Women Leading Change: 3 tips for becoming a servant leader
Tuesday, 07 April 2015 15:08
Dr. Artika Tyner
The servant leader builds a vision for justice and exercises the moral commitment to advance the future of social change. Khaleelah Muhammad embodies the qualities of a servant leader through her vocation as a lawyer, educator, and community activist. Servant leadership is described as "the natural feeling that one wants to serve, to serve first. Then conscious choice brings one to aspire to lead" by Robert K. Greenleaf. The focus of servant leadership is to restore community connections, build new partnerships, and promote the common good. This process of engagement is built upon the premise that each individual has the ability to transform the world around us as we make a conscious choice to serve others and lead change.
African Americans have all the leaders we need, and are developing more
Tuesday, 07 April 2015 15:06
Jeffrey A. Hassan, Executive Director African American Leadership Forum
Barack Obama, nationally and internationally, and Keith Ellison, locally, nationally and internationally are quintessential "Black" leaders – Black leaders who have not forgotten where they came from. Black leaders who rely on the heritage of hundreds of thousands of Black folks that literally gave their lives, so that they would have the opportunity to lead our people and our nation. Literally hundreds of thousands, indeed millions, of Black folks worldwide look upon Barack Obama and Keith Ellison as their leaders. In the United States alone, hundreds of thousands of Black folks proudly display Barack and Michelle Obama's pictures on their mantel places and throughout their homes. Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison is known internationally in such faraway places as the Sudan and Saudi Arabia, as the first Muslim elected to the United States Congress; and, oh by the way, he is Black. While Obama and Ellison are, indeed, Black leaders, it just so happens that other ethnicities think quite highly of him as well.
Bush Foundation selects community creativity cohort
Tuesday, 07 April 2015 14:42
The Bush Foundation selected 16 organizations that work in the arts for its Community Creativity Cohort. The Cohort is a one-time program designed to both recognize and learn from exemplary organizations that meaningfully engage people in the arts and integrate the arts into public life.
Monday, 06 April 2015 14:28
Mayo Clinic, In the Loop
Al McFarlane would like to one day say he's not half the man he used to be. McFarlane, of Minneapolis, who once weighed more than 300 pounds, decided he needed to take better care of himself, so he set a goal, made a plan and set about getting there. When he started to see some success – he's lost more than 50 pounds, changed his diet and improved his fitness – he wanted to share it with others. So he hatched a plan, working with his fitness trainer, Tyrone Minor, to create the Insight 2 Health Fitness Challenge, or I2H, as the cool fitness buffs call it.
On Wednesday, April 1, 2015, the Minneapolis Urban League Board of Directors announced that Scott Gray will be stepping down as president and CEO to pursue other opportunities. Gray will remain on board with the organization for 30 days to assist with the transition. The Board has appointed experienced community leader, assistant pastor, and attorney Steven Belton as the Interim CEO. Belton and his family have had a strong connection with MUL going back to his early years when his family was honored as an "Urban League Family of the Year".
Monday, 06 April 2015 14:10
Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Benjamin Crump, the lawyer who skyrocketed to national prominence by representing the family of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed Florida teenager who was followed, confronted and shot to death by George Zimmerman in Sanford, Fla., said that since the 4th grade, he always knew that he wanted to grow up and fight for the community.
The state of Black Press in America and in the world
Monday, 06 April 2015 14:03
Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. President and CEO National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) National Press Club Washington, DC
The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) and the National Newspaper Publishers Association Foundation (NNPAF), state on the public record that the evolution of the 188-year living legacy of Black American owned newspapers throughout the United States remains strategically important, insightful, indigenous, and impactful.
Monday, 06 April 2015 13:44
Sheridan Watkins NNPA Intern
WASHINGTON – Those who say youth is wasted on the young obviously have not met Shannon Williams, president of the Indianapolis Recorder. At 37, she is one of the youngest newspaper publishers in the nation.
Lenora Alexander traded accounting for being accountable
Monday, 06 April 2015 13:41
Elaina Johnson NNPA Intern
WASHINGTON –In 2001, Lenora Alexander had to put down the tax forms and calculators and pick up the large responsibility as the publisher of Denver Weekly News, an African-American newspapers in Colorado.