July – August 2018 Publisher’s Notes


Welcome to the Summer Edition of Ethnic Online. With vacation and relaxation on the mind, New England has proven to be the home to some of the best vacation spots in the country… we like to call them “New England Vacation GEMS”! From Connecticut to Maine and everything in between, you’ll find many breathtaking vacation GEMS for families or just romantic getaways. Start planning your vacation now by checking out this section!


Our featured story on “A Maven’s World” highlights the vision and passion of President & Founder Anna Foster as she tours the world empowering women both professionally and personally to create balance. If you are looking to maximize your worth, then her story and workshops are a must read.


There are a number of professional and social events taking place in New England this summer, such as, Martha’s Vineyard Legacy Week, Scullers Jazz Club, The Lyman Center Music Series, Elan Trotman’s Barbados Jazz Festival, just to name a few.  Check out the “Arts & Events” section to learn more about all the great events taking place in New England.


History was made in New Haven when the “The First African American Owned Cannabis Center” opened its doors on July 5th. Kebra Smith-Holden RN President & Founder, Mayor Toni Harp and Dasheeda Dawson, CEO of MJM Strategy shared ribbon cutting honors as they were supported by dignitaries and community leaders who welcomed the grand opening. Check out the historical significance of this cannabis center in this issue of Ethnic Online.


The Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce has made a “Commitment to Diversity” by hiring Tameika Miller, Director of Communications & Strategy / Events. The first ever African American Male or Female to hold this leadership position. They have also implemented a “Diversity & Inclusion” subcommittee as well as bought Ethnic Online aboard as their “media partner” to drive their diversity initiatives. Read the full story inside and find out what it means for small business owners and entrepreneurs.


Ethnic Online takes enormous pride in being the only magazine in New England that consistently profiles the accomplishments and contributions of Ethnic Professionals in New England known as Ethnic GEMS and Ethnic GEMS in the Making! We are honored and proud to bring you a vast array of Ethnic Professionals and students in New England and hope you find their stories, motivating, inspiring and educational! (be sure to check out our Ethnic Gems section.)


As always, let us know what you think about this issue of Ethnic Online!


Best regards,

Leonard Webb

Publisher & Founder


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