The Fire This Time

“Guess they are burning B’more down” – The Wire Yesterday as the nation and world watched, peaceful protests earlier in the day gave way to violent riots ushering in chaos and destruction, literally in the wake of Freddie Gray’s death at the hands of Baltimore police. On CNN’s coverage, Wolf Blitzer continuously stated that itContinue reading “The Fire This Time”

Selma: A(nother) Defining Moment

The Congressional Delegation with Rep. John Lewis(front center) Author (top center-blue) “So it was at Lexington and Concord. So it was a century ago at Appomattox. So it was last week in Selma, Alabama” – President Lyndon B. Johnson, March 15, 1965 I had the pleasure of catching an early screening of the movie SelmaContinue reading “Selma: A(nother) Defining Moment”

A Moment We Can’t Miss

In the wake, both figuratively and literally of a stream of events that have demonstrated a very disturbing view of the intersection of law and justice with regards to the deaths of numerous African-American males in this country among others, we as a society again are having a conversation about race, diversity and justice. WhileContinue reading “A Moment We Can’t Miss”

Diversity: A Broad View

Much has been written about and is available about the lack of diversity within the tech field, particularly at  larger social media firms and product companies such as Facebook, Google, Twitter, Apple and others. Much has also been written about proposed causes for these diversity gaps, positing everything from systematic problems such as talent gapsContinue reading “Diversity: A Broad View”