In Misty Copeland’s autobiography, ‘Life in Motion’ she writes, “I remember the first time I stood on the stage
at the Metropolitan Opera House…I traced the marley floor with my pointe
shoes and imagined myself…as a principal dancer. It felt right. It felt
like a promise: someday, somehow, it was going to happen for me.” For Copeland, that day has come. This
week, she was named principal
dancer at ABT. She is the first Af-Am female ballet dancer in ABT’s
75-yr history to hold the title.
From entering the WNBA to being one of the cornerstones of the league,
former women's basketball player Lisa Leslie has shown the world her
presence on the court and, most recently, the induction to the Hall of
Former Global Hue executive Detavio Samuels has been tapped to be
president of Radio One’s One X. Conceived and built by Samuels himself,
One X serves as the firm’s branded content arm and an offshoot of One
Solution. In his current role as president of One Solution, Samuels
oversees cross-platform sales and leads the cross-platform, television
and digital integrated marketing groups.
Rosalind McLymont, author, executive editor of The Network Journal, CEO
and publisher of AfricaStrictlyBusiness.com, this week received a
Certificate of Excellence from the Global Alliance of Mayors and Leaders
from Africa and of African Descent in Accra, Ghana. McLymont was in
Accra as a delegate to the 4th World Summit of Mayors and Leaders of
Africa and of African Descent from June 1-3.