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Christal Jackson addressing the crowd at her annual gathering on Martha’s Vineyard (Photo Credit: Head & Heart Philanthropy) Christal Jackson is the founder of Mosaic Genius and Head and Heart Philanthropy (HHP), social impact agencies focused on improving social, economic and educational outcomes for communities of color. She’s been recognized for her ability to convene and curate the…

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Christal Jackson is the founder of Mosaic Genius and Head and Heart Philanthropy, social impact agencies focused on improving social, economic and educational outcomes for communities of color. Recently, she was recognized by Essence magazine for her ability to convene and curate the best and brightest in this sector. Jackson attributes her success to having been groomed…

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Ralph D. Cook Jr., the founder and CEO Handprint Group, provides leadership and works with clients to implement capital investment, business and communication strategies. One of his greatest strengths as a leader is his ability to build relationships. With offices in Atlanta, D.C. and Birmingham, Alabama, Handprint Group’s practice has expanded regionally from Mississippi to South Carolina.…

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The Harlem Fine Arts Show in partnership with The National Black Arts Festival had it’s Opening Gala night at 200 Peachtree Street and it was a smashing success with an unforgettable evening of art, food and cocktails thanks to Dion Clarke, founder and CEO, and co-chairs Charmaine Ward (Georgia Pacific Director Community Affairs) & Erwin Carter (Acting Managing…

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President Obama brought along three books with him to Martha’s Vineyard and purchased two more at the Vineyard bookseller, Bunch of Grapes, to add to his reading list. Of the five books, four are novels. One is a nonfiction account of the exodus of African Americans from the South. Ever wondered if the president’s taste…

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After being slammed against the ropes by the tag team combination of the Republicans and the tea party — and even sustaining hard body shots from the Congressional Black Caucus and other African American personalities — President Obama finally mounted an offensive by accusing the GOP-led Congress of purposely blocking strategies that would lead to…

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Recently, I had the complete pleasure of getting a sneak peek of the most anticipated movie of the summer, Jumping the Broom. Directed by “The Game” director Salim Akil, I’ve seen this movie promoted everywhere and couldn’t wait to check it out. The star-studded cast includes Angela Bassett, Laz Alonso, Paula Patton, Loretta Devine, Tasha Smith,…

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