Higher Heights For America is a non-profit organization
aimed at bolstering African-American women and their participation in
civic matters. The organization has some serious goals—including helping Black women harness their collective power and influence to eliminate
inequities in education, health and economic opportunities. Here, co-founder Glynda C. Carr tells TNJ.com about the organization's goals.
Few people fully realize the power of Black spending. But all one has to
do is look at some dollar figures to see just how important it is.
Currently, Black spending is at $967 billion per year. According to data
collected from Nielsen, a leader in the field of market research, that number is expected to reach $1.1
trillion by the year 2015. The figures were revealed earlier this month at the Rainbow PUSH Coalition conference in Chicago.
Landon Dickey recently graduated from Harvard Business School. But he’s
not just another MBA receipent. Recently BusinessInsider profiled Landon
Dickey as one of the “most impressive business school students” for the
class of 2013. And there is no wonder why.
When Ursula M. Burns, chairman and CEO of Xerox Corp., delivered
Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s 145th commencement address in
2011, she advised
the graduates to look for and seize the “awesome opportunities” that
exist alongside the “sobering challenges” of the day. Reading the bios of TNJ's “40 Under Forty”
honorees and listening to their life stories during interviews for their
profiles in the magazine, it’s as if Burns had sat down all of these
young men and women as they were leaving school and drummed the same
message into their heads.