Blazing Professionals with Cool Careers

Camille

Camille’s Career

Camille is Assistant to the Senior Vice President of Affiliate Services at the National Urban League.

“My day-to-day responsibilities include managing the Senior Vice President’s schedule, travel, meetings and documents and special projects. I am also the Editor of an electronic weekly “News Wire” publication that is circulated to the 98 National Urban League affiliates who provide direct services to their communities in need. In addition, I am the head designer for all print publications and web-based materials coming through my department.

Challenges

“Sometimes I find it challenging to be the youngest in the organization and having people take my ideas and work as seriously as an older colleague.

Rewards

“I find the overall work of advocacy and civil rights so gratifying and I really feel good helping people. It’s in my blood.

How to get into the industry

“Volunteer or join the National Urban League Young Professional network. We have chapters all over the country and they do a lot of service related projects and all of them have a positive mission of civil rights. Also, doing internships is great too! There are so many ways that you can get involved.

Style in the Office 

“Business attire is the dress code, but of course, I like to put a trendy chic spin on things.

“I have a lot of statement pieces that I like to pare down with my business attire. I wear a lot of blacks, whites, and creams and have lots of funky blazers and vest that I wear with skirts and trouser leg pants and high heels. I always keep it professional, yet I never lose my own personal style.”

Honoring Our Past, Celebrating our Future, featuring @audacityofDope_

by Jackie

Last week, I took a trip to the memorial honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on the National Mall so I could experience it by myself before crowds rushed in this weekend for the official dedication. I was in awe as I took in the larger-than-life stone relief of one of my heroes. I decided that from then on, I would bring every out-of-town visitor I have to the memorial.

I was super excited that my parents were the first people that I brought to see the memorial during their visit to DC this weekend.

My sister Maronel is an avid student activist and was featured on BET.com paying tribute to the late civil rights leader.

Maronel (far right) pictured at the MLK memorial dedication.

“We are the next generation of civil rights leaders. We are going to make sure that the GWU is aware of the goals and missions of those who have come before us. There is still a lot to be done and we have a different struggle to fight,” said Stewart.

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Movie Review: The Help

The Miami Hearld: Movie Reviews

Excerpt from the Miami Herald- “The trailers may leave the impression that The Help is more comedy than drama, and the film can be pointedly funny. But Taylor, a close friend of Stockett’s who also adapted the screenplay, never loses sight of the sharp edge of casual, pervasive racism and how it poisons the lives of everyone — black and white — in early 1960s Jackson, Miss.”

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