Habari Gani is Swahili for: “What’s the news?”
The NEWS for you is: EMPOWERMENT.
Here’s your EMPOWERMENT LESSON for the week of September 17:
This Week’s Black History Icon: 5 Things To Know About Jerome Holland
- He was the FIRST African American board member of the New York Stock Exchange
- He was a graduate of Cornell University
- He earned his PhD from the University of Pennsylvania
- He served as the U.S. Ambassador to Sweden
- He was the only one in a family of 13 children to attend college
Extra tidbits: Holland was appointed Chairman of the American Red Cross (ARC) by President Jimmy Carter, making him the FIRST African American to have served in that position. He is also widely recognized as the driving force behind the ARC’s biomedical research and development efforts. Holland also served as president of HBCUs Delaware State College (now Delaware State University), and Hampton Institute (Hampton University), from 1953-1959 and 1960-1970, respectively.