by Christina Lewis Halpern
As much as my father disliked being defined by his race, he was always proud to be African-American. He raised me to be the same.
by Porter Braswell
Exposure to a range of career pathways is core to Jopwell’s mission. Because if you don’t understand the breadth of what is out there, how can you determine what’s right for you?
by Denisha Kuhlor
Unpaid internships create an imbalance that sees the best opportunities go to those who can afford to seize them.
“We were not going to allow certain members of society to discredit our unique needs just because they do not experience them,” says Black Ivy Pre-Law Society Lydia Anglin.
by Tiffany Onyejiaka
"There needs to be a system-wide push to make pre-med preparation available to more people from more walks of life,” says Johns Hopkins senior Melaku Arega, cofounder of White Coat Strategists.
“A lot of times, when a character feels flat, it’s because the people who wrote that character don’t understand the voice,” says Orji, who plays Molly alongside Issa Rae on HBO's Insecure.
by Akintunde Ahmad
I've been blessed enough to make good decisions, get just the right amount of exposure, and have just enough luck. But I’m no one’s counterpoint to a so-called lack of ambition.
by Ola Ojewumi
I received a heart transplant and, five hours later, a kidney transplant from the same donor. I cheated death only to be met with a lifetime of disabilities. Very few people expected me to succeed. But I put on my headphones.
While it requires hard work, succeeding in your career isn’t exactly rocket science. Unless, of course, you’re an actual rocket scientist.
by Porter Braswell & Ryan Williams
Will we all respond in surprise when the next culturally insensitive campaign that trivializes a minority experience pops up?
by Paul Bonin-Rodriguez
We are all worthy and capable of success, even if people tell us otherwise.
We don't need to assimilate to anyone else's norm. The truer we are to ourselves and our vast culture, the more solidarity we will have within our community.
We’ve grown tired of the lack of representation or misrepresentation of our community. The Jopwell Collection is a step towards changing that.
"This is not a volume game. It’s not about, 'Let’s just get lots of women.'" says Pinterest's head of diversity Candice Morgan.
“The theme of remembering your history and where you came from made me realize how much I didn’t know about myself or my history.” – Cornell senior Rachel Powell on her clothing line, ROOTS
“We have plenty of apps that tell us how to find a date or get food delivered to our front door, but not enough around how to find clean water, track the health outcomes in your neighborhood, or other things that impact communities of color.”
"Show love. Making the right connections leads to allies, and my allies have become part of my incredible support system.” – Sequoia Blodgett
by Stewart Hendricks
How do individuals carve out their own spaces, within and beyond the academy?
by Ekene Ugboaja
“Finding a ‘cultural fit’ is important, but, left unexamined, it can create opportunity for bias and prejudice to enter into the hiring process.”
by Lydia Anglin
My peers and I all have so many opinions regarding what it means to be a young person of color in this rapidly changing landscape. It can be empowering to know that you are not alone.
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