The Memo: What Women of Color Need to Know to Secure a Seat at the Table — My Top Five Lessons Learned by Kristen Cowart

The Memo: What Women of Color Need to Know to Secure a Seat at the Table —  My Top Five Lessons Learned by Kristen Cowart
Editor's note: This week I am happy to bring my sister Kristen into our series! She recently read a book called The Memo that shares tips on navigating the corporate culture as a Black woman. **** When I graduated college in 2015, nobody told me I would soon enter the world of office politics. Nor did anybody give me a heads up that my experiences as a Black woman in the workplace would be different from my White counterpar...

I’M STILL HERE: BLACK DIGNITY IN A WORLD MADE FOR WHITENESS–A REVIEW

I’M STILL HERE: BLACK DIGNITY IN A WORLD MADE FOR WHITENESS–A REVIEW
Editor's note: I enjoyed reading this book! It was a different and refreshing style of writing. The author, Austin Channing Brown is a young Black woman that writes as if she is speaking straight to you. Until I read her book, I didn't realize how much energy I put into protecting white feelings. Perhaps you're like me and need someone to tell you the truth. *** During the beginning of the Black Lives Matter movement, White people were surprised ...

The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Kayla Austin

The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Kayla Austin
Editor’s Note: Hi everyone! This week I am happy to introduce another young and vocal activist Kayla Austin to our Anti-Racism series with her review of The Autobiography of Malcolm X. Kayla Austin is a rising senior boarding student at Cranbrook Kingswood Upper School in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan outside of Detroit. She is a passionate creator, influencer, entrepreneur, film maker, and inventor. She plays both the Varsity Basketball and Track tea...

The Hate U Give– My Comparison by Taylor Porter

The Hate U Give– My Comparison by Taylor Porter
Hi everyone! My name is Kiandria and I'm interning for JeannePorterKing.com for the summer. I've been writing for this blog in the Anti-racism series, with the help of Kristen Cowart who served as editor. Now I’ll be editing and managing the blog. This week, I am introducing my cousin Taylor Porter. Taylor is an upcoming junior at Columbus School for Girls in Bexley, Ohio and is on the school volleyball team as an outside hitter! She is a member of the B...