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Congresswoman Shontel M. Brown to Pen Foreword for Who’s Who In Black Cleveland’s 16th Edition

Cleveland, OH – Real Times Media is excited to announce Congresswoman Shontel M. Brown as it’s Foreword writer for the 16th edition of Who’s Who In Black Cleveland. Congresswoman Shontel M. Brown is a relentless public servant who is committed to delivering results for the people of Ohio’s Eleventh Congressional District. First elected to the House of Representatives in 2021, where she works to attract jobs that pay fair...

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Rhonda Crowder Returns as Associate Publisher for Who’s Who In Black Cleveland, Leading up to July 22, 2014 Event

Cleveland, OH – Who's Who In Black Cleveland is excited to announce the July 22, 2024 event celebrating Black Excellence. This year the event will be held once again at the InterContinental Hotel. Who's Who In Black Cleveland is also excited to announce the return of Rhonda Crowder, a distinguished leader in journalism, literacy advocacy, and creative services, as its Associate Publisher. Rhonda Crowder, the CEO of Rhonda Crowder...

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Kermit Waddell: The Power of We

Hailing from a lineage of activists, Mr. Kermitt Waddell, Esq. has carved a remarkable legacy by embodying the philosophy that it Is not about “i ism” or “me ism,” but about “we-ism” and “us-ism.”  His unwavering commitment to community-driven progress and inclusivity has left an indelible mark on his hometown of Charlotte. As a proud graduate of Second Ward High School, where his own uncle held the esteemed position...

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Kathryn M. Hall: The Diversity Maven

With more than 20 years’ experience in the field of diversity, equity, and inclusion, Ms. Kathryn M. Hall is the Corporate Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion for JACK Entertainment. Affectionately known as “Ms. Fix It,” Hall’s mission is to provide resources to those in need.  “I have the ability to change people’s lives in this role overnight,” she says.  In her role, Hall oversees workplace culture, team member...

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LISC’s Black Economic Development Fund invests $122 million to support growth of Black-owned banks, businesses

The Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) announced today that its Black Economic Development Fund (BEDF) has committed nearly half its capital, having closed on $122 million in investments for Black-owned banks and businesses throughout the country. The $250 million fund includes investments from Netflix, Paypal, Square, HubSpot, Aflac, Costco, Dicks Sporting Goods, ThermoFisher Scientific, Wayfair, McKinsey & Company, and Dupont. It aligns with LISC's larger Project 10X strategy to break down systemic racial barriers, including $1 billion in investments that...

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