George Cleveland: Channeling Faith And Family Values Into Purpose-Driven Leadership | Black Enterprise

Alfred Edmond, Jr., Black Enterprise George Cleveland. Featured Image BE MODERN MAN: GEORGE CLEVELAND Telecommunications executive; 48; Vice President, Channel Operations, AT&T’s Prepaid Portfolio (includes Cricket Wireless) Twitter: @gfcleveland WHAT ARE YOU MOST PROUD OF IN LIFE? Marrying the love of my life and creating a solid foundation for our children. I’m able to provide […]

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First African-American federal judge in San Antonio takes bench | San Antonio Express-News

Joseph P. Williams, San Antonio Express-News Jason Pulliam takes a handshake after he is sworn in as the newest federal judge by Chief U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia at the John H. Wood Federal Courthouse on August 9, 2019.Photo: Tom Reel, Staff / Staff photographer. Featured Image AVENTURA,The Western District of Texas welcomed its newest […]

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Car mechanic shifts gears, becomes a doctor at age 47 and helps address shortage of black doctors | Cleveland.com

Michael K. McIntyre, The Plain Dealer, Cleveland.com Dr. Carl Allamby stands on the helipad at Cleveland Clinic Akron General Hospital. Allamby recently started working as an ER resident at Akron General. He’s a former mechanic and business owner who decided to become a doctor while in his 40s. July 8, 2019 (Gus Chan / The […]

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Paul Coates | HuffPost

Wil S. Hylton, HuffPost Illustration by Neal Fox, Featured Image In a just world, Paul Coates would not be famous primarily for the work of his son. As the father of Ta-Nehisi Coates, whose analysis of American history has transformed the public discourse on race, the 72-year-old Coates is immortalized in his son’s writing as […]

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A Virginia city’s first black, female police chief resigned, saying she encountered racism ‘so inflammatory’ that she feared describing it publicly ‘out of concern for public safety’ | Insider

Radley Balko, Insider Portsmouth police Chief Tonya Chapman takes the oath of office in the City Council chambers on Monday, Feb. 22, 2016. Hyunsoo Leo Kim | The Virginian-Pilot, Featured Image The first black woman to become police chief of a Virginia city said Monday she was forced to sign her own resignation letter “under […]

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Meet ‘Mayor Jim Kenney,’ a 25-year-old woman | The Inquirer, Philly.com

Claudia Vargas, The Inquirer, Philly.com TIM TAI / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER . Featured Image Sitting at a small desk across the hall from the mayor’s office, Chamarra McCrorey finds her inner Jim Kenney as she responds to dozens of emails, letters, and social media posts each day. On Valentine’s Day, Kenney received two requests from residents […]

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IBM just appointed the first African-American woman to command a US Navy ship to its board | CNBC

Lauren Feiner, CNBC IBM, Admiral Michelle J. Howard was appointed to the board of IBM, the company announced on February 26, 2019., Featured Image IBM appointed Admiral Michelle J. Howard, the first African American woman to command a U.S. Navy ship, to its board, the company announced Tuesday. A former U.S. Navy officer, Howard was […]

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Hoptown must move to honor Ted Poston | Kentucky New Era

Jennifer P. Brown, Kentucky New Era A man with glasses (Ted Poston) sits at an office desk holding a letter. A smiling woman (his assistant Harriette Easterlin) sits next to him and a man (his assistant William Clark) leans over them both. A poster behind them depicts a soldier and reads “We are fighting the […]

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How One Woman Is Shattering The Glass Ceiling In Wall Street | Forbes

Janice Gassam, Forbes Lauren Simmons made history as the youngest and only full-time female trader at the New York Stock Exchange. IDA JOHN. Featured Image Despite progress made in making our workplaces more diverse, there are still several industries where the glass and concrete ceilings are more prevalent. One such industry is the financial industry. […]

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