Imagine Winning!

Black Excellence Key SOTU Takeaways I know what it’s like to defend your dream. Still believing in that dream when those you work with stand against you is not for the faint at heart.  It takes courage to stand firm on core values and principles while remaining flexible and considerate of others. It takes strength [...]

#ReclaimMLK: Celebrating a King

  In this short clip of Martin Luther King Jr. speaking at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee some 50 years ago, we see the pressing nature of duty. At this very moment, we are still combating national issues of gun violence, minimum wage, affordable housing, and urban economic development that affect all communities nationwide. Youth are still at [...]

Chicago’s Young & Powerful

An Interview with Chairman Wendell Mosby of Chicago's Young & Powerful It was a snowy Sunday afternoon on the south side of Chicago when Friends of Wendell Mosby and members of Chicago’s Young and Powerful gathered for brunch this time last year. Chairman Wendell Mosby organized the first Chicago Young & Powerful Action Brunch of 2014 to encourage grassroots [...]

Black America Rising

President John F. Kennedy once said "A rising tide lifts all ships." Black America is Rising and we are lifting all of America in the process. In 2014, the trump sounded and a new generation of civil rights movers and shakers enlisted in the war for freedom, justice, and peace. The modern day lynching of members from our [...]

This Week in #BlackExcellence

"SELMA" In Theatres Everywhere January 9th! In this epic depiction of the opposition and successes faced by the Poor People's Movement, an all star cast including David Oyelowo, Oprah Winfrey, and Tyler Perry, chronicle the three months leading up to the march in Selma, Montgomery. Be sure to celebrate this moment in Black Excellence where [...]

Mother Oprah Knows Best!

The last time #BlackTwitter's fake rage ensued after Oprah's "Where Are They Now?" interview with the beautiful Raven Symone it passed.  Just for giggles, you can watch a rather "passé" Raven reject labels at the 1:15 mark. To which Oprah replies, “Oh Lord don’t set Twitter on fire!” My sentiments exactly as I watched Oprah's Interview with People Magazine. View the full People [...]

#Kwanzaa2014 Role Call

True, we have a long way to go. I like to believe it should not stop us from taking a minute to celebrate communal wins along the way. One such win is the corporate acknowledgement of Kwanzaa. Nielsen and NNPA partnered from 2010 - 2014 to research Black consumer behaviors. An overwhelming 87% of African Americans feel its important [...]