Limited partners need to fund BIPOC general partners As a limited partner, have you ever asked a BIPOC general partner how their fund is different from another BIPOC’s fund? That question incorrectly implies that all BIPOC general partners are the same and are a “diversity play.” Instead, make it known that you’re interested in expanding your pipeline of general partners beyond your existing network. If you have an emerging manager program, put out a call to the general partners in your portfolio asking for referrals of the best underrepresented professionals they know. We recommend spending time with Fairview and Plexo Capital, who have executed thoughtful strategies in this area. … [Read more...] about 8 ways to make lasting change for Black-owned businesses
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For the past few years, conservative lawmakers have been threatening to remove the Section 230 protections as a way of pressuring social media platforms to stop removing conservative content, even when it contains misinformation or threatening language. For example, Republican Senator Josh Hawley of Missouri last year proposed a law that would subject social media companies to regulatory audits to prove their sites give equal treatment to conservative and liberal viewpoints. … [Read more...] about Trump’s new executive order is a ‘mugging of the First Amendment,’ says Sen. Wyden
The connection between food, land, power, and cultural survival was subversive in its nature. By appropriating physical space to support collective growing practices within the brutal constraints of slavery, Black people also demonstrated the need for common, shared mental space to enable their survival and resistance. Herbalism, medicine, and midwifery, and other African American healing practices were seen as acts of resistance that were “intimately tied to religion and community,” according to historian Sharla M. Fett. … [Read more...] about Could collective ownership of a “Black commons” help advance economic justice?
But pushing out a CEO could be little more than a symbolic gesture if the company’s underlying issues go unaddressed. Crisis communications expert Eric Dezenhall has called it the “first item in the crisis management bag of tricks.” It also leaves the messy business of fixing company culture to the CEO’s successor, potentially setting them up for failure. There’s even a term for this phenomenon—the glass cliff—in which women and people of color are elevated to leadership positions during times of crisis, when the odds are stacked against them. … [Read more...] about What are CEOs like Audrey Gelman or Greg Glassman giving up when they resign?
It was one of several powerful front pages the Times has designed over the past few months to capture the tremendous scale and tragedy of the coronavirus pandemic. And it inspired two creatives to memorialize another unprecedented health crisis: racism against Black Americans. RPA senior art director Adrianne Benzion and freelance copywriter Jessica McEwan duplicated the Times‘s Incalculable Loss cover, but instead of lives lost to COVID-19, the duo pays homage to Black lives lost to the police since 2000. … [Read more...] about ‘The New York Times’ stunned readers with its coronavirus front page. What if it did the same for Black deaths?