Sheila Johnson
American businesswoman
Sheila Johnson
Sheila Crump Johnson is the team president, managing partner, and governor of the WNBA's Washington Mystics, a position she gained before the 2005 season. On May 24, 2005, Washington Sports and Entertainment Chairman, Abe Pollin, sold the Mystics to Lincoln Holdings LLC, where Johnson served as president.
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Face It: Dare We Call It the Year of Woman in Film?
Huffington Post - over 1 year
FACE IT: Dare We Call It Year of Woman In Film? by Michele Willens Last year's Academy nominators had to dig deep to find five women's roles and performances worthy of Best Actress. In one of the weakest fields ever, even winner Julianne Moore won more for her lifetime achievement than her depiction of Alzheimers in a film that no one saw. Well, I just spent a long weekend at the Middleberg Film Festival -- a jewel of an event now in its third year -- where I enjoyed at least seven performances which could end up in that category this year: Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara, as on-again off- again lovers in the repressed 50s; (Carol) Drew Barrymore and Toni Collette as life long best friends facing a medical crisis; (I Miss You Already) Saoirse Ronan as a young Irish immigrant caught between two lovers; (Brooklyn); Charlotte Rampling, a wife who discovers her husband's secrets in the week leading up to their anniversary; (45 Years) and Carey Mulligan as a reluctant voting rights a ...
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Does Your Neighborhood Suck?
Huffington Post - about 3 years
Every child deserves a chance in this world, but the zip code a child is born in often determines his or her destiny. In the United States, an estimated 6 million youth -- 1 of every 7 children -- between the ages 16 and 24 is disengaged from both school and the workforce. Upward mobility in America is on a steep decline. The American Dream has become increasingly harder to achieve because many neighborhoods lack the fellowship and community that creates significant opportunities for young people. Karina Patterson -- a National Hispanic Merit Scholar -- grew up in a neighborhood facing intergenerational poverty in Queens, New York. However, due in large part to her ardent parents, resourceful mentors, and an innate ability to learn quickly, she was able to excel in high school and receive many scholarships to colleges around the country. Among those acceptances was the University of Pennsylvania, but she decided to attend Northeastern University for its prestigious co-op program. The ...
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Detroit's bankruptcy brings up more than finances
LATimes - over 3 years
The issue of race has hovered persistently around the trial, with some black residents likening the loss of local control and the sale of assets to slavery and neocolonial plundering. DETROIT — Sheilah Johnson was a building inspector for the city for 28 years, a college graduate who passed up jobs that paid more because a city job offered stability and the promise of a good pension.     
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Who Is A Victim Of Human Sex Trafficking?
Huffington Post - over 3 years
CICERO, Ill. — Cops in the Chicago area call it a "track," a stretch of street known for its steady sex trade. Women in tight, scant clothing stand in high heels on street corners along an industrial strip in suburban Cicero. Customers, usually men, slow their cars and roll down a window. "How much?" they ask. Some might see these interludes as exchanges between consenting adults, or at the very least, consenting criminals, if the prostitute is, indeed, an adult and seemingly free to come and go as she pleases. They may call it a victimless crime, seeing domestic prostitution as something very different from human sex trafficking – with its cross-border abductions and brutal coercion – a scourge that's come to the forefront of news in recent years. But are they so different, after all? Increasingly, experts in the field are saying no, and applying the label human trafficking to homegrown prostitution. And now more lawmakers, police and prosecutors across the ...
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BET Co-Founder Sheila Johnson: How Did I Get Here?
Bloomberg - Businessweek - over 3 years
The career path of the cable channel co-founder, CEO of Salamander Hotels & Resorts, and vice chairman of Monumental Sports & Entertainment
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Pamela Oas Williams: Laura Ziskin, Lee Daniels' The Butler, and Never Taking No For An Answer
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Legendary film producer and Stand Up To Cancer co-founder, Laura Ziskin, never took no for an answer. When major studios failed to get behind the movie that would eventually become Lee Daniels' The Butler, Laura spent the last three months of her life fighting for independent financing to see this remarkable story come to life. Inspired by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's missive -- if we want to change the culture, we have to make it-- Laura looked to prominent individuals within the African-American community to support us in breaking down the myth that films about African-American history don't have box office potential and don't "travel overseas." We first approached Sheila Johnson, entrepreneur and co-founder of Black Entertainment Television (BET), who saw that this was not just a film about politics, but family, and signed up to be our first investor. Little did we know then that Laura would live for only three more weeks. We had our very first investor and Laura went loo ...
