Month: November 2017

11-29-17 #MeToo

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Image: Activist Tarana Burke who started the ‘Me Too’ movement in 2007|Image Credit: Yahoo.com

Hey Family,

I have to admit, these allegations on a daily basis regarding sexual harassment of some powerful men in various industries has been simultaneously vindicating and triggering.  I can’t help but think of the immense bravery some of these women had to go up against– a system that not even two years ago would have dismissed such claims and fired the individual who came forward. I know, because it happened to me.

So today, I thought I would revisit an interview I did with Tasha Eurich, author of Insight. In it, she talks about gaining perspective on how we see ourselves and how that can help in all aspects of our lives.  The systems in place that have led these powerful persons to believe that they are above the law have been going on far too long.  Ending it is the only way we will be able to move forward and see ourselves CLEARLY.

ALSO, Meghan Markle’s engagement to Prince Harry sent out a firestorm of reactions spanning from elation to indifference. Lori Tharps, author of Same Family, Different Colors explores the concept of race and colorism in her book.

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11-15-17 – Read My Lips: No New Taxes

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Image Credit: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

It just isn’t going to work, and it’s very interesting that the man who invented this type of what I call a voodoo economic policy is Art Laffer, a California economist. – George H. W. Bush

Hey Family,

I hate charts. Something about them seems so detached from what we are actually talking about. Which in most cases is real people, tangible things, something of value.

But when you put it in graph form, it looses all of the connection that we have to the people affected by it.  On today’s program, Indivar Dutta-Gupta, Co-Director of the Center on Poverty and Income Inequality at Georgetown University, will talk about the communities that would be affected by the Republican Tax reform plan.  Because I never want to use a chart to describe people again.

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11-08-17 – America, Oh What A Night…Pt. 2

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“When something bad happens you have three choices. You can let it define you, let it destroy you, or you can let it strengthen you.” – Unknown

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Hey Family,

Well this is certainly a different outcome from what we experienced last year. Around this time a year ago, Republicans were celebrating victories in races across the country.  They received no such luck this time.  As Democrats picked up mayoral, state senate, city council and several other key seats in states across the country, many celebrated the rejection of President Trump’s administration with their votes.

We’ll talk about what those victories mean for Democrats, women and minorities on the program today with Kristal Knight, Executive Director of Emerge in Tennessee, a premier program, training democratic women for election races across the country.  Eighty-five Emerge Alums won in their races last night.

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11-01-17 – The Talented Tenth

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“There is in this world no such forces as the force of a person determined to rise. The human soul cannot permanently be chained.” – W.E.B. DuBois

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Hey Family,

Don’t mind me, i’m still enjoying the high from Howard University’s homecoming where I hung out with old friends and made new memories. It is an amazing experience to just sit and enjoy the people who taught you so much about yourself and saw you grow into the person you are today. To reconnect is almost a spiritual experience.

Throughout the years, my college friends have shared their ups and downs navigating the world around us. As a young adult, it was tough for me to try to “make it” on my own, especially since my first job out of college didn’t pay very well.  If i’m being brutally honest, I still struggle to afford the things I want in order to live comfortably. So when the Center for American Progress came out with the latest report on African Americans and the current crisis regarding student loan repayment, I didn’t hesitate to bring Ben Miller, Senior Director of Post-Secondary Education on the program to talk about some of the reasons why African Americans struggle more with paying their student loans back and how that affects them in other areas of life financially.

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