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NEW YORK – The National Basketball Association (NBA) announced today that Joe Dumars, a Hall of Fame player, distinguished team executive and NBA champion with more than 30 years of experience in the league, has been appointed Executive Vice President, Head of Basketball Operations.  Dumars will begin with the league office on May 9 and report to Byron Spruell, President, League Operations. In his new role, Dumars will oversee all Basketball Operations matters for the NBA, including the development of playing rules and interpretations, conduct and discipline, and policies

By Danielle Sanders, Chicago Defender CLOUT, LLC is a marketing and public relations agency supplying strategic marketing communications counsel and turn-key public relations tools as well as tactics that empower companies and brands to grow their bottom line, influence the markets they serve and protect their corporate reputations. Former McDonald’s Corporation senior marketing communications executive, Michon Ellis founded CLOUT, LLC. Ellis is a Growth-oriented Entrepreneur, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer with nearly 25 years of global and domestic business development, marketing, and communications experience. As an influential leader, he

In a post George Floyd America, many companies were quick to publish press releases, make sizable donations, and announce a renewed commitment to racial equity. Some executives like Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian even went as far as resigning to make room for Black people on Reddit’s board. Research published by Spencer Stuart Board Index shows corporate America is starting to make good on their diversity promise by hiring a record number of Black directors. The U.S. Board Index Report showed last year, one-third (33 percent) of all new

Courtesy of ABC News CBS executive Kimberly Godwin has been named the next president of ABC News, becoming the first Black woman to lead a major broadcast news network. She replaces James Goldston, who left the network last month after seven years in that role, and will start in early May. Godwin will oversee editorial and business operations for broadcast, digital, streaming and audio news across the organization, including the No. 1 programs "Good Morning America," "World News Tonight with David Muir" and "20/20," and the growing streaming channel ABC

Detroit-native and former Motown Records Business and Legal Affairs Executive Darrell Thompson is shaking up the music tech industry as co-founder & COO of the music data company, Deepr®. It is a Black-owned tech start-up that has developed a music discovery app for consumers and a data insights platform for creators, the music industry, and the film and television industry. Like Shazam, the Deepr® app utilizes audio recognition and manual search inputs to provide everything you could know about who was involved in making the songs you enjoy.