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Chit-Chatter: BET Co-Founder Sheila Johnson Lays On The BET Slander And Says The Network Today Is All About “Negative Stereotypes”
Bossip - over 4 years
BET Co-Founder Criticizes The Network For What It Has Become If you’ve ever watched BET in recent years and felt like things have changed for the worst since founder Bob Johnson retired from the company, you’re not alone. BET co-founder and ex-wife of Bob Johnson, Sheila Johnson says she is not happy with the way that things have gone at BET since and she and her ex-husband handed over the reigns back in 2005. via EurWeb Sheila Johnson, co-founder of the black network, gave BET a piece of her mind before, and she did it again, recently. She was the speaker at the “Conversations and Encounters” program at the Carmel Art and Film Festival in Monterey County, Calif. this weekend. She shared her story about the successes and life achievements both she and her husband built together over the years, expressing that she is most proud of BET’s Teen Summit, which ran from 1989 to 2002. But her moment of admitted accomplishments quickly turned to what appeared to be disappointment ...
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Sunde Farquhar: 10 Reasons Why RNC Delegates Will Love Palm Harbor
Huffington Post - almost 5 years
Dear Florida Republican Party Chairman Lenny Curry, We hear you're in a tizzy because Florida delegates will be staying at the Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club, which happens to be 31 miles away from downtown Tampa, where the 2012 Republican National Convention will be held. Evidently, you think the Republican National Committee picked this location to punish Florida, because lawmakers moved the state's presidential primary to January. "I'm p----- off,'' you told the Tampa Bay Times. "We're one of the most important swing states, if not the most important swing state, and our activists and our donors are going to be punished for something they had nothing to do with." Yeah, we acknowledge that Innisbrook is certainly not a stone's throw from the Tampa Bay Times Forum. But, it certainly would NOT be punishing to stay at Innisbrook, either. Mr. Curry, we'd like to welcome you to Palm Harbor. Life is good over here on this side of Tampa Bay. In fact, we're sure tha ...
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Cleanup at Pioneer Village
The Londoner - almost 5 years
Last Saturday was clean up day at the Fanshawe ­Pioneer Village on Clarke Road. Over 80 volunteers raked the grounds, worked the gardens, and cleaned the buildings. “We are getting ready to open the village for the 53rd ­season,” said executive director, Sheila Johnston.[...]
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Saturday Runaround – Bananas, Brevoort And Branson
Bleeding Cool - almost 5 years
TranslateWatch: Thanks to Reddit for the translation of (right) though we probably didn’t need it… 1 Robin: Ahahahaha Banana: … 2 Robin: Ahahahahaha Lemon: … 3 Robin: Ahahaha Chicks: Pyu pyu 4 Batman: Knock it off already!! 5 Batman: I’m gonna try too~~ Chicks: Pyu pyu Green Lantern: Iyaaaa (kinda like “noooo!”) BeforeWatch: Today, at the annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books at 1pm,  Jim Lee and Dan DiDio will be talking and showing off Before Watchmen. But will the LA Times’ Geoff Boucher ask them about Chris Roberson? DriverWatch: Shia LaBeouf, continuing his attempt to enshrine his reputation as a comic book creator, is offering his expired drivers license as a Kickstarter reward to the people fundraising for the Coast City Comics in Portland, Maine. FriendWatch: Robert Kirkman talks about working for the man. When the man is Tom Brevoort. Tom Brevoort and Axel Alonso are awesome dudes to work for. I did enjoy my time there. But I knew Tom wasn’t ...
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View From The Top with the Chairman of Ferrari, Luca Cordero di Montezemolo
Stanford University - almost 5 years
Date: Tuesday, April 24, 2012. 12:00 PM. Location: Cemex Auditorium, Knight Management Center This View From The Top, the Dean's speaker series, brings well-respected leaders from a variety of business, government and social sector communities to campus to share their views of leadership with student audiences. Speakers typically discuss their personal core values, share their lessons learned and their recipe for effective leadership, including reflection on career and life choices.  Past speakers have included Steve Ballmer, Bob Iger, Jeff Immelt, Condoleezza Rice, Meg Whitman, Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Sheila Johnson, Colin Powell and Al Gore.
