The inaugural class of 14 has been selected for the highly competitive
Africa Business Fellowship (ABF), a joint-initiative of Econet,
Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT), the Milken Institute, and the
African Leadership Network (ALN). These accomplished Fellows possess expertise in financial services,
technology, management consulting, and digital marketing, among other
Last month, DiversityInc announced its 2016 Top 50 Companies for
Diversity list and the company in the No. 1 slot is healthcare company
Kaiser Permanente. And among the top ten most diverse
corporations in the country, women have achieved near parity when it
comes to their numbers in management and are also among the top earners.
NASA's Minority University Research and Education Project (MUREP) has
selected two minority serving institutions for cooperative agreement
awards totaling approximately $1 million to help strengthen science,
technology, engineering and math (STEM) curricula at the schools.
At City College of New York with nearly 4,000 graduates, representing
150 nationalities, and who speak more than 100 languages, First Lady
Michelle Obama was right at home with diversity as the theme of her
commencement address Friday afternoon.
In an effort to expand its presence in the rapidly growing wine
industry, the nation’s largest African American wine exporter hosted an
exclusive wine tasting reception in New York City in May to announce its
bold foray into the South American market of the multi-billion dollar
As one of the top performers at one of the nation’s Big 4 accounting
firms, Kevin Basden undoubtedly has a penchant for business and, more
importantly, a knack for bringing other people of color into a socially
conscious and globally numeric world. Here, TNJ.com talks with Basden.