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Ladies of the WNBA Lead!

Although they are rarely recognized, female athletes are exhibiting their leadership in this historical moment. The Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) and the Women’s National Basketball Players Association (WNBPA) have partnered to create The Justice Movement and the Social Justice Council to advance to racial and social justice.   In fact the WNBA has dediciated […]

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Dr. Daina Ramey Berry Selected as Chair!

I am absolutely thrilled that my alma mater The University of Texas at Austin Department of History has selected Dr. Daina Ramey Berry as its new Chair. What a bold move! Dr. Ramey Berry will be the first African American woman in the Department’s 132-year history to serve in this leadership role.   This is […]

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Nikema Williams: The Democratic Nominee for Congressman John Lewis’s Seat

Following the death of Congressman John Lewis, the Executive Committee of the Democratic Party of Georgia has selected Nikema Williams to become the Democratic nominee for the November 2020 elections.  Nikema will be on the ballot for Georgia’s 5th congressional district, a seat Congressman John Lewis held for 17 terms. A Georgia State Senator representing […]

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The Unsung Legacy of Congressman John Lewis:

I was a bright-eyed Clark Atlanta University student from Brownwood, Texas, eager to learn everything I could.  Morehouse College Martin Luther King, Jr. Chapel was a frequent destination.  It served as a place where I could see and learn from people whom I could have only imagined, as a girl from a small Texas town. […]

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What is Social Responsibility All About?

As a social entrepreneur, I create positive change in the community and society through my business Kaliráh Strategies.  Kaliráh Strategies is a boutique firm that helps business enterprises as well as professional athletes and entertainers, who embrace social responsibility, to design and execute their social impact vision.  One of the first questions that I always get […]

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Summary of Webinar for Democrats Abroad

It was indeed a pleasure to serve as the speaker for the Democrats Abroad Women’s History Month webinar.  Three of the Democrats Abroad Caucuses—the Hispanic Caucus, Global Black Caucus and Women’s Caucus hosted the webinar.  Entitled “Black/Brown Power, Whiteness and Women:  The 2020 Election Challenge—Democrats, Be the Light! Save America! (…and the World!),” the webinar […]

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Observance Week 2020: King’s 2020 Vision

Many times we take for granted the things that are closest to us.  The treasures in our families, communities and cities are usually not recognized and celebrated until they are no longer with us.  With that being said, for the first time in years, I decided to participate in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday […]

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Highlights from the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute 2019 Leadership Conference “You Count! ¡Tu Cuentas!”

Recently I attended the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) 2019 Leadership Conference in Washington, DC, September 10-11, 2019. Composed of Congressional representatives of Latino heritage and led by Joaquin Castro (D-TX), the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) advocates for issues important to Latinos through the Congressional legislative process. Led by Marco Davis, President and CEO, the […]

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America, Take Responsibility!!!

It has been a painful week. America is here again.  The two-headed merciless monster of hatred and violence have appeared suddenly, terrorizing the nation and piercing the hearts of the innocent.  Now we are all attempting to recover and heal from the shock and the disaster, just trying to understand… Two mass shootings occurring in […]

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Birmingham Freedom Fest 2019!

Birmingham hosted its inaugural Freedom Fest on July 27, 2019, an event honoring the city’s heritage and its legacy and contributions to the Civil Rights Movement.  Featuring musical performances along with empowerment panels, the festival uniquely blended entertainment with social justice.  The Office of the Mayor led by Mayor Randall Woodfin conceptualized and organized the event. […]

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Take Heed to the Border!:

Since children who are detained at the American Southern Border cannot speak for themselves, it is up to us—the loving, the caring, the humane—to make sure that their silent cries are heard. In their article entitled “Migrant child alleges she was ‘beaten and abused’ at Clint, Texas border station,” nbcnews.com ’s Julia Ainsley and Jacob […]

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It’s a New Day in America:

“Time to turn the page and write the new chapter, and what does that look like?” Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez It is a new day in America. Today, American is marching “forward.” Yet, many are threatened by the new day and all that it represents. In walks “The Squad”—new leadership for a new day. The self-proclaimed Squad […]

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15th AG Gaston Conference

The Birmingham Business Resource Center celebrated Black History Month by hosting the 15th AG Gaston Conference in Birmingham, Alabama, February 12-13, 2019. The theme of this year’s conference was “Bringing to the Forefront the Discussion of African American History, Economics, Politics and Quality of Life.” Convening governmental, corporate, nonprofit, and civic leaders of Birmingham, the […]

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Don’t Mind the Haters

“Don’t give any attention to the detractors. When you have them, that means you are on to something.” – unknown Don’t mind the haters. Detractors always seem to appear when you are exhibiting your brilliance. Always keep in mind: detractors never attack mediocrity; they attack excellence and success. Focus not on the haters. Focus on […]

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5 Key Things Every Business Owner Should Know

“Black people must focus on building wealth intentionally, strategically, and quickly.” – Sandra Brazelton, Real Estate Broker Last month I attended the Alabama State Black Chamber of Commerce (ASBCC) 2018 Entrepreneurs and Innovators Conference in Birmingham, Alabama, June 21-22, 2018. Led by Jerry Mitchell, President, the ASBCC is a nonprofit organization committed to advancing the […]

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