December 4, 2020         
Japanese Lawmakers Call for International Agreement to Prohibit the Eating of Dogs and Cats   •   Communitech’s Fierce Founders Uplift: Levelling the Playing Field and Shattering Glass Ceilings   •   Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Offers FREE Flu Vaccination Family Clinic   •   nTIDE November 2020 Jobs Report: Americans with Disabilities Remain Engaged in Labor Force   •   December 6: Remember and Work for Change   •   Web Summit: With funding from Apple, Malala Fund is conducting research to look at the impacts of climate change on girls and yo   •   Texas Realtors installs officers; association sets priorities for 2021   •   Ulta Beauty Announces Third Quarter Fiscal 2020 Results   •   Aragon Research Recognizes Innovation and Women in Technology Award Winners at Aragon Transform 20   •   Entravision Raises Over $2.2 Million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals   •   CURE Media Group Announces the 2020 MPN Heroes® Winners   •   Ric Edelman Shares the Post-Election Investment Strategy You Need Now   •   Hall of Fame Resort & Entertainment Company Announces Closing of Underwriters’ Option to Purchase Additional Shares of   •   Fuze Wins 2020 Aragon Research Women in Technology Award for Public Relations   •   Desert Financial to Match $20 K in Donations to Phoenix Children's Hospital   •   Mary Alexander Selected to Daily Journal's Top 100 Attorneys List and Top Women Lawyers List   •   New Study Finds Once Hospitalized, Black Patients with COVID-19 Have Lower Risk of Death than White Patients   •   New Studies Call Attention to Effects of Structural Inequities on Health in America   •   AEO Updates Payment of Deferred First Quarter Cash Dividend of $0.1375 Per Share, Due to Strong Financial Condition   •   L.A. Care and Blue Shield Promise Unveil New Community Resource Center in Metro L.A., Mark Opening with Drive-Thru and Walk-Up F
Bookmark and Share

First Black To Head March Of Dimes

 WHITE PLAINS, N.Y  -- LaVerne Council, a longtime March of Dimes volunteer leader and Board member, was elected as the first black chair of the organization's national Board of Trustees. Council is only the second woman to head the 73-year-old national organization.

March of Dimes
LaVerne Council
Black News, African American News, Minority News, Civil Rights News, Discrimination, Racism, Racial Equality, Bias, Equality, Afro American News"Whether it was collecting dimes as a young girl, serving on our Board for the past six years or co-chairing of the 2011 March for Babies, LaVerne Council has spent her life sharing her time, talents and resources with the March of Dimes," said Dr. Jennifer L. Howse, president of the March of Dimes. "She is a successful business leader, a dedicated volunteer and mentor, and a devoted mother to her son, Troy, who was born preterm. For all these reasons and more, we are honored to have her lead our Board of Trustees."

As corporate vice president and chief information officer for Johnson & Johnson, Ms. Council is responsible for the management of information technology and related systems for 250 operating companies worldwide.

She first was elected to the March of Dimes National Board in 2005. She has served as the organization's vice chair, as chair of the Public Affairs Committee and as a member of the Nominating and Executive Compensation Committees.

She currently is the 2011 national co-chair of March for Babies, the March of Dimes' largest fundraiser.

"As a mission mom myself, I am thrilled to be able to help lead an organization committed to ensuring that every mother knows the joy of a healthy birth," said Ms. Council. "While we have made great strides in recent years, a half million babies are born too soon every year. All of us at the March of Dimes will continue to work tirelessly until premature births and birth defects are a thing of the past."


STORY TAGS: March of Dimes , LaVerne Council , Black News, African American News, Minority News, Civil Rights News, Discrimination, Racism, Racial Equality, Bias, Equality, Afro American News


White House Live Stream
alsharpton Rev. Al Sharpton
9 to 11 am EST
jjackson Rev. Jesse Jackson
10 to noon CST


Sounds Make the News ®
Atlanta - WAOK-Urban
Berkley / San Francisco - KPFA-Progressive
Chicago - WVON-Urban
KJLH - Urban
Los Angeles - KJLH - Urban
WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
New York - WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
New York - WADO-Spanish
WBAI - Progressive
New York - WBAI - Progressive
Washington - WOL-Urban

Listen to United Natiosns News