Knowing when to say when


Some say our older generation of black leaders must now give way to a younger and better-educated group.

"Every successful corporation or organization in America has a succession plan and so should the civil rights community," says Jamal Simmons, 37, a Democratic strategist. "It’s been a travesty that we have not had more transition in new black leadership in the last 10 to 15 years.

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How one working mom finds balance

Endya Perry, a manager at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, says it's important to find a healthy balance between work and family.