Rallying against the walls of hate

Rallying against the walls of hate

January 22, 2017Politics, Social Justice No Comments

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

A new vision for the 21 century

A new vision for the 21 century

November 1, 2016Inclusion No Comments

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: Competitiveness starts with narrative of change

Johnathan Holifield: Competitiveness starts with narrative of change

August 8, 2016Entrepreneurship, Inclusion No Comments

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

Forging a new 21st century economic narrative

Forging a new 21st century economic narrative

July 31, 2016Inclusion, NABJ No Comments

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

#FierceUrgency16 to reduce violence by 50 percent

#FierceUrgency16 to reduce violence by 50 percent

July 30, 2016Politics, Violence No Comments

  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

Holifield calls for a movement of competitors

Holifield calls for a movement of competitors

July 30, 2016Books, Entrepreneurship No Comments

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

Black male re-imagined: protest, power, promise

Black male re-imagined: protest, power, promise

July 30, 2016Inclusion, Leadership No Comments

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

Generation StartUp captures new narrative of business

Generation StartUp captures new narrative of business

July 30, 2016Entrepreneurship, Film No Comments

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

New alliance takes on New York’s Attica prison

New alliance takes on New York’s Attica prison

July 30, 2016Criminal Justice No Comments

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

Turn up to support A Social Ignition

Turn up to support A Social Ignition

October 17, 2016Criminal Justice No Comments

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