“I have seen a lot in my lifetime, but the stories of the Section 14 Survivors have again changed the way I view the world around me. Throughout much of my adult life, I’ve spent a considerable amount of time studying and observing majority-white communities. I have never once witnessed any of those upscale white
“The city saw a chance to replace an unpretentious community of color, who had to renew their leases every few years, with glitzy hotels and shops that needed 99-year leases to pencil out. So it began the process of evicting, demolishing and burning. Survivors say confiscations often came with little notice, and that keepsakes and
Op-Ed: Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s U.S. Supreme Court Confirmation Proves That You Can’t Keep a Great Black Woman Down
I recently wrote an Op-Ed in Ebony discussing the brilliant legacy of Black women breaking barriers and their persistence and unflappability in the face of criticism, and the nevernding onslaught of those trying to keep them down and to maintain the status quo. I examine the barrier-breaking and the criticisms through the lens of my
As women, we’ve been encouraged to proudly and boldly take our seat at the table. But what happens when the door is locked, and we can’t enter the room with the table? What does it say when women take a seat at the table but aren’t given the chance to own that table? What does this say about women? What does it say about our value?
The pandemic and its ripple effects woke up many people to the fact that they weren’t as happy as they’d thought in their jobs. They discovered there were things missing in their corporate environment, from support and flexibility to trust and autonomy.