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Social Entrepreneur and Businesswoman Dr. Raye Mitchell honored with Women's Initiative's 2011 Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award

Posted by Admin On October - 20 - 2011 ADD COMMENTS

“Dr. Raye Mitchell is a woman who makes things happen! She has the persistence and a fierce determination to succeed,” commented Ann Fudge, former Chairman and CEO of Young & Rubicam Brands. “These traits, in combination with her compassion to help others, make her formidable and most deserving of this honor.”  

Dr. Raye Mitchell – CEO, The Making a New Reality Foundation

 

Oakland, CA (BlackNews.com) — Annually, the East Bay Women’s Initiative for Self Employment recognizes San Francisco Bay Area women business owners for their respective professional and civic contributions. During its annual regional awards ceremony on Wednesday, October 19, 2011, the non-profit organization named Dr. Raye Mitchell the 2011 Woman Entrepreneur of the Year in Alameda County, California in recognition of her leadership, entrepreneurial spirit, and philanthropic contributions. The preeminent affair was held in the Lakeside Theater at Kaiser Center in Oakland, CA. Mitchell is CEO of Making a New Reality Foundation and the G.U.R.L.S. Rock Leadership Program. She, who attended University of Southern California Marshall Graduate School of Business and Harvard Law School, guides girls and women of color to be SocialPreneurs(TM), defined as individuals applying business entrepreneurial skills, experiences and training to combat social problems and challenges limiting their vision and ability to achieve greatness.

Barbara Jackson, a long-time friend and colleague of Dr. Mitchell’s and former high-ranking executive with a notable international corporation said, “Raye’s success comes from a combination of smarts, drive and focus. I believe she came out of the womb knowing that no matter her beginning, her life would be decided by her and her alone.” Jackson continued, “The real joy of knowing Raye for almost 30 years is watching her definition of success evolve. She has moved far beyond defining her success by material achievements to defining her success by how she changes other’s lives.”

“Dr. Raye Mitchell captures the entrepreneurial spirit of the USC Marshall School of Business, and we salute her many achievements,” said James G. Ellis, USC Marshall dean. “She is an important role model for women entrepreneurs of today, and also of tomorrow, through her powerful and positive message.”

“Women entrepreneurs are one of the strongest economic forces in this country,” said Julie Castro Abrams, CEO of Women’s Initiative. “We want to create a movement that promotes women’s entrepreneurship and makes people aware of the incredible contributions women business leaders make not only to their local communities, but also to economic recovery.” Recent Women’s Initiative research shows that its graduates created or retained more than 4,300 jobs in 2010 alone.

The East Bay Women’s Initiative for Self-Employment recognizes SF Bay Area women business owners who:
* Have been successful despite the barriers that exist for women business owners
* Exemplify how business ownership and leadership is beneficial for women
* Have a positive impact on the local community or the community at large
* Advance their business through innovation.

In recognizing the entrepreneurs, Women’s Initiative celebrates the power of small businesses in transforming communities through job creation and economic revitalization. In fact, recent research from Women’s Initiative shows that their graduates created or retained more than 4,300 jobs in 2010 alone.

Approximately 600 women entrepreneurs from throughout the San Francisco Bay Area were nominated; 42 were selected to be honored with the 2011 Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Further information about the awards and a complete list of this year’s recipients are available online at www.womensinitiative.org.

ABOUT WOMEN’S INITIATIVE
For more than 22 years, Women’s Initiative for Self Employment has been providing low-income, high potential women with the business training, funding and ongoing support to start their own business and becoming financially independent. The women who go through its training significantly increase their income and assets while launching businesses, creating jobs and stimulating the local economy. Women’s Initiative operates from five offices and 18 training locations throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.

ABOUT RAYE MITCHELL

Dr. Raye Mitchell is the social entrepreneur, author, and speaker. She is a Harvard Law School graduate, graduate of the USC Marshall School of Business and Consortium for Graduate Study in Management Fellow and recipient of a 2010 Jefferson Award for Public Service. www.rayemitchell.com.

