Archive for the ‘Leadership’ Category
By Joseph Ax, NorthJersey.com
“When you make a milestone like that, it’s after the sacrifices of many before you,” Verley said Wednesday. “I appreciate that there are many others that blazed a trail before me, and I hope that I will now help someone else progress in the future.”
Verley, who has served as interim chief since Robert Montgomery’s retirement this spring, has experienced a turbulent couple of years.
In 2009, he was demoted from deputy chief to captain when the town eliminated the rank of deputy chief as a cost-cutting measure.
Earlier this year, after a series of legal challenges from the town’s two fire unions and a ruling from the state that the captains were improperly asked to perform duties outside of their rank, Verley was reinstated as a deputy chief.
By Gary Cunningham, Star Tribune
by Jamal Eric Watson, Diverse Education
This past June, Hudson, 18, used his graduation speech to challenge the high school’s admission procedures, which he says puts too much stock on a single, teacher-written exam for admission into the selective school that caters to students in grades 7-12.
Only elementary school students in New York City who score in the top 10 percent on the state English and math exams are invited by Hunter to take the admissions exam. In the past, individual elementary schools were chiefly responsible for getting the word out about when the exam would be administered.
By Karin Kapsidelis, Richmond Times-Dispatch
Ettrick, Va. –On his second day on campus, Keith T. Miller set out to meet his future — and quickly ran into someone whose roots run deep into Virginia State University’s past.
Miller, who took over as VSU’s 13th president Thursday, stopped to chat with Parris Bowles, a junior who’s the third generation in his family to attend the university in Ettrick.
Bowles’ parents and three older siblings are alumni, and his grandmother, who’s now 95, graduated in 1935.
“That’s awesome,” Miller told him.
by Jennifer Brinker, St. Louis Review
For many teens, leadership skills come easily. For others, it takes extra work.
But for all who attended the Kujenga VIII Catholic Youth Leadership Conference last month, everyone had a chance to put those skills to the test.
Sponsored by the St. Charles Lwanga Center, Kujenga is a three-day event primarily for African-American high-schoolers and recent graduates. The Lwanga Center is an archdiocesan agency that provides spiritual and leadership development for the local Catholic African-American community and beyond.
SOURCE: Urban Mecca
Over 250 Black women state representatives, senators, judges, commissioners, councilwomen, presidents and executives of organizations and corporations from across the country are expected to take Chicago by storm June 18-21, 2009 as they attend the National Organization of Black Elected Legislative Women (NOBEL/Women) 24th Annual Legislative Conference: Portraits of Leadership…United in a Time of Change. This year’s conference co-hosted by the Women of the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus will be held at the Sofitel Water Tower located in the heart of Chicago’s Gold Coast.
The Conference officially kicks off on Friday, June 19th with a key note address from former Ambassador and US Senator Carol Moseley Braun. As a former state legislator in Illinois and the first African American women to serve in the US Senate her portrait of leadership serves as an inspiration to all women. Her presence and passion will ignite a discussion on women in leadership and propel NOBEL/Women’s national initiative “Leadership 2012” a movement to join with national organizations to change the face of leadership in statehouses and the US Congress by increasing the overall representation of Black women in elected office and electing the 2nd Black female to the US Senate.
Additional highlights of the conference include the taping of “NOBEL/Women Live” a talk-show format discussion of the issues facing Black America, Launching of the NOBEL.Women Technology Initiative, unveiling of the NOBEL/Women and Campaign & Elections Internship, Leadership Institute Class of 2009 graduation and the announcement of the NOBEL/Women’s highest honor for excellence and exceptional leadership… the Shining Star Award.
A who’s who of political leaders and experts from diverse organizations will engage in roles from welcoming to leading the exceptional dialogue of key workshops covering such topics as Finance & Economics, Education, Law & Justice, Health, Technology, Governing, Entrepreneurship and Leadership.
by Victor Calderon, Reno Gazette-Journal
When you think of leaders in Northern Nevada’s African-American community, several names might come to mind, including the Rev. Onie Cooper of Second Baptist Church; Lonnie Feemster, president of the Reno-Sparks NAACP; and Evelyn Mount, whose annual holiday food drive has helped thousands of residents.
But with Black History Month coming to an end today, the Reno Gazette-Journal introduces you to three young, up-and-coming leaders. Read the rest of this entry »