Depression and continue to this day. The director of Do the Right…

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The General Motors Foundation: Guiding the leaders of tomorrow The General Motors Foundation is making a difference in a big way. Vivian Pickard, president of the General Motors Foundation and director of GM Corporate Relations, discusses what the GM Foundation is doing to ensure education access and resources to the unserved communities of Michigan. Like…

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Cadillac’s revitalization and reemergence as an industry leader in the luxury car space is complete. The 2013 Cadillac ATS luxury sport sedan has collected a number of industry awards this past year as it was voted the North American Car of the Year, and award that was given out at the annual North American International…

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MIAMI BEACH, Fla. — Urban sophisticates understand and cherish their long, rich relationship with General Motors’ luxury brand, the Cadillac. But most cannot even begin to fathom the actual depths and sheer importance of that alliance, because without this demographic, Cadillac may not be here today. Cadillac executive Don Butler took the time during the…

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For years, the Chevy Malibu has been on the “what’s hot” list in my neck of the woods. When you get the fellas together and you wanna catch a few eyes, it provides the perfect draw. Make mine black with blacked-out rims and a grill, and midnight tints on the windows (of course). Yeah it…

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DETROIT — Chevrolet and actor Laz Alonso General Motors’ Black History Month celebration through the “Learn it Live” and other events at several locations throughout the Motor City, including Central Collegiate Academy, the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History and the Renaissance Center downtown. At the Central Collegiate Academy, Alonso along with Steed…

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  After 17 years, General Motors decided to bring back the rear-drive high-performance sedan. The 2014 model adopts its eight-cylinder power from the Corvette. In SS trim, it produces 415 hp and 415 lb-ft of torque from the 6.2-liter, LS3 engine used in the 2013 Corvette–making it a great Nascar choice. The engine is paired…

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