Dr. Raye is founder of the social impact program, G.U.R.L.S. Rock – a global leadership-training initiative of The Making a New Reality Foundation – a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. Mitchell left the law firm she had operated for over 16 years to help train girls of color ages 8-18 in leadership skills and to be global leaders. “G.U.R.L.S.” stands for Growth, Unity, Respect, Leadership, and Success. To learn more about the G.U.R.L.S. Rock Leadership Program, please visit www.GurlsRock.org and www.fb.com/GurlsRockPower on FaceBook.

 

 

Popular Talk Show Host and Attorney Warren Ballentine continues to launch initiatives that deliver economic and charitable impact

Posted by Admin On October - 7 - 2011 ADD COMMENTS

Ballentine Addresses Critical Community Needs with a Cup of Joe

 

 Atlanta, GA – Warren Ballentine, popular syndicated radio personality and attorney affectionately known as “The #1 Truthfighter” is once again galvanizing his listeners and encouraging thousands to actively help support and elevate communities across America.  Ballentine announced today a new initiative challenging 30,000 people to buy coffee for $30 every month. The proceeds from the coffee will benefit distressed communities and help individuals who need it most. Every month the earnings from the coffee will go directly into the communities to financially assist in everything from saving homes in jeopardy of foreclosure, to funding college tuitions and helping small and community businesses stay afloat.

In true Ballentine fashion, the charitable cause does not come without pre-requisites. In order to qualify certain criteria must be met. To be considered potential recipients must: 1) Register to vote (if they are legally eligible) 2) Open up a bank account in a community-based bank  3) Hire people in the community which the recipient resides or does business in; no matter what/if the job applicant has a prior legal record and 4) Provide a business plan and/or proof of amount owed (for example a mortgage statement; tuition bill, etc).

The goal is to offer some immediate relief to people in need in our communities, while also focusing on longer-term solutions that stimulate economic growth and promote healthy communities that are engaged financially and socially.  Ballentine, who has always been extremely vocal about the state of the African-American community, continues to emphasize the dire need to work together and learn to invest in the community and become more economically sufficient. “This is an initiative aimed at trying to put hope and opportunity back into our communities. We can’t simply dream our way out of the current conditions. The only way we can do it is by working together and by having access to capital,” explains Ballentine.

Ballentine remains committed to helping the most vulnerable populations in neighborhoods across the country and shares that he will help roughly 5 communities every 30 days. Most recently Ballentine partnered with the National Banking Association (NBA), in a national campaign to get more minorities and other consumers in urban areas to put their money in black-owned banks.  In less than 3 months, Ballentine encouraged minorities to invest more than $1 million dollars into community, minority-owned banks.  He continues to be an activist and influential on the airwaves and in the community.  “It’s about we…it’s not about me.”

To learn more about Ballentine’s current initiative, please visit www.truthfighterscoffee.com.

About Warren Ballentine

Warren Ballentine is Ebony Magazine named Warren Ballentine one of the most influential African Americans on its Power 100 List and New York Times Names Him the Lefts Answer to Rush Limbaugh. Warren Ballentine has galvanized millions of people to not just complain, but to take action to solve problems. Using the power of radio, Ballentine has championed and lead the call for action for the JENA 6 movement, the National Economic Blackout, and the National Community Reinvestment Day, among other nationwide initiatives.  He has been instrumental in driving political education nationwide and led the ONE voter’s registration campaign. Additionally, he is a recurring guest and correspondent for CNN and FOX Business News. Born and raised on Chicago’s South Side, Ballentine allowed his love for law to take him through law school at Ohio Northern’s School of Law and propel him into a career that brilliantly intersects the legal world, with the broadcast world. He has been featured in/on The New York Times, Atlanta Tribune, Black Enterprise, Atlanta Business Journal and others. Ballentine continues to use his voice on and off the airwaves to promote change. Going above and beyond the call of duty, he remains adamant about using his voice to make a difference in his community and driving people to move to action. The Warren Ballentine Show is nationally syndicated and can be heard weekdays around the country from 10AM-1PM (check local market listing information) or visit www.truthfighters.tv.

