Rosalind McLymont, author, executive editor of The Network Journal, CEO
and publisher of AfricaStrictlyBusiness.com, this week received a
Certificate of Excellence from the Global Alliance of Mayors and Leaders
from Africa and of African Descent in Accra, Ghana. McLymont was in
Accra as a delegate to the 4th World Summit of Mayors and Leaders of
Africa and of African Descent from June 1-3.
Among a university president, American studies scholar; an
anthropologist, feminist scholar; a business executive, civic leader; an
atmospheric chemist; and an astronaut, geoscientist, comedic actress Tracee Ellis Ross was one of six recipients to receive an honorary doctorate from Brown University.
According to a post on the NY Times' site, Robert L. Capers is a top
pick to replace Loretta Lynch as U.S. Attorney, Eastern District. In May, Senator Chuck Schumer announced his plans to recommend Capers's candidacy to President Obama.
Tim Wright may be a tight end for the New England Patriots, but there's a lot more than football on his mind. He's worried about today's youth. And to make effective change, Wright
has launched his own foundation--The Timothy Wright Foundation--to
promote the concept "the scholar athlete" to youth.
Hot rod racing may conjure up images of James Dean and the 1950s, but
the sport is alive and thriving. And in 2006, J.R. Todd became the first
Black driver to win a National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Top Fuel
event. Todd was named Rookie of
the Year in 2006.