Systemic Racism

Uncle Sam Ain’t Your Unc: Systemic Racism in Business

Analysis shows that in the two years after George Floyd’s death, police violence against marginalized communities has increased and so have calls for an end to systemic racism in this country.  The unforgivable killings, the heartbreaking protests and loss have taken their toll. Businesses now have to navigate three major intersectional issues:  The pandemic (Yes, […]

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Beauty Supply

Why Beauty Supply Stores Continue to Thrive

There are approximately 13,000 brick and mortar beauty supply retail stores across America. Even with the influx of technology, these stores continue to thrive. In fact, reports in Beauty Business Magazine, shows, in the height of the Great Recession of 2008, the Beauty Supply Business grew by 12%. Why is that? Various reasons.  The multi-billion-dollar […]

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COVID-19

7 Pivotal Lessons Top CEOs Learned From Covid-19: Dear Entrepreneur…

On March 11th, 2020, nearly 2 years ago, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic.   On March 15th, New York and Ohio began to shut down their bars and restaurants.    Since then, we’ve experienced massive loss, a threat to democracy with an increase in hate, racism, and misogyny to boot.   So much […]

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7 Practices Every CEO Should Avoid

One of the biggest mistakes I see clients make is believing that their business success solely depends on their individual success.  That couldn’t be further from the truth.  Your negative and positive decisions are what determine your business success.   Consistent, small decisions form habits.  Good and bad.  The better the decision making process, the better […]

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Three African American Racial Justice Leaders Respond To Starbucks Effort To Rectify Wrongful Arrest

Bryan Stevenson, founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative; Sherrilyn Ifill, president and director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund; and Heather McGhee, president of Demos recently released a statement regarding their participation on the Starbucks Advisory Committee, which is addressing the company’s efforts to prevent discrimination in its stores. On April 12, two […]

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3 Presidents Who Shaped Our Food System and the Role of African Americans in It

Many of our past presidents were farmers or ranchers at some point in their lives, but a handful of them significantly changed how we grow our food and eat it. We can’t examine that history, however, without also acknowledging the legacy of slavery. Let’s consider how three presidents shaped our food system—and how their interventions […]

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Tech Industry’s Diversity Discussions Rife with Contradictions, New Research Report from CompTIA Reveals

  As America’s technology industry strives to build a more gender and racially diverse workforce, a new report released today by leading tech industry association CompTIA reveals a series of contradictory viewpoints on the current state and future goals for workplace diversity. Nearly eight in ten high-tech industry workers surveyed by CompTIA say they are […]

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