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Posted on: January 18, 2019 Posted by: fse Comments: 0

Celebrating Diversity and Achievement in Birmingham

Fusion Awards celebrates diversity, achievements, and passions among Birmingham innovators, entrepreneurs and community leaders. The day of networking and recognition began with an empowerment panel discussion featuring Lajuana Bradford, senior vice president of Corporate Social Responsibility at Regions Financial Corp., and actress, producer and author Tonya Lewis-Lee, wife of famed producer and director Spike Lee. The two discussed the importance of diversity for women and minorities in the workforce and having…

Posted on: January 18, 2019 Posted by: fse Comments: 0

NextGen Creates Mentors for Students and Teachers

NextGen finalists and mentors are, from left, Walter Body, Shauntae Lockett Lewis, Val Walton, Kaleena Watts, Christina Sellers, Kamil Goodman, Zhaundra Jones, Forte’ and Jarvis Prewitt. (Frank Couch/The Birmingham Times) And then there were five. That’s the number of finalists remaining in the NextGen Pitch Competition, for which dozens of students and teachers pitched ideas on how to make a better Birmingham. Earlier this year, students and teachers submitted application essays…