Isaacson on Innovation – An Intimate Conversation

Thursday night, the last night of the Cleveland Forward Cities Convening took place at the Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame.  The evening started with a surprise performance by Shaka Zulu, Chief of the Yellow Pocahontas Indians (the most important Mardi Gras Indian...

Why Saying Goodbye To Forward Cities is Tough

I have literally spent my entire life as an entrepreneur and volunteer attempting to positively affect change in urban minority communities. Through sports, mentoring, teaching, college visits/tours, collaborating with municipalities, school systems, private...

A Magical Moment in Cleveland

From June 14-17, magic was in the air in Cleveland. In addition to the Cavaliers winning the game that would put them on track to the city’s first national championship in 52 years, over 200 leaders from across the country gathered in Cleveland, aligned in...

Forward Cities convenes in Cleveland

Last week in points across Cleveland, the national learning collaborative Forward Cities culminated two years of work fostering entrepreneurship and social innovation in minority communities. The four-day convening included an array of business, policy and foundation...