I wasn’t surprised when the charges and accusations piled up for Hollywood producer and former film studio executive Harvey Weinstein this past week. The rumblings have been circulating for years, decades even. The New York Times cleverly dubbed him Hollywood’s Oldest Horror Story. But most of the women affected were never given a chance to … Continue reading To Unmask a Sexual Predator at Work
When I was younger I remember trying to separate female traits from black female traits. My purpose was not that to say there is no overlap. Of course there is. But I was fighting for my specific identity. I was fighting for Kellye Whitney’s right to exist, to work, to smile, laugh and be ambitious … Continue reading Where Are The Black Female Leaders In Your Company?
Well, all I can say is, thank goodness the NFL isn’t an episode of The Apprentice. Otherwise football season would be a bust this year. Every black and white player and staff member participating in the #takeaknee protest would be out of a job, fired by Presidential decree, er, tweet. And, yes. I realize how … Continue reading #Takeaknee? You Sons of Bitches Should Be Fired
You know how you feel when something you know and believe is validated by someone you think is smart? That’s how I felt when I read Lonnae O’Neal’s “Ibram Kendi, One of the Nation’s Leading Scholars of Racism, says Education and Love are not the Answer.” I was like, yes! Good grief, thank you, Lord. That … Continue reading Love Is Not the Best Cure for Racism
So, earlier this week ESPN sports anchor Jemele Hill tweeted: “Donald Trump is a white supremacist who has largely surrounded himself w/ other white supremacists.” Her employer did not fire her. On the one hand, I had to tip my hat to her. She’s got a tremendous amount of nerve for daring to say something so … Continue reading You Can Call the President a White Supremacist and Not Lose Your Job
I can’t imagine fleeing from my home in terror. Nor can I fathom being forced to acclimate to a completely new environment, feeling that the only way to provide for my family, to ensure my children’s survival, is to uproot them from all that’s familiar. That is an immigrant’s tale, a concept I can only … Continue reading DACA: Dreamers Deferred?
So, I was watching the movie Hidden Figures, again. I love that film. It’s so, relevant. I even blogged about it. It’s technically an homage to events that happened in the early 1960s. But its triumvirate of smart, embattled women struggling to get their due in the workplace could be any of us females doing … Continue reading Ladies, There’s More Than One Way to Beat Sexism.
Diversity is a complicated word. It always has been. But lately, this buzzword has taken on a whole new luster. By turns shiny and positive, and then in practically the same breath, tarnished and chipped, diversity is an idea, a construct, that I would venture to say few people actually want to talk about. Let … Continue reading No One Really Wants To Talk About Diversity
There’s nothing worse than a bad leader. Have I said that before? I’m pretty sure I have. But it’s a perennial truth. Any working person knows it firsthand. There’s nothing worse than a bad leader. But when you have a good one. Well. Let’s just say following is not only a pleasure, it’s a joy. … Continue reading President Trump, Global Business Leaders Have Spoken