Those of us who are beneficiaries of Black progress must renew our commitment to a new activism -- not just in local communities of Ferguson, or Staten Island, or Oakland -- but in the virtual Black community that has the potential to unite all of us to consolidate the gains we have made and pass them on to our children and grandchildren.
As we celebrate Black History Month we must look among ourselves and renew the commitment to excellence that shaped our progress throughout our history in this country. Then, we can take better advantage of integration as a mechanism for progress.
National Mentoring Monthfocuses national attention on the need for mentors, as well as how each of us-individuals, businesses, government agencies, schools, faith communities and nonprofits-can work together to increase the number of mentors to assure positive outcomes for our young people.
Striving to do more business with black-owned hotels will result in increasing jobs and cultivating more black executives and owners within the same industry where they are spending billions every year.