Category: Professionals

Going to Market with Al Anderson

Al Anderson has spent the last 45 years as a pioneer and maverick in the practice of marketing and communications with a special emphasis on the African American consumer.  He is a real – on the ground, grunt work – trail-blazer. A native of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Al attended Atkins High School, under the close […]

Omelika Kuumba – aka Avis Delana Bynum A “Giwayen Mata” history maker – a dancer with a message!

Omelika Kuumba is known worldwide as a drummer, dancer, choreographer, musical arranger, cultural arts educator, co-founder and artistic director of Giwayen Mata. She is making history.  As one of the founders of Giwayen Mata, which means Elephant Women, Omelika takes to the stage in a storm; but she is a quiet, peaceful woman in her […]

Henry “Hank” James Thomas – One of the original Freedom Riders – Making his indelible mark in history; providing a legacy that continues

When I think about Henry “Hank” James Thomas, and reflect on the many twists and turns that his life’s journey has brought him through, my thoughts go immediately to an old saying that we often hear – “to whom much is given, much is expected.  Except in Hank’s life, this statement seems to be upside […]

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