This month, filmmaker Lee Daniels will deliver remarks at Savannah
College’s fall commencement ceremony. His 2001 film, Monster’s Ball,
marked him the first African American producer of an Academy
Award-nominated and -winning film. During the ceremony, Daniels will be awarded an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters.
Maya Harris, former vice president and officer of the board of trustees at the Ford Foundation, has joined the Center for American Progress as a senior fellow to work with the organization’s economic policy team, Project 2050, as well as its new initiative, Fair Shot.
LaJune Montgomery Tabron was appointed president and CEO of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. The appointment makes her the first African American woman to lead the foundation since its founding more than 83 years ago.