Last week, the Harlem School of the Arts’ Board of Directors appointed
Eric G. Pryor as its new president. The 20-year advocate for nonprofit
arts organizations replaces prior president and CEO Yvette L. Campbell. Here, we caught up with Pryor to discuss what he has in store for HSA when he assumes his new position August 1.
In Misty Copeland’s autobiography, ‘Life in Motion’ she writes, “I remember the first time I stood on the stage
at the Metropolitan Opera House…I traced the marley floor with my pointe
shoes and imagined myself…as a principal dancer. It felt right. It felt
like a promise: someday, somehow, it was going to happen for me.” For Copeland, that day has come. This
week, she was named principal
dancer at ABT. She is the first Af-Am female ballet dancer in ABT’s
75-yr history to hold the title.
From entering the WNBA to being one of the cornerstones of the league,
former women's basketball player Lisa Leslie has shown the world her
presence on the court and, most recently, the induction to the Hall of
Former Global Hue executive Detavio Samuels has been tapped to be
president of Radio One’s One X. Conceived and built by Samuels himself,
One X serves as the firm’s branded content arm and an offshoot of One
Solution. In his current role as president of One Solution, Samuels
oversees cross-platform sales and leads the cross-platform, television
and digital integrated marketing groups.