Black History TrailBlazers #4


Black TrailBlazers Making History


Sherese Brewington Carr - Criminal Justice Reform;Activist

Ep. 60 - Sherese Brewington Carr was raised on a farm in the rural south graduating high school and attending two historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) in the 1970s. She moved to Delaware securing poisitons in state government that over time led to senior executive posts to include Deputy Commissioner, Delaware State Correctional Facilities, and currently rounding out her career as Senior Administrator Delaware Department of Labor where she advances both the rights and opportunities for migrant workers, veterans and ex-offenders seeking reentry into the labor market.

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Janice Greene - President/CEO of Women's Business Enterprise Council of WBEC Pacific

Ep. 36 - Dr. Janice Greene spent 20 years working for Boeing in human relations and innovative supplier diversity, including the South African Airways' sales campaign and Australia's Qantas Airways to create contract opportunities for Aboriginal and Trees Straight Islanders. She was President of Snohomish County NAACP and Vice-President of the NAACP Alaska, Oregon, and Washington State Area Conference. She "refired" after retirement and is now President/CEO of the Women's Business Enterprise Council of WBEC-Pacific.

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Diane Jackson Chapman - Public Education Reform Professional & Activist

Ep.48 - Diane Jackson-Chapman, Ph.D., entered Indiana U. in 1970 upon graduating from the Gary, IN public school system. She was recruited to enter IU as a member of the Groups program: a program created in 1968 as a way to increase college attendance among first-generation, underrepresented students at Indiana University. Dr. Jackson Chapman is a poster girl for "project working mom" having married as an undergrad, having two children, divorced, raising her son, and all the while continuing her academic pursuits and eventually remarrying when her sons became high school students. She was at the forefront of the Georgia educational reform agenda and champion for Title I schools achieving senior positions in local and state education policymaking. Title I, Part A (Title I) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESEA) provides financial assistance to local educational agencies (LEAs) and schools with high numbers or high percentages of children from low-income families to help ensure that all children meet challenging state academic standards. Even with a "full plate" at work and pursuing her doctorate degree, she made the time to volunteer with youth development, civil rights, and women's empowerment organizations.

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Case Lane - Canadian Diplomat, Executive, Entrepreneur, Author, Podcaster, Traveler, Observer of the Future

Case Lane has traveled to 100 countries…and what's even more interesting is, she has lived in 11 of them. From one side of the Pacific to the other, Mexico to Tanzania, you name it! She is a global writer, a traveler, an entrepreneur, and an observer to the future. Case Lane has been a foreign diplomat and is a global traveler. Educated in communications, political science, business, law, and economics, her website,, provides advice to people thinking of starting a business all the way to experienced entrepreneurs. Her Ready Entrepreneur business, helps courageous people break away from their 9-5 jobs and build the confidence they need to start their own business. She is a strong believer in fighting for your heart's desires even when they're out of the norm.

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