"In a world where women of color remain either overlooked or sidelined when it comes to the advancement of their careers, ColorComm—which launched in 2011 —focuses on building and sustaining professional relationships in the communications industry. Founder and President Lauren Wesley Wilson, who has been heralded for her strong work ethic and unique approach for creating spaces for marginalized groups, started the organization because she believed the traditional formula for networking had grown stale."
"Setting aside social, political, and moral reasons for encouraging a more diverse workplace, there is arguably no better incentive for promoting diversity than the premise that diverse teams and organizations are more creative. But is there actually any evidence in support of this idea? And if there is, do the potential gains in creativity produced by diversity come at the expense of interpersonal harmony and team cohesion?"
"A company simply needs to hack the way its been doing things to produce new insights and outcomes. Adding people with different perspectives, networks and insights is valuable in today’s global business marketplace."
"Our efforts aim to empower our audience to be engaged, healthy and informed citizens. Increasing knowledge and awareness around STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) careers are critical as well as providing mentorship, guidance and education for the next generation of creative minds."
"There is another side to the story. For many people—especially black writers—Ebony magazine is like family. It sat on our grandmothers’ coffee tables. We flipped through its pages waiting for haircuts. Malcolm X was in it. Muhammad Ali was on the cover. Billy Dee Williams was in it (because Murray’s Pomade had his hair looking ... you get what I’m saying). Airing it out publicly felt like putting family business in the street. When your aunt Gladys owes you money, you don’t go tell the world.
But it turns out that Ebony isn’t our auntie. It’s just a remnant of something we remember fondly. If I start calling myself Beyoncé, it doesn’t mean I can automatically sing and dance. The Ebony of Martin Luther King Jr. owes me nothing because it’s gone. But whatever this thing is that has been left behind should send me my check."
"The iconic magazine, which began in Chicago, came under fire this week from contributing writers who say they've gone months without pay."