It is rare for a living American to have any monument named in his or
her honor, but David N. Dinkins, as New York City’s first Black mayor,
is a rare individual. But even he was surprised to learn that the
classic, beaux arts Manhattan Municipal Building, once planned to be
sold and converted to a condominium, would be renamed the David N.
Dinkins Municipal Building.
This month has been a busy one for the Executive Leadership Council, the preeminent membership organization for the development of
global black leaders. But between its annual Mid-Level Managers'
Symposium followed by its 2015 Recognition Gala, Pres. and CEO Ronald Parker spoke with us about plans for
global expansion and what's next for the Council & Foundation.
The Nat'l Association for
Multi-Ethnicity in Communications conference that took place
during Diversity Week this month addressed several questions about reaching the millennial market. Here, we've published excerpts from the discussion that included moderator Smokey Fontaine and panelists James Brown, SVP, Head of Content Distribution, REVOLT; and Maria Weaver, SVP, Head of Sales, Interactive One, among others.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and Overbrook Entertainment are the first of several organizations supporting the next phase of Pres. Obama's My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) Initiative targeting millennials of color. Led by Mike Muse, the MBK SBA Champion, the Careers in Film Summit aims to inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs through
highlighting the careers and entrepreneurial opportunities available in
the film industry.