Posts From the monthly archives: "March 2018"
Naomi Wadler - march for our lives speach

Eleven-year-old Naomi Wadler (from Alexander, Virginia) reminded the world of the black women and girls who have died because of gun violence and the startling facts associated with this reality.  In her comments during the March for Life rally over the weekend, Wadler stated she was there to represent Courtlin Arrington, Hadiya Pendleton…(Read More)

stacey abrams

By Waverly Colville, Lily Cusack, Char’Nese Turner, Falyn Page Stacey Abrams an elected leader in Atlanta, Georgia has spent a lifetime blazing trails and preparing to become the CEO of a Southern state. This year may be the year that she realizes a childhood ambition and makes U.S. history as the first black…(Read More)

tarrah cooper

By Falyn Page, Char’Nese Turner, Lily Cusack and Waverly Colville Tarrah Cooper is a Managing Partner at Rise Strategies, and serves on the board of directors for Breakthrough, an urban ministry providing food, housing and other services for impoverished families living in the East Garfield Park Neighborhood of Chicago. We profile her perspective and…(Read More)

image - college

Higher Education Diversity: It is Easy to Attract Students of Color to College Campuses, but not as Easy to Retain Them By Falyn Page XXTRA Special & Free Beat: Higher Education Currently, college enrollment rates for students of color are at similar levels to white and Asian students. Although this is a great step from…(Read More)

prison fence

By Vanessa Williams With the United States housing the largest prison population in the world, it is not surprising that the country maintains one of the largest immigration detention systems in the world as well. In 2016, it is estimated that there were nearly 360,000 immigrants detained in over 200 immigration detention centers across…(Read More)

As one of the three Co-founders of the Congressional Caucus on Black Women and Girls (CCBWG), Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke says she is guided by the “mantra of justice, fairness and equity.” Pictured left: Representative Yvette D. Clarke Clarke most consistently demonstrates her allegiance to these ideals through public service. Clarke is a member…(Read More)

Leaky Pipes Not Glass Ceilings Hurt Advancement of Women Executives By Anita Estell In October 2017, the McKinsey Company issued a downloadable report, “Women Matter: Time to Accelerate,” that summarizes and evolves 10 years of key insights related to gender parity.  For instance, 90 percent of CEOs of the top 500 corporations are promoted from…(Read More)

By Vanessa Williams Gabrielle Union couldn’t have picked a more perfect title for her memoir, We’re Going to Need More Wine. After reading a few chapters of her book, you will indeed find yourself adding more wine to your glass. Gabrielle gets real as she talks about her experiences with racism and colorism…(Read More)