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The Growing Impact of Black Women in Business

The current issue of US1 includes a piece on an upcoming event addressing the growing impact of Black women in business.

When it comes to starting and taking care of business, women — especially women of color — are doing it more and perhaps, better than almost anyone else, according to Nielsen Holdings senior executive Don Lowery, senior vice president of corporate reputation for the global marketing, data and consumer information giant. “More than half of black women agree they are more likely to purchase brands that support a cause they care about,” he says.

This and other insights will be the subject of Lowery’s presentation, “African American Women: Our Science, Her Magic,” at the Crowne Plaza Princeton in Plainsboro on Thursday, December 7, at 6 p.m. The presentation will be part of the 10th-year annual reception hosted by the African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey (AACCNJ). The cost is $60 for members and $75 general admission. For more information, visit

To read the full US1 piece, click here.


Shirley Satterfield, longtime Princeton resident, reflects on history of Princeton’s African American community

Historian of the Princeton African American community and Not in Our Town board member, Shirley Satterfield shared her memories of growing up the Witherspoon-Jackson neighborhood with undergraduates and graduate students at Princeton University’s Whitman College on Tuesday, December 5.  Read the complete Daily Princetonian article by clicking here.  She and Fern and Larry Spruill shared difficult memories about living in segregated Princeton–harassment, unfair treatment in Princeton schools and stores,  etc.–on Monday evening, December 4 at the public library to over one hundred people attending NIOT’s Continuing Conversation that served as the kick-off event for the organization’s newest initiative on truth and reconciliation in Princeton.  Professor Ruha Benjamin was facilitator and commentator.

The Long History of Black Officers Reforming Policing From Within

Taylor Hosking summarizes the history of black police officers in America and the choices and challenges they face.  To read the complete article, which is part of the  project “The Presence of Justice,” click here.

Essay on Confederate Memorialization

The latest issue of Princeton University’s now-misnamed Alumni Weekly (it comes out monthly) includes an essay by Professor Tara Hunter entitled, “Confederate Memorialization and the Problems of Moral Equivalency.”

White Southerners began honoring the rebel military just after the war ended, and there have been unrelenting efforts to do so ever since. But there were two crucial periods in which the majority of the Confederate monuments were built, a fact that’s essential to understanding their contentious historical roles and what should be done about them.

Read the full essay here


Meet Your School Board (Princeton)

Have a question for our Board members? Want to learn more about what the Board of Education does? Have an idea for the Princeton Public School District that you would like to share?

On Wednesday, December 6, the Princeton Board of Education will be hosting a Meet the Board night to offer parents, students, staff, and community members an informal setting to meet and talk with Board members. Meet the Board is one of the ways the Board is working to improve its communication with the public as part of the district’s Strategic Plan.

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