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)…
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. …
So happy for you Tessa - congrats on 100 you deserve every reader and millions more. Thank you for being such a positive and encouraging member of WEOC!
I love that you wrote about this! I was literally having a conversation about how Toms is the best marketing strategy for people who want to wear their wokeness vs doing the work to be real champions for diversity and equity.
Massive Jim Crow era voter suppression laws have quietly passed in 47 states and the only way to stop them is to make sure the For The People Act passes, get informed and be proactive. The #ForThePeopleAct was introduced in 2019 by Congressman John Sarbanes and is up for vote again. Even if the act passes, we have to be prepared when we go to the polls.
Pack Water, Snacks and Pass #ForThePeopleAct
We need to cast our votes in EVERY local, state, and Federal election and ensure they’re counted.
Thank you to all the voting rights warriors like Stacey…
Thank you for writing this piece. Being single and alone shouldn't be an insult or curse.
I love my solitude - but the older I get - the more I'm liking communal life at a distance lol.
I like the idea of being close to people and connect when I want to, but not sharing my living space.
I've always wanted to be married, but in separate houses. I literally told my Gam that when I was 5 and much hasn't changed...
I actually want to be coupled - but not in the traditional sense...
I like Enya's music - I heard she was a kazillionaire, but I didn't have a clue she was that rich.
Great piece - it really resonated with me...
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