William Crowder, Comcast Ventures Catalyst Fund

William Crowder, Comcast Ventures Catalyst Fund

July 31, 2016Speakers No Comments

William is an active investor and startup advisor. Since 2011 he has primarily focused on making investments in companies that are creating a more diverse and inclusive tech economy. He currently serves as the lead investor for the Comcast Ventures Catalyst Fund, a fund dedicated to investing in entrepreneurs of color. William has led early … 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

Derek T. Dingle, Editor-in-Chief, Black Enterprise

Derek T. Dingle, Editor-in-Chief, Black Enterprise

July 31, 2016Speakers No Comments

  Derek T. Dingle is senior vice president/editor-in-chief of BLACK ENTERPRISE magazine. He is responsible for the strategic planning and editorial direction of the magazine and has executive oversight of both BLACK ENTERPRISE television shows: Black Enterprise Business Report and Our World with Black Enterprise. He also oversees content development for the Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference + Expo … Read More

Shawn Dove, CEO, CMBA

Shawn Dove, CEO, CMBA

July 31, 2016Speakers No Comments

Shawn Dove serves as the CEO of the Campaign for Black Male Achievement (CBMA), a national membership organization dedicated to ensuring the growth, sustainability and impact of leaders and organizations focused on improving the life outcomes of America’s Black men and boys. Started by the Open Society Foundations in 2008 as the nation’s largest philanthropic … 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