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As the mobile market extends its reign, Amos Winbush, III resides at the throne of backup technology.   As the saying goes, necessity is the mother of invention. So, keep reading to learn how this tech mogul went from the recording studio and record deals to saving your digital data. Getting Started It was in the midst of a fourteen-hour recording day when an iPhone blackout occurred that resulted in the loss of all Amos' contacts and...

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Dr. William R. Harvey has served as the president of Hampton University (~ alma mater of UpwardAction CEO TC Cooper ~) since 1978.   In addition to leading Hampton, he is also a successful entrepreneur who  has owned  a Pepsi Cola bottling company for 28 years (as of the date of this article).    Dr. Harvey is a native of Brewton, Alabama – where his father was a civil rights leader and entrepreneur.  He attended Talladega...

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Proclivity Media Founder and CEO, Sheldon Gilbert has created an innovative approach for using consumer data to maximize advertising.   He took a market need that was not being met and rocked it!   From Yale to Some Self-Education Mr. Gilbert taught himself how to program and used his skills to develop the core algorithm for the Proclivity platform.   As a student of molecular genetics while an undergraduate of Yale University, Mr....

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“When I see a barrier, I cry and I curse, and then I get a ladder and climb over it.”  ~John H. Johnson This attitude of determination served the founder of Johnson Publishing Company well throughout his life.  Mr. John H. Johnson is a media mogul who spent his life building businesses that continue to give African Americans a powerful and positive voice. Through media, print, and publishing, Mr. Johnson’s goal was to...

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UpwardAction Salutes Ann Fudge

UpwardAction Salutes Ann Fudge


Posted By on Feb 24, 2014

Ann M. Fudge is a remarkable business woman and marketing executive who is responsible for shaping many of the brands that we enjoy today.   She has also lent her genius to shaping the pharmaceutical industry, the arts and philanthropic efforts through her very active corporate board service.   Keep reading to learn more about Ms. Anne Fudge, an African American business giant.       9 Facts About Living Legend Ms. Ann Fudge    1.  ...

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In 2013, Aja Brown made history by being the youngest mayor ever elected in Compton, CA. Keep reading for 10 facts about this political trailblazer and African American leader. 10 Facts About Compton CA's Mayor, Aja Brown 1. Mayor Aja Brown was born on April 17, 1982. 2. In June 2013, Mayor Brown became the youngest ever elected mayor of Compton, CA at age 31. 3. She and her twin brother were raised by their single mother in Altadena,...

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