It’s a big news week thanks to Michael Cohen and his testimony about the President on Capitol Hill, but that’s not what held my attention. No, this week, I’ve been mildly obsessed with this idea of reparations. And by mildly obsessed I mean it’s hard for me to hear it discussed as a viable idea. … Continue reading Reparations? You’re Joking, Right?
Diversity of thought is the antithesis of groupthink. It spits in the face of likeminded-ness. Okay, that was harsh, but you know what I mean. Diversity of thought welcomes ideation, innovation, creativity. It takes the average company’s blind and lazy adherence to the status quo and wrings its neck, and with good reason. Adhering to … Continue reading 3 Ways a Lack of Thought Diversity Hurts Companies
So, this week I took part in a protest. It’s my first one in recent memory, so it was notable. Let me be clear; I was not in the streets under a hot sun with police dogs nipping at my heels or fire hoses threatening. In observance of the International Woman’s Day A Day Without … Continue reading A Day Without a Woman at Work
I’ve often thought it might help to curtail police brutality and murder if white and black, or white and some other minority, officers were routinely paired up as partners. Partners spend lots of time together each day. They eat together, travel together, and they act in concert, often in dangerous situations where their safety – … Continue reading Step Into My (Virtual Reality) Shoes
Last week, AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson addressed some 1,700 ERG members about race. Not about business and race or the future or new products and services in a racial context – he spoke candidly about race, period. He began by addressing the latest news from Dallas, Charlotte, police and black men killed – you’ve likely … Continue reading AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson is a Boss
This week, in a 3-0 decision, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed a case brought by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission against an Alabama company that rescinded a job offer because a black woman refused to cut off her locks. I don’t want to, but I can see two sides in the issue. Dreads … Continue reading Stay Out of My Hair. Deal with My Work
I’m not one for contemplating the big questions. You know: Why are we here? Does God exist? What’s the meaning of life? I disdained philosophy in college. I had a headache the entire class because my eyes were constantly rolling, and no question ever seemed to have an answer. I’m big on answers: We’re here … Continue reading What Are You Scared Of?
I like Lena Dunham. Rather, I’ve always liked what she stood for. I’ve never watched her TV show, and I don’t often visit Lenny, her web site, but I am aware of her stance on feminist issues, self-love, etc. For instance, she insists that she will not allow Hollywood’s unrealistic and unhealthy ideals to dictate … Continue reading Lena Dunham, Leave Odell Beckham, Jr. Alone
So, my kid’s in town. I think of him as my kid even though he’s my nephew because I raised him. From age six months to five when I left for college, if I wasn’t in school or occasionally doing a play, he was my constant companion. I taught him how to walk, talk, tie … Continue reading I’m in Awe of My Millennial Nephew