Women Leading by Example: Jahari Soward

I normally try to keep my civic tech chats pretty short. But Jahari Soward shares my same passion for seeing our young women excel in science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM). So I wanted to take my time and hear exactly what inspired her to become the founder of My eSTEAM Kits!  

Voyage Chicago: The Road to Social Entrepreneurship

“I’ve had an interest in public affairs for quite some time. My introduction to being a social entrepreneur comes from my parents who have both served (and continue to) in public service. However, it was more than likely the countless times I tagged along with my grandmother to Southwest Priority Board meetings in Dayton, Ohio … Continue reading Voyage Chicago: The Road to Social Entrepreneurship

Women Leading by Example: Lani Guinier

Lani Guinier is the first tenured professor of Law at Harvard Law School and author of: The Tyranny of the Meritocracy: Democratizing Higher Education in a Democracy The Miner's Canary: Rethinking Race and Power Lift Every Voice: Turning a Civil Rights Setback into a New Vision of Social Justice Becoming Gentlemen: Women, Law Schools and … Continue reading Women Leading by Example: Lani Guinier

Something to Consider on the 153rd Anniversary of Juneteenth

A black child born today has less of a chance of being raised by both parents than a black child born during slavery. Michelle Alexander, Author of "The New Jim Crow" | March 15, 2013 Video Credit: University of Chicago

From Hampton to London

I've told the story of my love for Hampton University many times to friends and in the occasional social media post. The first college acceptance letter to arrive in the mail during my senior year of high school, was from Hampton University. A Different World made it my dream school. But out of state fees … Continue reading From Hampton to London

Women Leading by Example: Adena Andrews

Journalism is changing. With the advent of the blog, podcasts and pretty much everything going digital, it seems like everyone thinks they’re the press. Add social media to the mix and it becomes undeniable that the traditional landscape of a career in marketing and communications takes on a new shape. Meet, Adena Andrews, USC grad, … Continue reading Women Leading by Example: Adena Andrews

Party With a Purpose

I had the privilege of meeting FM SUPREME almost a year ago at Trinity United Church of Christ. On this particular evening, I was serving as a volunteer for a church sponsored event called, “Party with a Purpose.” This was a unique event that not only commemorated the anniversary of Pastor Otis Moss, III but … Continue reading Party With a Purpose