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Atlanta Braves' New Fellowship Gives HBCU Graduates a Seat at the Table

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Baseball is one of America’s most cherished pastimes. Once a segregated sport, today nearly 38% of major league players identify as Latino, African American, or Asian. But growth hasn’t happened as quickly at the leadership level, with persons of color representing only 15% of vice presidents and 20% of managers, leaving many players feeling underrepresented and voiceless.1

From Firebombs to Parks: An East Lake Atlanta Woman's Lifelong Fight

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Riding the bus from a public housing development to the richest neighborhood in Atlanta changed Shannon Heath Longino’s life.

Longino was just two weeks old when she moved with her grandmother to East Lake Meadows, a newly built public housing community at the easternmost edge of Atlanta.

They were the second family to move into the 650-unit complex in 1971. At first, everyone was pleased with the new development, with its grassy front yards and roomy interiors. But problems soon emerged.

Meet the Secret 'Fixer' Helping Teams Navigate Change

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Not every kid loves change, but Brent Yamaato did. 

His father was an ambitious IBM executive in the 1970s and ’80s, when insiders joked that IBM stood for “I’ve been moved.” His family relocated about every two years, traveling across the country and back again, from Hawaii to New Jersey to California to Georgia. “I moved so often; you have to figure out how to reinvent yourself every time,” he says. 

But instead of finding the change stressful, Yamaato found strength from it. Instead of the challenges being limitations, they were adventures.

Teamwork Helps a Family Navigate Uncertainty During a Big Financial Transition

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When Leo and Meg Peters* walked into the bank, they were in distinctly different moods.

The Peters were coming to Truist to talk with wealth advisor Ben Yannuzzi about selling their health care business. Leo was really excited about all the things he could do after the sale. Not on the list? Slowing down.

Meg, meanwhile, was far less excited. “You work too hard, and I’m afraid you’re going to have a heart attack before you can enjoy anything. You need a vacation,” she told her husband.

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