Bearing Witness

Bearing Witness

Last month, in my role as an organization development consultant, I co-facilitated a team retreat with my dear friend and colleague, Tony Bennae Richard. The team had experienced a painful and chaotic transition that left them feeling demoralized and distrustful. We...
#WakandaForever, Lesson #3

#WakandaForever, Lesson #3

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Lessons of Wakanda Still more learning from the Black Panther movie. Looking at the incredible, strong, and confident characters from Wakanda, one can see what is possible for groups and individuals who grow up in a society...
Projecting Terrorism is Deadly

Projecting Terrorism is Deadly

One of the main reasons police officers give when they engage in violence against Black people and people of color is that they “felt threatened.” What’s devastating is the number of instances in which, despite the complete lack of real danger, police officers...
#WakandaForever, Lesson #2

#WakandaForever, Lesson #2

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Lessons of Wakanda One of the many things I loved about the movie Black Panther was the complexity of the relationship between T’Challa and Killmonger. This relationship and the history behind it illustrates the way that no one...
#WakandaForever, Lesson #1

#WakandaForever, Lesson #1

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Lessons of Wakanda Ever since seeing the movie Black Panther, I’ve been fascinated by all the lessons one can take away from it. I was delighted, therefore, to learn about what the Ron Clark Academy did with their students. This...
Junot Diaz is Not a Villain

Junot Diaz is Not a Villain

I recently wrote about how heart-wrenching it was for me to read Junot Diaz’s article in which he broke his silence about being sexual abused as a child. It has now come out in the news that a number of female writers are accusing Diaz of unwanted kissing,...