Monday, July 13, 2020

Commentary

by Tosha Downey -- I was raised in South Memphis, in 38126 to be exact. Then and now it has been the city’s poorest community. A pandemic that required global rest and a series of police killings that has caused...
Being a true cultural ally is not like having a sleepover where friends come together, talk, and then return to their separate lives in the morning. It is more like a steep climb up a rocky hill fraught with danger,...
I believe words matter...sometimes. But sometimes, words are stupid. For instance, remember when Republicans were upset because President Barack Obama wouldn’t say the words “radical Islamic terrorism” because Obama was kinda busy hunting down Osama Bin Laden and killing him? That was...
by Ayan Ajanaku -- Being extra-measured with what we say in the presence of White people is about the blackest tool in the Black-survival tool belt. Even with White people we might regard as friends and when it relates to...
by Rep. Antonio Parkinson -- There has been a lot of conversation revolving around law enforcement’s interactions in Black communities and with people of color. While in Nashville, during one of these discussions, I was approached by a Republican colleague, who...
The issues with Flight and its sister restaurants bubbled to the surface this week when former employees blew up their spot on social media. They pulled the covers back on antebellum attitudes and worst practices, sparking outrage and creating...
by Howard Robertson --  When it came to watching "Mad Men," the TV drama about the ruthless, win-at-any-cost ad agency world in the 60’s, I was one and done. That’s right, I watched one episode and it was enough for...
by Kariem-Abdul Salaam -- Per your invitation to join in on the evolving conversation about African Americans and police, I am reminded of my junior and high school days growing up in the Walker Homes community near Mitchell Rd. High...
Companies sometimes marvel when resistance to their new diversity campaign arises from a chorus of diversity advocates. On occasion, frustrated employees will write to complain that these campaigns have more to do with image and branding than with workforce fairness. “Every...
by Joe Paiva -- Federal News Network -- Two years ago, I retired after a 30-year career split evenly between the military, government service and private industry.  Those who know me best will say that I had my fair share...