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The Diverse Talent Showcase

By Gresham W. Harkless Jr. | Jun 6, 2021

I want to invite you to create change with me.  How, you might ask? Well, you can intentionally bring cultural diversity into your life and business and here’s why. A 2016 study found that if the disparities in wealth continue at its current pace, it would take Black families 228 years to amass the wealth…

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Guilty, Guilty, Guilty

By Gresham W. Harkless Jr. | Apr 21, 2021

Derek Chauvin, a former Minneapolis police officer, was found guilty of second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter of George Floyd. While celebration is not necessarily the word that comes to mind when thinking about the loss of life, it’s somewhat a relief that justice was served but the fact that this is an anomaly…

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Pray for Daunte Wright, his family & Minneapolis

By Gresham W. Harkless Jr. | Apr 13, 2021

BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. – The police officer who fatally shot a 20-year-old Black man during a traffic stop may have intended to fire a Taser, the city’s police chief said Monday. The department released dramatic bodycam footage of the incident, which has rocked the Minneapolis suburb miles from where George Floyd was killed during a police arrest last May. Daunte Wright was shot once…

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Conversations about Race, Racism and Belonging

By Gresham W. Harkless Jr. | Apr 5, 2021

Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) are not new – these are words we have heard in business for at least 20 years now. What is new is the leaning in around issues of race. Companies that are committed to D&I  are being asked to take a look at the representation of people who are black and people…

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Good Trouble: RIP John Lewis

By Gresham W. Harkless Jr. | Aug 2, 2020

John Robert Lewis was an American politician and civil-rights leader who served in the United States House of Representatives for Georgia’s 5th congressional district from 1987 until his death in 2020 from pancreatic cancer. He wrote this essay to be released on the day of his funeral. Get in Trouble. Good Trouble   John Lewis…

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Obama delivers eulogy for John Lewis, makes impassioned call for voting rights

By Gresham W. Harkless Jr. | Aug 2, 2020

Former President Barack Obama delivered a powerful eulogy for the late civil rights leader and Congressman John Lewis, and said Americans should honor his legacy by continuing to work for democracy and voting rights. “He as much as anyone in our history brought this country a little bit closer to our highest ideals,” Mr. Obama…

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What is Still Work 2 Do?

By Gresham W. Harkless Jr. | Jul 26, 2020

To be honest, I’m not exactly sure what this site will become. I just know that there’s STILL a lot of work to do and that’s not by some of us, it’s by all of us. There’s a lot of hurt, pain and frustration happening in the world. There’s also reasons to feel hopeful and…

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