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Spelman Commencement: Nikole Hannah-Jones Urges Graduates To ‘Control Your Own Excellence’

Nikole Hannah-Jones served as the keynote speaker for Spelman College's 2023 Commencement ceremonies. The Pulitzer Prize-winning creator of the "1619 Project" provided the 423 degree candidates with words of inspiration as they set out on their next chapters in life. Hannah-Jones began by sharing stories of her humble upbringing and how she beat the odds to gain success as a journalist and author. "I didn't come from Black people...

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President Joe Biden Honors Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. and Others with Lifetime Achievement Award

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) President and CEO Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. has received the President Joseph R. Biden Jr. Lifetime Achievement Award for Community Service and Civil Rights. Dr. Chavis received the award during a ceremony at Morehouse College in Atlanta. “On behalf of the NNPA and the Thurgood Marshall Center Trust, as well as on behalf of...

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Morehouse Men Making Next Level Moves

Men of Morehouse are trained to have disciplined minds, leading lives of leadership and service. As they go on into their professional careers, we welcome Morehouse Men to share their wisdom and lessons learned. Below, attorneys, founders and owners of Sanders Roberts, LLP – Justin Sanders and Reginald Roberts, Jr. – share how they’ve leveraged their networks and relationship-building to grow individually and professionally to today own one of the largest Black-owned law firms in...

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Dwayne Ashley Talks the Art of Fundraising with Mark Hayes

Dwayne Ashley is renowned for his bold, strategic thinking and wise counsel in philanthropy. He is a successful entrepreneur in the course of his career, he raised more than $ 1 billion. He is committed to social justice and helping organizations of color maximize their fundraising success. He’s also visited more than 100 countries and according to sources close to Mr. Ashley – he makes a mean mac n...

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Beyond Juneteenth: Breaking the Chains to Access Capital and Achieve Real Freedom

Vercie Lark, left, Region 7 Great Plains Administrator and Ted James, right, Region 6 South Central Administrator, U.S. Small Business Administration  By Vercie Lark and Ted James Being black and walking away from a person who legally owned you became reality on June 17, 1865, when Texas became the last state to implement the Emancipation Proclamation. The day, now known as Juneteenth, has become one of celebration for black Americans. ...

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Biden Appoints Keisha Lance Bottoms As Top White House Advisor

President Joe Biden has tapped former Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms to join the White House as a top advisor as upcoming November midterm elections loom over the administration. On Wednesday (June 15), Biden announced Bottoms' appointment as director of the White House Office of Public Engagement, per the Washington Post. Bringing Bottoms into the fold will add a needed Black woman's perspective amid a political time that will determine the fate of the rest...

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