Monthly Archives: August 2011

‘Freedmen’ Still Fighting for their Dream

Cross-posted from McKinney & Associate’s ‘Comm in the Storm’ blog, where I write about Diversity every Thursday. Excitement and pride have been justifiably juxtaposed with calls to action throughout the blogosphere as media anticipation for the dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. monument reaches a climax. Just three days from now, on the anniversary […]

Educating the Future

Cross posted from McKinney & Associate’s ‘Comm in the Storm’ blog, where I write about Diversity every Thursday. Latino employment and education seem to be hot topics in the blogosphere nowadays, especially with the ongoing, heated immigration debates. Regardless of your stance on the latter issue, one thing is certain: the Latino population is booming […]

Why I Tell Stories

While cleaning out my stash of half-used notebooks today, I came across a sealed envelope titled “Why I Tell Stories.” On the back flap was the seal date of 04/20/2010. Not too long ago, but I still had no idea what it was. When I opened it, I realized it was from an exercise one […]

It’s August — Countdown to Thanksgiving!

Mom and I have this tradition where every Thanksgiving we travel somewhere new. OK, so we started it last year because we really wanted to go to Costa Rica and Thanksgiving happened to be the most convenient time — but we enjoyed it so much we decided to make it a thing. Plus, Mom is […]

Diversity: Tap or Bottle? Your Skin Color May Tell the Answer

Cross posted from McKinney & Associate’s ‘Comm in the Storm’ blog, where I write about Diversity every Thursday. In the years since major brands like Coca-Cola and Nestle first decided to bottle and sell water, a mostly-free and vital resource, marketing tactics have gone from convincing consumers that “it tastes better” to “it’s healthier” to […]