Worth Repeating: The President's "Both/and" Agenda

Posted by Admin On September - 10 - 2011 1 COMMENT

A Message from Benjamin Todd Jealous
President and CEO, NAACP

 

Tonight my family, like many others, tuned in to watch President Obama lay out his plan to revive our nation’s economy.

We were pleased to hear a plan that addresses the nation’s twin needs to spur job creation and fight employment discrimination. And I am proud to report that we, NAACP activists across the country, have had a lot to do with the focus that each is receiving in the White House.

Economic growth and job creation are top priorities for all American families as the unemployment rate hovers above 9 percent nationwide. When one considers that that figure jumps more than 16 percent for black communities—not to mention more than 40 percent for young black men in many communities—it becomes painfully clear that job creation is not enough.

We need to spur job creation and fight employment discrimination at the same time.

Fortunately, the President understands, and offered the sort of “both/and” plan we need more of in America.

The President recognized that some parts of the country have been disproportionately impacted by the unemployment crisis – and that those areas should receive special consideration for tax incentives and stimulus funding. This means that hard-hit urban areas like Detroit and Cleveland, along with countless rural communities from coast to coast, will receive the assistance they need.

President Obama discussed transparency and the urgent need for a higher level of accountability in job creation. It’s not enough to simply create new jobs—we need jobs that are based here in the United States if we are going to build an economy that works for all Americans. The President’s plan will ensure that companies receiving tax incentives to create new jobs prioritize those jobs created here at home.

The President also announced an urgently needed strategy to address youth unemployment. We know that with an unemployment rate upwards of 25% our young people have struggled more than any other demographic. By putting a focus on youth job development, the President is making an investment in the future of all our communities.

These are all policies for which the NAACP has advocated, alongside many of our allies in the civil and human rights communities.

However, we also heard the President call for an end to employment discrimination against the unemployed. Simply put, he issued this charge because we asked for it.

In my job I travel around this country virtually every week. As I do I talk to NAACP activists like you.  They have made it clear that it’s already difficult enough to find a job in this economy, but for those who have been out of work months on end, that gap on the resume can make getting hired nearly impossible.

This rapidly increasing form of employment discrimination is compounding old familiar ones like racism and sexism, and if we are to turn this economy around we must understand that fighting employment discrimination must be as high a priority as job creation.

When I sat down to meet with the President in the Oval Office in July, I relayed the specific concerns our members had expressed about job discrimination including the confounding problem of employment discrimination against the unemployed. The President responded very clearly that he would address the problem immediately. Tonight, we heard him commit to the nation do just that.

Tonight President Obama outlined an agenda – one that is pro-civil rights, pro-human dignity, and pro-American Dream for all. I am proud that the NAACP has been involved in the discussions and work that laid the groundwork for these historic initiatives, but I also know that our work will not end with a speech and a plan.

It will take a continued commitment to see these ideas through. I urge you to challenge your member of Congress to support President Obama’s strategy and to fight to create jobs and combat employment discrimination in your home town.

Together we can reach the bold vision that we have been fighting for. It begins with achieving the “both/and” agenda to spur job creation and fight employment discrimination our President laid out tonight.

Editor’s Note: From time to time, www.copylinemagazine.com finds some messages to be “Worth Repeating” due to quality of informational content and eloquence. This is one of those messages.

Noted psychologist announces television series addressing the apparent relationship between mind and spirit

Posted by Admin On August - 1 - 2011 ADD COMMENTS

 

Dr. Allen Carter

Atlanta, GA (BlackNews.com) — Dr. Allen Carter, Board Certified Clinical Psychologist and Professor at Morehouse College introduces to the public a series of television programs that raise the most basic question of life: “Who Am I?” This question of “Who Am I?” which is also the title of the program asks what is the essence of God and man and if there is a relationship between the two. Using his clinical training and experiences as a psychologist, Dr. Carter invites the audience to examine their basic beliefs about themselves and God and determine if man can achieve a true relationship with God and thereby obtain real peace and happiness.

