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ATLANTA, April 25, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The Spelman College Board of Trustees unanimously voted today to appoint Helene Gayle, MD its 11th president. Spelman College has a long, proud history of excellence and global leadership in the education of women of African descent and is committed to addressing racial inequities in education ensuring equitable opportunities for students of all economic backgrounds. Dr. Gayle's presidency will begin on July 1, 2022. Dr. Gayle currently serves as president and CEO of The Chicago Community Trust, one of the nation's oldest and largest community foundations. Under her leadership, the

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

Seasoned Entertainment executive to oversee the next stage of development for the iconic cultural phenomenon LOS ANGELES, March 24, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, Triller, the AI-powered open garden platform for creators, announced renowned entertainment executive Steve Pamon as the President of Verzuz. Pamon will manage all aspects of the global business, including overseeing go-to-market, production, and logistical operations for Verzuz, including contracts, sponsors, venues, programming, live events, and partnerships. "Steve is the proverbial triple threat. His exceptional track record and reputation across Parkwood Entertainment, the NFL, HBO, and

United Way Worldwide today announced that Angela F. Williams will become the next president and CEO of the organization.  Williams will be the first woman and first African American to lead United Way’s Worldwide organization.  She currently serves as president and CEO of Easterseals, a role she has held since 2018.  Her appointment takes effect on October 15, 2021.    Named to Forbes’ 2021 List of Women 50 Over 50 Creating Social Change at Scale, Williams brings more than 30 years of management experience to this role, including

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

Monday, Nov. 30, was a big day for African Americans and national politics. President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris announced members of its initial senior leadership team who will lead their Presidential Inaugural Committee. The committee is tasked with organizing activities surrounding the swearing-in ceremony on Jan. 20, 2021. Two of the members are African American; Tony Allen, Ph.D., who will serve as CEO, and Erin Wilson, who will serve as Deputy Executive Director. Also on Nov. 30, the Biden/Harris team announced the nominations of Wally Adeyemo