Modern Day Groundbreakers

Modern Day Groundbreakers

February is a month in which we lament, celebrate, and educate ourselves on that which is Black History. Many of those we consider to be groundbreakers took controversial risks. In the moment, they were not always celebrated for the positive cultural changes they...

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Ava DuVernay

Ava DuVernay

Filmakers hold a unique role in their celebrity status. We become familiar with their work and many times look forward to their new projects based simply off the fact that we enjoyed other movies or shows they directed. Many of them we recognize by name alone, (Steven...

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Community Engagement

Community Engagement

When we want to create cultural change within our community, it can often feel intimidating. We may second guess if we are making a difference or being impactful. Shifting our cultural mindset on race and diversity comes from everyday people having meaningful...

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Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou

This past month, the world was graced with the name and words of Amanda Gorman at both the presidential inauguration of Biden as well as the Super Bowl. Her poetry at the inauguration called for healing, “We will not march back to what was, but move to what shall be.”...

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Why George Floyd

Why George Floyd

Throughout the course of our own personal history, we all have wrestled with why. Why me? Why now? Why my son, daughter, mother, or father? Your life perspective is one that alters the lens in which you wrestle with these questions. If you have been overcome with...

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Hidden Figures

Hidden Figures

Most of us are familiar with the names and stories of individuals associated with NASA.  Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, John Glenn, and Alan Shepard all have their place in our history books as it pertains to their missions and accomplishments.  And while those...

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Ibram X. Kendi

Ibram X. Kendi

It is rare to find an author that reaches demographics that range in age from 0-100+, yet that is an accomplishment of Ibram X. Kendi.  Kendi has authored seven books with three of them becoming #1New York Times bestsellers.  We have been inundated with various books...

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Black History Month 2021

Black History Month 2021

According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, only 8% of high school seniors can identify slavery as the central cause of the American Civil War. This statistic most likely surprises you for one of two reasons: You are either in disbelief that this information is not...

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