Like many people who work at powerful athletic companies, Eric Wise fell in love with sneakers at an early age. Continue reading Black History Month Spotlight: How Eric Wise Turned His Love of Kicks & Culture Into a Career at Adidas
The ‘Blacksonian,’ Atlanta’s civil rights center — and a Durham bus station — are all part of his legacy. Continue reading Phil Freelon, America’s most prominent black architect, designs for the culture
With Valentine’s Day around the corner, I am sure you are searching for the perfect gift to give the one you love. I love buying presents, but Valentine’s Day is one holiday that often leaves me feeling stumped. Continue reading 10 Amazing Places to Shop for Black Owned, Black Love for Valentine’s Day
Sports Legends and Father-Son Duo Calvin and Grant Hill will lead The Black History Month Assist Challenge to Raise Money and Awareness about prostate cancer, the disease that affects over four million men in the U.S.
Continue reading The Atlanta Hawks And Prostate Cancer Foundation Team Up To Fight Prostate Cancer
Get ready to “smize”…
OG supermodel Tyra Banks recently announced that later this year she will be expanding her modeling brand with a new project called ModelLand — and it’s not at all what you think. Unless you thought it was a theme park, in that case, you were right on the money! Continue reading Tyra Banks Will Open Supermodel-Themed Amusement Park, ‘ModelLand’
Forget Silicon Valley. Black entrepreneurs have discovered the best tech scene in the country. Continue reading A New Generation of Black Founders Is Rising in Atlanta–and the Startup World Is Taking Notice
Meet Liliahn Majeed, Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion for the NBA, in honor of National Girls and Women in Sports Day today, Majeed has shared her career journey, and most importantly, why she’s passionate about diversity and inclusion within the National Basketball Association. Continue reading How This Executive Is Enhancing Diversity And Inclusion Within The NBA
Not sure if the NFL has ever had a minority head coach from Brownsville, Brooklyn, but New England Patriots defensive play-caller Brian Flores will fit that mold when he assumes the head coaching position with the Miami Dolphins.
Flores is a living example that the American Dream is still very much alive. Continue reading Brian Flores Ready To Join Dolphins’ All-Black Leadership Team
As we celebrate Black History Month, which takes place every February, RespectAbility recognizes the contributions made and the important presence of African-Americans to the United States. It is important to note this includes more than 5.6 million African-Americans living with a disability in the U.S., 3.4 million of which are working-age African-Americans with disabilities. Continue reading Highlighting African-Americans with Disabilities in Honor of Black History Month
February marks Black History Month, an annual observance to remember and honor African-Americans and events in history.
Leaders, such as Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, Maya Angelou, Harriet Tubman, and many others, have left a mark on American history that has changed the course for many social justice revolutions across the nation. To commemorate their work, we take the time to recognize and celebrate their fight for equality and justice. African-American role models have charted new courses in black excellence, helping to create history!
Continue reading Celebrating Black Excellence During Black History Month
By: Cerita Battles, SVP, head of Retail Diverse Segments, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage
Black History Month celebrates the achievements of African Americans and the progress that has been made to achieve racial equality in this country. This also is an important time to recognize work that still needs to be done to achieve that equality. Continue reading Increasing African-American homeownership is important to economic progress