Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month Spotlight: Michael Soon Lee

Name and occupation:  Michael Soon Lee, MBA, CSP – Professional Speaker & Business Consultant Former motion picture actor with such stars as Chevy Chase, Goldie Hawn, Robby Benson and Clint Eastwood.  Former Dean of the School of Management at John F. Kennedy University. Author of seven books including, “Cross-Cultural Selling for Dummies” and “Black Belt Negotiating”. What do you love Read More …

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Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month Spotlight: Dr. David Che

Name and occupation: Dr. David Che, Dentist and Author What do you love most about being of Asian Heritage? That Asian families in general push their kids to succeed academically and to try to be model citizens. Tell us an interesting Asian History Fact: Chop Suey was invented in America, NOT China. Who or what inspires you most? Jeremy Lin, Read More …

Irish-American Heritage Month Spotlight: Peter McAlevey

Name and occupation: Peter McAlevey, Motion Picture Producer and former correspondent for Newsweek What do you love most about being of Irish heritage? Being born a Catholic…and a Democrat! Can you tell us any interesting Irish history facts? 1.)    In Gaelic (both the Irish and Scottish versions) the “Mick” prefix means “son of.” Just as in Sweden, say, Swenson means Read More …

Irish-American Heritage Month Spotlight: Michael J. Larkin

Name and occupation:   Michael J. Larkin, Author & Founder Local Partnership Joint Market Solutions LLC What do you love most about being of Irish heritage? There are many things I love about being Irish.  Some of the most important are the strong sense of family, and community which is brought together and strengthened by the extended family still living in Read More …

Irish-American Heritage Month Spotlight: Michael John McCann

Name and occupation:    Michael John McCann.  Author and creator of PurpleUmpkin books and the  Murples  characters.  Teaching  the importance of reading with children. What do you love most about being of Irish heritage? The history and many of the great accomplishments . The impact they have had in America. How I believe they will be involved in many great accomplishments Read More …

Irish-American Heritage Month Spotlight: Gerry Hartigan

Name and occupation: Gerry Hartigan, author, speaker, business analyst. What do you love most about being of Irish heritage? I have great pride in being from a country of poets, singers and scholars. The Irish have a love of life which allows us to enjoy each day. Can you tell us an interesting Irish history fact? The shamrock represents the Read More …

Black History Month Spotlight: Jarid Manos

Name and Title: Jarid Manos – Green Leader, Social Transformation Activist, Thought Leader, Author, Environmentalist What do you do and why? Founder and CEO of Great Plains Restoration Council (GPRC). Based in Houston, Texas, the organization works to restore and protect the nation’s shattered prairies and plains through developing youth and young adult leaders in Ecological Health. What mark have Read More …

Black History Month Spotlight: Melva F. Miller

Name and Title:  Melvia F. Miller (Consultant/Educator) What do you do and why? I have been an educator and instructional designer for many years. I publish books, DVDs, and other materials with the goal of helping to empower and emlighten others. I also created a board game, titled ECO-OPOLY. We promote our online TRUE HISTORY MUSEUM for the purpose of Read More …

Black History Month Spotlight: Carolyn Mattocks

Name and Title:  Carolyn Mattocks, CEO/Founder What do you do and why? I created the “I Can Do Anything” Organization, Inc. in order to give youth an early start. It is important for youth to start early on their path to success. I also want to show youth the importance of history by demonstrating examples of success through historical achievements. Read More …

Black History Month Spotlight: Vangie Williams – Author of The Broken Life Journals

Name and Title:  Vangie Williams author of The Broken Life Journals What do you do and why? I am a genealogist, historian, and author. I love all elements of my life but none more than history, especially the history behind the history, the families who lived and died for the history. It is my mission to tell the history through Read More …

Black History Month Spotlight: Deborah L. Parker

Name and Title: Deborah L. Parker, Author, Speaker and Principal Consultant, The DPJ Training Group What do you do and why? I conduct seminars on leadership, diversity and communications for organizations to enhance their employee’s knowledge and performance. This work allows me to share my gifts of teaching with insight from everyday situations at work and community. I also write Read More …