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Four Questions for Converse CEO G. Scott Uzzell 

     As president and CEO of Converse, Inc., Uzzell leads all aspects of the business, globally. He has recently overseen the company’s successful return to the basketball category across product, marketplace and sponsorships, after a 10-year hiatus from the sport. On Friday, he will elaborate on FAMU’s impact on his career and life. His wife is also a FAMU alumnus.  […]

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Why are Americans so confused about the meaning of “Democratic Socialism”?

     The meaning of democratic socialism―a mixture of political and economic democracy―should be no mystery to Americans.  After all, socialist programs have been adopted in most other democratic nations.  And, in fact, Americans appear happy enough with a wide range of democratic socialist institutions in the United States, including public schools, public parks, minimum wage laws, Social Security, public radio, unemployment insurance, public universities, Medicare, public libraries, the U.S. postal service, public roads, and high taxes on the wealthy. […]

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Motown Founder Berry Gordy Retires

     He announced his retirement during the 60th-anniversary celebration of Motown that took place in Detroit last month. “I have come full circle, and it’s only appropriate [to make the announcement] while here in Detroit, the city where my fairy tale happened with all of you,” Gordy said. […]

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Eta Nu Foundation honors Coach Johnny Alexander

What one does for his fellow man often leaves an unmistakable, indelible imprint on community, society and the world. So it is with Coach Johnny Alexander, who was honored Friday,  September 27, 2019 at the Westin Hotel in Fort Lauderdale by the Eta Nu Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Pompano Beach, Florida as its third Lifetime Achievement Award recipient following in the footsteps of previous honorees – former Blanche Ely principal James L. Jones and legendary St. Thomas Aquinas football coach/athletic director George Smith. […]