NADINA LASPINA IS looking up from under her wide-brimmed hat at the heavy grey rain clouds overhead, watching the blazing July sun play peekaboo behind them, and worrying about whether she’s dressed appropriately for the weather.
The selloff in emerging-market assets and commodities deepened, spurring declines in currencies from Russia’s ruble to Australia’s dollar and sending a measure of developing-nation stocks to a four-year low.
On the morning of Thursday, July 30, DJ Beverly Bond, Founder/CEO of
Black Girls Rock!, took her empowering nonprofit to the next level. She
rolled out her first-ever BLACK GIRLS LEAD conference at Barnard
College. Avis Hinkson, dean of Barnard, and First Lady of New York City Chirlane McCray were on-hand for opening
remarks at the Welcoming Address.
One of the perennial treats during Harlem Week--that seems to grow
exponentially each year--is Economic Development Day, which is held at
Columbia University. This year, Wendy Lewis, SVP of Diversity & Strategic
Alliances, MLB; Paula Madison, Chairman and CEO of
Madison Media Management, LLC; and Michele Roberts, Executive Director
of the National Basketball Players Association were honored.