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A Conversation with Peggy Harris of Atrium Health

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For organizations looking to improve their diversity and inclusion (D&I) programs and policies, change can be both challenging and rewarding. A 2018 research study by McKinsey and Company—a global management consulting firm—shows greater diversity in the workforce results in greater profitability and value creation.…

Reclaiming the Farm, One Crop at a Time

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By Tonya Jameson Bernard Singleton wants to remove the shame from farming, and to help more African Americans reconnect with the land that was once a place of life and death for African Americans, especially in the South. Singleton, 55, is the founder of Nebedaye Farms and the Bennu Gardens Project.…

Taking On Tokyo

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By Lashawnda Becoats   Destination: Tokyo, Japan    Ever since I was a kid, I wanted to visit Japan — land of the fictional characters Hello Kitty and the monster Godzilla. Back then, I knew very little about the culture, I just dreamed of going because it seemed like a cool place, so when my mother suggested we take a family vacation to Tokyo, I was very excited.…

Crowning the Beauty Within

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  By Angela Lindsay   In a social media climate that glorifies eyelash extensions, lace front wigs, claw-like artificial nails and butt implants, a local program is celebrating all-natural beauty and empowering young women to embrace their own. Founder Vernisha Crawford saw a need for such a program when she realized how much time and money she was spending on her external appearance.…

Nico Amortegui Connects Through Art

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By Hope Yancey Artist Nico Amortegui creates murals, other large-scale paintings and sculptures constructed of wood, cardboard and found objects. He has recently begun learning to make ceramics, such as dishes and African-inspired masks. He might produce 30 ceramic pieces in a week.…