African American Leadership Forum

2018 Participants

2018 Participants

Your Fellow Fellows Andre Ingram Cheniqua Johnson Colleen Enwesi Daniel Shannon Darius Gray Huda Bashir Lakeisha Lee Lauren Williams Malik Stewart Milpha Thomas Blamo Pearl Dobbins Roslynn L. Pedracine Shane Hughley Tammy Sinkfield-Morey Taquisha Brown Tene Morgan Tess Montgomery

AALF Board Member Alex Tittle starts ...

After conducting a data analysis and hearing directly from you, Hennepin County needs someone to distinctly elevate this work in a critical new role of director of disparity reduction. We are eager to announce that Alex Tittle will begin this work in mid-April. Alex has worked in several roles related to equity and diversity, including most recently as vice president of business […]

The Subtle Art of Saying ‘No...

The Subtle Art of Saying ‘No’ We’ve all said ‘yes’ to something that we really didn’t want to do and regretted it later. We give ourselves lots of excuses as to why we say yes when we really want to say no – we don’t want to hurt the other person’s feelings, we don’t want […]

THE AFRICAN AMERICAN LEADERSHIP FORUM...

The African American Leadership Forum (AALF) mourns the passing of one of its original founders and members, Dr. Joseph White.  Dr. Joe, as he was affectionately known, passed away November 21, 2017, at the age of 84. Known as the Father of Black Psychology, Dr. Joe received his PhD in Clinical Psychology from Michigan State […]

2017 AALF Annual Dinner Photos

2017 AALF Annual Dinner Photos

Purple Carpet

African American Leadership Forum (AA...

African American Leadership Forum (AALF) Presents “Building Strong Innovative Communities Together” Community Awards and Fundraising Dinner at US Bank Stadium Featuring Keynote Speaker, Kevin Warren, COO of the Minnesota Vikings   Laysha Ward, Executive Vice President of Target Corporation to be honored as the recipient of this year’s Community Service Award   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE […]

AFRICAN AMERICAN LEADERSHIP FORUM QUE...

Over 18 months ago, AALF’s executive director met with Sarah Caruso, the CEO of the Greater Twin Cities United Way (United Way), to discuss the “poor” reputation that the United Way had among many leaders in the African American community, who do not consider the United Way to be a friend of the community, and […]

One of our legislative victories from...

One of our legislative victories from last session is in jeopardy – can you take a few minutes to take a photo today and help send a message to key legislators to take these critical investments off the chopping block? Background: Last year, under the tireless leadership of Senators Champion and Hayden, the legislature prioritized […]

AALF Executive Director Jeffrey Hassa...

AALF Bids Farewell to Dr. Lamar Hylto...

AALF Bids Farewell to Dr. Lamar Hylton

Members of the AALF Board of Directors – I write to share with you that I have accepted an offer to become the Dean of Students at Kent State University in Kent, OH. My last day at the University of Minnesota will be Friday, May 19 with an anticipated start date at Kent of June […]