This program is relevant to all communities and grew out of Dr. Carter’s recognition that religion has and continues to play a significant role in the African American experience. Although religious institutions continue to contribute to the advancement of all people and especially African Americans, Dr. Carter’s primary premise is that the mind’s main function is to establish limitations and boundaries and all communities should examine the limitations that religions impose.

The format for the show is a classroom like setting and encourages the studio and viewing audience to question their beliefs and thoughts in order to gain access to a different way of viewing themselves, life and God. Great emphasis is placed upon the interaction between Dr. Carter and the studio and viewing audience. Basic to his approach is that unexamined beliefs, feelings and thoughts create most of the conflict for individuals, communities and the world. Dr. Carter invites the studio audience to ask questions and viewing audience to send in questions via his website in response to issues arising out of the various topics presented on the show.

Dr. Carter is a graduate of Morehouse College and has taught in its psychology department for twenty-seven years. He is also a practicing psychologist with over thirty years in private practice in Atlanta, Georgia. He received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Columbia University and was the first African American to be elected as president of the Georgia Psychology Association. He has also served as president of the Georgia Licensing Board for Psychologists and on several committees and boards for the American Psychological Association. He is also the author of the book What Is This Thing Called I? – a new theory about the structure and function of the mind and its apparent relationship to Spirit.

The television program “Who Am I?” can be viewed online 24/7 at www.aibtv.com. In the Atlanta area, the program is aired every Tuesday evening at 8:30 pm and Saturday morning at 1:00 am on Channel 5 on Comcast Cable and Channel 6 on ATT U-verse. For more information regarding the television program visit his Website at www.drallencarter.com.

Mike Ernst elected to Better Business Bureau Board of Directors

Posted by Admin On July - 3 - 2011 ADD COMMENTS

 

Chicago, IL – Mike Ernst, Director of Ticket Sales for the Chicago Fire Soccer Club has been elected to a one-year position as a member of the Board of Directors with the Better Business Bureau of Chicago and Northern Illinois. 

As member of the Board, Mr. Ernst will help guide the Better Business Bureau in its mission of advancing marketplace trust and promoting ethical business practices. 

 

“We are very pleased to have Mike Ernst with his extensive business knowledge and experience on our Board,” said Steve J. Bernas, president and CEO of the Better Business Bureau serving Chicago and Northern Illinois. “His experience with management and revenue development will greatly assist us in creating a community of trustworthy businesses that both consumers and businesses throughout northern Illinois can rely on.”

 

Mr. Ernst currently works as the Director of Ticket Sales for the Chicago Fire Soccer Club. He is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Chicago Fire Soccer Club Ticket Sales and Service team. His primary focus is leading the strategic planning for revenue development and overall management of the customer service plan. In 2011, he assisted in doubling the Fire’s supporter season ticket base. 

 

Prior to joining the Fire, Mr. Ernst was a Senior Account Executive with the Seattle Supersonics of the NBA. While with the Sonics, he was responsible for the Corporate and Courtside Ticket sales. Mr. Ernst earned his MA in Sports Management from the University of Iowa, and a B.A. in Marketing & Public Relations from Saint Ambrose University.

 

Mr. Ernst, 31, currently lives in Chicago with his wife Rachelle and their daughter.

Jason Roberts elected to Better Business Bureau Board of Directors

Posted by Admin On April - 2 - 2011 ADD COMMENTS

 

Chicago, IL – Jason Roberts, Vice President and General Manager of Advantage Chevrolet, has been elected to a one-year position as a member of the Board of Directors with the Better Business Bureau of Chicago and Northern Illinois. 

 

As member of the Board, Mr. Roberts will help guide the Better Business Bureau in its mission of advancing marketplace trust and promoting ethical business practices. 

 

“We are very pleased to have Jason with his extensive business knowledge and experience on our Board,” said Steve J. Bernas, president and CEO of the Better Business Bureau serving Chicago and Northern Illinois. “His experience working with customers will greatly assist us in advancing a community of trustworthy businesses that both consumers and businesses throughout northern Illinois can rely on.”

