What funders should do to support black founders: Part 1

Last month, I wrote about the need for white folks who are looking for ways to address racial injustice in America to support black founders. I challenged funders and individuals to make big investments in the organizations and initiatives that black leaders create. After reading my article, a few funders asked me to talk in … Continue reading What funders should do to support black founders: Part 1

You asked what white folks can do. Support black founders.

After the latest spate of black pain and protests interrupted the white gaze, there seems to be a great white awakening afoot. I'm not quite sure what was particularly poignant about this round of lynchings but folks are starting to connect the dots between 400 years of oppression and our present condition. And like Ibram … Continue reading You asked what white folks can do. Support black founders.

If you’re mad about riots you don’t really understand black pain

A few months ago, I watched the movie Just Mercy and, for yet another time in my life, I felt the strangest of feelings.  A part of it was the feeling of sadness and deep pain as I watched innocent black men being snatched from their families and fast-tracked to death row without evidence.  Another … Continue reading If you’re mad about riots you don’t really understand black pain