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Archives for: November 2013

Doug Banks

admin Nov 1, 2013 0 Comments Posted in: 2014 Trailblazers

The Philadelphia-born, Detroit-raised Doug Banks began his radio career as an on-air personality for his high school’s radio station. Local station WDRQ took note of his talent and hired him for a temporary late-night weekend disc jockey spot. Even though he was the youngest DJ, he quickly earned a permanent position. After high school, Doug turned a six »

Tina Lewis

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Tina Lewis together with her husband Harold previously owned and operated 10 McDonald’s franchises in San Diego, California. She is currently president of HRL Group LLC, which owns and operates 10 McDonald’s franchises in Las Vegas, Nevada. Since opening their first restaurant more than 26 years ago, the Lewis’ have been recognized by the McDonald »

Tim King

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Tim King is Founder, President and CEO of Urban Prep Academies. Urban Prep Academies is a nonprofit organization that operates a network of public college-prep boys’ schools in Chicago. Most notably, Urban Prep includes the nation’s first all-male charter high school, and related problems and related programs aimed at promoting college success. Each »

Mayor, Karen Freeman-Wilson

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Karen Freeman-Wilson is the immediate past CEO of The National Association of Drug Court Professionals and Executive Director of The National Drug Court Institute based in Washington, D.C. She consulted with the Office of White House Drug Control Policy, the Department of Justice and other agencies in the creation and implementation of drug policy. As the »

Bishop Vashti Murphy McKenzie

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Bishop Vashti Murphy McKenzie serves as the 117th elected and consecrated bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church. Her historic election in the year 2000 represents the first time in the over 200-year history of the AME Church, a woman had obtained the level of Episcopal office. She was first to serve as the President of the Council of Bis »

Daniel Hale Williams

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Born on January 18, 1856, in Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania, Daniel Hale Williams pursued a pioneering career in medicine. Due to the discrimination of the day, African-American citizens were still barred from being admitted to hospitals and Black doctors were refused staff positions. Firmly believing this needed to change, in May, 1891 Williams opened Provid »

Jimmy R. Jenkins Sr. Ph.D

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Dr. Jimmy R. Jenkins, Sr. became the 12th President of Livingstone College in February 2006. He has earned the reputation of a “Turn Around Artist” because of his knack for rescuing institutions from the brink of disaster. The traits most associated with his rescue accomplishments are establishing financial stability, increasing student enrollment and »

Sojourner Truth

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“Ain’t I a woman?” is just one of the many works of Isabella Baumfree, the woman we know as SOJOURNER TRUTH. Isabella, an African American abolitionist and women’s rights activist, was born into slavery in New York. She was one of the 13 children born to Elizabeth and James Baumfree. All, including Isabella, were slaves on the Hardenbergh Plantatio »

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