sharing the legacy of annie malone
She lead the trail and still does! Sharing the story and legacy of my great grand aunt, Annie Malone.
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I received my degree in social science and went on to receive my master's degree in social psychology. I have been working as a life coach and personal, educational and workforce development specialist for the past 40 years.
James (Agbara) Bryson is the great-grand nephew of Annie Malone, an award-winning educator, author, and national trainer and is an inductee of Peoria’s African American Hall of Fame. Although he lived in Public Housing, his passion and commitment for helping people to maximize their potential inspired him to be the founder of the New Millennium Institute. (NMI) NMI is a think tank that focuses on education, diversity, workforce development and healthy lifestyle events and training. He also founded Illinois Central College’s, Harvesting Dreams African American Male Retention Program which produced Student of the Year,” and received a City Proclamation from Peoria’s Mayor, Jim Ardis. He is also an Implicit Bias trainer for Illinois Central College’s Police Academy and has trained close to over one hundred police and community members. Mr. Bryson was also a Diversity facilitator for the Greater Peoria Economic Development Council’s Big Table Event. When I'm not working with clients, I enjoy time with my grandkids enjoying the outdoors with my spouse and children.
I am a member of several professional, educational, and workforce consultant organizations across the country. Each year, I attend a variety of webinars and conferences to better help my students, community, and clients with overcoming their self-handicapping behaviors that sabotage their personal, academic and career success.
We are inviting students, educators, businesses, entrepreneurs, and community members to join us to learn how to become change agents or business icons that advocate Annie Malone’s philosophy of community engagement & self-empowerment. Below are some of our events.