NABS Committees

 

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AWARDS & SCHOLARSHIP

Chair: Sandra Williams Bush
Buffalo, NY
sanwbush@gmail.com

Favorite Proverb: "The greatest glory in living lies not in ever falling, but in rising everytime we fall." ~ Nelson Mandela.

Members

Denise Kimbrough, Willa Brigham, Denise Chapman, Joann Frasier-Dasent

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BUDGET & FINANCE

Chair: Gwen Hilary
Chicago, IL
treasurer@NABSinc.org

Favorite Quote: "If you want to go quickly, go alone.  If you to go far, go together"   ~ African proverb

Members 
Tonja Caldwell, Saundra Gilliard, Deborah Pierce-Fakunle

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CONSTITUTION & BY-LAWS

Chair:  Nokware Adesegun, Esquire
Snellville, GA
nadesegun@yahoo.com

Favorite Quote:  Knowledge without wisdom is like water in the sand. ~ Guinean proverb

Members
Jamal Koram, Dr. MaryAnn Harris

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EDITORIAL

Chair:  Sharon Yvonne Jordan Holley 
Buffalo, NY 
Editor@NABSinc.org

Favorite Proverb: "The ruin of a nation begins in the homes of its people." ~ Ashanti

Members 
Donna Washington, Lynnette Ford, Tonja Caldwell, Dr. Joyce Duncan

 

 

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EDUCATION

Chair:  Dr. Linda Humes
New York, NY
yaffaarts7@gmail.com

Favorite Proverb" A Single Bracelet does not jingle".~ Congo

  Members
 Bunjo Butler, Beverly Cottman, Ramona King, Donna Washington

FESTIVAL

Chair: Festival Director, Dr. Caroliese Frink Reed
Philadelphia, PA Festival@nabsinc.org

Favorite Proverb: "Learning expands great souls." ~ Namibia

Committee Members

Administrative Committee:
Barbara Eady, Eslyn Hinmon, Fellisco Keeling, Vanora Franklin Legaux, Elisha Minter

Selection Committee:
Keesha Dixon,  Dr. Caroliese Frink Reed, Melody Miller

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FUND DEVELOPMENT

Chair:  Diane Williams
Madison, MS
dwteller@aol.com

Favorite Quote: " If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right." Henry Ford

Members
Gwen Hilary, Deborah Strayhorn, Akbar Imhotep, P.D. Jacobs, Valerie Tutuson

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HERITAGE & ARCHIVES

Chair, Lynn Distance
Baltimore, MD
Heritage@NABSinc.org

Favorite Quote: A sword is useless in the hands of a coward - Writings of Nichiren Daishonin

Members
Sandra Bush, Jos Duncan, Martha Ruff

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LEGACY 

Chair: Janice Curtis Greene
Baltimore, MD
janicethegriot@aol.com 

Favorite Quote: "All things work together for good for those who love God are called according to His purpose." ~ Romans 8:28 

Members
Linda Goss, Darlene Bostick, Vuzi Zulu, Nothondo Zulu, Jocelyn Dabney, Rob Carter, Cheryl Hinton, Arthuretta Martin

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MAMA LINDA INDUCTION

Chair, Diane Macklin
Baltimore, MD
lunarmac@yahoo.com

Favorite Proverb: Tales are the food of the ear ~

Members
Kookie Davis, Kucha Brownlee, Wanda Harrison, Jakkia Boyd, Saundra Gilliard, Sonia Sanchez

 

MEMBERSHIP

Chair, Sylvia Yancy Davis
Alexandria, LA

Favorite Proverb:"There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you."
---Maya Angelou

 

Members
Barbara Eady, D. Kucha Brownlee, Rosa Ashby, Eslyn G. Hinmon, Dylan Pritchett, Terry Greene, Talle Laosebikan, Muteeat Lawal, CJ Rhue, AtyaOla Sankofa, Charlotte Starks, Omiyale Dupart

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NOMINATIONS & ELECTIONS

Chair, Linda Goss
Baltimore, MD
Founder@NABSinc.org

Favorite Quote: "He who learns, teaches ~ African proverb

Members
Deborah Pierce-Fakunle, Fellisco Keeling, Nothondo Zulu

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PARTNERSHIPS

Chair: Steven Hobbs, Esquire
Tuscaloosa, AL
shobbs@law.ua.edu

Members
Linda Goss, Onawumi Jean Moss, Arthuretta Martin, Bill Grimmette, P.D. Jacobs

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POLICY & PROCEDURE

Chair: Jimmy Caldwell
Broken Arrow, OK
jimcaldwelltm@gmail.com

Favorite Quote:  “We are going to emancipate ourselves from mental slavery because whilst others might free the body,none but ourselves can free the mind. Mind is your only ruler, sovereign.  The man who is not able to develop and use his mind is bound to be the slave of the other man who uses his mind….” ~ Marcus Garvey

Members
Tonja Caldwell

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PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

Chair, Nashid Ali
Philadelphia, PA 
nashidali@hotmail.com 

Favorite Proverb: "Peace is not the absence of trouble & conflict; but, the presence of calmness & faith in the face of trouble and conflict"   DSQ 99 Proverb 

Members
Verna Muthoni,  Nashid Ali, Diane Williams, Robert Smith, Arthuretta Martin

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PUBLIC RELATIONS

Chair: C. Sade Turnipseed, PhD 
Indianola, Mississippi
PR@NABSinc.org

Favorite Quote:   "The story is our escort; without it we are blind."   ~ Chinua Achebe (1987) 

Social Media Coordinator
Denise Valentine
NABStalking@gmail.com

Members
Barbara Eady, TAHIRA, Marion Pardlo, Akbar Imhotep

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TRADITIONS & PROTOCOL

Co-Chair: Charlotte Blake Alston
Landsdowne, PA
Griotwoman@aol.com

Favorite Quote: "They ask me to remember, but they want me to remember THEIR memories and I keep on remembering MINE." ~  Lucille Clifton



Co-Chair:  Ruth Anderson
Rochester, NY
Sankofadaa@rochester.rr.com

Favorite Proverb: "Talking with one another is loving one another."  Kenya

Members


Mama Linda Goss, Baba Jamal Koram,Oluremi Oliver, Ami Jackson

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YOUTH

Youth Program Co-Directors
Elisha Minter
Charlotte, NC
motherminter52@aol.com

Favorite Proverb: What you help a child to love can be more important than what you help him to Learn ~ Asanti

Keesha Dixon
Indianapolis, IN
kdixon@asantechildrenstheatre.org

Favorite Proverb: "Ears that do not listen to advice, accompany the head when it is chopped off." ~ African Proverb.

Members

Esther Culver, Emily Bailey, Onam Lansana, Emily Lansana, Oba William King, Priscilla Best, Ron Carter, Lynn Distance