Whew, we've made it 28 Days on this journey. Consciousness: the state of being awake and aware of one's surroundings/the awareness or perception of something by a person. Black Consciousness: awareness of one's identity as a black person, especially as a basis for a political grouping or movement. It's interesting to see how alike, but also… Continue reading #BlackBlogsMatter #BlackConsciousness Day 28
I know, you've been seeing a lot of SHRM18 blog post/podcast/articles, but we are so excited (and helping you make the decision to save a little money!). Check out the rates and register here. Networking is one of the staple words in HR and this is the perfect place to connect and network with other… Continue reading SHRM18 – Connecting Before the Conference!
Hold on to your seats, this is going to be a long one. Week 4 of the #BlackBlogsMatter Challenge has come with a lot of different topics, as always. Head over to @BlckBlgsMttr twitter account to find out about all the topics and stay up to date on the authors sharing their flavors. I'm going to be… Continue reading #BlackBlogsMatter A Week In Review — Too Much
The Oxford Dictionary defines Reverse Racism as - prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism on the basis of race directed against a member of a dominant or privileged racial group. There some days that I feel certain, not all, white people need to be recognized so much that they will spit anything out of their mouths. It's… Continue reading Reverse Racism Isn’t Real #BlackBlogsMatter Challenge Day 20
I had to write about this, it's who I aspire to be. The #BlackBlogsMatter Challenge has really made me go deep in history and learn things that were never taught to me in a classroom. It has inspired me to find out more about the men and women who spoke truth in a movement… Continue reading Young Black and Gifted #BlackBlogsMatter Challenge Day 17
Hi, it's me, a certified Daddy's Girl! My parents have 4 girls and no boys, please don't fake cry for him, having us girls was the best thing that ever happened in life. Fathers are an important part in a child's life, male or female. My father is a quiet man, he speaks when he… Continue reading #BlackBlogsMatter Challenge Day 16 – My Dad is the Best!!!
Black love is a special type of love to me. The images of two strong Black people coming together to create a life of faith, love, communication, and respect makes me believe. Black friendship is important, we have our own struggles, but having someone else to help us on the journey to being who we… Continue reading Black Love #BlackBlogsMatter #Day14
I waited a while to write this one, wanting to make sure I was able to get all of my thoughts out properly, and I still don't think I've gotten them all down. At no time in this #BlackBlogsMatter Challenge have we tried to ban someone from speaking their mind, instead, we are simply taking… Continue reading Why I [Can’t] Stop Worrying About What White People Think … #BlackBlogsMatter Challenge Week2
Solange gave us an entire song and folks still won't listen - Don't Touch My Hair Back when India Arie wasn't periodically problematic, she made the Black Woman hair anthem w/ Akon - I Am Not My Hair Hair is very sacred in the black community. Some of us have taken years to love the craziness… Continue reading It’s My Hair #BlackBlogsMatter Challenge #Day8
#BlackBlogsMatter Challenge Day 5 - Cultural Appropriation Just to be clear, this is about a lot more than money, more of decency, courtesy, respect, value, and being human. Cultural Appropriation: the act of taking or using things from a culture that is not your own, especially without showing that you understand or respect this culture. That is one of the easiest definitions of any word in the dictionary. This… Continue reading #BlackBlogsMatter [Run Us Our Respect] Day 5