“It has always been a struggle for the relatively few African Americans in corporate America who do exist, and it is made all the more difficult because we tend to operate in isolation. We are nearly always alone, with no one to fall back on... as we deal daily with an unending stream of slights real and imagined. Even those who do care don't really understand. This is all … [Read more...]
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“For so much of American history, the fact of Black people is a problem... The demonstrable truth has been evaded in favor of a more comforting story... [But America is] a country trying to skip out on a bill, trying to stave off a terrible accounting... It's clear to me that the common theory of providential progress, of the inevitable reconciliation between the sin of … [Read more...]
“For the past three decades, we've earnestly tried to address White-body supremacy in America with reason, principle and ideas — using dialogue, forums, discussions, education and mental training. But the widespread destruction of Black bodies continues. And some of the ugliest destruction originates with the police. Why is there such a chasm between our well-intentioned … [Read more...]
Roxane Battle, the KARE-11 television journalism legend is, of course, a household name. She’s been featured in Ebony, Working Mother, Star Tribune and the Pioneer Press. She’s also been a keynote speaker for the Girl Scouts, Team Women Minnesota, and the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation, in addition to being a contributor to mariashriver.com. What’s not common knowledge is the … [Read more...]
“Pretty powerful is the understanding that, as women, we have the duality of both 'pretty' and 'substance' that can (and should) be maximized to achieve any success we set our minds to... While there are significant challenges along the way... we have incredible choice around how we utilize our appearance, coupled with our substance... This book... is for women who know they … [Read more...]