TwitterFacebookPinterestGoogle+

FAMU Law Alumna Amber Johnson Becomes City of Charleston’s First Diversity, Racial Reconciliation, and Tolerance Manager Following Slavery Apology

ORLANDO, Fla – Florida A&M University (FAMU) College of Law alumna Amber Johnson (Class of 2009) has been hired as the first-ever manager of Diversity, Racial Reconciliation, and Tolerance for the City of Charleston, South Carolina.

The Diversity, Racial Reconciliation, and Tolerance manager position was created as part of the Slavery Apology Resolution passed by city council in June 2018 to function within the city’s Legal Department.

“I look forward to working with the mayor and city council to recognize the promises of the apology and to move the city forward in its efforts to resolve its diversity challenges,” said Johnson. “I am confident the foundation I received from FAMU Law prepared me to take on this challenging new position.”

In announcing the hiring, Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg emphasized the importance of Johnson’s role by saying “Since taking the first steps to create this new position, our goal has been to provide an opportunity for the Charleston community to learn more about the diversity challenges that persist and to begin taking concrete steps to resolve them. I look forward to getting to work on that front and am confident that Amber will serve our citizens well in this position.”

Johnson received a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Hampton University and a Juris Doctorate from FAMU Law. She is a licensed attorney with both the South Carolina and Florida Bar Associations and has been practicing law for seven years.

Johnson is originally from Charleston. She begins her work with the city this month.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

VIDEO NEWS

National Politics

An error occured during creating the thumbnail.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced sanctions against Chinese company over buying Iran oil

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) -  US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Monday morning during…

An error occured during creating the thumbnail.

Tens of thousands of Puerto Ricans demand governor resign

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Waving flags, chanting and banging pots and pans, tens…

An error occured during creating the thumbnail.

Apollo 11 astronauts reunite on 50th anniversary of moonshot

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Apollo 11 astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins reunited Friday…

An error occured during creating the thumbnail.

U.S. Secretary Mike Pompeo To Deliver Remarks at the 120th VFW National Convention in Orlando Monday

WASHINGTON - U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo will deliver the keynote address at…

STATE & LOCAL POLITICS

An error occured during creating the thumbnail.

Civil Rights Attorney Benjamin Crump Endorses Sam Ings for Mayor of Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump boldly announced that he stands…

An error occured during creating the thumbnail.

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Two to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointments of Steven Hudson and Rodney Barreto…

An error occured during creating the thumbnail.

Governor Ron DeSantis Joins Vice President Pence to Commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Mission

MERITT ISLAND, Fla. – Saturday, Governor Ron DeSantis and First Lady Casey DeSantis joined Vice…

An error occured during creating the thumbnail.

Governor Ron DeSantis Reappoints Two to the Tallahassee Community College District Board of Trustees

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the reappointments of Karen Moore and Eric…

FNN SPORTS

MORE SPORTS NEWS

An error occured during creating the thumbnail.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers makes roster moves

TAMPA, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) - The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced today the team has placed…

An error occured during creating the thumbnail.

Pride Mount Comeback But Fall in Stoppage to Portland

PORTLAND, Ore. - Orlando Pride (2-9-2, 8 points) erased a two-goal deficit, including a 90th-minute equalizer,…

An error occured during creating the thumbnail.

Orlando Pride to Celebrate World Cup Champions Alex Morgan, Ali Krieger and Ashlyn Harris on Tuesday Night

ORLANDO, Fla. – After helping lead the U.S. Women’s National Team to its fourth FIFA…

An error occured during creating the thumbnail.

Joel Smeenge Named No. 24 On Jagaurs All-25

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Former Jaguars DE Joel Smeenge has been named No. 24 on the…

An error occured during creating the thumbnail.

Daytona International Speedway to Launch Fireworks Extravaganza on Wednesday Night

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Daytona International Speedway is going to finish its Independence Day holiday…

An error occured during creating the thumbnail.

Philadelphia Union’s Explosive Plays Rout Orlando City 3-1 at Home

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) - Orlando City wasted no time upon their return home against…

BUSINESS NEWS

MORE BUSINESS NEWS

An error occured during creating the thumbnail.

Apple Announces New Batch of Emojis on World Emoji Day

Cupertino, CA (FNN NEWS) — July 17th is National Emoji Day! What better way to celebrate…

An error occured during creating the thumbnail.

Celebration is Chick-fil-A’s largest, single-day customer appreciation event

ATLANTA, Ga. – Get your cow costumes ready – Chick-fil-A is celebrating its 15th annual…

An error occured during creating the thumbnail.

[WATCH] Nourishing Biologicals Launches Four-Piece Flagship Product Line

SAINT AUGUSTINE, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – Nourishing Biologicals, a science-based skin care company created to fight and…

An error occured during creating the thumbnail.

Getting to Know Sutherlin Nissan Co-Owner “U.S. Marine”

WINTER PARK, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - “U.S. Marine,” the man who owns Sutherlin Nissan, pretty…

An error occured during creating the thumbnail.

Trump Delays Imposing Tariffs on Auto Imports and Parts

WASHINGTON (AP) — Caught in a sprawling trade dispute with U.S. rival China, President Donald…

An error occured during creating the thumbnail.

US to Add 30,000 Seasonal Worker Visas as Soon as This Week

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration plans to allow 30,000 more foreign workers temporarily into…

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

  • NEW YORK | (AP) - Gooding due in court as lawyer seeks groping case dismissal

MORE ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

South Korean Record Label AOMG to Launch Hip-Hop Audition Program

SEOUL, South Korea (FNN NEWS) - South Korean record label AOMG (Above Ordinary Music Group)…

Lil Nas X ties Billboard record set by Mariah, Despacito

NEW YORK (AP) — Lil Nas X has taken his horse to the old town…

Game of Thrones cast talks divisive finale, water bottles

SAN DIEGO (AP) — “Game of Thrones” may be over but the cast can’t seem…

New Orleans Brass Band The Soul Rebels Open For The Rolling Stones!

NEW ORLEANS - In true NOLA spirit, popular brass band The Soul Rebels have shown…

Disney Skyliner Takes Flight Sept. 29, 2019, at Walt Disney World

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Disney Skyliner will begin carrying guests high above Walt Disney…

The Super-Busy Person’s Guide to the Top 10 Summer Movies of 2019

ORLANDO (FNN NEWS) - Is the July Florida heat getting to your head? Need something…

LIFESTYLE, TRAVEL & TOURISM

  • LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - 26th Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival Blooms for 90 Days at Walt Disney World Resort (Photo courtesy Walt Disney World)

MORE LIFESTYLE NEWS

Disney Skyliner Takes Flight Sept. 29, 2019, at Walt Disney World

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Disney Skyliner will begin carrying guests high above Walt Disney…

Before You Go: 5 Powerful Things You Must Know to Conquer College

College life can be rough, especially if you’re in a dorm or moved out on…

[OPINION] Tampering with Our Food is a Crime!

Thanks to social media, it seems a new fad or trend emerges every other month.…

Singer and Songwriter Darius Rucker Visits Walt Disney World Resort

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Singer and songwriter Darius Rucker poses with Woody during his visit…

[OPINION] Why are We Voting on Whether LGBTQ Parents Can Adopt? Let Them.

The debate for LGBTQ+ rights rages on, and whether or not they should be able…

Celebration is Chick-fil-A’s largest, single-day customer appreciation event

ATLANTA, Ga. – Get your cow costumes ready – Chick-fil-A is celebrating its 15th annual…