One Voice Is Back With A Vengence

Happy September! One Voice took a brief hiatus and we are back – with a vengeance! Back like Beyonce after having twins, the Black Panther after battling Killmonger, and Serena Williams every single time she hits the court. Speaking of Serena, our sister-of-the-court was again the subject of some crazy blatant discrimination and the world watched as Queen Williams, in a display of Black Woman … Continue reading One Voice Is Back With A Vengence

Start With Love

He started a humanitarianism meeting with “First I start with Love because I love every one.” I can’t even remember the gentlemen’s name but we would go on to discuss inclusion and how as a nation we humanitarians must practice inclusion. Including everyone in all aspects of life means you think about the other person’s reasoning for wanting to exclude others. It made us think … Continue reading Start With Love

Inclusion

Let’s do an exercise, shall we? Take an inventory of your professional and social capital. Think about the people you invite into your home, those with whom you dine, the talent you’ve hired, and the thought-sources around The Table. We’ll come back to this. America was founded on the words “We the people” and would later underline America’s mission of oneness by proclaiming “one nation … Continue reading Inclusion

One Voice: I Am Because We Are

It’s twelve days into Black History Month and One Voice members have been busy honoring the past while working to build a greater future for our children. Let’s be clear we are Black and excellent and honor black excellence 365 days a year. Still, we gleefully join in on the national celebration of our foremothers and forefathers who left a legacy of hard work, unbreakable … Continue reading One Voice: I Am Because We Are

Gwen: WHY “NOW” MATTERS? BECAUSE 63 YEARS IS LONG ENOUGH OUR KIDS CAN’T WAIT NO MORE

5, 4, 3, 2, 1…Happy New Year! That was the chant across the globe 15 days ago. January first marked the end of the holiday season of good will towards man and the gifts of love that appeared abundant, since November, now seem to be fading fast for children, especially for our most vulnerable. All the tax write-offs are in, and now, we are back … Continue reading Gwen: WHY “NOW” MATTERS? BECAUSE 63 YEARS IS LONG ENOUGH OUR KIDS CAN’T WAIT NO MORE

Vesia: One Year Later and Shaking My Head – Sorry, Dr. King

I decided to check out my blog from last year’s commemoration of Dr. King and what I discovered depressed me. Not only have my feelings and fears regarding the direction of this country NOT changed, they’re enhanced with anxiety. In the past year, racism has re-introduced itself to the public forum, no longer satisfied with wrecking our institutions for people of color behind the scenes. … Continue reading Vesia: One Year Later and Shaking My Head – Sorry, Dr. King