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The National Urban League Conference held its annual Women of Power Awards Luncheon at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. The event was hosted by Michelle Miller of “CBS This Morning: Saturday.” Honorees included actress Vanessa Bell Calloway, Kimberly A. Blackwell (CEO of PMM Agency), Marilyn F. Booker (Managing Director of Morgan Stanley Wealth Management),…

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At Macy’s headquarters on 34th Street in New York City, the company’s chief diversity officer, William Hawthorne, hosted a celebration with powerful media, cultural and community leaders to share the retailer’s continued commitment to diversity. Hawthorne toasted Macy’s current CEO, Jeff Gennette; and former CEO, Terry J. Lundgren, for their visionary leadership of the flagship…

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Gary Douglas currently serves as the president of Nationwide National Partners, an organization whose blueprint is to simply bolster national partnerships, develop innovative business solutions and empower the community through definitive outreach programs. During Douglas’ tenure at Nationwide, he has effortlessly increased the company’s profitable growth through implementing collaborative solutions and a competitive insurance program.…

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The Chicago Urban League has to be one of the most powerful African American organizations in America. Its CEO, Andrea L. Zopp, is a prime example of a progressive leader who knows the fundamentals to long-term success: coalescing social and business objectives. The National Urban League’s evolving mission is led by the noble and experienced CEO,…

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The 2012 National Urban League Conference is officially underway following the plenary address by President Barack Obama at the Ernest Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. The president addressed an audience of 4,000 attendees on Wednesday, July 25, 2012. During his keynote, President Obama announced a new education initiative for African Americans complemented by a…

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President Barack Obama will deliver the opening address at the 2012 National Urban League Conference, which commences on Wednesday, July 25, 2012, in New Orleans at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. Organizers expect the biggest global leaders and innovators to be in attendance. “We’re thrilled and proud to welcome the president to our annual…

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On Thursday, March 17 the Detroit Urban League honored a couple of automotive giants for their philanthropic contributions. But the real story behind the story is that that there is a silver lining behind the dark cloud of the great recession. A new Census Bureau report reveals that from 2002 to 2007 the number of…

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