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.
by Akintunde Ahmad
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 new 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.
“These seeds were planted before the backlash of #OscarsSoWhite and are now bearing fruit.” — Poppy Hanks, SVP at MACRO
One year after #OscarsSoWhite took Hollywood to task for its lack of representation, stories about a gay Black kid coming of age in Miami; an adopted man tracing his roots to Kolkata, India; and a celebration of Polynesian history were among the most lauded films of 2016. How do we turn today’s momentum into continued progress?
“The work of Viola Davis and Denzel Washington allowed my dad to have closure he didn't even realize he was seeking.” – and other reflections from Jopwell’s squad on a monumental year in TV and film.
"Just being genuine and transparent with my scholars goes a long way. I make sure they know that my upbringing and roots are important to me."
by Vaughn Calhoun
There is an experience gap in higher education, and it has nothing to do with seniority. To bridge it, PWIs need more faculty and staff of color.
"People of the African diaspora have a critical role to play in African development as partners, not saviors,” says Releaf cofounder Ikenna Nzewi.
This is the story of my friend who traveled 10,000 miles to Africa and was spat on by a White woman.
by Myya D. Jones
This country belongs to us.
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