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Across the nation, millions are celebrating Juneteenth, which commemorates the end of slavery in Texas. On Jan. 1, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation took effect ending slavery in the Union. However, Texas continued to practice slavery two years after passage of the Emancipation Proclamation. Major Gen. Gordon Granger and Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas,…

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United Airlines has announced that Brett J. Hart will take over as president of United Airlines Holdings. Hart, who currently serves as the company’s executive vice president and a chief administrative officer, will begin his new role effective Wednesday, May 20, 2020. “I am honored and energized as I take on these new responsibilities to…

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Stephanie Humphrey is a former engineer turned, tech enthusiast, public speaker, and news correspondent. She is an expert tech contributor for ABC News’ nationally syndicated daytime talk show “Strahan, Sara & Keke.” Humphrey uses social media to help people understand tech basics with her “60-Second Tech Break.” As a public speaker, she uses her signature…

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Maori Karmael Holmes is the founder and artistic director of BlackStar Film Festival. Holmes received her bachelor’s in history from American University and her MFA in film from Temple University. Her work has screened internationally, including the feature documentary Scene Not Heard: Women in Philadelphia Hip-Hop. She also has directed and produced works for Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter…

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Cheryl Grace is the senior vice president of U.S. strategic community alliances and consumer engagement for Nielsen. In her role, she drives Nielsen’s multicultural thought leadership strategy. She holds a bachelor’s degree in public relations from Purdue University and a master’s of business administration from the Keller Graduate School of Management. The Chicago resident spearheads…

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Alissa Constable is a marketing consultant and executive producer who creates world-class experiences for brands, companies and nonprofits. In 2004, Constable founded EMERGE/NEXT Leaders, an experiential education company that produces digital and live events to inspire, educate and celebrate diverse and emerging leaders. Rolling out spoke with Constable, a graduate of Hunter College with a degree…

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Jean Accius, Ph.D., is the senior vice president of global thought leadership and international affairs for AARP. He is a nationally recognized expert on aging, longevity, health and long-term care policy, having held senior-level positions across private, public, and nonprofit sectors. He holds a bachelor’s degree in hospitality administration and a master’s degree in aging…

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Captivate Marketing Group is led by Yvonne McNair, a creative, certified entertainment marketing professional and Emmy-nominated event producer. McNair has a proven track record of conceptualizing and orchestrating small and large production events, marketing campaigns and programs to effectively create business development opportunities, increase revenue and growth. McNair also is known as a powerhouse behind…

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As the partner experience leader for Intuit ProConnect, Tia Bradley has been instrumental in driving the Intuit African Ancestry Network’s strategy to transition from an employee network to a business resource group.  With her passion for building relationships and her unwavering commitment to inspiring people, she is a transformative force in driving diversity and inclusivity.…

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Nassim Ashford is a Mercer University senior who has been selected for one of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) Emerging Leaders Internships and will spend this semester working on Capitol Hill. Ashford completed graduation requirements for his bachelor’s degree a semester early and plans to participate in commencement in May. While in college, he…

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Macire Aribot is a native Atlantan and who is passionate about policy advocacy and poverty reduction. The Mercer University senior is on track to graduate in May 2020 with bachelor’s degrees in international affairs and global development studies. During her undergraduate years, Aribot served several organizations in leadership capacities and became a member of Alpha…

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