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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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Speak Out and Speak Up America! Separating Children from their Families is NOT American

I returned home Monday on a natural high, having enjoyed a delightful family reunion and a wonderful Father’s Day with family in East St. Louis. As soon as I entered my house, I turned on the television to catch up on the news. I watched and listened in horror. A child who had been separated […]

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DuBois and King Revisited: An Ideal Entrée into Understanding and Addressing National and Global Inequality

“Change happens by revolution not evolution.” – Scholar, 2018 DuBois/King Symposium This year marks the 150th birthday of WEB DuBois and the 50th anniversary of the death of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Considering everything that is happening in our country and world concerning race relations, social and economic inequality, and global conflict, now […]

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Top 10 Takeaways from the United States Hispanic Leadership Institute 36th National Conference 2018

Two weeks ago, I attended the United States Hispanic Leadership Institute 36th National Conference in Chicago, February 15-18, 2018.  As always, I thoroughly enjoyed the conference!  I have been participating in and providing workshops for the conference since 2004.  I always make an effort to do whatever I can to support the organization.  (See USHLI […]

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The Top 10 Takeaways from the Latin American Association State of Latinos in Georgia Conference

Last week I attended the Latin American Association (@TheLAA) State of Latinos in Georgia Conference in Atlanta (#2018StateofLatinos).  Having supported the Latin American Association for many years, I was eager to participate in this inaugural event.  The purpose of the conference was to analyze and address the critical issues facing Latinos in Georgia. A nonprofit […]

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America Celebrates the 1st Year Anniversary of the National Museum of African American History and Culture

This weekend on September 24, 2017, America is celebrating the first year anniversary of the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC). A member of the Smithsonian Institution, the NMAAHC is located on the National Mall and is the only national museum dedicated exclusively to documenting African American life, history and culture. Lonnie […]

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The Tragic Demise of DACA: DREAMers Deferred

“What happens to a dream deferred?” Langston Hughes This week the Trump Administration rescinded the DACA program, which provides temporary legal immigration status to individuals arriving in the US illegally as children. In a national press conference US Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the termination of DACA, stating that no new applicants will be accepted […]

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League of United Latin American Citizens 88th Annual Convention

This month I attended the 88th National Convention of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) held in San Antonio, July 3-8, 2017. Founded in Texas in 1929, LULAC is the oldest civil rights organization of the Latino American community. Its mission is to advance the economic condition, educational attainment, political influence, housing, health […]

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Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Convention, Session on African American and Latino Relations Today!

This week I am attending the Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Convention in DC. The CBC ALC is always my favorite convention of the year! The “Who’s Who” of Black America gathers in DC for the week to discuss policy, challenges that face our community and country, and, most of all, solutions; and I enjoy […]

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Latin American Association 23rd Annual Compañeros Awards Luncheon

Last week I attended the Latin American Association 23rd Annual Compañeros Awards Luncheon.  Held at the Georgia Aquarium on April 29, 2012, this year’s event was especially festive with the LAA celebrating 40 years! Nick Valencia, Journalist at CNN and President of the Atlanta Chapter of National Association of Latino Journalists, served as the Master […]

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