Texas HBCU Launches Think Tank to Groom Next Generation of Black Leaders

Texas HBCU Launches Think Tank to Groom Next Generation of Black Leaders

One of the oldest HBCUs in the nation is working to cultivate the next generation of Black leaders through a new Black think tank.

TANASIA KENNEY
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“The people of Texas deserve an institute that is devoted to the needs and issues of its African-American community” – Marla Frederick

Marla Frederick, Paul Quinn College President Michael Sorrell

Last week, Paul Quinn College President Michael Sorrell announced the launch of the school’s new African-American Leadership Institute. With the help of elected Black officials across Northern Texas, the initiative aims to tackle issues affecting African-Americans in the state and beyond, The Dallas Morning News reported.



HANNAH PRICE
ARTIST – Photography and Film
Raised in Fort Collins, Colorado, Hannah Price (b. 1986) is a photographic artist and filmmaker primarily interested in documenting relationships, race politics, social perception and misperception. Price is internationally known for her project City of Brotherly Love (2009-2012), a series of photographs of the men who catcalled her on the streets of Philadelphia. In 2014, Price graduated from the Yale School of Art MFA Photography program, receiving the Richard Benson Prize for excellence in photography. Over the past six years, Price has exhibited her work in several cities across the United States. A few of Price’s photographs are included in the permanent collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art (2011).
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Organizers of the new think tank call it “a premier model for the study and advancement of public policy, economic development, education, and leadership development as it relates to the African-American community throughout the state of Texas.” Elected officials from Dallas, Collin, Denton, Ellis, and Tarrant counties will primarily comprise the hub of Black thought leaders, according to the publication.

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