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By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent U.S. Army retired Lt. Gen. Darrell K. Williams, a 1983 graduate of Hampton University, who earned the title of Mister Freshman, will serve as the institution’s next president. Williams was chosen from almost 300 applicants after the Board of Trustees created a presidential search committee in January 2021. After Dr. William Harvey, who served as president of the historically Black school since 1978, announced his retirement, Trustees began their extensive search for a replacement. “We embarked on a search for a proven

 Anekwe E. Onwuanyi, MD, FACC, was installed as the 19th President of the Association of Black Cardiologists (ABC) during the Spring 2022 Membership Meeting. He is the first board-certified, advanced heart failure specialist to hold the position in ABC's nearly 50-year history. Dr. Onwuanyi is Professor of Medicine and Chief of Cardiology at Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM), Medical Director of the Heart Failure Program at Grady Memorial Hospital and Co-Chair of Grady Heart and Vascular Center, Atlanta, GA. The Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Program at Morehouse School of Medicine was established in 2017 under his leadership with

By Donald James Prayer and unwavering faith in God, according to Alice G. Thompson, CEO of Black Family Development, Inc. (BFDI), are essential to her leadership role with Detroit-based BFDI. Established in 1978 by the Detroit Chapter of the National Association of Black Social Workers, the mission of BFDI is “To strengthen and enhance the lives of children, youth, and families through partnerships that support safe, nurturing, vibrant homes, schools and communities.” Thompson has served as BFDI’s top executive since 1994. She said her steps to BFDI were divinely

Ernest Greer, a St. Louis native, is a President of Greenberg Traurig, a firm of over 2,100 attorneys and 41 locations. Ernest is one of the highest ranking African-Americans in a global law firm. Ernest has served in several leadership roles within his law firm, including Vice President of the firm (2013-2015) and the Atlanta office's Managing Shareholder for nearly a decade. Throughout the course of his career he has also maintained an active legal practice, trying cases across the country. His practice consists of the representation of

By Donald James Charmaine Ward-Millner says her mission in life is…“to be a catalyst and create positive change in individuals, organizations and communities through connecting, coaching and servant leadership.” As Director of Corporate Relations for Georgia Power, Charmaine is on a mission to build and maintain key relationships with diverse and underserved communities, organizations and individuals. Her goal is to form strategic alliances that empower such groups through the resources of Georgia Power and its partnerships with corporate, civic, government and community leaders and entities. “I focus on engaging with

By Donald James For more than four decades, the name Les Brown has been synonymous with empowering people to aim high, achieve, and make positive transformations in their respective lives, communities, professions, companies, families, and other sectors of commitments. Simply put, when Les Brown speaks, people listen and their lives change for the better. As a renowned corporate trainer, mentor, speaking coach and best-selling author, Brown is one of the world’s most sought-after motivational speakers. Blessed with a signature smile, engaging personality, and unique sense of humor, all provide

By Sherri Kolade Dunamis Clean Energy Partners, LLC, a woman-owned MBE certified full-service leader in the commercial and industrial cleaning, lighting, and electric car charging industries hasn’t stopped paving the way for futuristic, clean energy ideals since the multi-million-dollar energy firm opened in 2012.    Dunamis prioritizes its customers in the manufacturing, government, and healthcare industries while reducing energy costs and giving back and protecting the very environment its customers and future workers live in.   Native Detroiter Natalie King, founder and chief executive officer of Dunamis, spoke to the Michigan Chronicle

Motown native Jacqueline Campbell began her career in financial services when she was a teenager. “My original entry into this industry was through the high school co-op program,” said Campbell. “We had an option during our senior year to do a work-study program. I signed up to work at Comerica Bank. Upon graduation, my internship was supposed to end, but I became so passionate about the financial services industry that they asked me to stay on as a permanent employee.” From there, she never looked back. Soon after, her

By Roz Edwards Atlanta news anchor Jovita Moore succumbed to an aggressive from of brain cancer on Thursday, Oct. 28 that took the life of the popular new personality. Moore, 53, a highly respected journalist and longtime mainstay of Atlanta’s WSB-TV, seven months after being diagnosed with an incurable and aggressive form of brain cancer. Moore, “passed peacefully” as “as she wanted,” in her home surrounded by loved ones, with her family by her side, her co-anchor at WSB-TV, Justin Farmer shared on Friday morning. She is survived by

By Megan Kirk Diversity, equity, and inclusion have recently become the center of several corporate conversations in light of an uptick in racial justice issues. George Floyd being one of the pivotal cases causing change, many businesses have pledged to increase their diversity initiatives to be more inclusive and representative of the communities they serve. Stellantis is making strides to positively impact minority communities and create a diverse talent pipeline in the process. Named Head of Diversity, Inclusion, and Engagement for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles of North America in May