Southwest Airlines Foundation Awards The 100 Black Men of America $250,000

“The 100 is grateful for its corporate partnerships with those who stand with us in support of social justice,” said John E Armstrong, Chief Executive Officer of 100 Black Men of America. “Together, we can progress toward racial equality, economic equity, social justice, healthcare parity, and human dignity in the communities we serve.”

Ahmaud Arbery: Hold Us Accountable

Nobody belonged to the salt marshes of coastal Georgia more than Ahmaud Arbery. His family’s roots there run more than 200 years deep. A native of those same marshes writes about who Ahmaud was, how well he was loved, and what his community must reckon with in the wake of his murder. On Sunday morning […]

100 Black Men Syracuse Chapter Donates More Than 400 Masks

The 100 Black Men Group of Syracuse says it has four basic tenets, and one is health and wellness. With that in mind, it has started a campaign to Syracuse to guard against the spread of the coronavirus. “We know that our community is disproportionately impacted by the coronavirus,” said J.B. Mccampbell, a 100 Black […]

Mark A. Sullivan Named Interim Superintendent of Birmingham City Schools

The Birmingham Board of Education last Wednesday voted to appoint Mark A. Sullivan, ED.D, as Interim Superintendent for the system. Sullivan, Chief of Staff for Birmingham City Schools, assumes the interim position beginning May 16, as the board has accepted the resignation of outgoing Superintendent Dr. Lisa Herring effective May 15, 2020. “While we are […]

Gainesville Businessman Helps Class of 2020 Virtually Commemorate Graduation

Central Florida businessman and civic leader Jamar Hebert will deliver a virtual commencement address to help the class of 2020 celebrate their achievements in a virtual forum during the era of social distancing. His address is focused on high school graduations taking place across the region, including predominantly African American communities. Read more: http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/4678747#ixzz6N7lFIHjF

Atlanta-Based Activists Join Call For Investigation Into Ahmaud Arbery’s Death

National outrage over the February shooting death of 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery exploded this week after a leaked video captured his final moments on a suburban street in Brunswick, Georgia. Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, Republican U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler, and several social justice organizations have demanded a thorough investigation into Arbery’s death, saying it was racially motivated. In […]