Ambassador Rashid Brown visits the City of Wilson, North Carolina for Being Black In America Forum

Dignitaries, local officials, community leaders, school officials and the public in Wilson, NC convene for Being Black In America Forum and Panel providing best practices and economic and workforce development solutions.
By: The City of Wilson, North Carolina
WILSON, N.C. - Sept. 15, 2014 - PRLog -- Who's Who in Black America from around the nation convened in The City of Wilson, North Carolina at Darden Vick Middle School September 6, 2014 to examine the positive and negatives of Being Black In America.

Panelists consist of Jermaine Jones, English Professor George Mason University & Author; Lloyd Harrison,  NFL Player of the Washington Redskins,  Accountant; Leah Denise Wyatt, Public Relations Consultant & Management Specialist; S. Denice Newton, Speaker, Author, Radio Host, Activist; LaMonique Hamilton, CEO of PIEhole Magazine; Pattie Barnes, School Principal  & Author; Tiyatti Speight, Screen Writer; Ebonye Jones, Tennis Professional; Ambassador Rashid Brown, International Author, Workforce Expert & Business Strategis and Jonathan Brunson, Author.

The panelists and forum participants discussed:

The Role of the Black Church

Do We Look Suspicious?

Enigmas Plaguing African-American Culture

Black Education, Black Business

Expectations of Black parents

Black Men Reclaiming Fatherhood

Education (catalyst for poor grades/test scores)


The Impact of Negative Music Lyrics

Social media and Its Affects

Government Assistance Dependency and

The Culture of Saggin Pants.

English Professor Jermaine Jones, a native of Wilson, NC the convener of the first ever Forum and Panel Discussion focused on economic development and the Black community in Wilson, NC. because he has a vision for The City of Wilson, NC being a great place to work and live.

I ran for office because I want to see change in The City of Wilson, NC, replied District 7 City Councilman Derrick D. Creech.

The School District has more than enough resources to provide the best education for kids, replied Springfield Middle Principal Pattie Barnes.

The Being Black in America Forum and Panel Discussion concluded with leaders providing best practices, models and resources to share with officials and the public.

Jermaine Jones
Tags:Government, Education, Religion, Entertainment, Business
Industry:Education, Family
Location:Wilson - North Carolina - United States
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