 

Mr. Roberts has been in the automobile business for the past 16 years and has held a number of management positions leading up to his current assignment.  As General Manager he oversees the day to day operations of Advantage Chevrolet with 85 full-time employees.

 

Mr. Roberts stated: “I’m honored to be selected by the Better Business Bureau to help it assist both consumers and businesses as a member of its Board of Directors.” He noted that, “Ethical business operations has always been the highest priority in my business. I’m pleased I can take lessons I’ve learned to continue to help others in the northern Illinois business arena.”

Better Business Bureau Chairman Roy Spencer re-elected

Posted by Admin On March - 21 - 2011 ADD COMMENTS

  

Chicago, IL – Roy E. Spencer, president of Perma-Seal Basement Systems, located in Downers Grove, Ill., was re-elected Chairman of the Board of the Better Business Bureau serving Chicago and Northern Illinois.    

 

Previously, Mr. Spencer was Vice Chairman of the Better Business Bureau for five years and on the Board of Directors for seven years.

 

“We are very pleased to continue having Roy, with his extensive understanding of business issues and concern for ethical business operations, as the head of our Board of Directors,” said Steve J. Bernas, president and CEO of the Better Business Bureau serving Chicago and Northern Illinois.  “Roy has been a long-time supporter of the BBB.  As chairman, his knowledge and active participation in BBB programs continue to be an even greater benefit and example to our over 7,400 current northern Illinois Accredited Businesses, along with those wishing to apply for Accreditation.”  

 

Mr. Spencer’s company has been an Accredited Business with the Better Business Bureau since 1985.  He is the founder of Perma-Seal Basement Systems and has been its president since he started the business in 1979.

 

“Early in my working career, I worked for companies where I was thoroughly disgusted with their shoddy approach to workmanship and ethics. I knew there was an opportunity for a company that did the job the right way,” Mr. Spencer explained.  “Both Perma-Seal and the BBB place a high value in supporting and fostering ethical business operations. I’m excited about how I can continue bringing my energies to benefit the BBB and its other Accredited Businesses.”

Tim Heagy elected to Better Business Bureau Board of Directors

Posted by Admin On March - 12 - 2011 ADD COMMENTS

 Chicago, ILTim Heagy, the Vice President General Manager for Viamedia, has been elected to a one-year position as a member of the Board of Directors with the Better Business Bureau of Chicago and Northern Illinois.  As member of the Board, Mr. Heagy will help guide the Better Business Bureau in its mission of advancing marketplace trust and promoting ethical business practices.                                                            

                                                           

“We are very pleased to have Tim with his extensive business knowledge and experience on our Board,” said Steve J. Bernas, president and CEO of the Better Business Bureau serving Chicago and Northern Illinois.  “His experience in working with companies and individuals will greatly assist us in creating a community of trustworthy businesses that both consumers and businesses throughout northern Illinois can rely on.”

 

Mr. Heagy’s career spans almost 25 years in the television industry, beginning as an intern for WGN television in 1986. He started his career with Continental Cablevision in Quincy, IL and was promoted to General Sales Manager over Southern Illinois between 1992 through 2000.

 

In 2000, He was promoted to Area Sales Manager for the Chicago North Region of Comcast Cable. In his nine years managing advertising sales for Comcast in Chicago, Mr. Heagy lead the nation with the highest billing local sales team for Comcast between 2005 through 2009. In September of 2009 Mr. Heagy accepted the position as Vice President General Manager of Viamedia, a multi media advertising company that oversees the advertising for 2 of the 3 cable companies in Chicago. Viamedia represents both WOW and RCN cable companies in the Chicagoland area. 

 

Mr. Heagy stated: “I’m honored to be selected by the Better Business Bureau to help it assist both consumers and businesses as a member of its Board of Directors.”  He noted that, “Ethical business operations has always been the highest priority in my business.  I’m pleased I can take lessons I’ve learned to continue to help others in the northern Illinois business arena.”

