In a recent interview with The Network Journal, Susan Taylor Batten, president and CEO of the Association of Black Foundation Executives (ABFE), discussed the importance of philanthropy in strengthening Black communities.
St. Louis, Mo., entrepreneurs and siblings Michael and Steven Roberts embrace the notion of keeping the family business in the family and say all African-American entrepreneurs should do the same.
To appreciate Michael Plater’s passion for the value of adult education is to understand how significantly continued education factored into his own experience.
Since the phenomenal growth of community colleges during the 1960s, continuing education programs and departments have become a mainstay on the American higher-education landscape. Referred to in a variety of ways — adult education, distance learning, self-directed learning —continuing education is a very broad term.
Halfway through the year, with clear signs of national economic growth, the economy of Black America is mired in recession. That assessment follows a recent report that the buying power of African-Americans will reach $1.1 trillion by 2015, based on current spending, media habits and consumer trends.
In 1997, on the eve of the new millennium, The Network Journal undertook to re-image Black youth by publicly honoring 40 men and women under the age of 40 who were exceptional performers in their respective industries while being committed to the development of their community.
While discussing The Washington Post-Kaiser Family Foundation survey of Black women (See Headliner, Page 8) with a friend of mine, she repeated a comment on the subject from a friend of hers: “We’re the most studied group of women.” That gave me pause. When our conversation ended, I reflected on portrayals of Black women, individually or as a group, in the last year.