Bigots – They’re Closer Than You Think

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I have, for years, taught discrimination and harassment prevention courses for employers large and small. And I have, for just as many years, spoke my mind to participants in these courses who laugh and joke about the content. “If you think this is funny, you’re part of the problem” has been the message time and […]

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Pleasantly Plump in HR

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Often wonder what goes through someone’s mind when meeting another business professional for the first time? Some might not while others may wonder about their own appearance, is there a stain on their shirt or food in their teeth. When you’re considered a plus sized individual, do you wonder if your attire fits you just […]

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Stephon Clark: The Clapback and Aftermath

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After Stephon Clark was shot at 20x by police who suspected him of breaking into vehicles in a Sacramento neighborhood. Faith Linthicum was fired from Kaieser Permanente after posting on her personal Facebook Page the following “Yeah but he (Stephen Clark) was running from the police jumping over fences and breaking in peoples houses… why run??!!! He […]

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The Resistance of American Women

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It’s March! This means we celebrate women in history. Through the US Congress’ designation in the late 80s, this month offers a special opportunity in our schools, our workplaces, and our communities to recognize and celebrate the often-overlooked achievements of American women.  I’ll honor seven women with this post by sharing with you their stories. Heidi […]

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Burning My Bra

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I’ve been trying to write about #MeToo and my own brand of feminism for several months – it hasn’t come easy to me and I think I figured out why: I was still caught in the mindset of “it’s just the way it is.” It’s just the way it is – because that’s the way […]

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BWB (Blogging While Black)

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  2011, that’s when I started my first blog the now defunct “CostOfWork”. Back then I didn’t even know what a blog was. I also didn’t know what I was doing. My first few articles stunk! Wait, I am talking to black people, it “stank”. See what I just did, I changed my writing style […]

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Excuse Me, But Africa Is Not A Sh*thole! It’s a Beautiful!

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For years, I looked upon the President of United States of America as a figure of power, intelligence, and respect. Sadly, the man that is sitting in the Oval Office is making a  mockery of it and its citizens. When a country sits aloft the world order, that position comes with great responsibility. What happened in the White House on January 11, 2018 shows the utter lack of sensitivity, knowledge, and […]

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