Booker T. Washington Is Smiling at New Haven
Reverend Eldren D. Morrison’s influence is almost heavenly. On Sundays, you will find him presiding over the activities of Shaw Temple A.M.E Zion Church in Smyrna, Georgia, 16 miles north of Atlanta, where he helps his congregation see the big picture of life—and all its mysteries.
He may reside in Georgia with his wife and two young children (Ava, 8 and Ian, 3), but his presence reaches New Haven, Connecticut, where he serves on the Booker T. Washington Academy (BTWA) Board of Directors as a co-founder. And if he has his way, he will put a Booker T. Washington Academy in every state to uplift kids and families.
Mercy Gives a Voice to Social Justice—One Story At a Time
Entrepreneurs take enormous risks. But few would have the gumption to create an anti-capitalist business in the home of capitalism. Think of it as a kinder company. In an age where everything is public, it’s a highwire act that could come crashing to the ground.
The company is not a utopian fantasy in a rural hippie commune. Mercy A. Quaye is the founder of The Narrative Project (TNP), a public relations and communications firm based in New Haven, Connecticut. She seeks to build a new way of working where employees are treated humanely, and the business makes money.
Guy Ragland Jr. Navigates ‘Rare Air’ At the Top
Standing 6’-8” tall and weighing 240 pounds, Guy Ragland Jr. is a big dude. Even on the basketball court, the West Hartford, Connecticut native, is an imposing figure. His physical stature and talent have brought him to the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) for basketball.
This rising sophomore plays for Cornell University’s Big Red men’s basketball team. Guy has the athletic gear, his games are on television, and he has an ESPN profile. He’s living out his dream in Ithaca, New York, an hour south of Syracuse, on Cayuga Lake in the countryside.