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Ramona Houston at Ambassador Andrew Young's 90th birthday celebration

Andrew Young 90th Birthday Celebration

It was indeed a pleasure to support the Andrew Young Foundation as it hosted the 90th birthday celebration honoring the life and legacy of Ambassador Andrew Young.  With its theme of “Peace and Reconciliation” the week-long tribute featured multiple activities in Atlanta, Georgia, March 9-12, 2022. As his wife Mrs. Carolyn Young so eloquently stated,… […]

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United States Hispanic Leadership Institute 40th National Conference

March is Women’s History Month. It is a moment when America recognizes the important role that women have played in our communities and society. Among our many achievements, women have been in the forefront of empowerment and social impact. That is why it was such a pleasure to be a panelist on the “Empowering Women […]

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Ramona Houston - Roundtable in Honor of Black History Month with Secretary Antony Blinken

Roundtable in Honor of Black History Month with Secretary Antony Blinken

It was an immense honor to serve as a panelist for the Black History Month Roundtable with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken. As an American historian focusing on African American history and champion of DEI&A, I am thrilled to see the State Department recognize African American achievement. Organized by the Thursday Luncheon Group, the […]

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B:CIVIC

B:CIVIC Summit Act to Achieve

B:CIVIC Summit Act to Achieve B:CIVIC will host the 6th annual B:CIVIC Summit, Act to Achieve | CSR Accelerated virtually. The event will kick off with an in-person reception on Oct. 26 in Denver. The 2021 B:CIVIC Summit is designed to engage and support professionals as they Act to Achieve impact and accelerate corporate social […]

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Have a Coke and Tea with Ramona Houston

Japan-America Society of Georgia Thank you very much to the Japan-America Society of Georgia (JASG) for featuring me as a guest on their video/podcast series “Have a Coke and Tea.” As a member of JASG, I enjoyed talking with Yoshi Domoto, Executive Director of JASG and host of the show.  We explored topics such as […]

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And Still We Rise: Black Women Scholars in the Ebony Tower since 1965

Texas Southern University Thank you to Dr. Karen Kossie-Chernyshev, Professor in the Department of History at Texas Southern University for inviting me to serve as moderator of “And Still We Rise!: Black Women Scholars in the Ebony Tower since 1965.” This powerful conversation highlighted the educational journeys and professional contributions of Black women scholars at […]

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Her-Story… Our History… American History

NAACP Alabama State Conference Thank you to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Alabama State Conference Legacy Committee for inviting me to be a guest speaker for their program “Her-Story…Our History…American History.” It was such an honor to participate in this program where the NAACP Alabama State Conference recognized and honored […]

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Women’s Empowerment Roundtable Summit

International Women’s Think Tank Women are making an impact around the globe!  In commemoration of Women’s History Month, the International Women’s Think Tank (IWTT) hosted the “Women’s Empowerment Roundtable Summit.” What an honor it was to serve as an advisory board member and moderator for this event. Seeking to ensure a sustainable future by empowering […]

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Black Influence on Brown: Impactful, Bold and Beautiful

Chai and Just Chat Thank you to Nazeera Dawood, host and moderator, of “Chai and Just Chat” for inviting me to join her panel discussion “Black Influence on Brown:  Impactful, Bold and Beautiful.” During this engaging discussion, this distinguished panel of scholars and activists explored the historical connection of the African American and South Asian […]

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Learning from History

Impacting Audiences Abroad: Discussions on Race in America

US Embassy Monrovia and US Embassy in Zambia The world looks to America to inspire their movements for social change, and African Americans have played a vital role in these movements to make America the beacon of hope for the world. That is why it was such an honor for me to serve as the […]

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Race Relations: A Playbook for Success

Race Relations: A Playbook for Success

Women in Sports and Entertainment Atlanta Chapter The Women in Sports and Entertainment (WISE) Atlanta Chapter held “Race Relations: A Playbook for Success,” an enlightening and informative live discussion on the meaning of diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I). The panel of DE&I trailblazers included Justin Reyes, Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Major League […]

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PODFEST GLOBAL SUMMIT 2021

Podfest Global Summit 2021 Women in Podcasting Microcon

Podcasting has become a powerful digital tool for educating, enlightening and inspiring people across the world.  That is why I was delighted to be a speaker for the Podfest Global Summit 2021 Women in Podcasting Microcon. What a wonderful experience to connect with and share the stage with such delightful women podcasters: Raquel Ark, “Listen IN” […]

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Empowering Women of Color for Social Change

United States Hispanic Leadership Institute 39th National Conference Despite the global pandemic, the United States Hispanic Leadership Institute moved forward with hosting its 39th National Conference, February 18-20, 2021.  Its theme this year was “New Leadership, A New Beginning.”  Despite having to be held virtually this year, the USHLI National Conference continued its tradition of […]

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Why Should You be Committed to Social Impact?

Podcast interview with Jennings Wire Social impact is all about making a positive difference in your community. I believe that every business enterprise—no matter how big or small—has the capacity and responsibility to serve. Moreover, we live in a moment and world where businesses have to provide solutions for the social challenges that face our global […]

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Atlanta Daily World - history

Celebrating Black History Month with the Atlanta Daily World

Black History Month begins today, and I am excited to launch the celebration by featuring the history of the Atlanta Daily World.  Founded in 1928 by W.A. Scott, the Atlanta Daily World became the first successful African American-owned daily newspaper in the United States.  In 1997, Scott’s granddaughter Alexis Scott became its publisher until Real […]

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