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Blackstage Podcast That Hosts Historical Conversations With Black Leaders Launches BHM Fund

Blackstage Podcast couldn’t have picked a better time to show their outstanding support for Black-run organizations. This week, the podcast announced the launch of their own Black History Month Leadership Fund, which was created with the goal of raising money for said organizations fighting for social justice and change in their communities, PEOPLE reports. “We understand that to successfully end injustices that plague the Black community in this country it depends on investing in proximate leaders who are on the frontlines of justice across sectors,” Blackstage shared on the fund’s landing page. “That’s why we’ve launched this ambitious fund to support leaders in their efforts.” Blackstage Podcast — which recently hosted a historic conversation between the descendants of famous Black leaders Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. DuBois — is not only uplifting these organizations and their impact, but showing their financial support as well. “We are looking to invest in Black-led...

Njera Perkins

Feb 12, 2021

Cedric T. Wins Becomes First Black Man to Lead Virginia Military Institute in Its 181-Year History

Amid the Virginia Military Institute’s (VMI) fierce probe of racism in its ranks, last week VMI officials announced the interim appointment of Retired Army Maj. Gen. Cedric T. Wins, the first Black leader to serve in its 181-year history, The Washington Post reports . Maj. Gen. Wins — the 57-year-old two-star general — will serve as interim superintendent until the board can appoint a permanent chief to run the nation’s oldest state-funded military college in Lexington City, Virginia, BET shares . Gov. Ralph Northam ordered an independent investigation on the Virginia Military Institute after several Black cadets stepped down over racial bias for what Northam and other officials describe as “the clear and appalling culture of ongoing structural racism,” according to The Washington Post . Amid the investigation, Maj. Gen. Wins is expected to take over for the school’s longtime superintendent, retired Gen. J.H. Binford Peay III, who resigned from his position following those reports...

Njera Perkins

Nov 16, 2020

Meet the Black Fortune 40 Under 40 Honorees Influencing the Culture This Year

Being selected for Fortune Magazine’s 40 Under 40 list is a highly-respected honor for influential figures who span across five different dominant industries — including finance, technology, healthcare, government and politics, and media and entertainment — according to Fortune . Compared to other years’ lists that only highlight 40 people total, Fortune decided to switch it up this year and select 40 emerging leaders in each of the five categories to widen their pool of nominees. Fortune’s annual 40 Under 40 list is out! It’s been a year of monumental challenges and change, and just one list of 40 emerging leaders wasn't going to be enough. So, this year, we did things a bit differently. (THREAD) — FORTUNE (@FortuneMagazine) September 2, 2020 In addition to the list being larger, it’s also more diverse in the selection of people featured as POC and Black people got more shine this year as well. It’s with great pride that we embrace all the Black leaders...

Njera Perkins

Sep 7, 2020