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The care coordinator role at Dartmouth-Hitchcock, Cigna's accountable care model - FierceHealthcare
Google News - over 5 years
"It's really managing our most complicated patients, and we really focus on bridging care across transition points," said Sheila Johnson, ACO project director at Dartmouth-Hitchcock, in a recent FierceHealthcare webinar, "Accountable Care Pilots:
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Different name, same church, new lineup of performers - Canada.com
Google News - over 5 years
11, to get everyone in the holiday mood, the Concenti Singers, under the direction of Sheila Johnson, are presenting 'Twas in the Moon of Wintertime. After a break for the Christmas season, the series recommences Sunday, Jan
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Preston Bailey Designs the Ultimate Wedding Dress Made of Fresh Flowers for ... - PR Web (press release)
Google News - over 5 years
Munaluchi Bride, the first national wedding magazine with an eye to women of color, their cultures and styles, releases their Fall issue online today which features industry icons Preston Bailey, David Tutera, Diann Valentine and Sheila Johnson plus
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Sheila Johnson writes the owner's manual - ESPN
Google News - over 5 years
As vice chairman of Monumental Sports and Entertainment which owns the Washington Mystics, Wizards and Capitals, Sheila Johnson is the first African-American woman to own a part of three sports franchises. On top of that, Johnson co-founded the BET
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Dozier: Eastman family celebrates 5 generations - Lansing State Journal
Google News - over 5 years
The Eastman family's five generations include great-great-grandmother Carol Eastman, great-grandmother Suzanne Dickerson, grandmother Sheila Johnson, mother Madeline Leverich and 4-month-old Raelynn Leverich. / Courtesy photo The Eastman family of Holt
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Home » Agricultural fair this weekend - London Community News
Google News - over 5 years
Sheila Johnson, executive director of the Fanshawe Pioneer Village, lends a helping hand to Dave Tate (front) and Ray Smith as they prepare to head out and cut grain ahead of the annual Fanshawe Agricultural Fair, Aug. 20-21
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Sheila Johnson
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2009
    Age 60
    In early October 2009, Johnson mocked the stutter of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Creigh Deeds at a rally for McDonnell's campaign.
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    Johnson is a Democrat, although in 2009 she endorsed Republican Virginia gubernatorial candidate Bob McDonnell.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 2008
    Age 59
    She served as sole executive producer on her second film, A Powerful Noise, which premiered at the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival in New York.
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    Johnson's first film, Kicking It, premiered at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, UT.
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  • 2005
    Age 56
    On September 24, 2005, she married Arlington County Circuit Court Chief Judge William T. Newman, who presided over her divorce from Robert L. Johnson in 2003.
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    Johnson currently serves as CEO of Salamander Hospitality, a company she founded in 2005.
    More Details Hide Details Salamander's portfolio includes: The Woodlands Resort & Inn, in Summerville, SC; The Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club, a, 72 hole PGA tour golf course in Palm Harbor, FL; and The Salamander Resort & Spa in the Blue Ridge Mountains in Middleburg, VA. (opening date: Spring 2012). The Woodlands Resort & Inn was recently sold to Charleston attorney Johnny Linton, but is still managed by Salamander. Johnson is a Global Ambassador for CARE, a humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. Sheila's I Am Powerful Challenge raised over $8 million in 2007. She serves as Chair of the Board of Governors of Parsons The New School for Design in New York and funded the opening of the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, combining classrooms, public program spaces and galleries. She sits on the boards of VH1’s Save the Music Foundation, Americans for the Arts, the Curry School of Education Foundation at the University of Virginia, and the University of Illinois Foundation. Johnson is also the Ambassador for the Healthy Site Institute, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and a member of Sigma Alpha Iota music fraternity for women.
    On May 24, 2005, Washington Sports and Entertainment Chairman, Abe Pollin, sold the Mystics to Lincoln Holdings LLC, where Johnson served as president.
    More Details Hide Details She is the first African-American woman to be an owner or partner in three professional sports franchises: the Washington Capitals (NHL), the Washington Wizards (NBA), and the Washington Mystics (WNBA).
  • 2002
    Age 53
    After her divorce from Robert L. Johnson in 2002, she was estimated to be worth about $670M. In 2009, Forbes magazine estimated her net worth to be $400 million
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1969
    Age 20
    For 33 years from 1969–2002, she was married to Robert L. Johnson.
    More Details Hide Details Together they founded the entertainment network BET. They sold the company to Viacom in 1999. They have two children. In an interview, Sheila Johnson said she herself is "ashamed" of what the BET has become. “I don’t watch it. I suggest to my kids that they don’t watch it," she said. “When we started BET, it was going to be the Ebony magazine on television. We had public affairs programming. We had news... I had a show called Teen Summit, we had a large variety of programming, but the problem is that then the video revolution started up... And then something started happening, and I didn’t like it at all. And I remember during those days we would sit up and watch these videos and decide which ones were going on and which ones were not. We got a lot of backlash from recording artists and we had to start showing them. I didn’t like the way women were being portrayed in these videos.”
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1949
    Age 0
    Born in 1949.
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