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I try not to devote too much space to the man currently presiding in the White House, but sometimes I can’t help it. I know many of the words he says or tweets are distractions and meant to make us take our eye off of the important issues happening while focusing on the nonsensical. 

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It took going to a National Urban League conference in Fort Lauderdale and talking to another young professional in Seattle to appreciate the Indiana Black Expo Summer Celebration. 

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It’s axiomatic: African Americans are Democrats. That’s the way it’s always been, and that’s the way it ever shall be! Or so the thinking goes. The fact is that for most of our history in this country, a majority of African Americans aligned with the Republican Party  — “the Party of Lincoln…

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It’s only the second week of July, and I’m already worn out by racism.

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As America faces sustained global competition, we must work to maintain our economic edge by encouraging more students to enter the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields. In order to maintain our creativity and innovation, we need to promote and empower a more diverse workf…

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There’s been a lot of talk lately about reparations. For those of you who aren’t quite sure what I’m talking about, reparations is simply the name for addressing the effects of slavery and segregation laws by providing some kind of restitution to their descendants.

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As a child, I couldn’t wait for the Fourth of July. We got new outfits, had a barbecue for the family and lit a few fireworks before ending the celebration with a major fireworks show at the park. That’s what the Fourth of July meant to me.

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A couple weeks ago I wrote about Juneteenth, which is the celebration that formerly enslaved African Americans created to commemorate the end of de jure bondage in the U.S. (I chose the phrase de jure because de facto bondage continued well into the 20th century.) Though Juneteenth is in its…

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In January 2003, I was director of Corporate Strategy for a multi-billion dollar company. I had a six-figure salary, stock options, profit-sharing and excellent health care. I had earned a master’s degree from Stanford Business School in 2001 — and my company had footed the bill. By virtuall…

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I’ve been a soccer mom, basketball mom, football mom, wrestling mom and track and field mom. Like many parents whose children are athletes, my schedule revolves around their practice and game schedule, I try to attend every single home game, and I wear those little buttons with a picture of …

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“The people of Texas are informed that, in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free. This involves an absolute equality of personal rights and rights of property between former masters and slaves, and the connection heretofore existing betwe…