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Encouraging Diversity

Thank you, and good afternoon, everyone. For the record, I want Neville to know that I'm loyal to his product!

Dasani has gotten me through many a speech.

Seriously, it's great to be included in this important conference and a privilege to share a few thoughts with you today.

Whether you're a veteran traveler to Atlanta or a first-time visitor, I also want to extend my warmest welcome to our hometown.

Neville did a great job painting the picture of Atlanta and where our city and our global society have come since then the last time the National Urban League's annual meeting convened here.

If you attended the convention back then, you're probably now thinking where did those 15 years go?

Personally, it's hard for me to get my head around the fact that it was 10 years ago ... almost to the day ... that the Olympics came to town.

It seems like yesterday.

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