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You’re invited to the African American Students Union at Harvard Business School conference and after-party Mar 28-30th.

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On the weekend of March 28th, you are invited to come to our conference and gain first-hand exposure to C-suite business executives across all industries through our networking sessions after each panel.

Come sharpen your business analyst skills by learning the The Case Method, taught by HBS Professor Andy Zelleke.

After conference events and networking winds down you should drop by the African-American HBS ( Harvard Business School)  After-Party experience. It features VH1’s master of the mix celebrity DJ B Hen.

African American Student Union at Harvard Busienss School

Keynotes Speakers are:

David A. Thomas – Dean, McDonough School of Business
Georgetown University and former H. Naylor Fitzhugh Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School

David A. Thomas - Dean, McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University

David A. Thomas – Dean, McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University

Obie L. McKenzie - Managing Director BlackRock

Obie L. McKenzie – Managing Director BlackRock

Valerie Mosley - Chairwoman, Valmo Ventures and Former Partner of Wellington Management

Valerie Mosley – Chairwoman, Valmo Ventures and Former Partner of Wellington Management

The Bert King Award Recipient is  Carlton L. Guthrie

Lean Start-up Venture Competition:
 http://www.aasuconference.com/ventures-competition

Directions/Accommodations  http://www.aasuconference.com/logistics2013/

Visit the AASU Conference website at www.aasuconference.com for further information including the full schedule of events, presenters, or emailconference@hbsaasu.com.

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March 12, 2014 at 3:13 pm

Here are the Blacks attracting the largest base of African-American consumer engagement in America.

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scene from  African-American Student Union conference on  April 7 and  Boston – you were invited!

Seated from left to right facing you:  Janice Tennant, IMP Manager, Kimberly Clark Corporation (Kotex, Huggies, Kleenex) etc.;  Kahil Byrd, President of   StudentFirst.org and the 2005 key Deval Patrick for Governor PR Strategist;  Fay Ferguson, Co-CEO Burrell Communications and CD of the McDonald’s “McFishey” campaign and if you’ve seen Rapheal Saddick and Idris Elba in Toyota tv ad spots, you’ve seen her work and Carol Cunningham,  Vice President – Consumer Insights,  BET Networks.

The TakeAway:  targeting multicultural audiences in America changes the Mad Men game.   Panelists held the view that investing in social media is experimental and will produce a  result but it is NOT  as predictable as radio and tv impacts have been on a target demographic.

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April 8, 2013 at 10:54 am

Clemestine may be the 1st African American woman with a DNA marker matching King Tut’s.

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This came into the network on January 11, 2012 from Indiana. An update added March 3, 2012 is included below.

TITLE: Indiana Family Unlocks Secrets to Their Past with Interesting Implications for African-American Families

DNA test ties Clemestine Marshall Carter to Egyptian royal family
One Indiana family has discovered secrets to their family heritage that may have some interesting implications for the African Diaspora.

Clemestine Marshall Carter’s family was in for the shock of their lives when they submitted their DNA for genetic testing, discovering that they had six DNA markers matching those of two well-known Egyptian Pharaohs.

The Marshall family had previously assumed that they, like many African-American families, were of West African heritage; however, some doubts arose and the Carter family tracked down expert help them in their quest to understand their family’s history. Daniel Kolos, an Egyptologist in Toronto, guided them to the Journal of the American Medical Association to unlock the links to their past, which, after months of waiting, they received the results for in early 2011, revealing the six DNA markers that they shared with the Pharaohs of Egypt.

Although many decades have passed since Howard Carter discovered King Tut’s tomb, there has not yet been a living African-American link to the Egyptian royal family. Although the Marshall family is the first to discover a link, they do not believe that they are the last.

Carter believes that when her story comes to light, many other families of eastern, western, and southern African heritage will discover that they, too, have roots in Egypt, raising some interesting questions about the history of the African continent. Africa has always held the key for paleontologists and geneticists to the rest of the world’s history, where it is now commonly accepted that human life began, making the findings of the Marshall family even more intriguing.

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UPDATE: March 3, 2012: “Confirmation of the DNA test results cited in the article above from a third party source is not possible at this time. This blog has been unable to obtain a copy of the report and we have not seen an independent assessment by seasoned experts in the DNA testing field who were not involved in the original testing. Therefore readers, you must form your own conclusions about this article’s subject matter.”

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January 15, 2012 at 3:33 am

STEM studio of AboutBlackBoston.com adds free courseware in science technology engineering mathMUSIC and medicine.

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January 2, 2012 at 6:32 am

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DNA testers want to increase the number of African Americans who get sampled.

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Hello World

who are you?

DNA TESTERS WANT TO INCREASE THE NUMBER OF AFRICAN AMERICANS WHO HAVE BEEN TESTED. 

(Boston, 7/28/2011)
Skip Gates, in association with the DuBois Institute of Harvard University, the a2afoundation and “Sergio’s” financial support – Sergio is a Google co-founder – announced the availability of 10,000 FREE DNA TEST KITS FOR AFRICAN AMERICANS, a $399 value now being provided to 10,000 first come / first serve.

Members seated at theNational Urban League Conference 2011 in Boston were asked a few minutes ago to head to the DNA signup table after he interviews Bill Gates of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. He said, pick one up for free, spit into a cup and look for your free report in 6 weeks The DNA test will: identify your origin and describe where other family members came from.

Harvard University
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Henry Louis Gates, Jr. – http://dubois.fas.harvard.edu/African-Genome-Project

Website:

http://a2a-foundation.com

The African Genome Project is co-sponsored by the African African-American Foundation, whose mission is to re-establish the connections between African-Americans and their African heritages. The Project will collect DNA from various African ethnic groups whose ancestors are known to have also contributed to the ancestries of African-Americans. The Project will create the most extensive set of African DNA markers in existence relevant to African-American populations. This dataset will increase the historical and scientific accuracy of DNA analysis for use in genealogical and other reconstructions for African-Americans and related populations.

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July 28, 2011 at 9:21 am

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April 9, 2011 at 2:25 am

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Profiling the African American Internet User

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