 

Gary Hicks to receive Better Business Bureau Arbitrator of the Year Award on March 1

Posted by Admin On February - 26 - 2011 3 COMMENTS

 

 
Chicago, IL- Attorney Gary Hicks will receive the Arbitrator of the Year Award from the Better Business Bureau serving Chicago and Northern Illinois (BBB) at the group’s 84th Annual Dinner Meeting in the Hilton Chicago Hotel on Tuesday, March 1, 2011.  The award is presented to the BBB arbitrator who best exemplifies the qualities and skills in assisting people using the BBB Alternative Dispute Resolution Program.  

 

“As an arbitrator, Mr. Hicks has greatly assisted individuals and businesses come to fair and equitable agreements,” said Steve J. Bernas, president & CEO of the Better Business Bureau serving Chicago and Northern Illinois. 

 

Gary Hicks has served as a volunteer arbitrator for the Better Business Bureau since 2000.  He is the first two-time recipient of the Daniel D. Calibraro Arbitrator of the Year Award, previously having received it in 2002.

 

For the last 26 years, Mr. Hicks has been employed as a law clerk to Judge George W. Lindberg, first in Crystal Lake, IL and more recently in Chicago since Judge Lindberg’s 1989 appointment to the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The portable Cornel West; Cultural Icon offers new compass for hope

Posted by Admin On January - 16 - 2011 ADD COMMENTS

 


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New York, NY (BlackNews.com) — When Dr. Cornel West speaks, people not only listen, they grab a pen to take notes. As a New York Times best-selling author, Princeton University professor, renowned speaker, and one of America’s most respected public intellectuals, this cultural rock star speaks boldly about issues others sidestep and delivers knowledge that is potent, challenging, and liberating. “Uncompromising and unconventional . . . Cornel West is an eloquent prophet with attitude,” says Newsweek.

West’s latest paperback release, Hope on a Tightrope: Words & Wisdom, an Essence bestseller and NAACP Image Award nominee (January 2010, $14.95; trade paperback, ISBN: 978-1-4019-3076-9), reveals why his wisdom is frequently a “top tweet” on Twitter.

This accessible and indispensible collection, filled with provocative commentary on a wide range of issues – including Social Justice, Identity and Race, Courage, Faith, Music, and Leadership – has the power to not only change the way people think; it motivates them to act.

Topics in Hope on a Tightrope include:

* America’s future: We are now in one of the most truly prophetic moments in the history of America. The poor and very poor are sleeping with self-destruction. The working and middle classes are struggling against paralyzing pessimism and the privileged are swinging between cynicism and hedonism. Yes, these are the circumstances that people of conscience must operate under during this moment of national truth or consequences.

* The Obama administration: The depth and substance of the Obama victory remains an open-ended question and is sometimes downright disappointing . . . How I wish that President Obama’s economic team treated poor and working people with the same respect and support given to the financial oligarchs and corporate elites. Yet our task remains two-fold: While we must vigilantly fight the vicious attacks of the right-wing media on Brother Obama designed to destroy his presidency and undermine our democracy, we must also apply unrelenting pressure on the Obama administration to support poor and working people.

* Speaking truth to power: There is always a fundamental tension between a commitment to truth and a quest for power. The two are never compatible. It could be Socrates, Jesus, Martin Luther King, Jr., or Fannie Lou Hamer. You always need a prophetic critique of those in power. Power intoxicates. Power seduces. Power corrupts. There is always a need for somebody to tell the truth to the powerful.

* Music’s influence: Our literary giants view themselves in many ways as intellectual literary extensions of those great musical geniuses. It’s no accident that our greatest writer, Toni Morrison, has often said that she would like to write the way Sarah Vaughan sings. And did not Ralph Ellison try to write like Louis Armstrong blew his horn?
High Quality Speakers Bureau will be hosting a series of nationwide Cornel West Hope on a Tight Rope “Tweet and Greets” beginning with a taping of The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson in Los Angeles on January 19 and a special event at California State University, Northridge on February 3. For location details on how to join Dr. West and special guests visit www.cornelwest.com/HOAT.

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