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National Executive Director

Janaye Ingram is the National Executive Director of National Action Network (NAN), a national civil rights organization with a modern agenda and a goal to create one standard of justice and decency for all. In this role, she oversees NAN’s action agenda and legislative advocacy work under Founder and President, Rev. Al Sharpton and focuses on various issues including education, criminal justice, housing, technology, economic development and healthcare among others.

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All of the Above by Janaye Ingram

January 30, 2015

What if education was measured by more than a test? There are metrics that can help guide us to test school effectiveness that move beyond what’s on a scantron sheet. There’s a famous quote that some people perhaps falsely attribute to Albert Einstein that says, “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish…

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Righteous Rage vs. Riot Rage by Janaye Ingram

November 14, 2014

As the decisions in the Eric Garner and Mike Brown cases are anticipated, many wonder what will change.  For the past few weeks, there has been a build up of dreaded suspense, specifically around whether the grand jury in the Michael Brown case will indict the officer responsible for his death. When the killing of…

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You Don’t Know My Love Story by Janaye Ingram

November 7, 2014

Too many people want to diagnose what is wrong with the Single Black Successful Female. Unfortunately, the problem is that being single is apparently not acceptable and dating for appearance is what we should be doing to make others feel comfortable. I’m a college educated, black female in my thirties with a great career. I’ve…

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Bully Culture by Janaye Ingram

October 24, 2014

Everyone despises a bully. But more and more, a culture of bullying is becoming the norm with no one and nothing being off limits. In a society where people share and overshare details about their personal lives, there is a sense that nothing is out of bounds. Paparazzi will crash the most sacred moments in…

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The Problem with Race in America by Janaye Ingram

October 17, 2014

The first step in overcoming a problem is admitting a problem.  America has a race problem that continues to be swept under the rug.  If we ever want to fix the problem, we have to start by admitting there is one.  According to Merriam-Webster, the first known use of the term “racism” was in 1933,…

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Why We March by Janaye Ingram

August 8, 2014

Marching is a tactic, not a solution and somehow that message is being missed by many.  With this latest incident of police brutality in the death of Eric Garner, there is still a reason to march.  This time last year, I was planning one of the biggest and most monumental marches since the March on…

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