06 Mar 2015

All Lives Matter
All Lives Matter: Bring the Conversation to Your Holiday Table Washington Park, New York City – December, 2014 “Black Lives Matter!” While thousands of New Yorkers were doing their holiday shopping on a Saturday afternoon, I found myself on the City’s streets surrounded by a throng of the most diverse young men and women I have ever seen. I later learned that more than 50,000 people g...

13 Feb 2015

Best of Luck Africa
Black History Month is a time of reflection. This year I’ve been reflecting on my own black history and how it brought me back home to Baltimore. Growing up black, I used to think that at a certain point in my life I would go and help the kids in Africa. Maybe it was those kids on the commercials. They were black like me, but while things may have been lacking in my family, they were ...

14 Jan 2015

Come Too Far
I experienced many emotions watching the incredible motion picture, Selma, this past weekend. There was pride. There was pain for every blow and every death it took for our country to heed the call of the civil rights movement and grant Black Americans the right to vote. There was confusion watching the perpetrators of such violence and rabid resistance. How did Selma’s Sherriff Jim Clar...

15 Dec 2014

The end of racism
The end of racism starts with each of us: Q&A with Vernā Myers Dec 15, 2014 /Thu-Huong Ha The deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner have rocked the United States. But beyond policy reform, what can ordinary people do to combat systemic racism? Diversity advocate Vernā Myers (TED Talk: How to overcome our biases? Walk boldly toward them) thinks it starts with confronting our o...

24 Mar 2014

Diversity should foster inclusion
Times correspondent SUSAN EMERY wrote this piece about Verna for the Times of Northwest Indiana on March 24, 2014 VALPARAISO | Just because an organization is diverse doesn’t mean it’s inclusive, a diversity consultant said Monday. “Diversity is being invited to the party. Inclusion is being asked to dance,” said Verna Myers, a nationally recognized expert in diversity issues withi...