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‘For Us, by Us’: Inside the New Social Spaces for People of Color

In New York City, there’s a growing movement when it comes to places to gather. There is an obvious need for community, support and belonging, which organizations like Mastermind Connect is trying to fulfill. Jeff Lindor, from The Gentlemen’s Factory, explains why this matters in a recent article featured in The New York Times.

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Virginia: Blackface and the Future of a Slave State

If you haven’t been following along, it recently came to light that the yearbook of Ralph Northam, Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, features a personally curated page which features a photo of a white person in blackface standing next to a person, presumably also white, wearing a full set of KKK robes, drinking beers at a party, as if to say, “just two good ol’ boys having a drink.”

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When Legal Meetings with Jay-Z Don't Bring Fulfillment

You know, I’d pretty much worked through my 20’s and early 30s knowing what I wanted to do and was very fortunate to land in all those positions, but now here I was at the end of that journey still feeling like, ‘Huh, if those things didn’t make me happy, what am I really looking for here?’

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Where are we now?

Watching David Letterman’s “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction”—a series of riveting interviews with various champions, industry leaders, and generally awesome people—kicked off its premier episode with none other than former U.S. President Barack Hussein Obama.  I’m sure you’ve heard of him once or twice, so I’ll spare attempting to encapsulate his achievements in a blog post.

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Are You Connected?

Wanna tune in? Un-plug.

Distractions are everywhere; on the walls; in front of the windows; on trains, buses, and automobiles. They've been present throughout the entire process of writing this piece. The majority of our waking hours are spent in constant exposure to curated stimuli. Which, in one way or another, does things to a person.

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Reflections from La Habana

As an American, few things are ever off limits…

Our passports hold a certain degree of clout.  Our currency is widely accepted, and our common tongue is used by roughly 1 billion people in one form or another.

Knowing just 90 miles south of our borders exists a place considered forbidden to us, made an excursion to Cuba impossible to turn down. 

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Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of AFROPOUNK

According to the Meriam-Webster Dictionary, freedom is the power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants without hindrance or restraint.  The United States Constitution proclaims freedom as a primary right, citing that there shall be no prohibition of the free exercise of religion, speech, the press, or of the right of the people to peaceably assemble.

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