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Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif.,  addressed hundreds at the 2019 National Urban League Conference. Held at the Indiana Convention Center, the event gave Harris a platform to speak directly about leadership in the Black community. Harris talked about being raised in Oakland, California, and finding inspiration in Black civil rights attorneys such as Thurgood Marshall and…

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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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A broad coalition of national racial and social justice organizations, led by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, on Friday sent a letter to National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell requesting a meeting to address how the League can meaningfully respond to the police shooting crisis and other racial disparities infecting the criminal justice system.…

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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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John Ridgeway, the former chairman of The Groove Fund board of directors, currently serves as the corporate manager of Toyota Financial Services in Owings Mills, Maryland. Ridgeway diligently oversees over 350 associates, who provide exceptional services to both customers of Toyota and Lexus dealers. Ridgeway’s 30 years as an executive have afforded him an opportunity to…

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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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A comprehensive list of political leaders, business executives, students, and community members convened in Baltimore for the four-day National Urban League conference at the Baltimore Convention Center. The theme of this year’s conference was “Save Our Cities: Education, Jobs, & Justice.” Baltimore experienced a tense year following the riots in response to Freddie Gray’s death,…

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Sometimes all you need is a little litigation to get your point across. As is the case with comedian-turned-media mogul Byron Allen, who recently struck a deal with AT&T and DirecTV just over a year after filing a $10 billion discrimination lawsuit against the two television distributing giants. The lawsuit couldn’t have come at a worse time…

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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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Please describe your leadership style as CEO. I like to lead by example. If a task requires physical labor, I want people to see that I’m willing to work just as hard as everybody else. What is your mission statement? To build healthier families and communities. What three skill sets are critical for the future…

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Your 2014 guide to African American conferences and conventions: January-March   National Society of Black Engineers 40th Annual National Convention Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center Nashville, TN March 26-30, 2014 www.nsbe.org     April-June National Council on Educating Black Children  2014 Annual Convention New Orleans, LA April 15 -18, 2014 ncebc.org   July-September Zeta…

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