Emory Hosts Black Panther Party at 50 Discussion with Elaine Brown and Beverly Guy-Sheftall
On September 29th at 6:30 pm, the James Weldon Johnson Institute at Emory University will host a public conversation commemorating the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense. The dialogue will reflect on the Party’s legacy in ongoing struggles for racial justice, and honor black women’s leadership in the black power movement....Why Goldman Sachs is encouraging employees to talk about race at work – and why as a black woman I think this is so important
By Edith Cooper Global Head of Human Capital Management at Goldman Sachs Photo Credit: Buck Ennis As the head of Human Capital Management for Goldman Sachs, I believe our ability to create a corporate culture where people can come together to share ideas, solve problems and, in that process, learn from one another defines the...H.J. Russell & Company: The Atlanta Connection to the National Museum of African American History and Culture
One of the most anticipated museum openings in modern history has a significant Atlanta connection. The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) opens in Washington, D.C. tomorrow on Saturday, September 24, 2016, and Atlanta-based H.J. Russell & Company (Russell) played a significant role in its construction. Russell was selected as the construction management...Black Unemployment Rate Falls to 8.1 percent
By Freddie Allen (NNPA Newswire Managing Editor) The unemployment rate for Black workers improved from 8.4 percent in July to 8.1 percent in August, according to the latest jobs report from the Labor Department. Even though the Black jobless rate has decreased more than a percentage point since last year (9.4 percent in August 2015),...Lack of Venture Capital and Bankers Stifles Economic Growth in Communities of Color
PICTURED: Former Los Angeles Lakers basketball player Kobe Bryant, who recently launched a venture capital firm. By R. Donahue Peebles Throughout America, minority communities are being undermined by a problem that may, in some ways, be as pernicious as underfunded schools, inadequate housing, and a scarcity of public amenities like parks and libraries. It is...