Diversity, Equity and Inclusion leader, Tiffany J. Poole, put together a list of eight ways employees and managers can better support Black people in the workplace. Step one? Reading this article.
Since the start of the Black uprising, photos of Black children have gone viral with countless captions and comments stating, “She’s so strong,” or, “She’s so brave.” Is it necessary for our kids to be strong or brave, in the face of racism and police brutality? Faith Nwachuku-Taite asks, “Why can’t our kids just be kids?”
Khuaten Maaneb de Macedo is a third year medical student at the University of Minnesota. She writes about her experience as a Black volunteer medic at the frontlines of the Minneapolis protests.
Afro-Dominican human rights lawyer and Amnesty International human rights campaigner, Elina Castillo Jimenez, reflects on how George Floyd’s passing awakened her ancestral trauma, forcing her to break her silence.
C Terrance Anderson is a North Minneapolis resident and Director of Community Programs and Community Based at Cura. He writes about the challenges of heading back to work as a Black man and why returning to normal isn’t an option for Black people.
As we celebrate Juneteenth, honoring the freedom of the last enslaved Africans, in Galveston, TX., on June 19th, 1865, Plugged co-founder, Jeffrey Bissoy, says Beyoncé’s “Freedom” should be the official anthem of Juneteenth.
Afro-Venezuelan writer and poet, Julio Suaréz, documents his experience of being black in Venezuela and the many countries he’s travelled to and lived, including the U.S. and Spain.
When Notre Dame de Paris was on fire, the whole world prayed for Paris. As Black people are being killed by Police, tech analyst, Asia Rawls, asks, “Who is praying for Black people?”
Mia jackman, a St. Paul resident, was a volunteer driver during the Minneapolis protests. She shares her experience of driving strangers around Minneapolis with her sister, as the city became a battlefield
Co-Founder of Plugged, Jeffrey Bissoy writes about his frustrations of being a witness to the burning of his city and the unrest that followed. He explains why he and Plugged are working to be present in the fight against racial injustice.