Tag Archives: African-American history

Memories from the Mountaintop

by Sumayya Coleman, founder of the REAL Sistahs Give, a national giving circle to raise funds to award African-American/Black women who need technical and financial assistance with their grassroots efforts to start or enhance their missions to address domestic and … Continue reading

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Three Bus Tours during the 2013 Conference

Three bus tours spread over two days during the 2013 Beyond the Mountaintop conference, which is October 3-6 in Denver, Colorado. The bus tours will give out-of-towners the chance to get out of the the DoubleTree hotel and out to … Continue reading

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Black Cowboys and the Harlem of the West

Stephan Gater is a founding member of Denver African American Philanthropists as well as a member of the Mile High Mavericks. Stephan offers anecdotes and insights as he exudes hometown pride for the Mile High City. _______ Denver — October … Continue reading

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African Americans in the West

Lisa Roy, an individual member of CIN, is family historian and ardent genealogist who lives in Denver, Colorado. _____ I had the pleasure of attending the Tesoro Cultural Center lecture at The Fort this past Sunday, April 7, 2013.  Dr. Quintard … Continue reading

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Stories of inspiration and the cold at Black Male Reimagined II

Cassio Batteast of the Hope Fund of Jackson attended Black Male Reimagined II, a two-day “conversation on how we can change negative portrayals and images of black men and boys” held in New York City on March 5-6, 2013. ___________ … Continue reading

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Valaida’s 2012 Retrospective: publishing, framers of philanthropy and “the book”

Valaida Fullwood, is a founding member of Charlotte’s New Generation of African American Philanthropists giving circle as well as a member of the CIN board since 2009. Yet, she is becoming most recognizable as the author of Giving Back: A … Continue reading

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Q+A with Akira Barclay: the value of Black giving circles in the evolution of community philanthropy

 Akira Barclay is a recent Fellow at the The Center of Philanthropy and Civil Society, as well as a blogger for BlackGivesBack.com, and a member of EPIP’s New York chapter. Here she discusses her Fellowship, philanthropy as a mother, how … Continue reading

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Amazing, Heart-Wrenching and Outstanding: Reflections on Birmingham

Gloria Webb is a member of the Circle of Joy giving circle in Atlanta, and gave many hours of her time and talents by serving as a Delegate on the 2012 Conference Planning Committee.  ~~~ The Philanthropic Renaissance: Illuminating Creative … Continue reading

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Birmingham, in History: September 15, 1963

LaDawn Sullivan, Board Chair, reflects on how Birmingham’s history, civil rights and nonviolence resonate in our world and our work today. —- September 15th marked the morning that 49 years ago, a church bombing in Birmingham, Alabama resulted in the … Continue reading

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The Black History Quiz Bowl: from 2010 to 2012

Written by Carolyn Dixon, a member of the New Mountain Climbers  “Instruction in youth is like engraving in tone.” (Morocco) No doubt many people would disagree with me when I say that being educated in a segregated school system had … Continue reading

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