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    100 Days of Giving Black with Linda Kelly

    in Non-Profit

    Since 2005, Linda Kelly has served as president of the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, the community foundation for the 29-town Greater Hartford region, and one of the oldest and largest of the approximately 700 community foundations in the country. Established in 1925, and now with more than 1,000 funds, the Hartford Foundation ended 2014 with approximately $930 million in endowment assets, and made 1,997 grants totaling $32.5 million over the course of the year.


    Linda Kelly is also a board member of the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy and the MetroHartford Alliance (Hartford’s Chamber of Commerce and the region’s economic development leader) and is past chair of the Connecticut Network of Community Foundations. She recently served on the Audit Committee and Community Foundation Leadership Team at the Council on Foundations, a national association of grantmaking foundations and corporations.  She has spent decades serving a variety of nonprofit and civic organizations in the Greater Hartford area, often in a leadership position.

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    100 Days of Giving Black with Rosalia Durante

    in Non-Profit

    Rosalia Durante, 98, has lived a remarkable life as a teacher and a humanitarian. In 1963-64, she taught spent time in Nigeria, teaching at the Corona International School in Lagos. Decades later, she and her husband became patients to Dr. Yele Aluko, one of her former students. The Charlotte Observer covered the amazing story of their reuinon after many years. Today, Ms. Durante will discuss this story and more on Giving Black Radio. 

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    100 Days of Giving Black with Bruce George

    in Entertainment

    Bruce is a visionary, entrepreneur, speaker, author, panelist, executive producer, writer, poet, consultant and social activist. He is the recipient of many awards, including a Peabody, a Milky, an Upscale Showcase, a Trail Blazer, and many others. 


    Bruce says his activisim is concerned with uplifting people in struggle. His recently trademarked the phrase, "Genius is Common," which can be found on a number of products and licensed in six states.


    Bruce joins New England Blacks in Philanthropy to kickoff 100 Days of Giving Black, and share his advice on what giving means to him. 

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    100 Days of Giving Black with Jabari Asim

    in Non-Profit

    Jabari Asim was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. He is an author, poet, playwright, and an associate professor of writing, literature and publishing at Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts. He has written 12 books, the most recent is Only The Strong, a novel.
     
    Since 2007, he has been Editor-in-Chief of The Crisis magazine founded in 1910 by W.E.B. Du Bois and published by the NAACP. Asim was awarded a fellowship in nonfiction by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation in 2009. From 1996-2007 Asim served as deputy editor of The Washington Post book review, as well as children's book editor and poetry editor, and as editor of The Washington Post's Education Review. He was a syndicated columnist on political and social issues for The Washington Post Writers Group for three years. Asim is a former vice president of the National Book Critics Circle. He was Scholar-in-Residence in African-American Studies and in the Department of Journalism at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from 2008-2010.

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    100 Days of Giving Black with Karla Nicholson

    in Non-Profit

    Karla Nicholson is the Executive Director of Haymarket People’s Fund in Boston, Massachusetts. Haymarket is a 41-year old anti-racist and multi-cultural foundation that is committed to strengthening the movement for social justice in New England. 


    Currently serving as a member of New England Blacks in Philanthropy, the Diversity Committee of the Associated Grantmaksers of Massachusetts, the Steering Committee of the Alliance: Advancing Community Development by Confronting Racism, and the Steering Committee for Third Sector New England’s Inclusion Initiative. Previously serving on the Board of Directors of Haymarket People's Fund, Massachusetts Association of Community Development Corporations, Board of Directors of the Funding Exchange, and Boston Arts Academy. She participated on the; and as a member of the initial Advisory Council of Kim Klein's National Grassroots Fundraising Conference. 


    With experience and skills in community organizing, development, and planning she works to strengthen and expand Haymarket's outreach in increasing their visibility and base of support. Her vision includes deepening and expanding opportunities with allies, partners, and especially Haymarket grantees to create an anti-racism movement for social change in communities across the New England region.

