Blue Skies: Mayor Nikuyah Walker in Her Own Words

Blue Skies: Mayor Nikuyah Walker in Her Own Words

With this as the backdrop, we talked for three hours about equity, partnerships, governing style, and much more in a conversation that could have continued all day, if not interrupted by a family emergency. I hope to continue our discussion and present it here at another time. As always Mayor Walker was candid and fearless with her responses and insights. What comes through in our discussion is that she remains a champion of the under-represented as she is willing to force conversations that some deem difficult.

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GROUNDS: Black Tales from the Ivory Tower

GROUNDS: Black Tales from the Ivory Tower

“I wanted to humanize black professors because there is a stigma within the black community that because someone Black has a Ph.D., then they’re not down and not in touch with their people anymore. That is not necessarily the case,” said Scott-Jones.

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The Words of a President Really Do Matter

The Words of a President Really Do Matter

No American President in history has allowed the far-right extremist to align themselves with him. The day after the tragedy in Charlottesville, Virginia in August 2017, David Duke former Grand Dragon of the Ku Klux Klan declared that Trump was their “moral leader.” The press and the President’s critics waited and waited for his vehement denial that he was their leader. It never came!

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New Beginnings for Angelic’s Kitchen

New Beginnings for Angelic’s Kitchen

While many businesses struggled to survive amid the pandemic, Angelic’s Kitchen is growing. Angelic Jenkins, the owner of Angelic’s Kitchen and former HR Director for the DoubleTree Hotel, quit her role at the hotel a few weeks ago. She’s now focused on running her business full-time. Despite the challenges of navigating a global pandemic, Jenkins is overcoming hurdles to open a new location at the Dairy Market–a cafeteria-style food hall featuring other local entrepreneurs on Grady Ave in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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