The new regime. (Newspoints).
John Bryant, 37: Los Angeles-based founder and CEO of Operation HOPE Inc., a nonprofit investment banking organization that has received over $33 million in bank and corporate financing for home loans and community redevelopment projects. Because of Bryant, President Bush visited a Los Angeles church in 2002 for the 10th anniversary of the Los Angeles riots.
Melanie L. Campbell, 40: Executive director and CEO of the Washington, D.C.-based National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (NCBCP). She is a resident fellow of the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government and the youngest board member of the Black Leadership Forum, a confederation of black civil rights and service organization leaders.
The Rev. Jamal-Harrison Bryant, 32: Founder and pastor of the Empowerment Temple, a Baltimore AME church. A radio talk show host, Bryant previously was the director of the Youth and College Division of the NAACP.
Pearl Junior, 39: Started the National Black Anti-Defamation Association. She's become a prominent Los Angeles community activist and fund-raiser, and has shown a knack for interacting with other organizations.
Joe Leonard, 35: Bureau chief and director of the Public Policy Institute of the Rainbow/ PUSH Coalition in Washington, D.C. He is completing his Ph.D. at Howard University.
Martin Ludlow, 37: A 2003 Los Angeles city council candidate, he was chief of staff for the former speaker of the California state assembly and has good connections with labor organizations and community-based nonprofits.
Spencer A. Overton, 34: A professor of law at George Washington University Law School who previously taught at the University of California. He studies property, campaign finance, voting rights, and race.
Kelly Owens, 37: Director of education and outreach at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation. She developed the Emerging Leaders Series, a monthly panel discussion about public policy.
Rene A. Redwood, 47: A leading workplace and educational diversity advocate. She's an expert on "glass ceiling" issues and serves on the independent Coca-Cola Oversight Task Force.
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|Title Annotation:||potential African American community leaders|
|Date:||Jul 1, 2003|
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