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    100 Days of Giving Black with Paul Goodnight

    in Non-Profit

    Paul Goodnight's artwork currently resides in many institutional and private collections including The Smithsonian Institute and the Hampton University Museum. His artwork is very unique asthetically and typically incorporates African symbols and themes. Paul Goodnight's art has been influenced by his travels around the world including Brazil, Russia, Nicarauga, China and more. Paul Goodnight currently holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Massachusetts College of Art and received an honorary Masters of Fine Arts from the same institution in 1987. The honorary Master's Degree was given to him because of his dedication and accomplishments in the wonderful world of art.

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    100 Days of Giving Black with Valaida Fullwood

    in Non-Profit

    Described as an idea whisperer, Valaida Fullwood brings unbridled imagination and a gift for harnessing wild ideas to her work as a writer, public speaker and consultant on various projects and events. Her client base ranges widely and her interests center on social innovation in philanthropy, education and the arts. In short, she helps people and organizations drive bold ideas forward by guiding their projects and by writing their stories. Find out more about Valaida Fullwood here. 


     


     

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    100 Days of Giving Black with Dr. Beverly Scott

    in Non-Profit

    Named a Transportation Innovator of Change by the President and U.S. Department of Transportation in 2012 for her long record of exemplary leadership and service in the transportation industry, Bev Scott (affectionately Dr. Bev) is noted for her visionary leadership, results-driven management, and laser focus on the importance of American infrastructure to access and opportunity for all people and communities.

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    Celebrity Bonnie Somerville Of Code Black

    in Entertainment

    The Total Tutor Neil Haley will interview Celebrity Bonnie Somerville Of Code Black.


    Bonnie Somerville’s first major acting role was the lead in the television miniseries “Shake, Rattle and Roll,” on the Network. She went on to star in the comedy “In-Laws,” “NYPD Blue,” “The O.C.,” had a recurring role on “Friends,” and a lead role in “Golden Boy,” on the Network.


     Her film credits include “Seven Below Zero,” “Fire with Fire,” “How Do You Know,” “The Search for Santa Paws,” “The Ugly Truth,” “Nobody,” “The Best and the Brightest,” “Fire with Fire,” “Cashmere Mafia,” “Kitchen Confidential” and “Grosse Pointe.”


    Somerville grew up in Brooklyn, N.Y., and began performing in school productions at a young age. She attended Boston College as a theatre major and went on to study at the Lee Strassberg Theatre Institute in New York City.


    She was discovered at the age of 18 singing in a nightclub in New York City, followed by a development deal with Interscope records as a singer/songwriter. She wrote and performed the original song “Winding Road” on the Garden State Soundtrack, which won the Grammy for Best Soundtrack of the Year in 2005, and she continues to perform in Los Angeles.


     


                

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    100 Days of Giving Black with Marie Wright

    in Non-Profit

    Marie Wright, better known as "Free", is a Boston native, a radio and TV personality, producer, and philanthropist. She was the first host of BET's live music video countdown show “106 & Park” -- the network's number-one rated show. She was a disc jockey at KKBT 100.3's "The Beat" in Los Angeles and host of the "Ed Lover Morning Show" on Power 105 in New York City.

    In addition to her work in radio and TV, Free founded the Free4Life Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering young people in Boston's underserved communities through programs that encourage literacy, financial education and the arts. 

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    100 Days of Giving Black with Reverend Keith L. Magee

    in Non-Profit

    Keith L. Magee is an internationally sought after non-profit leader, speaker, and preacher. After being elected to the Royal Society of the Arts of the United Kingdom, he took an appointment as Distinguished Senior Fellow on Race, Religion and Poverty, University of Birmingham (UK), Institute of Advanced Study, where is he exploring The Gospel Exchange: Social Justice vs. Prosperity Gospel and the Impact on the Poor. His collective areas of focus include race and poverty, African American migration and religious history, and faith and politics.


    He served, for five years, as the founding director, National Public Housing Museum and Center for the Study of Housing and Society, Chicago, IL. He successfully led a $7 million capital campaign to open the Museum and Center, which is committed to being a living cultural experience on social justice and human rights. He took the appointment after serving as a senior religious affairs advisor with the Obama for America campaign and as a senior director at the Museum of African American History-Boston and Nantucket.