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Profiles In Black: Desirée Rogers February 10, 2009

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Desirée Rogers is first African-American White House Social Secretary.  This New Orleans native is a Wellesley College and Harvard Business School graduate.

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In 1990 Rogers was appointed to run the Illinois State Lottery.  In 2000 she was named Cheif Marketing Officer of Peoples Energy and then Senior VP of Customer Service.  In 2004, Rogers was named President of Peoples Gas and North Shore Gas becaming the first African-American to hold that position.  And, in 2008 she was hired by Allstate Corporation to run a social networking initiative.

 

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“History” raffle February 3, 2009

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Spreading the news for my friend Rachel Crouch…  For more info visit her website at www.rachelcrouch.com.

Today In Black History: Eric Holder February 2, 2009

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Today Eric Holder was confirmed as the nation’s first African-American attorney general.  Holder was previously a federal prosecutor, judge, and the number 2 Justice Department official in President Clinton’s administration.

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Super Bowl XLIII February 1, 2009

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Congratulations to the Pittsburgh Steelers and Coach Mike Tomlin.  Tomlin becomes the second African-American head coach to win the Super Bowl two years after his mentor Tony Dungy won.  He is also the youngest to win the big game.  The Steelers set a NFL record with six Super Bowls victories.

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By the way, President Obama made it know he was cheering for the Steelers to win.  The Rooney family and Hall of Famer Franco Harris were big supporters during the campaign.

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Mr. President January 20, 2009

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Congratulations to
Barack Obama
44th President of the United States

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Photo credit: David Katz/Obama for America