• Arts & Culture
  • Lincoln Honors Aja Naomi King during ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood Awards and Gala

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    The Lincoln Motor Company returned this year as exclusive automotive sponsor for ESSENCE’s tenth annual Black Women in Hollywood event held last Thursday in Beverly Hills. 2017 marks the eighth consecutive year Lincoln has been the exclusive automotive sponsor for the event.   This year’s event celebrated black excellence in film honoring singer and breakout Read More »

  • Pivotal Moves
  • Georgia Power Names Pedro Cherry Executive Vice-President, Customer Service and Operations

    Georgia Power chairman, president and CEO Paul Bowers today announced that Pedro Cherry has been elected executive vice president of the company’s Customer Service & Operations (CSO) organization by the company’s board of directors, effective March 31. Cherry succeeds Craig Barrs who recently announced his retirement from the company. Since March 2015, Cherry has served Read More »

  • Corporate News
  • Starbucks Set to Add Three New Directors to Board – Making it More Diverse

    Corporate executives often talk about the need for boardroom diversity, but few do much about it. Women still hold slightly less than 20 percent of public corporate board seats. African-Americans hold less than 9 percent, Asians even less, about 5 percent, and Hispanics only about 4 percent. On Wednesday, Starbucks, the coffee giant, plans to Read More »

  • Pivotal Moves
  • Ex-McDonald’s CEO Returns to the Food Business

    Former McDonald’s CEO Don Thompson is back in the food business. Thompson, who left the world’s largest burger chain in early 2015, has launched Cleveland Avenue, a Chicago-based venture-capital firm focused on building and growing food, beverage and restaurant ventures. The company, named after the Near North Side street where Thompson was raised, today announced Read More »

  • Spotlight
  • PIVOT Corporate Advisory Board Member Floyd W. Green, III To Be Honored With Martin Luther King, Jr. Legacy Award

    For the past 25 years, the Institute for the Advancement of Multicultural & Minority Medicine (IAMMM), a 501 (c) (3) non profit national organization in Washington, DC has hosted the International Salute to the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The breakfast event founded by Dr. Dorothy L Height is planned under Read More »

  • Pivotal Moves
  • Orlando Ashford Named Chair of The Executive Leadership Council

    Orlando D. Ashford, president of Holland America Line in Seattle, Wash., has been elected chair of The Executive Leadership Council (ELC), the pre-eminent national organization composed of current and former black CEOs, senior executives, entrepreneurs, global thought leaders and board members of Fortune 1000 and equivalent companies. The focus of the organization is the development Read More »

  • Corporate News
  • Prairie View A&M Wins 2016 Ford HBCU Community Challenge; Takes Home $75,000 in Scholarships, Grants

    Four chemical engineering students from Prairie View A&M University in Prairie View, Texas, won top honors at the 2016 Ford Historically Black Colleges and Universities Community Challenge with a software app that enables homeowners to monitor water and energy use in real-time. The innovative app, which helps homeowners adjust their utility use and save money, Read More »

  • Arts & Culture
  • Recording Artist Mali Music Rocks RAGTRADE Atlanta Runway in Lincoln Continental-Inspired Suit

    Grammy-nominated recording artist Mali Music rocked the fashion world wearing a Lincoln Continental-inspired suit designed by Detroit-based fashion designer William Malcolm at this year’s RAGTRADE Atlanta. The Lincoln Motor Company was presenting sponsor of RAGTRADE Atlanta, a highly anticipated runway show that discovers and promotes emerging designers worldwide. Singer-songwriter-producer Mali Music released his first major Read More »

  • Pivotal Moves
  • Henry Ford Health System Welcomes New President and CEO

    Experienced, Compassionate and Community-Oriented, Wright Lassiter, III, will Lead Henry Ford into Its Second Century Henry Ford Health System, one of the nation’s leading comprehensive, integrated health systems, begins 2017 with a new president and CEO. Wright Lassiter, III, who served as system president since December 2014, assumed the role of president and CEO of Read More »

  • PIVOT Social

    Essence Magazine hosts ‘MY CITY, FOUR WAYS – ATLANTA’ CULTURE FESTIVAL PRESENTED BY FORD EVENT HIGHLIGHTED FOUR LOCAL INFLUENCERS IN FASHION, ART, MUSIC AND CUISINE AND SHOW-STOPPING PERFORMANCE BY R&B SONGSTRESS TWEET Essence, the number one media company dedicated to African-American women, brought together Atlanta’s most notable tastemakers, innovators and leaders during its My City, Read More »

  • Corporate News
  • Tiffany & Co. Launches Tiffany Academy for Excellence and Diversity Leadership

    Luxury brand Tiffany & Co. has launched the Tiffany Academy for Excellence and Diversity Leadership. The Tiffany Academy for Excellence and Diversity in Leadership is an exciting new program for high-potential early to mid-career professionals who want to build rewarding careers with Tiffany & Co. Aspiring leaders will begin their journey with an immersive 18-month Read More »