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DeKalb County Commissioner Lorraine Cochran-Johnson, Super District 7 is heralded for her positive initiatives in economic development, education, public safety and home ownership. Following Tuesday’s Georgia primary in which Cochran-Johnson finished as the front-runner with 46 percent of the vote, will face former county Commissioner Larry Johnson in the June 18 run-off for DeKalb County CEO. DeKalb County Commissioner Lorraine Cochran-Johnson of Super District 7 in the Atlanta metropolitan area is heralded for her positive initiatives in economic development, education, public safety and homeownership. Following the statewide Georgia

Amid the backdrop of Detroit’s skyline, a story of resilience, mentorship, and community uplift is unfolding, orchestrated by none other than Detroit Lions’ wide-receiver Donovan Peoples-Jones. Recently traded from the Cleveland Browns, Peoples-Jones is not just winning on the field; he’s also championing a powerful cause off of it. On a sunny Saturday morning, the air at Cass Tech High School, one of Detroit's most prestigious, is set to be filled with excitement, not just for the grid-iron game but for a game-changing initiative that’s touching young

Gwen’s Girls CEO touts early success of diversion program for Allegheny County youth Kathi Elliott, Ph.D., the CEO of inspirational nonprofit organization Gwen’s Girls,  was surprised as “all get out” when she was named the recipient of the Pittsburgh Steelers' Inspire Change Changemaker Award. The annual award is presented to an individual for their work in support of social justice in the Alleghany County region. The NFL franchise reserves the Changemaker Award for those making a difference in their community across Inspire Change’s four focus areas: education, economic advancement,

Alfred Jordan, the men’s basketball coach at Clark Atlanta University, has been named the Clarence “Big House” Gaines College Basketball Coaches of the Year by the National Sports Media Association. The Gaines Awards will be presented during the NSMA’s 64th awards banquet on July 1, 2024, in Greensboro, N.C. After going 8-20 in his first season at Clark Atlanta, Jordan’s second team showed a marked improvement. The Division II Gaines Award winner led the Panthers to a 22-5 record during the regular season, with the five losses coming by

In his nearly two-decade tenure at ComEd, Nwabueze Phil-Ebosie, also known as Eze, has become a cornerstone of innovation and leadership in the field of electrical engineering.  As the current Director of Engineering, Phil-Ebosie oversees the modernization of the electric grid, ensuring that the people of Northern Illinois receive reliable electric service. His journey at ComEd has been marked by a series of leadership and technical roles, each contributing to the company's mission of excellence. His professional track record and tireless dedication to mentorship is why Phil-Ebosie was selected

This summer, the Michigan Chronicle will host its 17th annual Men of Excellence ceremony, a night dedicated to honoring 50 remarkable Black men who have made significant contributions to the city of Detroit. From educators to businessmen, law enforcement officials, government representatives, and professionals across a diverse range of fields, these honorees represent the pinnacle of excellence and leadership in their respective careers. For 17 years, the Men of Excellence ceremony has been a cornerstone event for the Michigan Chronicle, dedicated to uplifting and empowering the Black community

Arthur M. Blank, Atlanta Falcons owner and chairman, today announced the addition of four new limited partners to the organization’s ownership group following approval from the NFL’s full ownership at league meetings in Nashville. The new limited partners, pending final closing of the agreements, are Rosalind Brewer, Dominique Dawes, Will Packer and Rashaun Williams. They join the current group of limited partners that includes Brian Barker, Ron Canakaris, Warrick Dunn, Doug Hertz, Alan Kestenbaum, Edward Mendel and Derek Smith. Brewer, Dawes, Packer and Williams have made their marks in corporate business,

The Business Leadership Council recently held its Q2 General Membership Meeting at the iconic Soldier Field. The event was hosted by the Chicago Bears and the team’s President and Chief Executive Officer, Kevin Warren. Attendees were treated to an enlightening conversation with Warren and World Business Chicago Board Vice-Chair Charles Smith, which yielded valuable insights on leadership and community engagement strategies. Chicago State University Zaldwaynaka (“Z”) Scott also highlighted the work at CSU and shared how members can advocate for and support the institution’s ongoing success. Here are some

     Today, H. J. Russell & Company (Russell) announced the promotion of Bryant Sharpe from Senior Preconstruction Manager to Director of Preconstruction for the construction division. In his new role, Sharpe manages a team of preconstruction managers and estimators and is responsible for project planning, the preconstruction processes, estimating, value engineering, constructability reviews and developing client proposal packages. "I am excited to see Bryant move into this position as a longtime Russell employee," said Michael Swick, vice president of construction, Russell. "Bryant has demonstrated a strong understanding of estimating, logistics and scheduling. He has also implemented innovative

Before Tesa Anewishki became the first African and Native-American CEO of Loretto Hospital, she received an early holiday lesson in her youth about the importance of giving and selflessness.  It came via a bearded man — not the one you're thinking of — on a downtown Chicago street when she was around 13. This man had a garbage bag and icicles in his beard. So, Anewishki's mother pulled over, got out of the car, and disappeared into a department store.  An hour later, when her mother returned, there were no