NBA names HBCU grad to head African league

The NBA has named Amadou Gallo Fall, its vice president and managing director for Africa, as president of the Basketball Africa League, a new professional league featuring teams from across Africa. “Amadou’s efforts to grow basketball and the NBA’s business across Africa have been extraordinary, and he is an ideal choice to lead the Basketball … Continue reading NBA names HBCU grad to head African league

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Sessions’ call for marijuana enforcement condemned by cannabis industry, investors

https://www.facebook.com/TheNCIA/posts/1665234110199937 In response to United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ decision to rescind policy that paved the way for legalized marijuana throughout America, leading cannabis industry organizations resoundingly condemned the announcement. In a memo to federal prosecutors, United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions said, “In deciding which marijuana activities to prosecute under these laws with the … Continue reading Sessions’ call for marijuana enforcement condemned by cannabis industry, investors

Zombies urge Walgreens to go tobacco-free, cease the sale of tobacco products

With the help of Washington, D.C. area teens, young adults, local organizations and colleges, one of the most successful and one of the largest national youth tobacco prevention campaigns, truth, demonstrated at a local Walgreens (Walgreens Boots Alliance) yesterday. In response to Walgreens removing any reference to health by changing its longstanding tagline, “On the Corner of Happy and … Continue reading Zombies urge Walgreens to go tobacco-free, cease the sale of tobacco products

Storied social service agency names CEO, the first African American female in its history

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bc9yHe2nxyf/?taken-by=turningpoints4children Philadelphia Health Management Corporation recently announced Dawn Holden Woodsas Chief Executive Officer of Its subsidiary, Turning Points for Children, a social services agency that provides support services to children, youth and families. “I am honored to be selected as the CEO of Turning Points for Children, and fortunate to have been mentored by Mike Vogel, who helped pave … Continue reading Storied social service agency names CEO, the first African American female in its history

Celebrating the best of humanity, list of leaders underpin hopes for a better world

This year, Human Rights Day signaled the launching of a year-long campaign to mark the upcoming 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a milestone document that proclaimed the inalienable rights which everyone is inherently entitled to as a human being — regardless of race, color, religion, sex, language, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, … Continue reading Celebrating the best of humanity, list of leaders underpin hopes for a better world

Building one of America’s most successful B&B businesses, OWN TV star bears ‘The Gift of Legacy’

https://www.instagram.com/p/BbxwCEKlF9g/?hl=en&taken-by=photosbybeanz Commenting on past public policies that created the racial wealth gap and current policies widening it, Joshua Holland, contributor to The Nation and a fellow with The Nation Institute, penned a thought-provoking article, The Average Black Family Would Need 228 Years to Build the Wealth of a White Family Today. Referencing key findings from a study of the racial wealth-gap released … Continue reading Building one of America’s most successful B&B businesses, OWN TV star bears ‘The Gift of Legacy’

United Soccer Coaches to convene in Pennsylvania next month, generate millions for Philadelphia

https://www.instagram.com/p/BcvP_HWHLux/?taken-by=unitedsoccercoaches The world’s soccer community will convene under one roof at the Pennsylvania Convention Center next month in Philadelphia for the 2018 United Soccer Coaches Convention. Representing every aspect of the game, coaches, administrators, executives, players, presenters, media, referees, and fans participate in five days of soccer coaching education and networking with some the sport’s icons … Continue reading United Soccer Coaches to convene in Pennsylvania next month, generate millions for Philadelphia