Let me preface this piece before people read the headline and respond thinking I’m saying that Black and other people of color (POC) should always lead diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) departments or initiatives. I’m not — especially if it’s solely for the sake of tokenism, but representation matter and so does cultural competency when dealing with American corporation’s lack of diversity in work, marketing, media and creative projects.
Disney recently announced the leaders of their “dual diversity councils” (CBR.com) and doesn’t this picture scream diversity?
Hey, did your stimulus check come today? Mine did — hooray! I don’t know about you, but I really needed this financial boost.
To my conservative sisters and mighty MAGA men who needed the money just a much as I did — please say a special, “thank you, sis” to Black women and Democrats, because they are really the ones who helped us out. You’re welcome!
House Republicans and 49 Republican Senators voted against the stimulus.
All jokes aside, if you’re having some financial issues or one of the 12 million people who filed for unemployment (and probably still waiting)…
Updated: May 19, 2020
Dr. Greg Carr said it best on Roland Martin Unfiltered — “we need the momentum of memory”.
It took Derek Chauvin 8 minutes and 46 seconds to nonchalantly murder George Floyd by pressing his knee to his neck and back in public. Derek Chauvin is on trial right now. The officer that pepper sprayed Army Lt. Caron Nazario in December, 2020 was only fired because the video just went viral in 2021.
Millions marched after George Floyd’s death, but now that things are returning to normal — we can’t be complacent. …
The author of Who Rules Philanthropy? Marc Gunther faced backlash which isn’t surprising considering the current political climate. However, when a reader accused him of “cherry picking” organizations to point out racial disparities in philanthropy, I felt compelled to respond.
These are the 4 words that capture my state of mind, mental capacity and financial status at the moment.
I can count on one hand how many nights I’ve had a good night’s sleep. I’ve spent most of 2020 literally by myself — separated and isolated from family and friends. I’m single with zero prospects and why would I even attempt to bring someone into my life in limbo?
I’m laid off, looking for jobs and contracts. Unemployment doesn’t answer calls or emails. …
They freed them today
Oh my belov-ed people
But we’re still fighting
Happy Juneteenth America! America celebrates the 4th of July as our country’s independence day, but not all Americans were free. According to History.com many of the 4 million enslaved Africans (not under the confederacy) remained in bondage two years after the Emancipation Proclamation.
Junteenth.com says on June 19, 1865 by General Order Number 3, General Granger sent soldiers to Galveston, Texas (and surrounding areas) to announce that , The people of Texas are informed that in accordance with a Proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all…
BTR (before the ‘rona), my beautiful sister and I hosted a girls’ night. She served these two cute little cakes from Whole Foods Market with a warning: “The strawberry shortcake is good, but the Chantilly cake is a problem; be careful.”
All of us laughed, and I playfully rolled my eyes, thinking, “I’ve met very few non-chocolate-related confections worthy of my love and devotion.”
Welp, she didn’t lie. That Chantilly cake was a magical and addictively delicious berry-filled delight. …
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