We are in the first days of a new administration. The Ying/Yang of the inauguration and marches of opposition show what awaits it. Division dominates America today. Media reports of the President first official speech often chose the word “dark” to convey the tone. This is an affront to the word. Within the contrasting circles of … Read More
By Mike Green, Co-Founder of ScaleUp Partners I see #InclusiveAmerica as a defining vision for the nation. It is a North Star for our nation, if we, the people, choose this direction. Inclusive America is a new platform offering a holistic narrative that tells a story of America’s post-Civil War historical timeline over the last 150 years. The story remembers major … Read More
Johnathan Holifield, co-founder of ScaleUp Partners and Architect of Inclusive Competitiveness gave the featured address during the #InclusiveAmerica learning lab for journalists at the NABJ/NAHJ 2016 on Aug. 3. Following his dynamic presentation, he sat down for an interview with NABJ. Holifield said “It’s absolutely critical. Our framework begins with the narrative,” if the talents … Read More
“When you are in prison, you are stuck in time,” said Antonio Yarbough, director of the buddy system for Alliance of Families for Justice said. Yarbough, who spent 22 years in Attica for the triple murder of his mother, sister and cousin that he did not commit. He was exonerated in 2014. He spoke about … Read More
Soffiyah Elijah, executive director and founder of Alliance of Families for Justice, spoke at the NABJ/NAHJ 2016 convention.
“This is about today, reimaging America where black people can be somebody,” Sean Dove, CEO of Campaign for Black Male Achievement, told journalists at the National Black Journalists Convention on Wednesday. The story of black men and women has long been told by stereotypes and characters that tell only part of the story, a worn-out … Read More
America has reached a volatile crossroads between 20th-century exclusion and 21st-century progress. But a coalition of leaders has come together in response to offer a Learning Lab for journalists on Aug. 3 in Washington, D.C. Stories matter. Stories tshape the thoughts, beliefs and actions of our democracy. Too often, these stories capture a narrow slice … Read More
The face of entrepreneurship is changing across the nation, and so is the wardrobe. The hoodie has its place, but the next wave of entrepreneurship is likely to be making strides in heels. The innovation economy has long been dominated by younger white men coming from the Ivy Leagues. The hoodie has its place, but … Read More
When violence against black males rose to such heights that it dominated news and spurred national protests, Cities United was ready. The organization of more than 80 mayors across the country had long since recognized the troubling trends and put into motion plans to curb it. It was #fierceurgency16 well before a national crisis … Read More
At the most basic level, Johnathan Holifield thinks the key to a successful, vibrant, inclusive, economy that works for all America comes down to a single word: Competition. “The nation faces a choice as to the kind of economy it will accept,” he said. “Will we have an economy of incumbent, limited competitiveness or travel the … Read More
July 29, 2016 — New York, NY – To further explore and contextualize the current state of police violence and systemic injustice facing America’s Black communities, the Campaign for Black Male Achievement (CBMA), in partnership with ScaleUp Partners, will open up this year’s National Association of Black Journalists’ Annual Convention in D.C. with a panel … Read More
Pressure brings resolve for both those in front of the camera and behind it, in the new documentary film, Generation Startup, set to release this fall. Directed by Academy Award winner Cynthia Wade and award-winning filmmaker Cheryl Miller Houser, the film celebrates risk-taking, urban revitalization, and diversity while delivering a vital call-to-action—with entrepreneurship at a … Read More
Soffiyah Elijah knows all about scaling obstacles, which explains why her new organization first campaign takes on of New York’s biggest challenges, closing the Super Max prison called Attica Correctional Facility. Elijah was the first woman of color to lead the Corrections Association of New York, a historic institution that monitors New York prisons. She has … Read More
In a powerful, simple, effective ad posted by the Hillary Clinton campaign perfectly explains why #inclusiveAmerica exists. There is a place in y-our America for us all.
If you’re anywhere in the Pacific Northwest, follow these instructions: Open your calendar and block off Nov. 10. Then click here and buy a ticket to attend A Social Ignition’s annual gala. This is civil action at its finest. You will have a great time. But you’ll also be ensuring that a proven, disruptive, economically … Read More
Shawn Dove, CEO and founder of the Campaign for Black Male Achievement, gave the opening keynote address at the #InclusiveAmerica learning lab at the NABJ/NAHJ 2016 on Aug. 3. After his speech, he dropped into the NABJ press room to be interviewed about his campaign’s effort to invest and empower black men and boys. Dove … Read More