WASHINGTON, DC—A national summit of scholars from universities and policy think tanks will meet at Howard University on Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, for the Fourth Annual African American Economic Summit to discuss and analyze policy options and initiatives they think should be considered during President Obama’s second term. A central theme of the Summit will be the remarkably persistent racial disparities in U.S. society and how policymakers should seek to address them.
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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ReUNION Narrative: From Faith to Freedom Jan. 16-March 5, 2013 4th Lesson
According to the National Park Service, Esteban Gomez, a sailor of African and Portuguese descent, was the second European explorer to visit what was to become New York City-- in 1524.
Having sailed with Magellan, Gomes was such a celebrity that the area he reached--attempting to find the Northwest Passage to India-- was described on a map as The Land of Esteban Gomes, now known as New England.