The Death of Trust

Written by Deloria Nelson Streete In my city, the circumstances surrounding the death of 22-year old Nevan Baker are puzzling.  The Orlando Police Department says they “exhausted all leads” in the case and found no evidence of foul play. However, it is said that Nevan was found with his hands tied, teeth missing, and face bruised.    In this case, …

Navigating the tumultuous waters of race relations and politics in 2016

Merriam Webster defines tumultuous as marked by tumult : loud, excited, and emotional. Other definitions include words like passionate,intense, explosive and deafening. I think most of us would agree that all or some of those words and the emotions associated with them is what causes most people to avoid or ignore any conversation that would tread into those murky waters. …

The Color Blind Conundrum

Conundrum is defined as a puzzle or as something confusing. As an African American woman, HR Practitioner and Diversity & Inclusion Advocate I have often been confused by well-intended colleagues who tell me that they were raised to be color-blind and they don’t see my race or color. I’d like to discuss why this statement confuses me: Studies show that …