Black History Month: 2/26-28

From @UshersNewLook for #BlackHistoryMonth  “When I was younger there was something in me. I had passion. I may not have known what I was going to do with that passion, but there was something-and I still feel it. It’s this little engine that roars inside of me and I just want to keep going and going.” – Sheila Johnson

SHELIA CRUMP JOHNSON is an American businesswoman, co-founder of BET, CEO of Salamander Hotels and Resorts, and the first African-American woman to attain a net worth of at least one billion dollars. @UshersNewLook we know that passion exists inside everyone and we help nurture that spark to a life of success.


Earlier this month, KENNETH CHENAULT retired after almost 2 decades as CEO of American Express. He was the third African-American CEO of a Fortune 500 company in America. @UshersNewLook we help kids find their path and succeed in life and career. See what Mr. Chenault has planned next at:


#BlackHistoryMonth is not just about people who made history long ago – it’s also about people who are making history now – through their accomplishments and by inspiring others.  Today we hear from Tamiea Anderson, a Mogul in Training @UshersNewLook. She is inspired by @BEYONCE. #Disruptivator

“Beyoncé is influential to me because she has allowed her craft and artistry to stand for something far beyond herself. Known for her incredible work ethic, she has become one of the biggest stars on the planet. She has built a brand that has empowered women to be strong and fearless, by leading by example. Knowles manages herself under her own company allowing herself to have full and complete control over her artistic vision and portrayal, which has been known to promote ideals of feminism and social equality. She has her own organization, Bey Good, that has down notable work in underdeveloped countries. She invests in art that is an accurate representation of our culture far beyond what the media may portray. And lastly, she has an ever growing family. Beyoncé shows that you can be a woman, a black woman at that, with the world bowing at your feet because of your intellect, drive, and talent, without conforming your values.”


February is almost over, and while our official celebration of black history month may be coming to an end, we continue to honor all those who have made history and are still making history today.  Our work here @UshersNewLook is to help youth that do not have the support and services in place to succeed over-come the odds and excel.  We are grooming the leaders of the future – the next generation of history makers.  Thank you for following along with us this month. #BlackHistoryMonth #Disruptivator