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Two leaders, different styles

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The following post was published in the New York Times. It was written by Peter Baker and Matt Apuzzo.  By:  Peter Baker and Matt Apuzzo The two men in open-collar shirts sat facing each other, papers and a BlackBerry strewn on a coffee table, sober looks on both their faces. One leaned forward, gesturing with his […]

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Black Male Achievemnt: Public Allies Experts Advise the White House

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African American men face pressing challenges that often prevent them from tapping into their full talents and capacities. That’s why in May of 2014, with the generous support of the Open Society Foundations, Public Allies brought together 30 leaders from our nationwide network to meet for three days in Washington D.C. for a Black Male […]

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Google admits to lack of diversity in staff

On Wednesday, Google publicly released data on the diversity of its workforce, and admitted it was disappointed with its record for hiring African Americans, Latinos and women. 

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The Problem with Speeches from “Great” Leaders

I’ve gotten the chance to hear a few speeches from a few “great” leaders of today, and I have a slight reservation about what I’ve been hearing. If you ask me, there are two types of great leaders and they give two types of great speeches. The first kind of leader is the Dr.-Martin-Luther-King-Jr. type of […]

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What Makes Difference? The 99% and 1%

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In the past few weeks I have observed the occupy movement show up in more headlines, gain substantial attention, and impact crips and bloods alike who identify as the 99%. In light of this movement I am led to wonder why this moment has been chosen as the breaking point for so many who feel […]

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How Can I Lead A Generation?

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We hear it everyday, “Somebody should do something about…” or “this generation needs a good leader”. I have found that in my generation there is hope for such remarks. Many of my peers are not only in agreement but actively pursuing leadership in different ways from leading marches for a trauma center on the south side […]

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Soft Bigotry of Low Expectations: Part 2 Leadership

  There is a problem with leadership in America, particularly black America. From every angle when we think of our leadership there are three main themes (i.e., the problematic, the self-aggrandizer, and the bad).  Leadership is a tricky thing when you think about it. No one is at birth (here in United States of America) […]

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