This week, the Paley Center for Media in New York City paid tribute to
African-American achievements in television, saluting seven decades of
groundbreaking accomplishments across a diverse group of genres
including drama, comedy, news, talk, sports, music, and variety.
José Maria Gomes Lopes is an innovator who secured financing for an
income-generating mill for his impoverished community in Cabo Verde,
Africa. Last year, he completed the Mandela Washington Fellowship as part of the White House's Young African Leaders program. A social activist with more than seven years of
experience in the community development sector, Lopes is making a
J.C. Penney Co., the department-store chain in the third year of an attempted turnaround, boosted the low end of its full-year sales forecast, even as growth in the first quarter came in shy of analysts’ estimates.
In First Lady Michelle Obama’s 30-minute inspiring commencement address
to graduating seniors on Saturday at the historically black Tuskegee
University, she spoke not just about achieving a bright future. She
spoke of the rich cultural history of Tuskegee University and she shared
her experiences – both good and bad – of being the first African
American first lady of the United States.