The Jackson State University alumnus is one of a dozen African-Americans leading information policy at Cabinet departments and major agencies among the 13th annual 50 Most Important African-Americans in Technology.
In addition to his responsibilities for the Environmental Protection Agency, Jackson also leads a committee of the CIO Council on developing the technology workforce.
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SAN JOSE -- When the new editor of the San Jose Business Journal walked into a breakfast at the San Jose Athletic Club in 1987, he was surprised that four of the dozen technology business leaders welcoming him were African-American.
"They were pretty shocked that I was black too," recalls the author of Success Secrets of Black Executives (ASPIRE SAN FRANCISCO), first African-American to edit a business newspaper.
John William Templeton soon organized a group called the Black Executive Forum, where one could only gain admittance with budget authority in excess of $10 million. More than 200 eventually showed up for the monthly meetings.
During National Black Business Month in August, begin by making a commitment that you will prepare your own list to visit at least one black-owned business each day of the month because your traffic brings more revenue and sorely needed new jobs. We offer these suggestions for local options on the nationwide 31 Ways 31 Days list. Black Money Baltimore, Black Money Washington will provide check-in codes at some of the locations listed so new visitors can check in with their cell phones to register their support of black-owned businesses.
WASHINGTON -- Town Hall Education Arts Recreation Campus features Humdadao on Sept. 9 at 5 p.m. in the THEARC Theater, 1901 Mississippi Ave. S.E. It is the story of a character who goes from the streets of Baltimore to a penthouse in New York City.
WASHINGTON -- No one was happier with the election results than Virginia Ali, who has continued--with her sons--the legacy her husband began with Ben's Chili Bowl in 1958 on U Street.
Just before the Inauguration four years ago, the President-elect Barack Obama came into the restaurant with the mayor of the nation's capital, ordered its signature half-smoke and paid with a $20 bill, telling the cashier "We straight."