A Sojourner’s Truth Podcast: Our REDEMPTION Stories w/ Janie L. Mines

This episode features Ms. Janie L. Mines, the first black female graduate of the United States Naval Academy.

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Janie L. Mines entered Annapolis—the U.S. Naval Academy— in 1976 as the only African American female in the first class of women. After leaving the military and corporate America, she continued to serve her country as the Senior Advisor, Business Process, in the Office of the Secretary of the Navy. She currently serves on the Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services (DACOWITS and is an independent executive management consultant. As a Sloan Fellow she earned an MBA from the Alfred P. Sloan School of Business Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Ms. Mines founded and managed a non-profit organization for over 10 years serving socioeconomically disadvantaged adolescent boys in the community. She won numerous awards and was selected to carry the Olympic torch. She has maintained her relationship with the U.S. Naval Academy throughout the decades and continues to positively impact the lives of midshipmen and naval officers through her mentorship and ongoing support.

Her new book, “No Coincidences: Reflections of the First Black Female Graduate of the United States Naval Academy,” releases this month! In it, Janie applies the religious themes taught by her family in a real-world exposé of how those childhood experiences prepared her to enter the class of 1980 at the U.S. Naval Academy. She reveals a painful chapter in American history. It is an insightful, uniquely personal journey of fortitude, faith and resilience told by the young woman who stood alone and forced both the
institution and the armed forces to look in the mirror. Janie Mines is one of the strongest women I know. Her story will stir the conscience of the reader and provoke a truly deeper conversation of race and gender relations in our country. Sadly, it reveals how culture can undermine and corrode the best intentions of law, policy, guidance, and the leadership.
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Black Christian Leaders Changing the World

My friend, Rev. Mae Elise Cannon, is senior director of advocacy and outreach for World Vision USA. She is also author of several books, including her most recent release, Forgive Us: Confessions of a Compromised Faith which she co-authored with Lisa Sharon Harper, Troy Jackson, and Soong-Chan Rah.

View More: http://meredithmacy.pass.us/natasha-robinsonIn her Huffington Post Religion column this month, she is raising awareness about Black Christian Leaders who are changing the world. Her first installment included leaders: Rev. Doc. John Perkins, Lisa Sharon Harper, Rev. Leroy Barber, Dr. Christena Cleveland, and Dr. David Anderson.

This week’s installment includes: Dr. Barbara Williams-Skinners, Rev. Adam Russell Taylor, Dr. Brenda Salter McNeil, Rev. Efrem Smith, Princess Kasune Zulu, and yours truly. I am humbled and honored to be in such great company!

 

Take this opportunity to learn about these leaders and their work!